Yesterday, I got the first part of this in a Meme . Every time I send out something that lampoons either the liberals or conservatives in my joke circle, someone either comes looking for a fight or sends me something to counter what I sent out. Today, I put the response with the original joke. (I did do a little grammatical editing). Now, everybody can be pissed!
Breaking News: Triple Crown winner Justify has just turned down an invitation to visit the White House. Asked why, the Triple Crown winner said, “If I wanted to see a horse’s ass, I would’ve finished second!”
He then turned down an offer to play golf with former President Barrack Obama, saying, “I’m a Thoroughbred race winner. Why would I want to hang out with an incompetent jackass?”
Propaganda. The scale they are using isn't very accurate for statistic sake. Pain is a very personal matter. That's being able to keep one Doctor so important. My pain tolerance is very high for a man. Ann's pain tolerance is low for a woman, but she still can handle more. Is it stubbornness, is it pride, is someone who's been pain free for the most part. Who says you have to use opiates for pain? Certainly not my Doctor, that's one of the many reasons I've jumped through hoops just to keep with him. For over a year, I had to pay him out of pocket, not cheap, but he knew, and helped out... I digress That study is bullshit plain and simple, just because they try to make math out of a non-control group.
sorry about that rant. I've just got a 5 inch scar where my "funny bone" used to be. Pain is relative to the individual. Most of the people in the hospital will exaggerate, because they know the hospital will give them the good "stuff".
It's a maxim of biochemistry that many drugs work by mimicking a natural chemical produced by the body. Or by suppressing production of those natural chemicals. Opium type drugs are mimics of the chemicals that give the "runner's high", for example.
Research in Israel shows a chemical in Pot is much like the hormone released in women, notably while in labor. After giving an antagonist to that hormone ( blocking it's effect ) to volunteer women about to have babies, they figured out exactly what it does. Make them forget how bad the pain and terror was while giving birth.
In fact, they concluded that the hormone was responsible for our species survival, since the unhappy volunteers were serious about never wanting to go through labor again. ( I'd love to see a follow up study on those women ) Without it, we'd die off as a species.T
I speculate recreational sex would be rare..... so life wouldn't be worth living anyway.
Thus, Pot is by other studies a mediocre pain killer, if you question the subject at the time they are in pain, like after surgery. Booze is better, but not as effective as opioids. But if you ask the next day, the Pot subjects report less discomfort remembered.
Is Pot good pain therapy? Yes and no. But long term, yes, for some/many.
Everyone is different. Universal truths exist in physics, we believe, but not all truths are universal in people.
Penicillin is a miracle drug for many, and fatal to some.
What about nitrous? For me? I could feel the pain in the dentist office. I know how much the needle hurts when they numb you. So, when it wore off and the dentist asked if I felt that. I told him If he could finnish the grinding in five minutes I did not need another shot. Nitrous just makes me not care, period.