Originally Posted by MEANlowGREEN
I have chronic pain from a broken back and nerve damage done during surgery that only morphine or Oxycontin along with ten oxycodone HCLs a day will touch.
OK... Here's a little story, and a subject that is likely to cause quite a stir - so please - don't start up the flame throwers. This is not for everyone, and the political debate is fierce, as well as other aspects...
Nonetheless, here's my ¢2...
I had a friend - "Joe" - who on a dark and storm full night was being driven home from a bar as a responsible drinker ought to. Unfortunately, once he got home, he didn't stay there, but instead took his Mother's compact car and ventured to go back to the bar.
When he woke up in the hospital, the car was still lodged under the FedEx semi-trailer, and his neck was broken in 2 places.
He wore a "halo" for several months, and the Doctor prescribed Oxy-oneoftheonesyoumentioned - not sure if it was -contin or -codone (I think Oxycontin) to deal with the pain.
"Joe" lives in an area of the country where cannabis is readily available in the underground economy, as well as having been legalized for medicinal use - yes, I am speaking of Marijuana - and Joe was well connected, although he did not have the required "Green Card" which would make it legal for him to carry on his person a certain quantity, as well as storing more at home.
Nonetheless, Joe, knowing what is in the Oxy-pills, and how toxic those chemicals are for the body, elected NOT to even have the prescription filled, but instead call one of is compadres and take up medicinal use of Marijuana.
3 months later, Joe was to go to the Doctor's office to have the Halo removed - and he took that opportunity to hand the Oxy-prescription back to the doctor, who was absolutely in shock that Joe had not used the pills, and was VERY interested in how Joe might have managed the pain.
When Joe explained his personal natural alternative choice, the doctor became very interested in learning more about the benefits of Medical Marijuana.
So - why am I bringing up such a sensitive subject? Well... I read about your chronic pain, and I know how a friend dealt with similar pain - actually I have several other friends who have similar CHRONIC issues that are treated with MJ - and successfully so - so I thought I would simply put out some awareness about this subject, and provide some information that has the potential to be of some help to MEANlowGREEN - after all - your handle DOES have "Green" in it...
So I don't mean to offend anyone - everyone must make their own personal choice when it comes to their health and choice of medicine - but being informed can never be a bad thing.