I experimented with how long I could last on a flight across the country without any opioid medication. I’ve never not taken SOMETHING powerful since my botched neck surgery 3 years ago. In fact, like most people I instinctively doubled or tripled up on my meds IN ANTICIPATION of increased pain. I managed to make it the entire way with no pills.

That night I needed a half a pill and then another half the next morning. I’m not anti-pain pills. I’m pro trying everything else before I shove one of those things in my face. I’ve taken enough to last 3 lifetimes and I’m trying something new. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING and I invite you to join me on my journey through life as I thrive with the kind of pain that puts people under the bed.