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The road from detox to becoming a RN

Discussion in 'Detoxing from Methadone' started by mrs-zebra, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. mrs-zebra

    mrs-zebra Member

    If you get the chance, please read my post, "the end of methadone detox". The moderators did a great job answering many of my questions, and it may be much help to you.

    Hello everyone,

    I know that this seems impossible to detox from the beast that is methadone. It sure seemed impossible to me. I tried to quit dozens of times (at least). If you are struggling, I believe that I am a model of hope for you all. Read my story in its entirety. I was so scared to detox off methadone. So scared. So very scared. However, I did it. The moderators of this forum are very special people who were an intricate part of my success.

    I have had surgery since coming off methadone (I had a hernia that needed repair). Guess what? I told the doctor that I would not take pain meds post-op. I straight out refused. In turn, the doctor refused to perform my surgery. So, the hospital called another surgeon and explained that the patient would not take pain meds. This surgeon repaired the hernia, and was understanding of my need of not having pain medicine. I’ve also had kidney stones. They hurt like hell. Pain is temporary. Addiction is not.

    I’m a registered nurse now. Yes, you read that right. I’m a board certified registered nurse. I passed my NCLEX exam last month and am now seeking employment. Go back and read my posts. Who would’ve thought? If I can do it, you can do it. I really hope that this update brightens up someone’s day.

    There is hope. You can do this. Life can be amazing. I wish you all the best of luck.

    Mr. Zebra
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  2. Fox face

    Fox face Moderator

    That's awesome news! Congrats!!
  3. peacenik

    peacenik Administrator

    It's so great to hear from you MrsZ. Congratulations on your new life.

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