Valerie's Treatment

Leukemia is unpredictable

My psychologist helped

I don't like using narcotics

Relief with massage

Fear of tolerance

Complementary medicine

It's more under control

Panic from pain

I don't like using narcotics

The pain I had from the ulceration of the digestive system was an extremely sharp, current kind of pain. The way they dealt with that pain was a constant morphine drip plus one of those pumps that you can, a self-regulating pump to give yourself additional morphine. I remember being in pain and needing the medication but I really did not like how I felt being on morphine. So it is really a hard call between needing relief for the pain and using narcotics.

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