For those of you who remember my story my sister has a disease called osteonecrosis. Actually they did 18 MRI's before she whined and her "partner" who was a wanna-be-doctor-pharmaceutical-rep convinced her doctor that she might have this because of the Prednisone she had been on at one time. She had overdosed twice (without her doctors knowledge) on the patches and he was prescribing 200mcg patches every 3 days (2 for her), 80mg Oxycontin 3 times a day, and 10mg Oxycontin as needed (capsules she pulled apart and poured in her mouth). I After the second overdose (which I witnessed and was prevented from calling 911 because her girlfriend didn't want her to lose her script)I joined an osteonecrosis support group to find out first hand what the normal course of treatment was for this rare disease. The members there told me they had never heard of anyone with this disease being on that much medication and usually after the surgeries to replace the affected joints patients usually returned to normal function with minimal narcotics. Problem was my sister had a hip replacement and refused any other treatment other than pills. Being a former addict I knew this was because if she had the surgery then the meds would be reduced. Well, it finally caught up with her. Her doc told her either get further tests or no more meds...she had the tests and they showed no damage. He took her off the patches effective immediately and begins weaning her from the OC's Monday! Pray for her and us. She has already called screaming and cursing and crying about the doctor, the radiologist and even said people like me that manipulated the system caused this. You see she is not an addict. I just smile when she says things about me because I see my old self in her so much. I just hope this works and she can see it is best. The next overdose or "accident" (as she called them) may have been her last.
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