Re: The Drug-Seeker: an Urban Legend?
- From: Legend <livinnow@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 01:21:33 -0000
On Sep 13, 5:53 pm, Sean C <redh...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In article <wPfGi.4319$7P7....@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, cllmd______________________________________<SNIPPED FOR BREVITY
See what I mean, Sean?
At least I Thought up a good post title...White Boxing Gloves!
Which I haven't written yet, being that I've been quite sick-but
anyhow, my contacts with online groups-the ones that are moderated-
have been like this, all along.
Here, it wasn't that bad, as it was mainly one person (Wolfie, using
another nym), and some people, while not actually standing up for me,
did sympathize. But no Yahoo group showed any 'mercy'...I got the
most support, in fact, from the message board of the drug Policy
Alliance. And, at the time, I think there was only one other
CP'er and he was using marijuana for his pain.
So,ex-cons are discriminated against...did you see, I never said a
word in defense of prescription forging-just used my own experience to
show how a Chronic Pain sufferer can be demoralized, and led to think
a certain way. I don't know if you ever read the particulars, but I
(actually my lawyer) bargained for me to go to an inmate rehab,that
was a sort of bootcamp. It didn't require as much rigors as some
programs, but enough for me to have a nervous breakdown. And really,
if it hadn't already been set up, the prison system wouldn't have sent
me, as I was told-on the first day of processing (All women prisoners
in New York have to be processed thru Bedford Hills-I know, I never
said it before, but Sean has lived in New York, and may be familiar
with the area).
Lavon reasoned that it was because I broke the law, quickly changing
it to a vague break in the trust of the doctor-patient bond-which she
broke, too. I think that people are programmed to think that only
'bad' people go to prison-that, somehow, the good ones get out of I,
even when guilty. It sucks that people think that way!
In fact, I was pretty quiet about this, until the Rush Limbaugh
incident, Then, I knew, if he got out of it, it would be because of
his money-nothing else. and e probably wouldn't even lose his job.
Of course, that came true-even better than I predicted. I do
remember, one CP advocate, active in the Yahoo groups, who found a
letter from Limbaugh's lawyer, asking CP'ers to write in. When it
looked as if he wasn't going to have to become a poster boy for pain,
that he could be easily be accepted as another recovering celebrity
addict, I was all but begging the advocate to use me! I was right
there, willing to share the details, and, by that time, had a real
diagnosis of neuropathy and complications from the accident I
mentioned plus 3 others. The guy sort of hedged, then disappeared
from the internet, entirely.
I was kicked out of one CP group by a real character. I was warned
about him, when I first mentioned my prison time, by a woman who was
fairly sympathetic to my needs. I didn't post again, for about a
week. When I posted again, I got banned. No warning, nothing. just
my second post. I wrote to the guy,first asking him why. he said
something about the internet pharmacies. But-when my friend wrote to
me again, she provided parts of the group-which showed that I had
never mentioned online pharmacies. I think I mentioned them on the DPA
message board, or some other open forum, hence the confusion.
I wrote back-this time I was angry-saying that I'd been warned about
him, and that I'd never written what he said. What followed was
bizarre. He started a thread entitled 'Am I Hated?' and started to
flame me vigorously. I rejoined the group, using another yahoo ID.
This was too much to miss! Especially when he started to use my real
name, and tell people that if they agreed with me, he'd delete the
group. Of course, they replied like good little clones (although they
couldn't, for the life of them, figure why I'd been kicked out) that
he was wanted, needed, and thy]ey wanted the group to stay! Which was
the real issue-although none would dare say it to is face.
Love my group, love me. Or else.
I kind of digressed. But, tthis guy's attitude was not uncommon. On
another group, I was removed the day I announced a fellow group
member's suicide. And not a mention was made of why I didn't answer
any of their posts of condolence.
It seems that these groups an their leaders have a zealous need to
separate themselves from addiction and crime in all forms. And, if
you've actually done time, you HAVE to be an addict! The alternative
is just too much to bear!
Well,I've ranted on, i better go. I did make the point,or start
to...having gone to pison put me in the unique position of not being
able to judge a person for being an addict.
And, I don't
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