All my fellow ostomy friends out there will have encountered the dreaded narcotic habit as prescribed by your medical professional??
When we are in pain, we will do almost anything to relieve that pain, even if it hurts us in the long run. I was given Vicodin to slow the passage of food
when I had my J-Pouch functioning. I would have been in the bathroom 24 hours a day without it BUT......I was never warned about the highly addictive nature
of the drug. I was naive at the time....not anymore!!! I just took it every day, only about 6 or 8 pills a day, but it was enough to mess me up. I finally stopped cold turkey and it was bad times for a while. I eventually de-functioned the J-Pouch and I am very healthy now. I swim, ride a mountain bike, and want to get a kayak when I get home.
I am trying to get a relative off prescription meds at the moment and no luck so far. She is taking way more meds, mind-altering, than she needs and stuff that
she doesn't need at all. The fact is that the person will never give up until they hit the proverbial wall. She has not hit it yet. I'll wait and catch her before she hits the floor....Loyalty is everything. A loyal brother saved me ....I try to do it when I can.