An ER doctor was ready to send me home after one test because he assumed I was faking it. After protesting, a second test led to emergency surgery.
Although similar, addiction and dependency are quite different.
Life changes drastically when you go from healthy to chronically ill or injured.
There's really no comparison between acute pain/illness and chronic.
Today's Patient Focus Friday is about Fiore, who deals with a multitude of health issues.
There is a real problem with the opioid epidemic and it isn't pain patients.
Ruth is a 60 year old woman in constant pain. Here is her story.