View Full Version : As a present to Tonya
05-10-2005, 02:38 AM
Give her our stories of how Medical Marijuana helps us, we had a thread here before with this info and need it here again also. The information can be used to get Medical Marijuana legalized in the rest of the USA. The battle in US is gonna be won when we have the docs behind us and not until. If we can give evidence(case studies) of how Marijuana has helped us with our sickness(especially legally prescribed by other docs) they will be more willing to recommend it. I live in a state with no med laws and my doc could lose his license for recommending MMJ and couldnt prescribe it. He would only tell me that whatever i was doing keep it up because he didnt know why I was still alive(and that was 6-7 years ago and 3-4 years after giving me 90 days to live) :D Any ideas would be appreciated and I will get mine here within a few days, Thanks Tonya works awful hard for us all and was nice enough to host us when Ty went down, it will be great ammunition for her and the legal users could even use their name if they want so they could be contacted for an interview by a doc or the press, Illegal growers could use a number or code only and still stay safe.
05-11-2005, 12:21 AM
Great idea, swampy. I'll start recording my story and send it off to Tonya, she really came thru for us.
05-11-2005, 07:42 AM
the speaking out of our stories,
the lifting up of our voices,
in union with others who also struggle
as we do.....
this will have a power of its own...
beyond what we individually can imagine,
have experienced/witnessed this in other areas of 'activism'.....
05-12-2005, 12:43 PM
Thank you very much swampy,
I just want everyone to know that mmjReform will soon be a syndicated news feed. We are putting everything in place now with the latest site updates. Tonya has been working very hard with me to make sure mmjReform will be a great asset to help us make the changes that need to be made. Once the programming is in place any website that wants can pick up news from our syndications very easily and display our news on their sites. This ia a very powerful feature, many web masters look for news feeds like this to add content to their sites. It will be better then advertising because people read news but ignore most advertising. What better way to bring more people in to learn the truth?
Also, keep in mind there is strength in numbers. Every MMJ site out there needs all of our support. Even if you don't like the site or its people, join the site just to add to the numbers. This way when people look they see huge numbers of members on every MMJ site in the world. This is what they need to see, when law makers see how many voters are members of all these sites, it will make them think twice about their stand when the next election comes. I know if I was running for office and I looked and saw thousands upon thousands of members at every MMJ site I looked at it would make me think about how many voters are really behind this.
Also, I am very glad to see how well things are going between sites. It just goes to show you how web sites can help each other and work towards a common goal. Between TY, mmjReform (http://www.mmjreform.com) and the Healthy Living Project (http://www.healthylivingproject.com) we can keep in contact with everyone, even when bad things happen and a site goes offline like TY did. We have all been around the web long enough to know that some times things just break, some times even the biggest sites go down for hours. Even huge sites like ebay has issues almost weekly for a few minutes here and there. With our sites "unofficially" working together we can always make sure our voices are heard, our friends are safe and that we are still standing united behind a common cause.
So like others have said, lets rally the troups, damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!
05-12-2005, 01:06 PM
Great idea! Tonya kept us together in our time of need. And I feel like I get a present everytime I see her smile
JAH Bless each and everyone of you,I am truly lost without TY,PHP-is in turmoil,MMR is a good place,I am back and forth,but what is it we should do swampy?write a letter to Tonya??as we had posted our medical benefits in the med forum??I need all the help i can get as i am in the forfront in my state,maybe giveing an interview with the media,I am scared!!I want some kind of protection,like a false name and addy,but i believe it may be too late for that as the man in charge here submitted my name to the press.I do not want to paint a red target on my body.maybe i should,LOL.as people opposed may be some reprecussions,as i live in a goverment subside houseing,4 more yrs and it is mine,but worse case senerio,prison,lose my son,my home,maybe my life,I am disabled and 43yrs old,didnt think i would live past 30.To gain-Is much to gain,freedom,no stressing out,people in need gain accesse to our God given medicine,the law can spend more time catching methcookers and the vermin who struck us blindsided,killing all those innocent people.As we have a meth epidemic,for the last 2 yrs my nurses have been telling me they are getting more and more meth OD's.Please help me stop the madness,any words of encouragment as we need all the help we can get.Unite all MMJ people on this northern hemisphere.peace and love sincerly E.J :)
