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I am so sorry for your pain. It seems that it will be very difficult if not impossible to find a way out of chronic pain without some kind of narcotic? What do you think?

Have you ever thought that you might be addicted to "Not taking Narcotics?" We learn in recovery that our addiction will manifest itself in many ways, not just consuming pills. It seems to me that your desire to be a recovering addict is stronger than your desire to be free of pain? I have seen pain make some very good people difficult to be around. For example, my mother in law did not have the luxury of narcotics when she was dying of cancer. Her son would not allow her to take anything for her pain. It was very hard to be with her in her last days because the pain made it so difficult...

Additionally, there are quality of life issues that you might want to talk to your doctor about. In the end, however, I am sure that you will make the right choice for you. Aren't you glad you don't have a nasty relative telling you that you can't have pain medicine no matter what the consequences?

This is only an observation to help you see your addiction from another perspective. If it works, great. It not, throw it out.

I admire your strength and courage to stay clean. Good luck in your recovery and in meeting your NEEDS for pain relief.


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