Nurse Practitioners
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#82 Jun 15, 2011
Just Me wrote:
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You know, it's just amazing how some that believe there are superior and more intelligent than others thrive on putting down those who they believe are beneath them. Why do they waste their precious time?
It makes them feel better about themselves.
Philly

Nashville, TN

#83 Jun 15, 2011
I was shot in the arm when I was a kid. If you could see my arm youd know that i have pain. My exwife called me a junkie for takin pain pills and she divorced me and took my sons. I stayed clean a long time and tryd to see my son. I was with a woman I loved more than anything except my boys. I was hurting real bad and I broke down and made a doctor. I was so ashamed that I didn't go home. She couldn't a handled me using pills. I new she could do better an she did. My exwife took my kids and moved up norht. Fahter's day is sundy and i dont even know where my sons atre. Wish i could find some place to give me two days of pills at a time when i need them. I am not OK to have 30 at a time.
Pain Patient

Nashville, TN

#84 Jun 16, 2011
What is the difference in dependency and addiction? I don't feel that there is any. Say I have a spine problem that cant be fixed and I am on 3 oxycottin 80mg a day and 6 oxycodone 30 mg a day for breakthrough pain for 7 yers.. I take these meds at the same time every day even when I am not hurting.. kinda like killing the pain before it starts because you know that it will come soon. Taking the perscription as perscribed. then all the sudden they have a surgery that will fix my spine problem and when i under go it and the surgery was successfull. From being so depended on the medication for my pain for so long it beause addictive, when you no long need the meds you still crave them and want them because they have become a part of your life for so long. Like stopping smoking, you still crave it because you were dependent on it for so many years.
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#85 Jun 16, 2011
Pain Patient wrote:
What is the difference in dependency and addiction? I don't feel that there is any. Say I have a spine problem that cant be fixed and I am on 3 oxycottin 80mg a day and 6 oxycodone 30 mg a day for breakthrough pain for 7 yers.. I take these meds at the same time every day even when I am not hurting.. kinda like killing the pain before it starts because you know that it will come soon. Taking the perscription as perscribed. then all the sudden they have a surgery that will fix my spine problem and when i under go it and the surgery was successfull. From being so depended on the medication for my pain for so long it beause addictive, when you no long need the meds you still crave them and want them because they have become a part of your life for so long. Like stopping smoking, you still crave it because you were dependent on it for so many years.
Addiction is when the person gets out of control with the medication. They begin abusing it,,,ie; taking more than prescribed etc. Their life begins to revolve around getting that next pill. Dependency is the physiologic response of the body to any kind of medication where the body becomes dependent on it. It doesn't only happen with pain pills. It happens with some blood pressure medications, antidepressants..the list goes on. Yes, you would have to wean yourself, or be weaned from the medication but it does not CONTROL your every move. I am on several medications now for health reasons that my body is dependent on and they are not pain meds. There is a HUGE difference between addiction and dependency.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#87 Jun 16, 2011
ThomasS wrote:
I do not understand how Vonore Pain Management is open for business. According to official state documents, the owner/practitioner, Retha Alexander, had her license revoked for diversion of controlled substances. According to the order, both her RN license and her nurse practitioner license were revoked in April, 2011. You can go to tn.gov license health and click on license verification to get to this information.
The web site seems to be health.state.tn.us/PDFs/April_ 2011. You can read the order for yourself.
You just keep spreading that garbage...you are going from one thread to the next posting this. What a scum. If anyone wants to know the TRUTH of the situation I will GLADLY tell them. It was NOT permanently revoked and it was from something that happened YEARS ago...they revoked it because I work in pain management. But then, Spread it around, it shows what scum you are by posting my full name on a public forum. I would gladly tell anyone my name in private but you are opening me to stalking.
Allen Johnson

