Once I herniated a lumbar disk. For two weeks I was bedridden, immobilized by pain. I had to pee in a Dixie cup because I couldn't sit down. The docs gave me Motrin and muscle relaxers, till I finally had sell my soul for a crummy Darvocet.
Heath Ledger, OTOH, died from an overdose of OxyContin, Valium, Vicodin, Restoril, and Xanax.
Nobody has mentioned that he had any pain issues.
I agree it's a tragedy. But WTF?
Obviously I should have shopped harder for a more understanding physician.