Thank you.I knew one of these stories was coming when I saw you started this thread and included 'man up' in the first post.
So what is yours? - 'I got my leg chopped off and I sewed it back on myself and all I took was a shot of vodka. Later, the pain was so bad I had to beat myself to sleep with a hammer every night...but I 'manned up' and dealt with the pain. And if I can do it - no matter what situation you are going through - I know better than you do how to handle it and you must 'man up' and take the pain or risk a 1:5 chance of getting addicted to opioids'.
Thanks Rambo...I will keep your advice in mind next time I saw off my leg.
You are in no position whatsoever to determine what a person should or should not do in handling their pain. Why don't you walk around a hospital one day and tell everyone taking opioids to 'man up'...and see where that gets you?
For the record, I don't take opioids for pain. But I am not about to go around telling other people in agony that they are not 'manning up' if they take the opioids that they are prescribed.
As long as they are told the odds of them getting hooked on opioids before they take them, then it is up to them and them alone to determine if they deem the risk is worth ending their pain/agony.
Maybe your intentions are good on this - probably are. But my first thought when I read your IP was 'Who the hell are you to determine what is and is not 'manning up?'.