Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Myth Busting...



Let's get this one out of the way. Note to my audience: This is where I take a radical departure from the upbeat, "I'm going to beat this thing" stay positive, stay focused tone that generally pervades this blog in general and my cancer experience in particular...

Who is the idiot that came up with "...at least you'll have all those great drugs..."? I think I'm going to come back with "Hey, I'd like to rip your ball out through your stomach and then I'll get you some good drugs...deal?" It's just so silly. And the thing that gets me (and this is the dirty little secret)--the drugs aren't really that good (unless you're taking thirty a day). Every day, I wake up and decide whether I want to be a pain-free, drooling idiot or a guy in pain that can read, write and think (relatively well, anyway). I've chosen to take one pill instead of two, recognizing I'll be in more pain, more often, but at least functioning.

3 comments:

Saralouwho said...

Dude...was it me that said that about the drugs???? I was remembering a hospital orderly saying that to someone we know, and thinking it was a funny was to look at it. Sorry if I offended. :(

FishrCutB8 said...

Oh, I wasn't offended at all. I just think it's funny, bercause there's this big myth that you get GREAT DRUGS(!!!) when in fact you get a lot of pain and a choice of two crappy ways to deal with it--blabbering drooling idiot, or guy in pain but coherent.

Saralouwho said...

The drugs DURING surgery work...propofol, midazolam...but the lousy choices for afterwards make me think we would make millions if we could come up with something. Ultram is a good pain med, without the narcotic side effects. Just a thought. Hey, what's your fav. restaurant in my zip code?