Re: Where is the shortage on oxycodone?
- From: "CatNipped" <CatNipped@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:32:52 -0600
"Hawaiian Wayne" <birdie998@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Feb 16, 12:34 pm, "OldGoat" <oldgoatm...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I know where most of you folks reporting a medication shortage are at, but
not everyone knows who is where and such. Is this regional? National?
So we know we have the Mid Atlantic states involved, where else? Central
California? And somebody, anybody, recall hearing about this in Australia
not that long ago? I don't know why I seem to recall that. Ring a bell to
Anybody know anybody that knows anybody to get this on the news?--og
Long time, eh? In a reply to another post, I mentioned the 'usual'
reason(s) for my lack of participation for the last 6 plus months.
Suffice it to say it has absolutely nothing to do with this group or
anyone in it because as YOU know, it was as close to a life saving
event to me as it could have been. I just feel that all the negative
reasons that most of us have from time to time have all hit me at the
same time and I have not been able to shake them because, to be
honest, there really isn't a reason for me to either live another day
or really even WANT to. Don't worry now, you know I won't do anything
unthinkable again since I learned how to somehow 'cope' with those
types of emotions. I just let the days and nights keep coming and
going. I believe I know that my final day is coming up fairly soon by
the "messages" my mind and body have been telling me over the last
year or so. I'm OK with that and have made peace where it needed to be
made, so I'm ready "to go" whenever the "Creator" decides to pick me
up. So to speak.
Regarding your inquiry about oxycodone. As most members here have
figured out, I live in Hawaii and just this month, when I needed my
breakthrough med, the 15mger's of oxycodone (I can take as many as I
need depending on the severity of the BT pain), the pharmacist called
me and told me "they" discontinued making/manufacturing that
particularmed, so he whipped up a 'compound', which seems to be
working for me, that is supposed to be the equivalent of my "usual".
So yeah, it has reached all the way to the middle of nowhere even!
LOL! I'm still doing better than most with my so-called pain
management. Of course since there really is no such thing as a pain
KILLER for people with moderate to severe chronic pain, I have been
able to only lower the intensity of the aches and pains. Even the
lowered level of pain, which I used to literally PRAY for during the
first 18 months of these dozen years in pain, has sqeaked its way
through my tolerance level (pain tolerance, that is) and is just one
of the many things that I can't seem to enjoy anymore (as mentioned
above). I'm so sick and tired of living in some level of pain ALL THE
TIME. I'd almost "sell my soul" for 30 seconds of no pain or to feel
like I felt before March of 1997. I know most of us here know the
As I said, don't ponder or worry about me, I'll be OK and try and
check in more often by posting something rather than just poking in
I really do miss interacting with a lot of you all. Maybe if I started
in again it may help me feel a reason or something to get out of bed.
Perhaps I'll post a new thread and explain what I mean by the messages
my mind and body are sending me to make me feel that, at most, three
more years of living like this (if 'living' is what it really
is!??!),is all I believe I can tolerate right now. Even THAT
guesstimate may be to long. Seems like it at times.
I'm just so sad all the time now because of it all, but, as usual, try
not to show it like so many of us try not to show our suffering to
family and whatever friends we have left.
Aloha Just For Now,
God, Wayne, I hate to hear you saying that. I know, from experience, that
all it takes is one weak moment - usually late at night when you're all
alone and everything seems to be falling down around your shoulders - and
you can make a decision that can end your life. I've been right where you
are before, I've heard all the advice, listened to all the platitudes ("this
too shall pass" doesn't seem to be passing all that quickly now that I've
been three years in pain), and I know that none of that helps. The things
that keep me from taking my life may or may not be reasons for you...
family, wanting to see grandchildren grow up and get married and have
children of their own, the remnants of my Catholic up-bringing, just plain
curiosity about what tomorrow may bring. But if there is *any* reason you
may have for staying alive, then cling to that because things *can* change!
What may now be a hopeless situation could tomorrow be easily solved. But
that miracle medical breakthrough can not bring you back to life.
Even though there is nothing I can do to make you better, at least I can
listen to your problems and empathize, knowing what you're going through
like those who have no pain can't. If you want to chat off-line you can
email me - my addy isn't munged.
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