Pain sufferers need ally

I am writing this letter to those who can make a difference. I am disabled and suffer from chronic pain after three failed back surgeries, two broken vertebra and degenerative disc disease.

I currently see a pain management doctor and I take pain pills. I have tried the back injections with very short terms effects. I live in fear that any day my doctor will tell me she can’t give me anymore. I believe that taking the pain pills away from those with chronic pain is not the answer.

Yes, the opioid epidemic is bad but if the addicts can’t get pain pills, they will turn to heroin and meth, which is what is killing them.

We chronic pain suffers need someone on our side. When pain interferes with your daily activities you have no quality of life. I depend on my pain pills to function.

Beverly L. Buckley

Belleville

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