In early December I underwent rotator cuff surgery. Turned out to be a major tear that could not be addressed arthroscopicly, resulting in a 6 inch incision on my dominant shoulder where they went in and set screws around which they rebuilt my 'cuff.
I was told that recovery would be painful and it has proven to be, with rehab proving particularly perplexing. Unmedicated sleep proves illusive, which has made Percocet something of a godsend. My usual bedtime regimen involves 4 ibuprofen and 2 melatonin. If I'm still awake an hour after that I take a Percocet and that does the trick for four hours or so.
Or at least use to. At my last follow up with my ortho surgeon I was informed federal and state scrutiny would prevent future Percocet scripts. With full recovery forecast to take until December that bodes a number of unpleasant months. Thanks drug warriors; here's a piece from an MD noting similar folly:
I note GM provides another unsourced and unresponsive critique to a post of mine, all while failing to realize the War on Drugs he doggedly supports creates the endless perverse incentives he blithely cites as reason to continue policies that have utterly failed by any rational measure. I've stopped responding to posts here--and many other worthwhile voices have been stifled--due to GM's intransigence and unpleasant rhetorical habits. This is Crafty's list and he's welcome to measure benefits and costs as he pleases, but a lot of folks have been driven out of the conversations by the unresponsive, snarky, authoritarian badgering GM traffics in.
Don't believe me? Watch this:
GM: can you name a single criteria by which the War On Drugs can be measured a success? You failed to do so before, launching into all sorts of facile sophistry rather than answer the question at hand. So respond to the fucking question. Can you name a single criteria by which the WOD can be considered a success? If you can't name one will you stop supporting a policy that has failed by any sane measure?
If that past is a predicate GM won't answer the question, or provide any rational measure of success, all while continuing to ardently support folly that has lead to the warehousing of millions of Americans, hundreds of billions of dollars spent, gross abuse of founding principles, all without rates of addiction falling while banned substances continue to cost less in terms of real dollars, and then castigating anyone who points out the gross counterproductivity of it all. Sigh.
This question wasn't answered the first dozen times I asked it; I won't be around to see how it's answered the 13th time. Crafty, feel free to drop me a line should it become possible to ask a simple question here without contending with a circular, ad hominem response that fails to address the matter at hand.