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Trump Schedule || Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10:30 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing
11:00 am || Hosts an opioid and drug abuse listening session; Cabinet Room
3:45 pm || Drops by the Women’s Empowerment Panel; East Room

All times Eastern
White House briefing at noon

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19 Responses to Trump Schedule || Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  1. Hi, my name is Srdem and I’m a victim of opioid drug abuse.
    As a sufferer of arthritis I have been using Oxy for years to help me get through the day. I have never increased my dosage or use after all these years of pain relief.
    Now, I’m under observation by my doctor (who prescribed the drug), the pharmacy, and the federal government. I must get blood tests to see if I’m abusing the drug, sign releases to absolve the pharmacy from a lawsuit, and the feds are keeping track of my use.
    I can’t get my drug a day earlier than two days before a certain day chosen by – someone, so if a pill falls into the sink drain – too bad for me.

    I don’t know why or how so many people have decided to use pain killers for a fun time, Oxy doesn’t make you high or giggle.
    Oxy makes me dizzy and not fun dizzy.
    I have no answer or advice on how to end this epidemic. I just wish I wasn’t part of the war on drugs.

    • Srdem, sorry to hear that.Sounds so unnecessary and hard on people who already have it tough. Over here, many tend to believe that the US is an easygoing society with a strong belief in liberty and common sense but I have realized that the American bureaucracy and strange and unrealistic regulations often are much worse than here.

    • Sorry that happens to you, they do the same to me for a inhaler prescription and I’m pretty sure I don’t even need the stupid thing! OBAMACARE Sucks.

    • Same way with my husband and daughter with their ADHD medicine.

      Yes, ADHD is for real and very debilitating for those who have it. (It is very stressful to live with them, too!)

      • srdem…..my neighbor lady has the same problem….she has been on the same drug as you for almost 20 years….she has many health problems with a lot of pain and therefore must take the drug. Her husband is not even allowed to pick up her meds from the drug store…she has to show up in person and show her ID in order to get her prescription refilled. She wonders what is going to happen if she gets so bad that she cannot make it to the drugstore. I feel bad for her and anyone else in this situation.

        At the same time the thugs on the street don’t need a prescription-they have more drugs than we can count and it seems the war on drugs is just against us who are trying to follow the rules.

        The pharmacy does not allow me to pick up my prescription for the inhaler meds ahead of time either, Island Girl.

    • …and why is the federal government involved in this…? Push it down to state level. If the feds really feel a need to get involved, then just provide funding and information sources for state or local programs, but don’t try to run this from the fed.

    • It just sucks. My son knew a mom & son on Medicaid who got pain killers from a doctor to sell to the kids in Tucson. I think lots of street sales come thru Medicaid enrollees.
      Did you have to sign a “pain contract”? Just in case you try to get more pain meds from an other doctor….the Feds then descend upon you.

  2. I am back from a short trip to Italy. I was in Venice with husband and son. It is like stepping into a painting by Canaletto, the city basically looks the same. It is an amazingly beautiful place. Well, some houses are crumbling, plasters are peeling, iron is rusting but what can you expect of houses build on the water. They are so strong and well built that they are still standing and liveable even if they are from 1200. Our little hotel was from that era. There are no cars, you either walk or travel by boat, vaporettos, gondolas or any floating vessel. So when evening comes, there is silence. To walk around then is pure magic. The city is very sparsely lighted, there are shadows and whispers, laughter, singing, footsteps in the dark, and all those masks and masquerade costumes in the shop-windows…. When the city awakes you hear the seagulls and the lovely sound of the bells from the churches of Venice, you see people go around their business, shipping fruits, vegetables and goods on the canals, bringing out coffee trays to cafe-customers. Luckily for us, it was low season, between the Carnival and Easter, so the tourist crowds were not enormous, more like moderate. We even managed to get tickets to La Traviata.
    Today is an important day for Europe. The British PM signs Article 50 and triggers Brexit. Here we go !

      • OldTimer, many migrants arrive by boat to the south of Italy so the Italians have great problems there.There are lots of camps, dirty and crime riddled. Most migrants want to go further to the northern Europe in search of more and better welfare and benefits to exploit and take advantage of.So they use Italy as a transit. I guess the Italians have their fair share of problems with Muslims but Italy is the heart of the Catholic Church so the Italians probably do not bend over to accommodate the Muslims the way the do in Protestant countries.

    • Venice is lovely….too bad most locals have fled for the mainland due to the living costs…but it is a marvel to see and enjoy.

      H

    • Sounds like a lovely trip. Thanks for sharing it. You were smart to go between Carnival and Easter. Venice is, if not the, certainly one of my favorite cities.

      I have been there a number of times since I was a teenager and lived nearby. I always return. I never tire of it.

      Great history and a certain Venetian dignity.