August 31, 2019

It is the end of August and the last long weekend of the summer.  The weather forecast is on the cool side, 13C tonight,  high of 20C with rain for Sunday and Monday and a high of 18C for Tuesday.  Surely does not feel like global warming.  I keep wondering if the powers that be have got it wrong and we are slowly heading to another ice age.

Just after the long weekend at the beginning of August, my dear friend Desta and her granddaughter Lexi paid us a visit.  Desta and I had talked on the phone but had not seen each other in 20 years.  We had a lot of catching up to do.  When we were both 15 years old, Desta came to Steinbach from Red Lake, Ontario to attend a private school for one year.  Her parents brought her to Steinbach and that weekend met my parents at church.  My mom and dad happened to be the “greeters” in the church lobby that Sunday and invited Desta and her parents to our house for lunch.  This happenstance meeting led to a lifelong friendship between Desta and I.  Desta lived in the US for many years until she lost her husband due to illness.  A few years later she moved back to British Columbia, Canada, where she now makes her home.

After much thought, I decided to make life a little simpler by combining the “Opioids for Chronic Pain” site with this one.  I feel it is important to voice my opinion and let others know that they are not alone dealing with this crisis of removing pain medications from people who suffer horrible chronic pain.  Unless you live with chronic pain and rely on some form of opioid painkiller to make it possible for you to crawl out of bed in the morning, you have no idea how cruel and frightening we the sufferers find the new laws about opioid prescriptions.  The intent of including this topic in my blog is for fellow sufferers to have a place to share their fears, opinions, anger, and pain.  All comments made will be answered.

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Within the next month, I hope to have my message board online so that fellow sufferers will have a place to voice their thoughts.  Chats will begin within the next two weeks.  I will let you know the exact date and time.  Enjoy the remainder of the long weekend.

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