Not only do some doctors lie, but those who lie often don't care about the safety of drugs. For example, when I woke up from my first surgery, my doctors in Calhoun, Dr. Stephanie J. Brogden and Dr. William L. Theus, had me on morphine. This was to keep me drugged enough to not fully understand all they had done to injure me. They withheld information from me about my injury and my treatment. But, I had the nurses take the morphine out almost immediately, telling them I didn't need morphine and it was causing nightmares and hallucinations, as my visitors can attest. My boss came in after one of the surgeries when I was talking a nurse into getting it taken out for me. Then they sent me home on Darvocet for pain. They gave me several bottles between the two of them, most of which sat in my medicine cabinet, until it ended up in the garbage later, when I discovered it had been finally pulled off the shelf for causing heart attack and irregular heartbeat. These Calhoun doctors had given it to me during the time that many doctors no longer prescribed it, while it was under investigation by the FDA. I'm sure they had their own reasons. 8/
Am I telling you that you can't trust doctors? I'm telling you that if you rely on anyone else's prescription without your own conscious investigation, you will get more than you can read in the prescription scribbling. My doctors are, for the most part, natural method advocates, and vegetarians, who push organic grocery lists on me with the fanaticism of a street-junkie. I noticed too, that the ER physician's assistant at Tanner Hospital here in Haralson County supported my decision when I turned down the prescription for pain medicine when I tore the ligament in my hand. And, the orthopedic doctor in Carrollton didn't even offer me drugs when he reset my finger. So, no, I am not against doctors, just against being stupid sheep following the wrong shepherds. And, I am not against taking medicine advisedly.
I grant you, there are days like this week, when I am in so much pain I can't think clearly. But, even then, I am me. I'm not some drug I took out of a bottle. But, then again, that has always been me. My life has changed so drastically over the past two years that I often find myself searching for the strands that are really me from the different lives that I have led. Am I evolving or am I ebbing, like the tide. When I look at the common elements in my life, the natural world-loving, the fascination with technology, the writing, the refusal to smoke and take drugs from childhood, the search for God, I find that I am only intensifying in those elements that really define who I am. Everything else is temporal and situational.
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:6-10 (NLT) (Click the reference link for the NKJV)
Which brings me back around to the question of evolution in the macro... do I believe society is evolving? No, I believe society is becoming more of what it has always been. Crime is intensifying, economic problems are intensifying, and social problems are intensifying. Darwin taught about the "Evolution of Species" as a method of "survival of the fittest." I have to wonder how he could call this evolution. When evolution has played its way out as a theory, what will men believe?
*Today, I am posting early, as I have had several appointments this week, and resume physical therapy this afternoon. I got home from Atlanta too late last night, and I hope to make Bible Study tonight. So, this is it till tomorrow night. Adieu! No, not adieu, because I will be back lol. That should be Au revoir! Until later!