“I ONCE WAS A HERO,” RETIRED POLICE SARGENT SPEAKS OUT, NOW DENIED ADEQUATE TREATMENT FOR INTRACTABLE CHRONIC PAIN: THE STORY OF MY BROTHER

REPORTED BY

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

By

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 mask, 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 of 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. 

My Brother Retired Sargent, 33 years Detroit Police Department “I once was a hero and now I’m criminalized”

I WAS ONCE A HERO

I was once called a hero for protecting us very my community now looked upon as a potential criminal a potential 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 take to the ER and I was in pain. As it became clear no vital anatomical structures were damage the ER doctor put his hand on my shoulder and told me I was one tough man and 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 recognize my dilemma I would have went out into the street a bought something for the pain. These Supervisors quick thinking, then had me sit there at a desk for 1 hour then assigned me out for medical leave. I was out for 6 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 or the doctors and 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, for infrastructure, for the budgetary crisis, and for 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 treated and managing 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 myself. I can barely feed myself. My pain is so intense that part of my body seems to be shutting down.

All of this is because of pain. No one seems to gives a damn about my pain and my suffering.  What I’m seeing are 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, 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 the energy he had 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 up forever for the support he gave.

You can listen to his interview from Pain Patient Advocacy Week in 2017 

HERE:

FOR NOW, YOU ARE WITHIN

YOUAREWITHINTHENORMS.COM,(WYNTON MARSALIS CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET AND 2 OBOES, 1984)

THE NORMS

4 Comments

  1. Hi this is Keith Shulman. How terrible is this! Was this officially published in a newspaper?

      1. I completely understand. I’m a disabled RN, cared for others but not no wants chronic pain patients. Now new doctors in medical school are being instructed not to treat chronic pain. No one asks for chronic pain! Chronic pain can happen to anyone in an instance. I too have written govenor Desantis atleast 2xs. He sent my 1st response to the health department. Please know that you’re not alone. There are millions of chronic pain patients. People behind the scenes are fighting for us. I too am trying my best to fight for chronic pain patients. Opioids have been used for centuries to treat pain. Alternative treatments will not help incurable painful conditions. All of Florida Senators don’t care either. All Florida Senators and Ron Desantis want to be the next president. I will not vote for someone who doesn’t work for the people!. Hang in there sir. I’m so sorry for your suffering. I’d like to thank you for your service to protect and serve. Hang in there I know that we will win! It just doesn’t work and the opioid crisis isn’t safe pharmaceutical drugs it illicit illegal drugs. Kids think it’s easier to get drugs off the streets than going to a doctor. Chronic pain patients are looking to the streets for pain relief or killing theirselves by suicide sadly. We can’t lose people!
        Sincerely,
        Kimberly Smith, RN, chronic pain patient

        Kimberly Smith

  2. I understand completely. I am so sorry that the government literally has taken over medicine! I am more sorry that millions of people are suffering needlessly. I am a former nurse practitioner and now have 3 chronic pain disorders. One of them being centralized intractable pain. I like Mr. Clement have lost my job (because I could not stop my medication) believe me I tried as I loved caring for people. The nursing board in Indiana has posted that I am a substances abuser and alcoholic. This is not true. I have been cut to half of the medication I need! And like Mr.Clement I have lost most of my functioning abilities. I can’t go to the store, very difficult to even cook and clean my home and a lot of difficulty taking a bath and dressing myself. As a nurse we were taught to treat the pain. I took care of chronic pain patients for over 40 years. Yes, I had a few patients that did things they were supposed to do. I would give them one more chance depending on the situation. Most of the time they straighten up. Never in my life would I believe The medical field and society at large would be so inhumane. I pray we can get the help we need back. It’s like anything it will be different, and I do believe that monitoring is necessary. But, not to the extent it is today. I know professionally and personally that what is being done in the United States to chronic pain patients and now surgery and acute pain patients. This honestly is an example of dictatorship and let me be clear, it is morally wrong. I pray Mr. Clement will find a doctor to treat him. I believe he will find that doctor and he will have to go through physical therapy to get his endurance back. But if he had his medication I give you my word he would be able to function much better. We’ve all been told and we all know we have to endure some pain. However, what we are enduring is torture. I also hope this story does make it to every media on planet earth. And we need many more stories. May God bless you, just let us unite and get this fixed! Special thanks to Claudia A. Merandi. She honestly is an angel on this earth. We are very grateful for her.

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