I have been following you and Corinne since your first podcast with The Sacred Plant and had been a faithful watcher. Let me first say I’m so sorry about your wife. She was lovely! I was so impressed that you continued teaching about cannabis medicine, that your story is my Story of HOPE, John.
A little over a year ago I tuned into the Sacred Plant and found no mention of you. I kept getting e-mails from them signed by you and I even asked where you were, but no one told me. What a disappointment! Thank goodness I found your YouTube channel and now your website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts and podcasts. Thank you so much for staying in the industry! I also like what you are doing with chronic pain, again, helping those who suffer without access to pain medication. I had no idea this was a problem created by our government, just like cannabis!
So John, I am in my 70s, am a former college professor in Communications so I am pretty tech savvy. Last month, I had back pain and ended up in the ER with a kidney stone. I was surprised they didn’t really give me adequate pain medication but then watched your, Don’t Punish Pain series and learned the truth. Luckily, I passed one stone and was better, but unfortunately, I had two. Just last week I didn’t feel well again and was having trouble with going to the bathroom, so I began to use cannabis gummies. I took 5 mg 1:1 gummies and cut them in two. I started taking 2.5 mg about every 4 hours. What a difference! I was more relaxed, slept better and I actually felt better. I began to start going to the bathroom and was much better until I passed the second stone. I had some narcotics left and took them, strained my urine, and caught the little stone. Just an aside, as to the narcotic use, I had no interest in taking more and still have two of the ten pills left. I have no need for them.
However, I have continued my gummies. I even increased the one at night to a full 5 mg and sleep very well. I notice I’m happier, calmer and do more because I feel better.
I don’t know if this helps anyone be “hopeful”, but it’s my story of cannabis use which helped me during a difficult time. Mostly though, I wanted to thank you for staying in this business and being able to express my gratitude to you and Corinne for all you have done and continue to do.
I tutor occasionally, so sadly I prefer to stay anonymous.
Respectfully submitted by DK
If you’d like to share your Stories of Hope…we would be honored. You can submit to Hope@UnitedPatientsGroup.com