05-15-2005, 10:16 PM
HEY ALL , just thought i'd throw you all a few lines of a case example. I myself am proven that MMJ cured me . I once was a very sick man , and I did'nt fully realize nor did I want to really see myself as a sick individaul, until I ended up in the hospital and the doctors for one whole week they could not finf out what was wrong with me. :eek: They did all the tests at their disposal, and finally they came to me and said I had HEP C , well years went by , until I WAS gettting all kinds of infections ear , throut ,sinus,and plus viruses were taking over my body . the doctors referred me to the peg intron therapy , and thats when it turned for the worst , thats when I damn neared died , they took me off the peg intron and that was that , since becoming strickly MED user I have become more healthier than I was when I was sick . I'll do that peg intron ever again, granted I never went back to get check out yet , but if I'm well why should I . :)
Hi Lesliechet,I thought your viruse went into remission??I know how much you suffered as i did the same 3 month stint and i am your brother,and you know as well as i, mine got worse,tell the good news les,after experienceing hell your viruse was undetectable 3-6 months later,you are lucky lesliechet give God thanks and praises,and please tell the truth,many people can gain confidence in the interferon therapy hearing your succes story,keep playing sick and it might happen to you again,what goes around comes around.please tell everyone the truth,my brother is healthy and i thank God,we each had different hep c strains,mine the hardest one 1a,and lesliechet could tell you exactly what strain hepc he had it was one of the easier one to treat with interferon,but it is true he nearly died our dad traveled long way to be with lesliechet in his hr of need.he lost a lot of his white blood cell count and got very ill.peace and love,your bro E.J
05-17-2005, 10:39 AM
THE TRUTH are sure you ready to hear the truth. Just because my hep went into remisson or if it completely went away is the big question is it not .yes I do believe that peg intron may have helped but I went to and through hell before I recovered from the hep c .but before I GOT REAL SICK there was another illness that wasnt revieled here ,a illness of the mind, that was put in me when was a child.And that my brother is called abuse. that is the one that I still am dealing with.when the time is right I'll present the DEMON.
Hi Lesliechet ,I know what you are saying and i agree,you and i know we used cannabis as a natural valium to survive in an alcoholic home,I was only 12-13 yrs old when i was offered to participate in a round of smoking 6spliffs in a row,for the first time in yrs i felt relief from being constantly stressed out and panic attacks from faceing them demons,but i will not let them shadows run my life,look into its face and confront it,I learned how to do it,as i learned it was causing me more harm to myself and others,I want to hear you say and give thanks your viruse is in remmission and i know what you went thru i went thru it also,you dont hear me saying,my viruse is in remision i wish it was ,okay i am sorry i did not include all the issues you are faceing but i understand it,and i will vouch that MMJ helped you put the Dragon to sleep as you might say,and that MMJ has and is helping you to this day.I see your pain in your face everyday,think i dont care but i do otherise i would not say anything to help you or others,please understand bro you had a different strain of this viruse,it is good to try and help others understand the what 6 different strains and they all respond differently in everyone to the interferon therapy,and as you know i have told you many times that MMJ use in any amount increased the odds of success from 25% to like nearly 75%,in methodone clinics by a Dr.Rosseau in california,see you can kinda let your guard down or worry level knowing it is not active so please dont assume it is a personal attack by me asking you the type hepc you got into remission in 3 agonizeing 3months of your life,I know i was lucky i had just enough medicine for 3months or i do not think i would have lasted the first 2wks.I know MMJ helps the treatment of interferon,I would awake in the middle of the night from my body aching ,hurting,and just 3-4 hits of my bowl and i could feel the pain leave my body.see tell how it helped you i know herb has helped many peoples immune system reponse to the AIDS drugs or cocktails ,much like cancer patients outrages amounts of pills,dangerous life threatening treatments,so do you see where i am comeing from?All information regarding illness and therapys and what helps the most.But we need to be informed and warned of the dangers of it all.peace and love,sincerly E.J
05-17-2005, 01:05 PM
ok when i have the time i will make a post on that subject , IT will be useful . thanks bro for being more specific. yes i do give thanks for being healthy inthat way.peace all.
05-17-2005, 01:07 PM
by the way , i like that picture , is bob knocking at heavens door.
