To make a long story short I spent about 20 years shooting dope before I finally got cleaned up. One of the things that happened to me towards the end of my last run was that I had developed a blood clot in the crook of my left elbow along with a nice case of cellulitis further down on my left forearm that led to me being hospitalized and put on IV antibiotics for about 5/6 days. Doctor told me that I was playing with death had I decided to not show up at the ER when I did. Me, with my brilliant dope fiend mind decided that the dope I was getting at the time was so good and broke down so clean when I added water that I could simply overlook cooking it. I forgot that whenever you cook your dope your not only breaking it down but you are also somewhat sterilizing it at the same time.
Anyhow, fast forward 5 years and I am still clean albite a few chips here and there along the way but have developed a dependancy on methadone, (300 10 mg pills a month), that is'nt liable to stop anytime soon. When I used to shoot dope I always hit in the same spot everytime and was fortunate enough to always hit paydirt everytime. Made a lot of my junky freinds envious that I could get off wothout so little effort. The point of my little story here is that while at the doctors office today the nurse took my blood pressure in both my right as well as my left arm and got two very different readings depending on which arm she used. My left arm had been showing something like 140 over 100 which is high but my right arm would show something closer to normal 125 over 80 something something......go figure.
I had been wondering about this for the past few doctor visits when it dawned on me that a large vein in my left arm was probably collapsed. I mean all I got in the crook of that left arm is a big hole with scar tissue. I am right handed and never used to hit in my right arm as it was always somewhat awkward to try and do and besides I had ole faithful on the left that would never let me down. Nowdays if I try to hit there all I get is dust and it's sort of hit and miss anywhere else. Anyhow, I was curious to know if anyone else out there in opioland has ever had the same type problem with finding a decent reliable vein. Like you might have one good spot to hit and it's hell to try and find another spot that is reliable.
Am interested in any and all reply's concerning this topic.........later:cool: