After going into remission, I thought I was done with cancer.
I lived my life to the fullest and I took lots of chances.
I thought I got a second chance at life. I didn’t expect that cancer to come back, but it did. Last year, I went to the doctor and she found a lump, and I had to begin aggressive chemotherapy. The chemotherapy was not a fun experience. It made me feel tired, nauseous, and ready to quit. The biggest 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 opportunity to try medical marijuana when I was sick the first time, but I did not choose to use that method 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 supper time before I started eating. The pot pill made me feel a little woozy, but I didn’t mind. The pot pill also made me severely hungry. I felt like I could eat anything. I was hungry for all kinds of different foods. I could not even smell the smell of fish when I was sick, however the medical marijuana made me crave a piece of salmon. I gained 7 lbs in 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.