Good Friends Make all the Difference

Chris Breva By Chris Breva, 6th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This page is a thank you for all my friends who have stood by me these past few weeks. I made the decision today that I would not have to go through a detox unit after all to discontinue the pain killers, This page will discuss that decision and more.

Good Friends Make All the Difference

As many of you know I underwent major surgery on my back recently. The surgery included the implanting of two 45 mm metal rods, bones grafts, a small cage to hold the bone grafts, and metal screws to hold it all in place. After the surgery I spent three days on liquid dilaudid and valium, which I feared would trigger my addiction. It did not. Then I was discharged on percocets which I also figured would aggravate my addiction.

However after three days at home I was able to call the doctor and ask for a weaker pain killer because my pain had lessened extensively. I give the credit for this to the power of faith of all those praying for me from whatever faith you belong to on Wikinut, Bubblews, MyLot, and other pages. The bond of friendship and the power of faith can literally move mountains. I truly believe that.

I wanted to announce that I made the decision this morning that I will be able to quit the pain killers without rehab. I will of course continue going to 12 step meetings. They are essential to my recovery. Their traditions prohibit me from saying which program I attend. I respect their traditions very much.

I will take my last pain pill this afternoon if I need it. So far I haven't needed any. Muscle relaxers have been sufficient and I suspect they will continue to be. I have healed very rapidly and I know it is due to your faith and prayers. Thank you all so much. I love you all for this. Marvin D. Schrebe AKA Chris Breva.


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author avatar Chris Breva
I am a poet and editor of Mid-Ohio Valley Poetry Magazine. I have published four books of poetry in my lifetime. I write about a wide variety of topics. I really enjoy poetry.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Jul 2013 (#)

Keep smiling Chris - we are with you all the way - siva

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author avatar Chris Breva
8th Jul 2013 (#)

I know you are Siva. I appreciate and love you all for that too!

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author avatar Mariah
8th Jul 2013 (#)

Good Luck Chris, you can do it.
Ditto Siva's comment

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author avatar Chris Breva
8th Jul 2013 (#)

Ditto my reply above.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
8th Jul 2013 (#)

Very proud of you and your strength and healing...well done Chris...

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