Pubdate: Mon, 8 Feb 2010
Source: Anniston Star (AL)
Copyright: 2010 Consolidated Publishing
Author: Don Seibold


Tonya Curvin wrote in her recent Speak Out letter to The Star, "There
are other ways to live a painful life without drugs: Therapists,
chiropractors, counselors, pastors and exercises are examples. It's
also sad to say, but some chronic pain sufferers got hurt under the
influence of drugs and that's why they are now in chronic pain."

Note that she said "live a painful life" instead of "alleviate their

I've tried most of the examples she cited plus prescribed pain relief
drugs, and none of them helped me. The only relief I get is from a
non-prescribed legal drug called alcohol, which probably does more
harm to my body than marijuana ever could, and I imagine it costs more, too.

My chronic pain didn't come about as a result of being under the
influence of drugs. It came about while I was serving in the military
protecting Curvin's freedom and her right to spout her nonsense.

Don Seibold

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