The other day I was reading an article on-line about the medicinal properties for cannabis in treating various illnesses...I found it quite informative actually. At the end of the article were comments from other readers and one of them went something like this...
"no, no, no, I say that because it's only helping to mask the symptoms of your pain...it is not the solution...you need to find the solution"
After reading the comment...my first response was to say..."you nit wit" and I shook my head...(actually I swore but I won't repeat that part here). To say to someone who lives with a chronic illness such as pain to not use a viable treatment option to manage their pain but to find the solution to their pain...is like telling someone who is diabetic not to take their insulin but to find the solution to their diabetes. It's just a special kind of DUMB!
FIND THE SOLUTION? Yeah! OKAY! and just how do you suggest I do that? I know the reasons for my pain...I know what helps and what doesn't...and I am open to trying new things as I learn of them...but find the solution to my pain? WELL...in my opinion...and really...it's the only one that matters in my life...doing what I'm doing...learning to live my life the best way I can...IS the solution to my pained and hurting life... and if using medicinal cannabis helps?...SO BE IT!
I can't change my pain...damned if I would now anyway (I've grown too much because of it)...but the solution to my pain...IS ME! It always has been and it always will be. What I do or don't do will determine how I live my life...or don't live it...the SOLUTION to my life...to my pain...is ME.
End of RANT...for now.