I can tell that you, like I do, love Michael Jackson. I guess I should have written we both loved Michael. To me, he was the very best performer in the world. I used to watch MTV, in the old days when there were nothing but music videos, I would sit and wait for any of his videos. My favorite was at that time, "Thriller." I loved everything Michael ever did.
I think, from experience and friends, he was abusing drugs. He was going from doctor to doctor for heavy duty meds and even having friends getting the prescriptions in their names. That is what drug abusers do. However the Propofol is NOT for personal use, in any form by any doctor. I was a veterianry surgery tech. and we used the milky colored drug ONLY for anesthesic purposes. A small amount was injected IV through a catheter and immediately, while the animal was not breathing, because of the drug, we were able to slide the trach tube down into the trachia.
So the only thing Propofol is used for is surgery prep, and it has to be done ASAP since the animal or person is not breathing. They have to be intubated and on a respirator to keep them breathing. So each time Michael was recieving the drug in a drip (NONONON), his breathing would stop. I don't know why he stayed alive as long as he did. But I don't think it was an overdose.
When performers are working hard to do their best, it is extremely stressful. I have been super stressed out, myself. It is damned impossible to sleep. I had no access to sleeping pills, so I would just feel like s*** the next day. I just think Michael was trying to relax and forget about what he was going to do next. He was under emense pressure. Don't forget his dysfuncional childhood.
Thanks for writing this short piece. It said a lot to me.