Talking to Your Doctor, Support from Social Media, and Living Green in a Red State Part Deux
When it was time to talk to the doctor about my decision to try the Cannabis Oil as a treatment for the “C” diagnosis was not sure how it would be accepted. Was so thankful that when we talked she told me many of her patients with HIV/AIDS here in Texas are already using Cannabis Oil! As an Internist with a very large patient base from around the country I was so glad she was positive! Was laughing as I was leaving had to just turn and say “I wonder how much THC I have in me?” She smiled and said “I have those numbers.” There have been many Urine tests. Having a doctor who understands cannabis does no harm is a wonderful thing. It is sad to read people who are trying to talk to the doctors about Cannabis Oil when the doctor’s are not encouraging Cannabis as a treatment option. It’s not really the Doctor’s fault it is the “Lie” of Prohibition.
Medical students follow strict studies to become a Licensed Physician. Specialist’s are required even more stringent rules and studies. The problem is most of the “Drug Education” is provided by large pharmaceutical companies. This limits what the medical students are learning. This results in keeping American Doctor’s dumbed down. These are the Country’s brightest and best who are accepted into Medical School.
Another area where American doctors are falling behind is in Nutrition. From my understanding most Medical Schools only focus on limited numbers of Nutrition Courses required. So these learned persons do not learn about Nature or the benefit of food. In the Bible Belt we have few.
Back to that strong Southern Baptist upbringing we learned “you are what you eat”. My mother also said “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. My mama was right but she did not know about Genetically Modified Food (GMO) Products are being fed to American’s. Those who are poor it is hard to get food that is not GMO. Improper nutrition results in higher rates of Cancer and other serious illnesses on the residents of the South.
Southern States are used to doing what they have always done. The elected officials have used the lies, bigotry and fear mongering in the Media to sway the feelings of the people. It happened here when Reagan was running for President. The only thing is we have not changed since Reagan in the Southern Bible Belt. These traditions are deeply seeded in our ‘roots’. Doing the same old things in the name of God. The South keeps Union’s out of the South. This keeps most of those living in the South ‘poor’. By spending less on Education and giving huge tax breaks to lure new business to the area they dumb down all children in the Public Education System.
What is really sad… is the fact they do all this hating of others in the name of God. They talk about ‘Abortion is Murder’ yet when the children are born into poverty in Texas in 2011 was reaching 26% or 1 in 4 children in Texas are living at or below the poverty level. When the state refuses increase funding in Education the children suffer. Those children who are being taught in Private Schools have a better opportunity to advance to Higher Learning. Those children in Private School are not in Public Education. The red voters think they are highly educated people who love God. That is why it is so hard for them to see the damage their actions are causing. The ‘white people’ do not even understand the premise of ‘white privilege’. There is no love in the hearts of those who hate others because the sins are different. Being a Southern Baptist we do not have different degrees of sin. A sin is a sin. One as bad as another. We are no longer a giving loving people taking care of other human beings but are mean and angry if we must help those in need.
“Texas spends an average of $8,998 per student this school year, 46th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, a comparison by the National Education Association shows. That is well under the national average of $11,674.” This is evidence of how the State of Texas is harming all the children in Public Education. This is what is hurting Texas and it has been happening so many years in a row now it’s just the way it is.
While educating myself I learned things which made me upset! Finding out how Hemp and Cannabis was removed from American’s in 1937!! Texas Lawmakers failed to provide safe access to the plant for 5 – 10 sessions or between 10 and 20 years. As Texas only meets on odd years. Change is imperative for Texas as a pro-life issue.
People have been trying to get the ‘Word’ out but there seems to be a problem dispensing the information. People who ‘read’ ‘educate’ ‘question’ and do not just take what they throw us as crumbs, begin to gather information from various reliable sources. There is evidence of Legislative items on file, the Pharmacopoeia, and other government agency documents which could be requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Books were read and written documenting these facts. Would our government really do this? Yes they will and yes they did!!! A whole bunch of Laws made totally on lies and continue today across America and the World based solely on Greed of certain men.
