This Crap Happens Every Day

kill as few patients as possible: Kind of like Cinderella’s Slipper, only not

Read and enjoy. When it’s in your ED, it’s not as funny, and we have people act like this every single day.


  1. That was funny. I enjoyed his post titled “But what if I really do have severe chronic pain?” as well. He hit the nail on the head with that one.

  2. Eric Atkinson says:

    I hope that so called Doctor will have some experience with chronic pain in the near future.
    But I doubt it will change his opinion much…he can write scripe for all the meds he needs. Unlike some people.

  3. Actually, he cannot prescribe narcotic pain medicines for himself or his family. And I think he’s hit the nail on the head, also. There’s nothing that says “abuser” like showing up on friday night with several empty bottles of narcotics and “my doctor says he won’t refill them, go to the ER”, the implication being that it’s our responsibility to fill them.

    It is not. Chronic pain is managed chronically, and the ED in not a narcotic refill station.