Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Medical Marijuana From My Perspective As A Cancer Patient

January, 2015

Medical Marijuana from a cancer patient respective:
 Where chemo hits the body the reaction is that it's poison and the body must get rid of it, anyway possible. The vomiting begins and sometimes it doesn't stop. In my case I hardly had time to breath between vomiting episodes. "Next to my bed was this apparatus, an acrylic bubble base water pipe. It appeared large next to my frail body. It reminded me of water pipes used by people in the Middle East. It held water at the base and, at the top, sat a ball of medical marijuana. A friend gave it to me, just in case I needed it, and this was the time. I could light it; inhale the smoke that billowed from a long pipe attached to that burning cannabis. I placed the mouthpiece to my lips and inhaled between waves of nausea. My nostrils flared to a scent of an earthy musk once, twice, and then I passed out.

 I awoke the next morning with a dry musty taste in my mouth, remembering the violent response to chemo, but actually feeling better. Whatever it was I inhaled the night before was better than any anti-nausea medication.  I thought I didn't care. The entire experience made me shudder. I never, ever wanted to go through such a violent response to medication again. It was terrifying.

 People who have to endure chemotherapy should not have to. There is medical marijuana, there is something out there that can relieve symptoms from pain, nausea and the ability to eat. There is a component a chemical in some plants that have a high content of CBD that can help in the reduction of cancer cells in out bodies. It should be more available.  It should be standard to all cancer patients.

Wellness Coordinator for Juice Plus
Joanna Giangardella 949-291-2290

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  1. Looking forward to sharing this day with not just an amazing writer, but an incredible woman!

  2. timely. I think recreational marihuana will be passed by the voters next year.