This infuriates me on so many levels!!!  ūüė° 

My husband’s pharmacy was robbed several months ago, but luckily the pharmacist had a gun, so he successfully defended himself and his business. Now another pharmacy was robbed in my hometown!  It is only a mile or two from my place of employment. 

WTF is wrong with people???

I’m sure the suspects are likely addicts or dealers, who don’t realize or care that commiting foolish acts like this, just helps to “confirm” the public’s inaccurate beliefs about pain medications and the increasing inhumane discrimination against chronic pain patients.  

It creates even more reasons for the government to continue the never-ending, FAILED, “war on drugs” which creates endless problems for those who truly NEED narcotics and find that obtaining adequate pain relief is becoming more and more difficult (or impossible) for legitimate chronic pain patients.

If the robbers were not addicts or dealers, it could be someone in desperate pain without access to the treatment that they need.  Either way, the situation is tragic and everyone loses.

http://5newsonline.com/2015/08/19/fayetteville-police-investigate-after-pharmacy-is-robbed/

Misunderstood

There are many moments these days when I feel very misunderstood.  I have always been a little quirky and not exactly a social butterfly, who excels in human interaction.  Perhaps that is why I chose to stick with governmental accounting for my career.  There are no interpretations necessary when it comes to data. Things are almost always black and white.  Dealing with the social aspects of working with people however, is another issue entirely. Continue reading

Social Media Hiatus

A little over a week ago, I made the decision to take a break from social media.  Yes, I am now officially on hiatus from Facebook and Twitter.  I may share my blog posts there but for now, I am sticking with my decision not to log on, check messages, etc. until further notice.  Any comments on my blog posts will not be visible to me unless they are posted directly through WordPress.

A break from social media may sound like no big deal to some people but for me it has been huge. ¬†Since chronic pain moved in (uninvited) and decided to take up residence in my life, my contact with the outside world has diminished. ¬†I have never been a social creature, so that consequence of chronic pain isn’t all that devastating for me. ¬†However, when my life started to change, I found myself turning to social media for support, social interaction, education, and raising awareness for Endometriosis, chronic pain, and a few issues that go along with it. ¬†That part has been great and I have met some wonderful people along the way.¬† Continue reading