Shelbyville, TN

#88 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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You just keep spreading that garbage...you are going from one thread to the next posting this. What a scum. If anyone wants to know the TRUTH of the situation I will GLADLY tell them. It was NOT permanently revoked and it was from something that happened YEARS ago...they revoked it because I work in pain management. But then, Spread it around, it shows what scum you are by posting my full name on a public forum. I would gladly tell anyone my name in private but you are opening me to stalking.
Well, the truth is you dont hold a license to practice and you were fined several thousand dollars for stealing drugs from St. Marys and taking an animal to work, right "snake"? Then there's that pesky "obtaining Hydrocodone" problem. etc etc the list goes on.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#89 Jun 17, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>Well, the truth is you dont hold a license to practice and you were fined several thousand dollars for stealing drugs from St. Marys and taking an animal to work, right "snake"? Then there's that pesky "obtaining Hydrocodone" problem. etc etc the list goes on.
And how many years ago was that?? Try this on for size...there is NOTHING anyone can say to me that I have not already said to myself back then. And FYI...I turned myself in to the state so I take what they hand out but those papers do not tell the entire story. But then again, I really don't care. I have paid for my mistakes over and over. I am past it. When it's overturned THEN the entire story will be out. Until then, say what you want. There is nothing that I am ashamed of anymore.
bigT

Knoxville, TN

#90 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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And how many years ago was that?? Try this on for size...there is NOTHING anyone can say to me that I have not already said to myself back then. And FYI...I turned myself in to the state so I take what they hand out but those papers do not tell the entire story. But then again, I really don't care. I have paid for my mistakes over and over. I am past it. When it's overturned THEN the entire story will be out. Until then, say what you want. There is nothing that I am ashamed of anymore.
hey ps,at least yours is public record,which means you have nothing to hide.bet all the others on here that just keep on and on and on,have plenty to hide.believe that!!why do people like this live such a miserable life,to where they have to put others down to compensate for there own pit falls...and as you said who cares what they think..have a good one girl,screw a bunch like this they mean absolutely nothing..
Allen Johnson

Shelbyville, TN

#91 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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And how many years ago was that?? Try this on for size...there is NOTHING anyone can say to me that I have not already said to myself back then. And FYI...I turned myself in to the state so I take what they hand out but those papers do not tell the entire story. But then again, I really don't care. I have paid for my mistakes over and over. I am past it. When it's overturned THEN the entire story will be out. Until then, say what you want. There is nothing that I am ashamed of anymore.
yes, I can see clearly that you have no shame... well about anything. Lets see, 2009... that would be 2, but that doesnt matter does it. You really arent a nurse or a nurse practitioner. You dont hold a license to practice. You stole drugs from a hospital and the got Hydros illegally. It is that simple. Thats why you lost BOTH licenses. Right snake? Or is your real name Anthony Weiner?
Allen Johnson

Shelbyville, TN

#92 Jun 17, 2011
bigT wrote:
<quoted text>hey ps,at least yours is public record,which means you have nothing to hide.bet all the others on here that just keep on and on and on,have plenty to hide.believe that!!why do people like this live such a miserable life,to where they have to put others down to compensate for there own pit falls...and as you said who cares what they think..have a good one girl,screw a bunch like this they mean absolutely nothing..
Yeah, public record is that she stole drugs and obtained Hydrocodone illegally. I am not putting anyone down. Just stating public record. If that puts her down, well she should no have stolen and got drugs.
bigT

Knoxville, TN

#93 Jun 17, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, public record is that she stole drugs and obtained Hydrocodone illegally. I am not putting anyone down. Just stating public record. If that puts her down, well she should no have stolen and got drugs.
your not putting anyone down????come on man thats your priority in life,you talk about others not working and being on welfare etc.tell me creep what do you do for a living,that allows you to stay on here 24/7.you dont hit a lick at nothing man,and the taxes i pay keep you going is the real answer creep.you are a loser that you can never change,and a closed minded bastard as well..go to hell creep...ONE WORD DUDE.KARMA!!!!AND I DONT ATTEND ANY PAIN MANAGEMENT ,DRAW ANY WELFARE OR FOOD STAMPS AND I HAVE INSURANCE AS WELL..SO YOU ARE A LIAR!!im done with you azz-hole!!! for real.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#94 Jun 17, 2011
bigT wrote:
<quoted text>hey ps,at least yours is public record,which means you have nothing to hide.bet all the others on here that just keep on and on and on,have plenty to hide.believe that!!why do people like this live such a miserable life,to where they have to put others down to compensate for there own pit falls...and as you said who cares what they think..have a good one girl,screw a bunch like this they mean absolutely nothing..
That's exactly how I feel. I have nothing to hide and the hydrocodone was not obtained illegally. They weren't even for me. But then, people on here are going to believe what they want. It doesn't matter to me. I KNOW the entire truth of what happened...and that's all that matters. My friends and family know the truth and so does my lawyer who is in the process of getting it overturned. It is a fight I have been dealing with for a couple years now...and there is a reason things are happening they way they are. There needs to be a change in our system and if I am the one that is being used to instigate that change then I will stand up to that challenge. YES, I have made mistakes but none that I am ashamed of anymore. I paid for my mistakes and turned myself over for them. I will not remain shameful for the rest of my life. My life is too good to wallow in shame. And if people only KNEW how many nurses, pharmacists and doctors get caught up in something similar to this they would be amazed. I am not alone in this but will stand up for those that have made similar mistakes. Thanks Big T..it's friends like you that help me keep my chin up....and I didn't take a snake to work...lol.
RachaelAppelt

