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Doing What We Must: Surviving If You Can’t Pay for Drugs | Serendipity

Doing What We Must: Surviving If You Can’t Pay for Drugs | Serendipity

One of my neighbors suffers from intense chronic pain. I asked him if he ever considered marijuana, medical or black market. He said medical marijuana is hard to get (through the Florida health system). And while he would be willing to buy illegal pot, he didn’t trust what else might be in it (mentioning arsenic).

Now I read this story posted on Serendipity. Patients, support group members, and health care professionals sometimes need to break laws in order to save a life.

This should not be. We must demand a health care system that does its job.


“When you are diagnosed with an illness for which there is no cure, but long time survival is possible, you quickly learn that the most important case manager you will ever have is yourself.  You need to learn everything you can to survive — legally and, if necessary, illegally…” ~ via Serendipity


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

3 Comments

  1. stuartbramhall

    Reminds me of a patient I looked after in Seattle who shoplifted a microwave to pay for his Prozac prescription.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      He was pushed to desperation.

  2. Susan Chandler

    Reblogged this on Wobbly Warrior's Blog and commented:
    I’ve been legally eligible for Florida medical marijuana since January of 2014. Now that it’s finally becoming accessible, it’s unaffordable – @$250 just to officially determine eligibility. The products likely have predatory price tags, too; there’s no sense in my even checking.

    That it took so many years and a ballot initiative to ultimately keep people suffering needlessly is reason alone to make sure that the Florida legislature and governors office turn blue in 2018. Not blue dog blue, progressive blue.

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