Sunday, May 29, 2011
The Wonders of Opiates
My wife's shoulder surgery went well, but it was still a pretty invasive procedure--including scraping away not just the bone spur, but some excess bone that may have played a part in the creation of the bone spur. Not surprisingly, she is in a lot of pain. But hydrocodone, a "semi-synthetic opioid" according to Wikipedia, is making the pain bearable, and allowing her to sleep. Anytime I see people blathering on about the importance of living "naturally" or those obnoxious "Visual Industrial Collapse" bumper stickers (on cars!) all I can think is, "You are one profoundly sheltered fool."