After going into remission, I thought I was done with cancer, and I lived my life to the fullest and I took lots of chances.
I thought I got a second chance at life.
I did not expect that cancer to come back, but it did! Last year, I went to the doctor and she found a lump. I had to start aggressive chemotherapy! The chemotherapy was not a fun experience. It made me feel truly tired, nauseous, and ready to quit. The greatest problem was losing weight. I could not keep down and eat food and I was throwing up everything that tasted good. The doctor asked if I tried medical marijuana before. I had the option to try medical marijuana when I was sick the first time, but I did not choose to use that system of care. This last time I was ready to try just about anything to make the pain better and help me fill my stomach with food. The doctor prescribed a pill with marijuana inside of it. I took the pill at breakfast time before I started eating. The pot pill made me feel a little woozy, but I did not mind. The pot pill also made me extremely hungry. I felt like I could eat anything. I was hungry for all kinds of odd foods. I could not even stand the smell of fish when I was sick, but the medical marijuana made me crave a piece of salmon. I gained 7 lbs during the first month that I used the medical marijuana treatment. After that, the doctor continued the prescription until the rest of the treatments were completed.