Recently, I have gone to the emergency room for pain medication twice. I guess that pain is now considered a psychiatric illness. I guess they give you psycho babble to treat pain.

My kidney stones were treated by putting me in a cement dungeon until I begged to leave. I have six documented stones. I was told to go to a pain clinic. The pain clinic wanted me to be inpatient to a psych facility for a month to treat my rotator cuff tear and my stones. Have the physicians totally lost their minds? How can they be so uncaring?

I have not taken a single pain medication for years. They refuse even one or two pain meds. I was told even one Lortab could stop a senior citizen from breathing.

I know that this is not true. I would have taken the risk if it would have helped the pain.

Sharon Bench, Woods Cross