You must be new to this game, Alice. I don't know the source of your pain or how long you have suffered, but if you truly think a bottle of Vicodin is your friend, you are only kidding yourself. As a long term solution, it is probably the worst thing for you. Vicodin is a very short acting narcotic and you WILL become addicted to the pleasant feelings you have. Believe me, I know the difference between "addicted" and "dependent". I have been down the Vicodin road (as I can guarantee most readers have) and it is NOT your friend. Vicodin is meant for short term use and not as a solution to long term chronic pain. If that's what you are using it for, then I'm glad you have found relief. If you are using it for something that's going to be with you for a long time I would just caution you about finding a better solution. I have nothing against Vicodin as it is a valid pain reliever for headaches, after surgery pain and things of that nature. Be careful, Alice, it's a long way back from that rabbit hole once you fall in!
Comment re your painting/drawing..; art submission: very warholish! Good for you.
Now, regarding the over-the-top, verging on the NASTY, comment posted prior to mine: Hon, you KNOW what work best for you. And, yes, one CAN become DEPENDANT without actually becoming, "ADDICTED". Personally, I, too take a shorter-acting pain med and, generally, it is a HUGE help in the pain arena. I have never felt "high" as was alluded to by the other poster. In fact, I have a HUGE thing about being in control..; ALWAYS, and, so, HATE to be high!!!
So, forget her! Maybe SHE had a poblem with addiction: maybe she did not take it as prescribed(?)... I don't know. I do know what you are going through with the TMJ and other stuff; Hon, you don't have to apologise to ANYONE!
I dig your submission, again...
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