To give you a quick update about me, My name is Julie and I drove off a 30ft. cliff in 1999. I was going to Pain Specialist who wrote me Oxycontin 20mg. 3 times a day.
Well, after my Cobra ran out, I had no way to go to the doctor anymore, so I found out about a place called the Methadone Clinic. Formally "Tri County Treatment Center" and have been going there, since 2003. Well, after my wreck, I had to have both my legs reconstructed; my R knee and both my ankles. I now have scoleosis from the wreck, cause I didn't have it when they checked me when I was younger. I wasn't wearing a seatbelt, so I was really lucky. The doctors told me "you'll never be pain free another day in your life". I don't like blocks and for some reason "Methadone" seems wrong to doctors, but it's the only thing that I know that has helped my pain for the last 6 years, to where I can live in today's society, the drug doesn't make me feel all messed up, it gets in your system and it keeps you pain free for 24 hours. Now, that I have a 7 month old, I definetly need it. I still hurt, but at least the Methadone takes the edge off. I still hurt and do all I can each day w/my daughter, I wouldn't trade her for the world. I do hate taking her to the Methadone Clinic and would like to find a caring doctor that understands, that blocks don't work on everyone. I have a few other problems, such as my back is messed up from the accident too. I had to wear a brace for a long time, so I couldn't move and paralize myself. I hurt everyday, but at least the Methadone keeps me doing what I should do in today's society, as a mother. If anyone knows about how I can see a doctor, that will help me (w/cash) get put on this medicine, but a physician, rather than this awful Methadone Clinic, please let me know. I am still suppose to have two more surgeries. They say I am to have my R ankle fused and my R knee to be reconstructed when I turn about 30 and I'm 31 now, about to be 32 in a few months. So, I'd love to hear back from you, even if it's to tell me, there is no hope.