Gambling on Life: The Conclusion & Gabapentin Withdrawal

Will Leffert Gambling On Life

This is the final part of a series called “Gambling On Life”, my experiences in the US healthcare system. Read part 4 here. Gambling on Life: Quitting Gabapentin & Withdrawal Symptoms Let me start by saying thanks to everybody who has supported me in this journey. It has been difficult; each medication came with its own issues, and Gabapentin had …

Gambling On Life: Pain Management Side Effects

Will Leffert Gambling On Life

This is part 4 of a series called “Gambling On Life”, my experiences in the US healthcare system. Read part 3 here. Pain Management: Side Effects I’m no stranger to medication; I’ve been taking various kinds of pills for nearly all my life. I’ve been on all sorts of drugs; from standard anti-histamines to Valium. Every drug can make you …

Gambling On Life: Pain Management Costs How Much?

Will Leffert Gambling On Life

This is part 3 of a series called “Gambling On Life”, my experiences in the US healthcare system. Read part 2 here. Pain Management: Costs It had been almost a month since my first visit with Jordan at QMG. I had been taking the Gabapentin like clockwork, and was up to 200mg morning and evening for a couple weeks now. …

Gambling On Life: Pain Management First Visit

Will Leffert Gambling On Life

This is part 2 of a series called “Gambling On Life”, my experiences in the US healthcare system. Read part 1 here. Pain Management: First Visit My first visit with pain management was interesting. I checked in 15 minutes early, knowing I’d most likely have some paperwork to fill out. I am used to this sort of thing, but probably …

Gambling On Life: The Cost of Treatment In the US, Part 1

Will Leffert Gambling On Life

It has been just over 6 months since my last redesign; with each one, I have a theme. Previous themes include touching on the definition of color (as well as interpretation of humanity), the state of my own mind, and appreciating more abstract forms in life. This time, I’m making public my experiences in the US healthcare system, especially in …