I strongly believe that medical cannabis has given me a new lease on life.
I am a mother of 3 from Lake Elmo and also have 4 nieces. I have been on a long, painful road to recovery. Because of degenerative spinal disc disease, I have been on a variety of opioid and other pain medications for 14 years. As a result, I suffered from severe side effects, including liver damage and severe digestive problems.
Following a debilitating broken back injury in 2014, I developed allergies to several conventional pain medications, causing large hives that made my eyes swell shut. With nothing left to manage my severe pain, I was stuck lying on my couch in misery.
At a friend’s suggestion, I decided to try cannabis-based medicines. Since starting on MinnMed medicines in May 2016, my pain level has reduced from a debilitating “10” on the 1-to-10 pain scale to a manageable “2 or 3.” My list of medicines has gone from 18 to 6, and best of all, I have reduced the number of addictive, dangerous opioids to zero. More>>>