Medical Marijuana Part Deux and Update

 

Good morning fellow WordPressers! Can you believe it’s been a year since I’ve posted on this blog? The time has flown and I have no excuses other than life.

I want to update you all on what’s been going on with me over the past year but that’s going to take a few posts. I will say that a new friend who read my story told me she was touched by it and has inspired me to come back to blogging.

Since it’s been so long, everything on this site has changed, much to my detriment. I’ll have to re-educate myself.

The main focus on today’s post is to follow-up on last year’s post,  Medical Marijuana and Me. For the past nine months or so, I have officially been a card-carrying member of the Medical Marijuana Club. I have both a vape and the tincture (which I drop under my tongue). It tastes horrendous but it helps and has nearly eliminated the need for any narcotic medication, even the low dose pills. Granted, there are some days, like yesterday that my pain level was through the roof and I don’t get much relief but that is rare now. I think I flared so badly because of the brutally cold weather.

My vape has a high THC level so I can fall asleep better at night and my tincture has a high CBD level so I can get through my day.  This works well for me since I stopped smoking cigarettes last summer. Since receiving the vape, my psychiatrist, Dr. K has taken me off sleeping pills (which didn’t really work, to begin with). That’s one other med dropped. For anyone who suffers chronic pain, I can’t say enough. Get it if you can.

Dr. K and I are still working on my depression and anxiety. I get some relief from the cannabis but not enough. I’m not trying to get high. I’m trying to function. So I’m still on meds for that. Fluoxetine for depression and Buspirone (again) for anxiety. Remember when I was originally on Buspar and had urges to punch people in the face?? Not anymore. I guess he gave me a lower dose.

All in all, it’s been a decent year. I plan to make this year better and drop some more meds.

For those of you who’ve stuck by me and continue to follow me even though I’ve been a bad blogger, thank you. You mean the world to me.

God bless.

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About My Miracle Life

I'm a writer, blogger, avid reader, book reviewer, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage and stroke survivor, moving forward in my recovery and trying to advocate for stroke and brain hemorrhage awareness and prevention. I'm also slowly working towards independence, driving, my first novel, a memoir and a series of short stories. I've been lucky to have a very small network of close friends to guide me; I've been even luckier to have found an online 'family' of sorts to help me through the rough times.
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2 Responses to Medical Marijuana Part Deux and Update

  1. Hey Twinny! Glad you are getting pain relief and sleeping better. It sounds like a big difference. Tastes bad – what does it taste like?

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  2. I’d follow you anywhere!! I’ve missed you, Eva! So glad to hear things are going well. I’m definitely a fan of using medical marijuana over opioids. They are such devastating drugs.

    Hugs!!!

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