Activists who saw Personal Freedoms being illegal for no reason other than money began to write books … about this horrific coop made by the USA on its’ own citizens. There is history of this in books and on the internet on the federal government web sites. I try to use .0rg or .gov as reference sites in my education. There are many activists. There are also many crooks. In the sixty’s we used to say ‘know your dealer’ same is true today.
Well, continuing in 2013 with doctor visits and having things frozen off … the last one was the worst and closest to my brain and spinal cord. It was scary. So would share going to the doctor and why on Facebook. Coming home and waiting for the cancer to do what ever it was going to do … as I was not in the right Zip Code to do anything else. Texas Lawmakers failed to provide a Compassionate Cannabis Care Act for Texas in 2013. There was a Committee Meeting in 2013 but those on the Committee were rude and made fun of those who were there to provide Testimony.
So here we are. Fixing to go into Texas next Legislative Session 2015. We did not Turn Texas Blue. We did not change the make up of the Lawmakers of Texas other than to add some more red ones. Texas only meets every other year so Texas must Legislate in 2015 for us to have any relief. Texas has had some kind of bill every session for over a decade. 2013 we got in Committee. Some of the Committee members came to the witnesses and advocates who were at the Session and said they had no idea.
At the grass root level we are more organized for the 2015 Session. The DFW Norml chapter has Organized Poster Children for the DFW area. We have 4 children who might benefit from Cannabis Oil. These families are representing over 80 other families across Texas. If you are in any state with out a Compassionate Cannabis Care Act please take the time to Contact your Elected Officials by phone, email or personal visit. Let them know there has been a tragic mistake made in 1937 and we should not put people in jail for a plant. The law is a lie.
Team Alexis is the group which represents the families recently announced a meeting is set with the new Speaker of the House for Texas Joe Straus along with DFW Norml. We all can see that a Compassionate Cannabis Care Act is being seriously considered for Texas 2015. Bi-Centennial should be able to also introduce a full Legalization Bill for Texan’s as well! No need for people to be flying to Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco or Anchorage to partake of a plant substance. The Cannabis oil was used by the ancient cultures of the world with out a worry about a ‘high’. Do not fear the plant. The law is a lie.
Texas passed no Compassionate Cannabis Care Act for Texans in 2013. Yet I still longed for the Cannabis Oil to treat my Cancer my self. I began to search the Internet for stories and people. ‘Low and Behold’ I found someone with the same diagnosis as me!! I was thrilled!!!
Suddenly, I was in a Movement that I know nothing about except Cannabis is Medicine. Cannabis oil kills cancer cells. Cannabis oil is ILLEGAL. Texas is certainly not the best place to be physically when you have Cancer and choose Cannabis Oil as an Alternative Treatment. There is no Safe Access.
You may recall from my previous entry that I became ill with pneumonia in 2010. As I remember this is what happened….
Upper respiratory infections had always been part of my existence. Nebulizers, Pro Air, Advair, Spiriva, Albuterol, Nasacort, the list goes on and on and on. Breathing medication regularly prescribed by the ‘White Coat Pushers’ and there are many. The boy and I had moved to our new home near the school. Was just the two of us here hubby was in Austin and came home on the week ends.
Was laying on the couch .. not sure of how many days I had been on the couch but it had been many. A friend dropped by to see me but stayed just a few minutes. Quick enough to say ‘You don’t look good’ then leave!! This alerted me that I might be sick.
Picking up my cell phone I sent the text message … “I think I might be sick”. That was all I got in the message. I continued to remain on the couch. Some time after dark he came in the back door. Bless his heart I must have looked bad. Quickly he said he would take me to hospital … explained I was not clean as I had not been able to shower and I could not go to a hospital so dirty. So he allowed me to sleep here on the couch.
In the morning he went out side and got a plastic chair and put it in the shower. He had to help me to the bathroom. He brought me something to tie up my hair. Sitting in the white plastic chair he cleaned me up, dried and dressed me. We got in the car and off to the hospital we went. I forgot to call my doctor and tell him we were on our way to the Emergency Room.
