Peggy's Husband's Barriers

I was pushy

Good insurance coverage

Explore, and be insistant

He wanted to be macho

Not afraid of addiction

Needed a clear head

Everyone should have this

Some can adjust to it

Explore, and be insistant

My advice would be to explore in your area and if there is a reputable pain clinic ask for a consultation. I think pain clinics are really more available to patients than they realize. Now, with managed care you sometimes have to have an okay from the physician, which can be a stumbler. But really be insistent that the pain be controlled in the best manner. There is no reason for someone with cancer to have horrible pain control and a horrible quality of life.

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