Abilities and Life Expectancy (living life)
Some of us are taking medicines that were, or still are, considered addictive drugs, like narcotics, prescription pain killers, and pot. According to my doctors, we end up taking these when other medicines, like anti-seizure meds and over-the-counter pain meds, don’t work any more (I have Neuropathy, it’s progressive, and progressively painful). My doctors are reluctant to say what my life expectancy will be once I start taking those.
Can we use narcotics, pain killers, and pot for decades? Are we lucid enough to take care of ourselves? If not, who takes care of us? Perhaps some of you who have been doing it for awhile will be willing to tell us how long you’ve been using such medicines and what it’s like: can we go on working? Driving? Do you live independently or in hospice or with family? Thank you … Peggy