World of Pain

World of Pain

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Mary Toth Mihalcin started this petition to Lawmakers, Media, Policy Shapers

We are people living with serious pain.  We are~or we care about~someone diagnosed as a Chronic Pain Patient (CPP) or Intractable Pain Patient (IPP).  Our medications have been taken away or the dosages have been cut drastically to follow the CDC Guidelines published in 2016. 

Did you know that you could become one of us?  All it takes is a bad accident, a serious illness, a failed surgery, and YOU might be the next one living in a world of pain...a world you might never have thought even existed.  The world of CPP and IPP is not a pleasant one.  Pain wears us down.  It slowly takes away our joy, our sleep, our last hold on health.  Because of our prescribed, effective, and safe medication, we have been branded by some as "drug addicts".  We are not addicts.  We take our medication as prescribed and we store it safely.

We used to be very much like you.  We went about our daily lives.  We have families, we worked, we did most everything you do.  The only difference is that due to the opioid hysteria, we are now undertreated or completely untreated.  And this lack of treatment has drastically changed our lives.

We ask you to imagine the very worst pain you ever experienced. Now imagine that horrible pain will NEVER leave.  Why?  Because you aren't allowed to have the medication that can ease your suffering.  Imagine that life-altering pain.  Imagine being told "here is medication that helps you".  Imagine being told "too bad~you can't have that medication".  Imagine going through injections, surgeries, a plethora of treatments, all to no avail.  Imagine the suffering.  Imagine becoming one of us.

Please join us.  Please learn what's going on.  Please ask someone you know about their world of pain.  We need you.  We need our government to see us for who we truly are:  people living with intense pain every single day.  Don't wait till YOU become one of US.  We ask for the return of policy that isn't "one size fits all".  We ask for a world where no one should suffer to the point of suicide.

We ask you to learn what's happening to us.  We ask you to help us change things.  We ask, not for a world that will be free of all pain, but for a world that allows us to live and thrive.  We ask for the return of sane and humane treatment. 

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