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A needle in your body

I have a 50 years old uncle who has been a drug addict for the past 35 years and the only thing he did all his life is live to consume drugs. He lives in a dump and won't let us, his family, get close to him to help him. He said its the path he chose, so he's going to do it alone.

Last week he was injecting himself on the neck when the needle broke. Now, its swimming in his body and the doctors say there's nothing they can do about it. They could try a CAT scan to locate it, but even then there was the problem of removing it.

I'm not complaining or looking for pats on the back. I actually admire my uncle a lot: he lived his own nightmare and never dumped his burden on the rest of us, no matter what he went through.

I guess I just want to share this.
Permalink What'd I say? 
September 8th, 2006 5:36pm
Sorry to hear that. It's alwasy difficult to live with those things
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
September 8th, 2006 6:01pm
Sorry to hear that. Junkies are only partly to blame for their self-destruction though.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
September 8th, 2006 6:19pm
" I actually admire my uncle a lot"

heh, yeah Im like that.  Ive always rather liked bloody minded bastards, and I agree that the sheer fact he has avoided dumping his shit onto the rest of you is _very_ impressive....most drug addicts* become pretty self serving and selfish...thats the nature of the disease.

kudos to your uncle.



*actually, addicts in general really
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 9th, 2006 12:50am
Really high powered magnet carefully applied?
Permalink wheeeee ~~~~x 
September 9th, 2006 12:57am

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