Heeeere’s John E. This is a tribute to the pride of Chicago – a man so impressive that he was born three days before Christ. He said that he had no trouble turning 50. He’s done it 10 times. Happily Birthday! 😀 I wish him many more, but I want “Quality Of Life” to go along with that wish.
This is the man who put the ILL in Illinois, to the point where they forced offered him a free lifetime citizenship in South Turnipville, Ohio. Older bloggers have seen his muddy footprints in their posts for years. They can be distinguished from Sasquatch footprints by the fact that there are two left feet.
The (at least temporary) ouster of Donald Trump, has removed a pain in his ass, but as the age counter inexorably ticks upward, he has accumulated aches and pains elsewhere – migraines, and rheumatizz.
Bureaucrats at all levels are rushing to be at the forefront of the Woke movement. To solve the problem of opioid overdoses and addiction, the DEA raided the offices of the only pain-management doctor – a physiatrist – in a large section of Kentucky. Aha, you’re prescribing thousands of pills! That’s dealer level! He protested that he had hundreds of patients in extreme pain, careful, complete documentation, and justification. Doesn’t matter! We’re shutting you down, and seized his computers, files and stock.
A pharmacist in Virginia refused to fill an opioid prescription for a woman in final cancer stage, because he didn’t want her to become addicted. Her adult daughter came in and screamed at him that her mother was in final stage, in constant, debilitating pain, that the medication had been legally prescribed, that her mother would be dead long before she ever became addicted, and if she wasn’t, addiction would be the least of her worries, and that if he didn’t perform his legally-mandated function, she would sue his ass. Even then he wouldn’t do it without a signed waiver form.
My daughter is in a similar situation, not for any ethical or moral reason, but because the Provincial Government has wasted so much money on projects like paving over fertile farmland, to build unwanted, unneeded highways, that they’ve cut back on benefits to the vulnerable. They wouldn’t replace her power wheelchair until a local manager raised a huge fuss. I used to drive her 75miles to get xylocaine pain-med infusion – and met others who had driven 150 miles. Too expensive the government said. Go to one of the now-legal cannabis dispensaries, and pay for you own CBD oil, that doesn’t work anywhere near as well.
Johnny-In-A-Spot – Dear John – Big Bad John’s doctor, possibly worried about the same thing, recently sloughed him off to a local pain clinic, who told him that they had also stopped providing any opioids. Dear Big Government, thanx for saving us from ourselves. We’d like to remember your care and concern for us at the next election, but those of us still alive won’t be able to reach the polls.
I baked John a special birthday cake with a surprise ingredient – some oxycontin pills that ‘fell off the back of a truck’, near my dealer’s place. This getting old is a real pain.