shall swiwe start with the bad and work our way up to the good? swim thinks so.
the south is full of religious nuts. unfortunately, for anyone with chronic pain or anxiety this translates into getting the meds they need into a near impossible task. and forget about needle exchange, let alone even being able to buy em in most places (at least in this state, and btw florida doesn't count as the bible belt really, too many northeastern transplants). swim doesn't have chronic pain, but has been on clonazepam (klonopin for years) and suddenly, despite complete medical records from florida, can't find a psych to prescribe here to save her life. she's been to two already and it's not cheap (she won't bother with the student medical center b/c she knows there's less than zero chance they'll prescribe any controlled substance. fuck it's frustrating!! esp when ppl look at her like she's asking them for heroin or somehting--it's just a benzo here ppl. jebus h christ.
that said, swim will move on to the good things. she loves the smoky mountains, not having to worry about gators in the lakes (this isn't florida anymore toto), seasons (even though she complains incessantly about the cold lol), having family and long-time friends close by again. she loves how nice ppl are here and is grateful to have grown up here for sure.
does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with where they live?