Graduation Speech : My Life Essay

1913 Words Nov 10th, 2016 8 Pages
July 26, 2018 I was finishing up the last work of an online class that I had taken over the summer. I received a message from a friend I hadn’t seen or spoken to in years. Her mother- in-law happened to be my mom’s best friend. I instantly knew something was wrong. I finished my assignment and messaged back my phone number. Within five minutes I received the second worst news of my life. My mom was dead. She had been found in a state of deterioration in her bathroom. It was presumed she had been dead for three days. Her husband who was dependent on her was found alive but barely. I was in a state of shock. I loved my mom very much and considered myself close to her. I couldn’t believe she was gone. Reality hit me and I instantly knew what had killed her because my mother was a prescription drug addict. She had been doing drugs my whole life and she was disabled with Fibromyalgia which had caused her chronic pain. I was angry that her addiction had finally taken her life. Months later, results from Toxicology came in. I receive a call from my sister and she was crying. She stated that mom had died from an OxyMorphine Overdose! I broke out in tears for what seemed like the hundredth time since she had died. I couldn’t believe she had gotten ahold of this drug. We knew it was not a medication she had been prescribed because we had cleaned out her apartment days after she died.
The truth hit me, and that is my mother was a Prescription Drug Addict. I share her story in this…

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