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For those of you who are interested in my father’s condition, below is and update.
Since my last blog my dad came down with a pretty bad case of Shingles. It affected the back of his neck and his entire head. The pain was excruciating as the blisters swelled up. Sleeping was difficult and dad was exhausted from the pain and lack of a good nights sleep.
We picked up a few MMJ topicals for Stan (my Dad) to try. One was a spray and the other was a topical ointment. He seems to like the ointment because it is easy to apply. At room temperature it is the consistency of thick oil. The spray was a favorite as well. In the middle of the night, it was easier to grab a spray bottle than to pick up a jar, in the dark, open it, apply and then screw the cap on. There are many of these products available in the dispensaries. I have found that they are different everywhere. It is trial and error to find what works for each individual.
Stan has been using the MMJ topicals for about a month now. Apparently Shingles, even once they are healed, can have painful flare ups. This can go on for months or even years! Stan is thrilled that he can use these MMJ topicals without any psycho affects at all.
Dad is continuing to use the MMJ capsules to keep his appetite up and is doing well! The capsules also vary within the MMJ dispensaries. My father takes a daytime capsule (yellow) at 11am everyday. He is still getting out to coffee and dinner with friends. He and my mom even threw a Christmas party on December 3rd! It was amazing to see my dad helping with the preparations. He vacuumed the entire house and ironed his tuxedo shirt for the special occasion.
Because of MMJ we are able to enjoy yet another holiday season with my dad. We are so thankful!