I saw the light
A few days ago my mom had fallen, had to be treated in the E.R. and had to stay at the hospital. She is doing just fine and will be coming home in a few days.
As I was leaving and picking up my car from the valet at the emergency room entrance, I noticed a grey Acura with the passenger door open and a woman who was completely lifeless. A few minutes pass and a doctor comes out yelling for help from other staff members, who I seem to feel ignored his cries. I heard we need a NARCAN kit, but no one came. Another man, who I assume, was the woman’s son was also with the doctor trying to remove her from the car. I was a mere 6-7 feet from wheelchairs, so I immediately ran and grabbed one to help get her into the E.R.
My car arrived as I walked out of the building, at this point, I felt every last bit of energy leave my body. As I got into my car and buckled my seatbelt, all I could do is cry. I cried and I cried, realizing what I had just witnessed. I gathered myself and went home.
I spoke with my sister, who was still with my mom at the E.R., and I told her what I had witnessed. She then asked me what the woman looked like, so I told her. She then tells me that they heard the staff cheering and “You’re alive” “You’re going to be ok”…………if you know anyone or live with anyone who uses opioids, please get yourself a NARCAN kit and get them off those deadly pills.
I’m sorry for the downer, but this is a reality that so many people face on a daily basis, every 19 minutes someone dies from opiate overdose. I was once addicted to pills and have been clean from them for four years. The few years I was addicted was a living hell, that I never want to live again! I was lucky enough to find medical cannabis and saved myself from the torment of opioid addiction.
I’m just a regular guy like you and if I can beat it so can you.
A few words of wisdom
The sun will rise again tomorrow if you let it!
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