“You don’t think you’ve changed in the last few years?”
“Well, of, of course I have. I’ve… I’ve gotten older. My hair’s gotten thinner. Sometimes I’m bored, sometimes I’m lonely, sometimes I wonder what it all means.”
“No, I was there! You are not just a regular guy who’s getting older, you’ve changed! You’re miserable, and you’re afraid to face yourself--”
“Of course I’ve changed!”
“And everything’s the leg? Nothing’s the pills? They haven’t done a thing to you?”
“They let me do my job, and they take away my pain.”
That conversation between Wilson and myself has stuck with me for a long time. I won’t readily admit a lot of things, simply because it’s none of your business. What works for me works and that’s all you need to know.
I will say this, though: The pills have changed me. Wilson was right -- it’s not just about the leg. It’s the damn pills, too. They control me as much as they control my pain.
( I used to have control over my life. )
Muse: Dr. Gregory House
Fandom: House, M.D.
Note: Conversation in italics and picture from the episode Detox.