I found this article on WEBMD, and its something that ive said all along. NO ONE can truly understand the devestating effects chronic, daily pain has on ones life unless it happens to you. In my wishful thinking, I always said that I wish there was a way where new doctors had to spend at least a week in chronic pain. I guarantee it would change most, if not all, of their views against pain meds.
I have a ton of respect for this dr, and wish there were more like him. Especially for him not dismissing patients simply because they are also addicts. Addicts have pain too, and deserve to be treated as well, but most doctors dont want to be bothered. It really sucks that it takes this level of circumstance to wake most doctors up. I am thankful everyday for having a super understanding and caring doc who doesnt just dismiss my pain as countless others have.