It’s so good to be free of the pain med carousel.
- It took me four years to get off of it and I’m lucky I didn’t end up in rehab.
Thankfully, I found medical cannabis. The medical marijuana benefits are quite real and very significant when it comes to pain management. When I first got diagnosed with a form of chronic pain, I was just looking for a way to get my life back. I think living in this culture sort of made me think that for every problem, there is a solution. While that may have elements of truth and reality in it, that saying isn’t entirely accurate. With my situation, I had to finally understand that I have to manage my pain. And with that comes managing expectations. Before I started treating with cannabis flower products, I was simply living from pill to pill. Believe me, that is not the path to any sort of solution. In fact, it was a path to just more pain and more problems. Finally, I came to a place where I was ready to surrender to the fact that this situation wasn’t getting better and I needed a new approach. That’s exactly what I got when I started using medical marijuana. A friend dragged me to a cannabis dispensary event and that changed everything. Once I completed the cannabis regulations, I committed to changing a lifestyle completely. Medical cannabis was such a big part of that. I can manage my pain with the cannabis flower products from the legal weed store. But I also got into exercise, a clean diet and getting my rest. Now, I’m living a life again. There is still pain but medical cannabis has taught me how to live with less of it and work toward a better overall me.