Instead of shaming them, this woman stepped up and helped 2 boys about to break the law.
Gutted by shrapnel: I took Oxycodone and Tramadol for five years and didn't have a problem. I took them as the doctor directed, One Oxycodone in the morning and one Tramadol in the evening. Then it became big news that people were abusing them. My doctor had retired and I ended up with a nurse for my primary care provider. She would not prescribe them to me and told me if I wanted them I would have to sign an agreement that gave the police the right to stop and search me anytime to see how many pills I had on me and how much money I had on me to be sure I wasn't selling them. I carried one or two sometimes in case I needed them and very little cash. I also had to submit to random drug testing to be sure I was using them. I told her I'm not a criminal and don't want to be treated like one. I have constant pain in my knees, my hips and my lower spine because of progressive degenerative arthritis. The pain varies, on a scale of one to ten, at least a five and often ten. I have been living with it for 2 years now without pain medication except Tylenol. It does limit me in many ways, I can't walk very far, I cant stand for very long and I can't sit for very long. I sometimes get very little sleep. I am retired because I can't work and have a fixed income. I was hoping to get a part time job but, with my health issues, opportunities are very limited and no one will hire me. I have to admit there are days when the pain gets the best of me that it would be easier to die but I don't want to end my life that way. There is nothing they can do for me and people like me and we just have to suffer and try to live with the pain the best we can. I don't know why they can't come up with something that would be helpful for people like me but they don't. That's my two cents worth.