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Daughter Says Untreated Pain Led to Mother’s Suicide

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    Daughter Says Untreated Pain Led to Mother’s Suicide

     

     

    Suicides are never easy to accept. Especially if they involve a loved one. Even more so if they could have been prevented.

    Lacy Stewart says her mother never would have killed herself if she’d been given proper medical care for her chronic fibromyalgia pain.

    “I feel angry about the way she was treated,” says Stewart, a registered nurse who believes the healthcare system not only failed to treat her mother, but drove Marsha Reid to suicide at age 59.

    “Her life was taken from her is the way I feel,” says Stewart. “I know it was. A person can only handle so much pain for so long. It takes its toll on every area — your mind, your body, everything. And she just couldn’t do it anymore. She’d had enough. Because nobody would help her. Nobody.”

    https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2016/11/16/daughter-blames-doctors-for-mothers-suicide

     

    R.I.P. 

     

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  • Haikugal (3626 posts)
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    1. Shame on us! So very sad.

         
    • GreedKills (449 posts)
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      2. I feel many of the overdoses

      which involve legal opioids are chronic pain sufferers giving up and committing suicide. Of course the stats are all lump together and we will never have true understanding of what is going on.

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      • Haikugal (3626 posts)
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        3. I agree. Had I not been able to gain relief from the chronic pain I would be

        one of them. Sad state of affairs.

        Thanks for this post.

             
        • GreedKills (449 posts)
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          4. If not for my children

          and the support from my wife who was my childhood sweetheart I would of packed it up long ago.

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          • Haikugal (3626 posts)
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            5. Our heros, family.

            :hug: