Category Archives: Cancer Survivor

Stop the prescription assault!

I very recently had a change in my pain medication to better help manage my pain. I was switched from my normal vicodin to dilaudid. I have been hesitant on taking anything stronger for a while now, but reluctantly agreed to try the dilaudid for a month. The first few days were ok, no noticeable side affects. Then the problems started. I was not breathing normally and was feeling very weak.

I made an appointment same day and went back to my Dr office. After a long day of being upset and concerned about breathing normal again, I finally was feeling better after undergoing some care at the Drs.

My question now is why would they want to put me on a medication that causes severe breathing problems, when I have obstructive sleep apnea? I’m not putting any names or even what office it was at, but can you not kill me please! And EPIC FAIL on my pharmacist for not seeing the potential for problems.

I will be posting a lot more and catching up on things that this whole ordeal has put into disarray.

Strain Review- Super Silver Haze by Cannabis Club.

I’m going to start by saying WOW! This strain is absolutely amazing. I was incredibly impressed with how high I was, as well as how I could manage the throbbing pain in  my back. I found it to have a sweet, citrus taste and was very dense. The lineage comes from crossing Skunk #1, Haze, and Northern Lights. Super Silver Haze is considered a sativa, but I think its more Hybrid than Sativa. I give a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would definitely recommend it for Cancer patients for its nausea relieving effects as well as pain relief.

 

We will start with the lab results courtesy of Analytical360.com

Potency Profile

  • 0.74% CBG-A
  • < 0.01% CBG
  • 0.65% CBG-TOTAL
    (CBG-A * 0.878 + CBG)
  • 29.65% ∆9-THC-A
  • 0.76% ∆9-THC
  • < 0.01% ∆8-THC
  • < 0.01% CBN
  • 26.76% THC-TOTAL
    (∆9-THC-A * 0.877 + ∆9-THC)
  • 0.07% CBD-A
  • 0.08% CBD
  • 0.15% CBD-TOTAL
    (CBD-A * 0.877 + CBD)
  • 0.02% CBC
  • 0.86% ACTIVATED-TOTAL

    ∆9THC + ∆8THC + CBN + CBD + CBG + CBC

    Cannabinoids that have been activated through decarboxylation (curing/storage of flowers, or heating/cooking of edibles, tinctures, & concentrates)

    Analytical360.com
    Analytical360.com

     

      Terpene Profile
    • < 0.01% Linalool
    • < 0.01% Caryophyllene oxide
    • 0.01% Myrcene
    • < 0.01% beta-Pinene
    • < 0.01% Limonene
    • < 0.01% Terpinolene
    • < 0.01% alpha-Pinene
    • 0.15% Humulene
    • 0.54% Caryophyllene
    • 0.70% TERPENE-TOTAL

    Images Provided By Analytical360,

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    The Day I Was Diagnosed With Cancer!

    I will never be able to forget the day I found out I had cancer. It was Christmas Eve Day 2008, and I awoke to not being able to use my left leg and a lot of swelling. I went to the Hospital thinking I had thrown a vertebra out in my back and a pinched nerve, but was told after an MRI that the ER Dr would explain everything and I was already registered and checked in to the ER. Thinking I had possibly broken something, I began to fear having back surgery and became very nervous as the hospital staff admitted me into the emergency room.

    When I was all checked in the staff seemed kinda awkward and weren’t interested in taking any vitals or asking any questions. When the Dr came in, all the nursing staff quietly exited the room and the Dr began to explain things to me. He said the scan showed a large mass in the psoas muscle on the left side of my spine. He then said that it was most definitely a tumor and with tumors and the location of the massive tumor, he was 99 percent sure that it was cancerous. I was in shock!

    I didn’t know what to say or even how to respond at that time. I couldn’t believe I was just told I have cancer! The Dr then asked if I had a preference in locations and he was referring me to a specialist to have an immediate biopsy to see what kind of cancer it was and how to treat it! I was really afraid now! I knew about chemo and radiation therapy, but then the Dr said if the biopsy comes back as sarcoma, I would definitely lose my left leg at the hip within 30 days!

    After panicking, I regained my wits and started researching surviving cancer. The single most important thing to beating cancer is having a positive attitude and not give up. I broke emotionally in more ways than I knew were even possible! I regret not finishing the last three rounds of chemotherapy, but I was past my breaking point, and couldn’t take being in the hospital for another 3 weeks total chemo time.

    There is a lot more to my cancer story, and I hope you come back to read it!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cancer Survivor!

    I prepared myself as best I could when I was diagnosed with stage 4 testicular cancer. I tried my best to keep my spirits high, and a positive outlook on living thru the cancer to see by newborn daughter grow up. The only thing I didn’t prepare for was having to try to go back to work after years off for treatments and too many surgeries to count. All my job history has had me on my feet for eight plus house 40 hours a week.

    Social Security denied my claim for the most ridiculous reasons. So because they don’t have a defined medical test that they accept as valid proof of disability, I now have to go back to trying to find a legal means of sustainable income that can support myself and my daughter. Good luck right!

    Thankfully I have some pretty awesome family members who believe in my ability to keep my head above water and ride the storm out. There will be a lot more posts to come on this subject.