Category Archives: About a Bitch

“increasingly hostile environment for chronic pain patients and the physicians who strive to treat them”

In the summer of 2012, the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate announced that it was initiating an investigation of the financial connections between certain major pharmaceutical manufacturers of prescription pain medications and experts in pain medicine, organizations that issue … Continue reading

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Bit(ch) 15: “They had me on Morphine and OxyContin for a while…”

Kylie “Tee” Toponce. Why Marijuana Works Better Than Opiates to Control Pain. AlterNet, 5/9/14. “It started with a snowboarding accident; my knee got really messed up. They had me on Morphine and OxyContin for a while, but eventually the prescriptions ran … Continue reading

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DTMFA

I so love Jenni Prokopy.  

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Pain 3 Ways

Differences in pain treatment can be summed up as follows: A white man walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. He leaves the office with a prescription for pain medicine. Possibly Oxycontin. A white woman walks into a doctor’s office complaining about pain. … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest 2014: Dancer at Os Negoes of Bahia-Brazil, May 4, Jazz & Heritage Stage

I used to be able to crank my shit like this. I planned to do so into my 50s and later. [She did this most of the set. It was a joy to witness.] But “a potentially severe disease with diverse … Continue reading

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G Bitch Abroad: 1585 from b2l2

Published May 20, 2013 at an earlier configuration of b2l2. FYI: Today is day 1943. The average cold lasts 5-7 days; the flu can leave you feeling dragged out for a couple of weeks. Even a broken bone heals eventually. I have … Continue reading

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How to Go to Parades When You Feel Like Shit

Or wished you felt like shit so you’d feel a little better. Yeah, I got pain and more pain and then some fatigue and other TMI stuff going on. But this is my favorite time of year. I love all … Continue reading

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Mama D Does Not Speak for Me

And she never did. Nagin guilty in corruption trial [Gambit; a few paragraphs] Live coverage: Ray Nagin convicted, guilty on 20 charges [nola.com live feed] If you watched the live news reports from the federal court building after the sentencing, you probably … Continue reading

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Bit(ch): 7

While doctors and the FDA fret about overdoses and addiction, my sad, chronic pain truth today is that one Lortab, 1, kept me from actually [not just thinking about] killing myself this morning.

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Fuck Blackeyed Peas

For 40+ years, I’ve eaten blackeyed peas, cornbread, greens/cabbage for good luck on New Year’s Day and for what? 2013 sucked. So fuck blackeyed peas, fuck cornbread, and fuck cabbage. We’ll have pizza.

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