Never Ceases to Amaze Me
Sorry, been off my posting game lately.
Anyway, what always amazes me is when I see an elderly person coming in for drug OD or even just with a positive U-tox. I guess Marijuana is not such a big deal in most cases but I’m shocked when I see Cocaine or Meth. How does this happen? I imagine they are not just suddenly picking up a hard core drug habit when they are eligible for Medicare, but probably have done the drugs for a long time – and never put them down.
Then that always surprises me when I wonder how they survived that long while doing drugs that have such a high incidence of cardiac-related complications which are additive to the regular DM, HTN, and CAD that many people develop.
Still, they do die on occasion from it. It’s sad when an old guy strokes out when doing blow or when he seizes and then has a v-fib arrest all because of something that should have been addressed years before. Remember, not everyone is Keith Richards!