Well, I’m not sure my insurance would cover chronic pain management since it’s fairly recent as in just under two weeks, and the thing is I know I just need to get past this initial impact injury phase and the intolerable pain will steadily ease to soreness as I heal.

My primary care doctor, a doctor not even treating me for this injury wrote me a prescription for ten pain pills and I’m grateful for that because I feel that’s all I really need. I have to function during the day and I know if I can sleep at night it will certainly give me more patience and tolerance during the day.

Of course if I’m wrong and the pain continues to be this insane until I heal then I’ll push my insurance coverage for a longer term of pain management.

I strongly agree with your statement. I shouldn’t have to suffer like this. No one should. There is a difference between someone suffering in pain and someone seeking drugs and if I have medical science such as the MRI to prove there is extensive damage then clearly I’m not drug seeking.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store