Medical Journal: 9/3/18

If you wished me luck last night, many thanks. It worked.

Took 5mg of oxycodone at 11:30. By 12:30, I felt calm and drowsy, so I went to bed. Lay there restfully, with no problem breathing, but didn’t actually fall asleep. So I took half a milligram of lorazepam, as planned, and that did the job. Comfortable sleep; up at 9, feeling a little bit drowsy –probably a benzo side-effect –but functional. May nap this afternoon. Main thing is that there was no repetition of the breathing difficulty. Dr. Gary Emmett suspects it was a radiation side-effect, and likely to dissipate with time, rather than a drug side-effect.

Voice maybe a little bit better, but still very thin. Turns out that the liquid and the tablets I was advised to get to treat dry mouth do a fairly good job at dealing with the sore throat.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

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  1. Sounds pretty good. How do you feel about the war on oxycodone and its manufacturer?

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