The OTHER Drug and testing

Subject: The OTHER Drug and testing
From: Marilynne Smith <marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 15:26:02 -0700

Well, no one has brought up Hemingway and his buddies. I think they did
pretty well in spite of the stuff they put into their bodies. Alcohol, wasn't it?

> At 04:01 PM 10/20/00 -0500, Michele Davis wrote:
> >You guys all have some prejudice that is somehow warped, probably from reading
> >too much bunk in newspapers.
> >
> >I get migraines, guess what? I take opiates. Uh-huh! Imagine that! And you
> >know
> >what, I WORK while ON opiates. I work pretty well on opiates as well. Now mind
> >you, I didn't 10 years ago when I started opiates, then I just slept, but now
> >that my body knows what to do with the chemical it does it and makes me work
> >more effectively then if I had unilateral pain running down the side of my
> >head
> >from my migraine.
> >
> >Guess what? My friend Scott, now missing in a Colorado avalanche, used to work
> >tanked, yup! he drank all day while he worked, he could bike 50 miles a
> >day and
> >crank out a 50 pages for a manual in the afternoon--drunk. And it was good, a
> >bit poetic, but that's his style, sober or not.
> >
> >I could continue on, and on, and on, with this diatribe, but my point is, I
> >agree with the first guy who said that someone who is VERY tired from being up
> >all night with baby is impaired the same way someone stoned is. And some
> >people
> >work BETTER altered. It's just a fact of reality.
> >
> >And yes, I take drug tests! I even list my arsenal of meds and they never have
> >any problem with it, even though all of my meds do some mucking up in the grey
> >matter.
> >
> >--
> >Michele
> >
> >uses opiates, and still can put together half a web site!
> >
~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~ ~!~
Marilynne Smith
Sr. Technical Writer
marilyns -at- qualcomm -dot- com
(858) 651-6664

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