Shortly after Prince’s death, I posted this response as to how the use of opioids in chronic pain & illness is grossly misunderstood in most cases both in the medical community & general public.
I didn’t always need them. I’m glad I don’t have to take them daily, but I am not ashamed for using them when I need to. I refuse to feel guilty for caring for myself.
As I’ve stated before, it’s very easy to pass judgement when you’re not the one ACTUALLY in the situation.
But try living in end stage lung disease, or another problem that results in constant pain & the tune you sing may change. It certainly did for me.