Nashville, TN

#95 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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That's exactly how I feel. I have nothing to hide and the hydrocodone was not obtained illegally. They weren't even for me. But then, people on here are going to believe what they want. It doesn't matter to me. I KNOW the entire truth of what happened...and that's all that matters. My friends and family know the truth and so does my lawyer who is in the process of getting it overturned. It is a fight I have been dealing with for a couple years now...and there is a reason things are happening they way they are. There needs to be a change in our system and if I am the one that is being used to instigate that change then I will stand up to that challenge. YES, I have made mistakes but none that I am ashamed of anymore. I paid for my mistakes and turned myself over for them. I will not remain shameful for the rest of my life. My life is too good to wallow in shame. And if people only KNEW how many nurses, pharmacists and doctors get caught up in something similar to this they would be amazed. I am not alone in this but will stand up for those that have made similar mistakes. Thanks Big T..it's friends like you that help me keep my chin up....and I didn't take a snake to work...lol.
The exact language of the order is "pet reptile". Most would conclude that was a snake.

Years ago? Quoting, "On or around November 12, 2009 Respondent obtained an unauthorized prescription for Hydrocodone from Dr. Susan Webb, a previous employer of the Respondent. Respondent had Dr. Webb's medical assistant call a prescription for Hydrocodone pills into Respondent's husband's pharmacy for the Respondent's use."

For heavens sake, it's public record.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#96 Jun 17, 2011
RachaelAppelt wrote:
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The exact language of the order is "pet reptile". Most would conclude that was a snake.
Years ago? Quoting, "On or around November 12, 2009 Respondent obtained an unauthorized prescription for Hydrocodone from Dr. Susan Webb, a previous employer of the Respondent. Respondent had Dr. Webb's medical assistant call a prescription for Hydrocodone pills into Respondent's husband's pharmacy for the Respondent's use."
For heavens sake, it's public record.
And I have nothing to hide. It was January 2009 and they were NOT mine. And you as a state employee on here?? What does that say about our state prosecutors?? I will stand by what I KNOW is true whether they, or you, believe it or not. Did I call Webbs office and ask my friend for a professional favor for another friend who was in pain and noone would treat?? Yes, I did. And it got called in in MY name as a mistake. I really don't care who believes it or not but THAT IS THE TRUTH. I have made my amends to my friend for not directly speaking to her about the matter from the start. But any prescription I got for myself while I was having my three back surgeries were ALL legal. Did I take a 3 inch emerald swift to work in a box...yes, I did. And for those who don't know an emerald swift is a lizard. Was it a mistake I made while in active addiction. YES IT WAS. And I have paid for those mistakes over and over and I will not live with guilt and shame about it anymore. I told the truth when I was there. If they didn't believe it then so be it. It is another bump in the road that I will get past with my dignity AND recovery intact.

Since: Jun 11

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#98 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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And I have nothing to hide. It was January 2009 and they were NOT mine. And you as a state employee on here?? What does that say about our state prosecutors?? I will stand by what I KNOW is true whether they, or you, believe it or not. Did I call Webbs office and ask my friend for a professional favor for another friend who was in pain and noone would treat?? Yes, I did. And it got called in in MY name as a mistake. I really don't care who believes it or not but THAT IS THE TRUTH. I have made my amends to my friend for not directly speaking to her about the matter from the start. But any prescription I got for myself while I was having my three back surgeries were ALL legal. Did I take a 3 inch emerald swift to work in a box...yes, I did. And for those who don't know an emerald swift is a lizard. Was it a mistake I made while in active addiction. YES IT WAS. And I have paid for those mistakes over and over and I will not live with guilt and shame about it anymore. I told the truth when I was there. If they didn't believe it then so be it. It is another bump in the road that I will get past with my dignity AND recovery intact.
Why should a person have to keep explaining past mistakes? Who hasn't?

