One man’s ceiling… –
10/11/19 – Vin LoPresti, a stroke survivor, wrote that he took prescription opioids until 2017, when he said federal regulations made the drugs too difficult to obtain. Since then, medical cannabis helped, but it’s become less effective, and more expensive, the more his condition deteriorates. “Currently, I spend most of my time in my home and home city because everything else is too demanding. Meanwhile, I spend far too much money on Cannabis to control my pain,” LoPresti wrote. “In other words, my quality of life has gone seriously downhill.”
Terri Simpson said she used to work in construction, operating heavy machinery and working on homes and roads. Now, Simpson said she can’t get out of bed and doesn’t understand why patients are being held accountable for other people’s addictions. “I’m commenting on this because I’m tired of living in my bed!” Simpson said, who suffers from various forms of arthritis. “How is this fair to people?” she wrote later in the post. Nancy, who declined to provide a last name to the agency, said the CDC’s “forced taper” of prescription painkillers took away her mobility.