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My Granddad's Morphine Addiction and Prolonged Neck Surgery

 Rockhampton Hospital.
Rockhampton Hospital.

My grandfather Bruce Edward, was an advanced scaffolder. He was fit and healthy until an unfortunate work accident damaging his neck.

Granddad had stood up under a low hanging scaffold at a very hard and fast pace striking his hard hat, which caused two prolapsed vertebrae disks. 

Granddad has already underway two neck surgeries so far. He still endures constant pain in his neck, and is waiting for a third operation.

He has been waiting three years for this important surgery and has been classed as category 3 to see a specialist. Granddad is on a disability pension which in my opinion that is why they aren't paying any attention.

The doctors prescribe him with a synthetic morphine called Jurnista to ease the pain in his neck, which has unhealthy side effects that is causing him grief especially with his bipolar and depression. He has been on morphine for three years, which I can imagine can't be good for his health.

He wishes to work full-time but can't because the morphine side effects restrict him working in some conditions. Granddad cannot rehabilitate off the morphine until he has his third operation.

If he gets this much needed operation he can work more, get rehabilitation to get off the morphine so he can be happy and healthy again.
With the recent layoffs in Queensland health I hope my granddad won't be forced to suffer on the waiting list for years to come.

Please help granddad!

Yours sincerely,
Chayse Aston
Grandson, Aged: 14
 

Topics:  addiction, grandfather, morphine, neck, queensland health, surgery




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