Little Back ground on my self ,i am a dyslexic medical cannabis patient that has fought threw life for more then 20 years in pain after a string of botched spine surgery .I have been prescribed just about every thing you can think of that is for controlling pain or that the drs thought may have a side effect to help control a symptom caused by 4 failed operations of the spine from Therasic 10 to the Sacrum 1 ,(bout half my spine) that has left me unable to do much of anything sence the failed fusion threw out Lumbar region . I have broken implementation in my spine , im non surgical at the moment tho i need two operations or combo surgery sometimes called , alfit and tlift .surgery on the front of the spine threw my gut and then replacement of instrumentation from the back side the spine as well.So to say i have complex intractable pain is a understatement. From bull toothache type pain radiation form the bones and screws to the nerve pain that shoots from my waist to different location in the rump leg and foot. I have hypersensitivity of the trunk from center line of my back above the spine to midline under my arm.This area of CRPs (complex regional pain syndrome) effects my rear thigh and saddle area at times.I been on a cane most my life and that ruined a shoulder and my ankle on the same side is damaged goods as well. Enough about what hurts for now and lets get into why im exspaling what symptoms i live with and have for over half my life. Pain Management in Arkansas , wow is it a labyrinth at best . I spent so long on opioid care that i was a opioid patient before the term pain management even existed i think. From Fyntinle to tramadol i have had it all one time or another. today im on 240 MME (morphine medical equivalent) less Medications then this time last year yet my condition is deteriorated and continues to daily. I found my self being told to consider implants of computers to shock my spinal cord or pumps to implant in my spine in order to continue to receive opioids control of a life debilitating immobilizing pain that is ever day life for a person whom spine has been cut in half and screwed back together.Over the years i have had to allow my spine to be injected my nerves to be burnt all these procedures that didnt work but had to consent to or not receive you relief for pain.Well the state of arkansas decided that patients could use medical cannabis for a list of symptoms and i am the lucky guy to have more then a couple of those. I hope to answer questions by direct message on the topic of medical use , as best to what my experiences are for all the people of arkasnas whom are on this path cannabis and natural medican s . Many loosing opioid care left no where to turn but to cannabis. I will tell you here from time to time what canna products have helped and have not helped me with my symptoms and maybe it will help educate the masses
I am a student of cannabis, and stuff. Music, art and cooking are cool. Botany of cannabis especially, but I have a Computer Science/Mathematics degree. Greenhorn botanist. Champion enthusiast. There, that's a more accurate depiction of reality.
Dr. Nichol is an anesthesiologist specializing in chronic pain management. A longtime advocate for the medical use of cannabis, he knows the importance of patient education in getting the best possible results from this very safe but often complicated to optimally use natural medication.
I am a single mom to 2 little humans and 2- 4- legged dog children. I have been living in Arkansas (from New Jersey) for about 5 years now.
I am a cannabis activist. Fighting for safer alternatives for addiction and medication for Arkansas Residents. I founded a 501c3 non profit called " Let Me Be Heard'. We are an advocacy group focusing on medical rights for medical cannabis patient's. We advocate for all, current and future medical patient's. My goal would be to grow this orginzation and it would be a national group with state chapters. ( all in due time) We bridge the gap between growers and patients in the state as well.
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I started enjoying cannabis on my 16th Birthday, 05/11/1973. I have used it since then. I have remained healthy and active, all my life. I think it is, in part, because of the weed. It has only enhanced my life. I recently (within the past year) developed a condition, brought on by a severe injury. I am not, nor have I ever taken or believed in pharmaceuticals. I prefer natural methods to relieve things that need relieving. Ha! I also have a strong dislike, an aversion, to doctors. I made the mistake of visiting one, for my recent diagnosis. They prescribed chemotherapy drugs, with horrible side effects. I did not fill those prescriptions, nor did I return. I treated myself, as I always have, with marijuana. I decided to go ahead and get my MMJ card, hoping the quality would be better than that from my "Weed Man". Plus, I really want and need to know what I'm getting. Using Cannabis, a good diet, exercise and a positive attitude, I have this stuff under control. I am very interested in making my own 'medicine', gummies, oils etc. In the 70's, I made my own hash and loved it. We sure have come a long way since then. I feel like I have been a Cannabis Crash Test Dunmy, having used for over 46 years and tried almost every variety. I prefer an Indica, or a Hybrid with Indica dominance. Sativa basically makes me paranoid, always has. Probably always will. I am and always have been, a non-drinker. I do not use harsher substances, although I did experiment a bit, in my much younger days. Marijuana had the lasting effect, no need for anything else. I am happy to be part of the group and hope to learn a lot, and possibly share some of my own experiences. Peace.