I want to share my story, as I’m finally in a place where I can & don’t think anyone here would judge me. Might take me a few posts to get it all out there.
I spent 8 years in the Army. 2003-11. 4 combat deployments to the Middle East. Ended up being too close to a car bomb and had to have my shoulder and many bones on the right side fixed. Naturally they started pain meds as I needed them then. Fast forward a bit and you can imagine I fell to the typical VA pushing pain meds and it wasn’t long before I was addicted.
I went through a lot with the battle and almost won, until a drunk driver hit me head on about a year ago. Multiple broken bones, etc. except this time I was smart and told them NO pain meds. I would be lying if I didn’t say this past year has been the worst of my life. I did it with nothing but anastesia and 3 surgeries later.
I finally found a good pain management doctor who suggested marijuana. At this point I was desperate and got my medical card. It was literally life changing. A week or two into it I wasn’t in pain anymore. A few months later I was off psych meds and sleeping pills. I haven’t felt this good in over 15 years. I started growing more for piece of mind and knowing where my meds come from. I’m just hoping this can give someone hope out there that is going through pain and tired of getting opiates pushed down your throat.
It’s hell coming off them but it can be done and weed can be the answer for some! I’ll add to this more as I’m tired right now. Meds (weed) got me sleeeepyyy.