ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia woman fighting a flesh-eating disease is refusing to take pain medications during some procedures, partly because of her personal convictions, her father said.
Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Georgia graduate student fighting to survive a flesh-eating bacterial infection that she contracted after an accident.
Aimee Copeland despises the use of morphine in her treatment, despite its effectiveness at blocking her pain, her father said in a Friday online update on his daughter's condition. Her graduate-school study of holistic pain management techniques leads her to feel she's a "traitor to her convictions" when she uses drugs to manage her pain, Andy Copeland said.
He also said the morphine has been making his daughter groggy, confused and has given her unpleasant hallucinatory episodes.http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-06-15/flesh-eating-disease/55624576/1
Mind over matter.