My mom truly makes me shake my head. She is in pain ALL THE TIME. She has taken Vicodin forever and it really isn't doing much other than now it's just a habit. She was given morphine she will take it then the pain will subside and go away, then she gets really drowsy and high feeling and decides never to take it again. Then she complains about the pain again after a few days or more. Says “I have to talk to the nurse bout this pain” and the same thing happens again. They've tried other types of pain meds and she refuses anything that makes her "high" or really drowsy. She is 87, terminal on hospice, a miracle to be alive, in home almost completely on bed rest. She is such a control freak that she doesn't want to feel out of control yet she's in excruciating pain and knows shes dying soon. I don't get it.