Getting to the hospital I do not really remember. The Emergency Room personnel were top notch. There was not question I was quite ill. Off to Radiology and on fluids immediately. They were so nice. In 2 hospital gowns and was placed in a room. Hubby was there with me. Not sure of what they did but remember more than two bags were hanging numerous times.
Poor hubby … as I would come to this world would think of something that was not at the hospital. He was so sweet. He would go to Wal-Mart or Beall’s the only two choices then in the small town where the hospital is located and lovingly search for the item I thought I needed.
The boy was only 14 then and was worried something might happen to me. He has always been afraid he would loose me. Hubby came home at night to fix him supper and return to the hospital after he went to school. That way he was not alone. The hospital stay was 7 days before release.
Pneumonia, is physically draining. Had no idea how little energy remained after that illness. As a Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia (for more information on fibromyalgia and cannabis click here), Lyme, and other syndrome since 1995 my immune system was compromised to say the least already. The Cancer diagnosis was already in place as well.
Hubby returned to Austin, the boy and I remained here at home. He was 14 and the freezer was full of things he could cook for his self. Had a good friend then named Bea and she helped care for me during this time. Was well enough to move back to my bedroom and no longer on the living room couch. Was thankful to have a caregiver during that difficult time in my life.
Being in your bed with 0 energy and still on antibiotics … my friend Bea introduced me to ‘Farmville’ by Zynga on Facebook. Began playing the game on the computer while my body could do nothing else. Hubby would call and ask ‘What are you doing?’ my answer ‘Petting chickens’. As I write this now … it sound pretty silly to be petting chickens with a mouse on a computer screen … but I did play the game.
The recovery is long for Pneumonia. As I healed I continued to play the games on Facebook to occupy my days and nights as my hubby was in Austin and I was here … at home.
The games continued and friends on the social network were made. Anyone who uses a Social Network knows you get friends by getting to know one person … then you see other friends post and you like what they say or you agree you send a friend request.
Always, a Marijuana friendly person I began to make friends who were in the Movement sometime during 2013. That is when I knew about Cannabis Oil and Cancer and knew Texas Lawmakers had a Bill! 2013 everyone who is anyone knows Marijuana is Cannabis. Cannabis is Medicine. Cannabis kills cancer cells. USA has a patent. That makes it pretty simple! The law is a lie. Texas Lawmakers would have the opportunity to change the laws in 2013!!
During these years when a skin lesion would appear would call the doctor, go in to the office, have it frozen and return home. I did not keep the records of lesions but they did begin to come more often during 2012 -2013. Would sling out ‘Going to doctor to have another one removed’ on the social media site each visit to the doctor.
Texas Bill stalled in Committee in 2013 with the gop Lawmakers laughing and making Cheech & Chong jokes while people were testifying. It was not a happy time. I could not understand how I knew about Cannabis as a medicine for 18 years in California as well as other states. How could Texas Lawmakers not let Texan’s have this Cannabis Medicine? How could Texas Lawmakers not understand that Cannabis has always been medicine? The Lord they taught me about in Sunday School, also Anointed people with Oil. How many times has a Religious leader used Holy Anointing Oil? How could this be happening? These Lawmakers were all ‘self proclaimed Believers’ but they could not believe in a plant given by God/Creator for the people of this planet? How could this be? It was making me doubt my own belief in God. How could these people proclaim God in one breath yet be so full of hate? The hate continues today even worse than before.
All during 2013 I was posting how stupid the Texas Lawmakers were for Failing to provide Compassionate Cannabis Care Act for Texans. Also, Texas had Battleground Texas a Political Effort by the Democratic Party to Turn Texas Blue in the November 2014 Elections. Facebook became a device for me to say things I would have never had the opportunity to say to anyone! There was an audience.
Many Fear changes which are coming but those of us who understand are not afraid of Cannabis. We anxiously await the Gift to us from God to not be an act that may result in a long long Prison Sentence. God intended for this plant to be used by all His creatures.