As far as not being licensed, I do not see the clinic has not been shut down. While working at a hospital, I had paid the bi-yearly license fee on-line but work was not notified (guess it took longer to process) and I was told if my license expired, I could not return to work until it was.

I've seen nurses and MDs have more problems than this and continue to work. I worked with one nurse who was a bully - threatened a pt with a gun, She was fired but license was not revoked.

I've never had to go through license issues (thank God) but one of my co-workers had to go for drug issues. She paid a fortune for the rehab, drug tests, etc and after 2 years her slate was wiped clean.

for those that feel strongly about PS's issues, then report it or let it be. And if it turns out a state employee is releasing info, then I would certainly report them.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#99 Jun 17, 2011
RachaelAppelt wrote:
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The exact language of the order is "pet reptile". Most would conclude that was a snake.
Years ago? Quoting, "On or around November 12, 2009 Respondent obtained an unauthorized prescription for Hydrocodone from Dr. Susan Webb, a previous employer of the Respondent. Respondent had Dr. Webb's medical assistant call a prescription for Hydrocodone pills into Respondent's husband's pharmacy for the Respondent's use."
For heavens sake, it's public record.
Actually I was thinking more of Lizard. I took one to school for almost a year everyday when i was in high school. I hate snakes though.. yeeek.. but even if so.. who cares.. a reptile is contained.. there are reptiles that come into buildings every day.. at least maybe she had this one in its own container.
Pain Sufferer

Redmond, OR

#100 Jun 17, 2011
GoofyGal1985 wrote:
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Actually I was thinking more of Lizard. I took one to school for almost a year everyday when i was in high school. I hate snakes though.. yeeek.. but even if so.. who cares.. a reptile is contained.. there are reptiles that come into buildings every day.. at least maybe she had this one in its own container.
Yes, he was in his own container. Non the less I should not have taken him. That was November 2002 and I was suspended for three days for it and it never happened again. I worked the night shift and he was sick, needing saline injections every 2 hours. There was crap in the report that said I put him in a baby isolette...never happened but of course the report could never be wrong. I WILL fight this. I am a firm believer that one person can make a difference and nurses in recovery need SUPPORT...not the BS they have now.
Allen Johnson

Shelbyville, TN

#101 Jun 17, 2011
Gypsy Heart 1971 wrote:
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Why should a person have to keep explaining past mistakes? Who hasn't?
As far as not being licensed, I do not see the clinic has not been shut down. While working at a hospital, I had paid the bi-yearly license fee on-line but work was not notified (guess it took longer to process) and I was told if my license expired, I could not return to work until it was.
I've seen nurses and MDs have more problems than this and continue to work. I worked with one nurse who was a bully - threatened a pt with a gun, She was fired but license was not revoked.
I've never had to go through license issues (thank God) but one of my co-workers had to go for drug issues. She paid a fortune for the rehab, drug tests, etc and after 2 years her slate was wiped clean.
for those that feel strongly about PS's issues, then report it or let it be. And if it turns out a state employee is releasing info, then I would certainly report them.
Yeah, Im sure Jake butcher feels the same way.
Allen Johnson

Shelbyville, TN

#102 Jun 17, 2011
Pain Sufferer wrote:
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Yes, he was in his own container. Non the less I should not have taken him. That was November 2002 and I was suspended for three days for it and it never happened again. I worked the night shift and he was sick, needing saline injections every 2 hours. There was crap in the report that said I put him in a baby isolette...never happened but of course the report could never be wrong. I WILL fight this. I am a firm believer that one person can make a difference and nurses in recovery need SUPPORT...not the BS they have now.
All perfectly innocent. Nurses bring reptiles to the unit ALL the time. Heck doctors even encourage it for the sickest patients. Its great for getting their heart rate up.
Pain Sufferer

Ooltewah, TN

#103 Jun 17, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>All perfectly innocent. Nurses bring reptiles to the unit ALL the time. Heck doctors even encourage it for the sickest patients. Its great for getting their heart rate up.
And I owned up to my mistakes and made it right. Enough of your crap. I know plenty are tired of your rants and greater than thou attitude. The difference between you and me...I admit when I'm wrong and work hard to make the necessary changes within myself. You on the other hand will always be a creep. goodbye useless piece of crap.

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