NORMAN J CLEMENT RPH., DDS, NORMAN L.CLEMENT PHARM-TECH, MALACHI F. MACKANDAL PHARMD, BELINDA BROWN-PARKER, IN THE SPIRIT OF JOSEPH SOLVO ESQ., IN THE SPIRIT OF REV. C.T. VIVIAN, JELANI ZIMBABWE CLEMENT, BS., MBA., IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HON. PATRICE LUMUMBA, IN THE SPIRIT OF ERLIN CLEMENT SR., WALTER F. WRENN III., MD., WILLIE GUINYARD BS., JOSEPH WEBSTER MD., MBA, BEVERLY C. PRINCE MD., FACS., RICHARD KAUL, MD., LEROY BAYLOR, JAY K. JOSHI MD., MBA, ADRIENNE EDMUNDSON, ESTER HYATT PH.D., WALTER L. SMITH BS., IN THE SPIRIT OF BRAHM FISHER ESQ., MICHELE ALEXANDER MD., CUDJOE WILDING BS, MARTIN NDJOU, BS., RPH., IN THE SPIRIT OF DEBRA LYNN SHEPHERD, BERES E. MUSCHETT, STRATEGIC ADVISORS
Sargent Ethroupious E’Clemon
Governor DeSantis of Florida signed an executive order barring public schools from requiring face masks. As governors around the country fight to preserve the rights of people not to wear a face masks, no governor or sitting politician has the guts or the tenacity to fight for the rights of the people to be free of pain.
Recently, I was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease. I am in chronic intractable pain. My pain is on the scale-up eight and nine. I recently had a prescription for pain medication. However, the insurance will only approve a seven-day supply. My pain will last more than seven days. Yet no politicians have the guts to stand up and say this citizen of America should not be in pain.
I WAS ONCE A HERO
I was once called a hero for protecting my very community but am now looked upon as a potential criminal and drug salesman, as I am denied medication that I so badly need.
Yet, in 1993 I was shot in the upper thigh by an assailant while a member of the elite Detroit Swat team unit. I was taken to the ER, and I was in pain. As it became clear no vital anatomical structures were damaged, the ER doctor put his hand on my shoulder and told me I was one tough man. I was sent home on no pain medication, and he returned me the work for the next day.
I was in excoriating pain the next morning when I went to work and had it not been for two Detroit Police Supervisors who recognized my dilemma; I would have gone out into the street and bought something for the pain. These Supervisors quick thinking, then had me sit at a desk for 1 hour and assigned me for medical leave. I was out for six months.
They fight for the right not to wear a mask. They fight against abortions. They fight for the right to carry a gun. However, no one stands for the rights of the citizens of America to be free of pain.
As doctors are being arrested and incarcerated for treating pain, no one is standing for the citizens, the doctors, or any medical professional to treat individuals for pain. I am angry, I am dismayed at the quality of life that has been forgotten. Everyone seems to be looking at false claims than the reality that people like myself are suffering from chronic pain.
DO THEY EVER FEEL OUR PAIN
I cry at night because my pain is so intense. Yet no one gives a dam. You fight for masks, infrastructure, budgetary crisis, and the right to carry a gun. None of these matters to me.
a) Where are all my rights?
b) Where is my justice to be free or manage my pain?
I went to a doctor, yet he lost his license due to treating pain. I was stunned to find that many doctors are in prison because they treat and manage patients in pain.
As my tears fall, where were all the people that could correct this matter? I can no longer carry my weapon. I can no longer take my wallet out of my pocket. I can no longer work out at the gym. I can no longer cook my food. I can no longer wash my back or clean my behind. I can barely dress. I can barely feed myself. My pain is so intense that part of my body seems to shut down.
All of this is because of pain. No one seems to give a damn about my pain and my suffering. I’m seeing attempts to control what they think is criminal contempt, yet I am suffering.
I am hurting I am in chronic pain;
c) What did we build America for, for the people, or for the ideological philosophies that pain management is a crime?
d) Where are the judges, and where are the elected officials?
I dare you to stand up for the people to be free of pain. I dare you to stand up for the doctors who treat people who are in pain. As I suffer, I see and feel that our elected officials have failed me.
Pain Patient Advocacy Week
Doc Myers led his last Pain Patient Advocacy Week in Washington, DC, on April 23-30, 2018. He wasn’t feeling up to par when he came to Washington, but he used all his energy to lead the movement. Possibly because of that self-sacrifice, he did not have the reserves when he returned home, and his health deteriorated over the next few months. He is truly a martyr to the cause, and Chronic Pain Patients should lift him forever for the support he gave.
You can listen to his interview from Pain Patient Advocacy Week in 2017
FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN