I’m living with MS.
And when I make that statement, it’s more than it might seem.
I’m not merely existing and dragging myself through life with MS. But I sure know just what that feels like. And I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I’m thankful for all the meds for sure. But it’s the medical cannabis that really changed things for me. The medical cannabis option wasn’t really something that showed up on my radar once I got my diagnosis. Immediately, there were specialists that I was seeing and that led to a drug regimen that was tailored to me. And then, it was like I was just sort of on my own. I was suddenly just out here with MS and trying to figure out what my prospects for life were actually going to be. For sure, there are people out there suffering symptoms that are much worse than mine. And actually, I learned about medical cannabis from one of those suffering the most. I ended up in a group of women who all have MS. We are all dealing with varying degrees of symptoms. Yet, we are all about support and adding to our options for managing symptoms. I was a bit skeptical about using cannabis flower products. I had smoked my fair share of weed when I was younger. So, I knew my way around cannabis flower products. Still, I just wasn’t so sure that getting stoned was the answer. And that was my first lesson. The cannabis budtenders helped me understand the dosing recommendations and how to spread that out through the day. It’s been a remarkable addition to my life. The medical cannabis does indeed help so much with my stiffness and range of motion. But the cannabis flower products also help me stay focused on living this life and right now.