My wife got a call from a former co-worker. They haven't been in touch for a few years. The guy called out of a blue. He sounded like didn't know anything about my wife's illness. When she told him, he seemed to have a normal reaction. Loss of words, expression of sympathy, etc. The guy had a health story of his own to tell. Two surgeries for unspecified condition, abdominal drain tube, and a few more vague tidbits.
That was a couple of days ago.
He called again today. Told my wife that he was very worried about her. Wanted to meet and talk. My wife declined. She is in the middle of chemo and her blood counts are all over the place. She didn't want to go out and risk an infection.
Then he dropped a bomb.
He said that two surgeries left him in considerable pain. That doctors refuse to treat him. He didn't explain why. He said that he couldn't bear his pain any more. He asked my wife for a favor. Approach our oncologist, complain about pain and get a prescription for... guess what... OXYCONTIN.
My wife was caught off guard, but she had the presence of mind to tell him that his request was completely unacceptable. Unfortunately, she didn't hang up on him.
My wife and I talked about this at length. I explained what oxycontin is and how it is subject to a wide-spread abuse (she didn't know). I said I was 99% sure that he was an addict. She promised that she will cut him loose if he ever calls again.
I have two other options:
1. I have his email and phone number. I can approach him myself and tell him in no uncertain terms not to contact my wife ever again.
2. I can report him to police.
What say you?
I'm seething with anger that he tried to take advantage of my wife, a cancer patient. What kind of rotten person would do such a thing?