Unknown to me … as I am new to the Movement. There are people who are willing to risk Personal Freedom to help people who have been diagnosed with Cancer or other terminal disease, to receive free of cost Cannabis Oil. This is done as people who can grow may not have use for the trim called ‘Sugar Leaf’. This is the smaller leaves which are on the buds when the Cannabis Plant goes into Flower stage. Many throw this part of the plant away. It has many medicinal properties.
I am sitting at my laptop one day when someone sent me a message on Facebook. Someone sent a Private Message to me on Facebook and said they had medicine for me! I’m like ‘What I’m in Texas’!! They said ‘You have cancer don’t you?’ Well yes I did … so now what happens? A message comes across saying ‘It’s your Turn! All you need to do is join a Facebook group called Cannabis Oil Success Stories and tell your story there’. That seemed pretty easy!
Having just had my worst experience ever with the last lesion I had frozen. I did not know what to do. I did give my full name, address and zip code to this person on Facebook. I tell the Shiner ‘God Bless YOU!!’ The reply ‘I’m an Atheist but what ever makes you feel good.’ Just like that! An Athiest was sending me free cannabis oil in Texas!!! Tears of joy ran down my face!!! How could I be so blessed?? Thanking God every day!!! Thank you God Thank you God Forgive them God they know not what they do!!! I was being given a gift of Cannabis Oil!!! An Atheist was giving me a gift from the ‘Tree of Life’. The Texas Lawmakers have no idea what God is doing in this Movement. Yes the Movement is full of people from all walks of life … doing what ever they can to bring this healing gift to all who are in need. My belief is God is in control He sees us suffering. God did not intend for us to be here and be unhappy or unkind. ‘Be still and know I am God’. That is one of the hardest for me always amazed when I see His works becoming evident.
It was the end of January 2014. Waiting … for the package to arrive. Waiting for the package to arrive. The package took 8 working days to get to me! Anxious to see what happens I tear into the package with anticipation. Dosing for Cancer I had already learned was 60 grams in 90 days for most cancers. So I knew how to dose and begin immediately!
Now came the time to tell my family about the ‘secret’ kept inside so many years. The thing I had hidden from them so well. I had to tell them why I must have the Cannabis Oil which is a Felony carrying a sentence of up to 99 years in my state. I never hid the fact I was a burner … smoking when ever I can.
Hubby is the one who is most concerned. We both understand if they want me there is nothing he can do to protect me from the law. Life as I know it could change. Having been disabled and dependent since 1995 almost 20 years this is very frightening. It’s not like burning a joint. Texas has loosened up the flowers … under 4 oz can be a misdemeanor. Cannabis oil is not the same in Texas Law. Asset Seizure is another concern for us. The option to let the cancer continue doing what it is doing and die. Or choose to disobey a bad law. A law I know is based on lies since 1937.
How can I not commit Civil Disobedience? I could no longer wait for the Law to change and live. I had to treat or die.
I was on the West Coast during an R&R in Nam. I loved Huntington Beach, California during Nam … I’m sure I would love it today!! It is a place on our planet you can stand on the ground and see mountains, Pacific Ocean and lovely landscape!! California was always the place for the Movers and Shakers. It was the first time I saw a Mall with more than 1 level!!! Wow, bought an Orange Velvet Mini Dress!! Was ready to have a blast!! Too bad I did not know about Cannabis it was alcohol for me then.
Never having acquired a taste for alcohol … spent most of my evening walking on the beach at night talking with them. They were all drinkers. Beach House in Cali all night! There were many of us there! I had ran into a girl friend from Junior High School. She was living there and took me into the California night life. Staying with my Uncle Oscar Hook (Was at Pearl Harbor, my dad’s brother) and his wife Aunt Hera was a blast. There were a bit upset the 17 year old Texas girl who stayed out all night. We all know girls just wanna have fun til the sun comes up over Santa Monica Blvd. California was wonderful and I enjoyed that trip in the late 60’s very very much. A life memory BC (Before Children).
Breezy KiefAir said…
rest poet laureate
we are grateful for what time
we were allowed to share with you
words linger on inspiring and blue
Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86