Chronic pain disease and senate bills

I just want people to know what's going on in our country these days.  I have a lot more to say about this subject from personal experience with the disease of chronic pain and uneducated Government policing agencies (D.E.A.) attempting to educate doctors and C.P. patients about Science and Medicine.  With science and the medical community trying to play catch-up with-out enough funding for finding better cures for the disease itself, why are we so happy to run through bills like this one, which from my view only pretends to educate and really just funds more prisons.  I do not claim to know a lot about anything but my own experience.  My own experience is not pretty when I look at being under-medicated  and under-diagnosed  ( lack of medical insurance and available medical care for 20 years) which caused a disease to progress into a disabling situation and changing my life so radically my family and I barely withstood the pressures, which brought me to being unable to work for a living to survive on a disability check which my president has to veto another bill so that my roommate can continue to receive his pay check and I my disability check........... I feel like this is all such a farce and just little old me sees ways to really educate EVERYONE without spending that kind of money on prisons, and I see ways for docs and addicts to be stopped from breaking the laws without hurting the legitimate pain management clinics, legitimate chronic pain patients, and legitimate doctors from helping their patients have at least some quality of life with a disease that can be and has been terminal when left under-diagnosed and under-treated...............I need to take a break now as it hurts to sit here this long and type and stress adds to my pain level.  Here are 2 views ... you all can look at the available info and so called facts and compare them to your personal experiences and decide for yourselves.... if you can do all of that with the disease we have.  Sincerely and with-out malice,In Love Light Truth & Service,'Stubborn' TerrieAnnwww.painreliefnetwork.org                -or-http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/drugs/senate-bill-would-require-doctor-training-to-fi....Truth? or am I just being taken for another ride to build more prisons... who in the DEA is educated with medical degrees and chronic pain disease educated?  Who needs to be educated?  What can the little guy do who sits here with the disease of chronic pain???     

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TerrieAnn - you speak for so many. I hope you will (maybe you have?) share your experience and insights with your congressperson and senators; write to your local media, to the AMA and I\'m sure there are other grass root groups I\'m not familiar with. I have my back issues but my poor daughter who was in a car accident when she was 18 and is now a mom with kids is in debilitating pain. Bone on bone in her ankle joint, and other issues from the head to toe fractures and resulting hardware she carries. She is a nurse but struggles through the day to care for her pts, can\'t afford to take time off to have the joint replacement she needs. I really love the whales and baby seals, but could someone please recognize that our PEOPLE need resources and support?? NOT a handout - most of us prefer to work if we\'re able. But when will common sense prevail??
GTK
GTK

The whole issue with the DEA and their \"war on drugs\" makes me so angry... I\'ve had too many DS friends who have been forced to suffer severe pain without adequate pain relief, because they couldn\'t find a dr willing to prescribe narcotics. It makes me feel so sorry, and helpless as well, because there isn\'t anything I can do to help. There is no \"war on drugs\" here... and people who have pain can get the relief they need... which just makes me more angry, because I think if our system works here why can\'t it work in the US?
Hugs... Gaye... xxx