05-17-2005, 03:16 PM
Hell, it gives all of us a bit of hope every time we read stories of success. And if you are 1A like lots of us are, it is even cooler to read stories of success when dealing with 1A because you don't hear of many, as time has gone by, unless it is detected early. Then 1A'ers have a 57% chance of a sustained virilogical response. That particular strain is the oldest and has had the most time to develop into a strain resistant genotype to all known and approved treatments, at least at this time. My liver transplant specialist told me 10-15 years ago, that the cure would probably come from an aids related drug such as the ones that are being clinically tested right now. :cool:
05-17-2005, 04:36 PM
When I first became sick, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatique, Fibro, Arthritis, and Dystonia ( a neurological problem that caused me mobility problems until I was given the right medication that just happens to stimulate the vomiting centre in the brain) and Restless Legs Syndrome. I also suffer from PTSD. (I also come from an alchoholic and violent home and I remember being rushed to the hospital at four or five years old, having lost my virginity. Not something I want to go into here.) I suspect, because of my background, no one would listen to me when I told them how sick I was and my GP thought I had become somewhat neurotic. They tested me and various parts of my body for almost seven years. I asked them to do a whole body scan because I told them I was dying, I could feel it. I thought I had cancer. I had blood in my urine and they said it must be kidney stones. I had the cancer for seven years they figure and they found it when the tumor was sticking out my back. I had also developed a thryoid problem, vertigo (extreme), migraines without headache (visual disturbances..bad) and hypoglycemia. It turned out this was due to the cancer. I would advise anyone against honesty with doctors now. My PTSD was blamed for everything from my IBS to my cancer symptoms.
They removed my left kidney, adrenal gland, part of my uretor, and fat in my abdomen because it was advanced locally. The pathology report confirmed stage three renal cell carcinoma and they told me that the odds were against me. One doctor told me that my only hope was to go to Texas where they were having experimental immunology/bio chemo. So, I thought, what will I do? I have to save my own life. I embarked on a program of Marijuana saturation. I smoked and ingested as much as I could beg, borrow, grow and buy. My doctor said 'why are your white cells up?' My immune system was bolstered to maximum fighting capacity. I lost my doctor over this but gained my life. I have since been diagnosed with a brain aneurism, COPD, and a few other problems, but I am still alive. I am now taking Nabilone after two years of being totally stoned 24-7. I have to say that being straight is a trip now. I still have to smoke at least one in the morning to keep all my pills down and one at night for the same reason, but other than that I am now easing off
my dependency on Marijuana. I tried to quit smoking it but I got sick every time. Really sick. Kidney infections, pnuemonia, etc. This is my final try at getting off the hourly (sometimes by the minute) smoking Marijuana. I am taking a break from ingesting as well. I find I can remember things a whole lot better now. Sometimes I would forget what I was doing in the middle of doing it. (not the usual stuff...) Morphine, antidepressants, and all of the other medications that they tried me on had terrible side effects. I actually had blackouts on the Morphine and terrible uncontrollable rages. Marijuana saved my life and my sanity. I am having an endoscopy June 1st, because I have had a lot of stomach problems. Without Marijuana, I would have lost a lot more weight, and at the cancer clinic they advised me to 'stay fat,' the reasoning being that when or if the cancer shows up somewhere, I will have more fat to draw on and thus; survive longer. I have only lost thirty pounds since last summer and I just put back on three. I am still over weight and have a wide (excuse the pun) safety margin. This is due to Marijuana. However, my depresssion recently has made me want to experiment with other alternatives than Marijuana to see if it is causing me to feel the sadness out of proportion to the cause. It could be the Nabilone causing it. I hope not.
(I don't have to pay for or grow Nabilone...lol) None of the doctors believe that Marijuana is the reason I am still alive, although they have no other explanation. Some say it is a 'placebo' effect. Sometimes I don't know what to believe, except that I know I am still here and I shouldn't be, and each time I stop smoking I have gotten sick. However, if the cancer is gone, I should be able to do it this time. They are telling me now that there is a slim chance I could be cured! It would be extremely rare, but then, they have no other way to explain it. I believe it was experimental saturation of my body with THC and whatever else is in Cannabis that is responsible but I can never prove it.
It is because of the problems with buying (lack of money) and growing (still illegal; I have homecare coming in), the social stigma, and the isolation (self imposed) because of the stigma, that I have tried without success to wean myself from the dependency on Marijuana. Also, the medical profession generally takes a dim view of Cannabis therapy and they make no secret of it to me. I have had problem after problem with the medical establishment over my choice of treatment. It has been a very lonely experience. I don't know people who smoke Marijuana in my real life except for the people that I have met because of this site. The support I get here and just knowing I have some place to go when I am sick and no one will judge me for smoking Marijuana, is very valuable to me.
05-22-2005, 03:58 PM
Thank you Swampy and others who have submitted.... I need all the stories I can get!
05-22-2005, 04:42 PM
the more stories I can get to share with elected officials lettin them know look these are real people who are very sick and need your help....better chance of them sayin wow ... maybe theres something to this
Hi coco_artist,I do beleive that cannabis did help your immune system,a study in california with aids patients and cancer found that the sativa strain helped the body's immune system restore white blood cell count which as you said gave your body a fighting chance at fighting off the spread of the cancer.Steve Kubby keeps his cancer in remission with cannabis.Why is it so hard for them doctors to accept cannabis as a medicine?could it be the price tag?I just lost a elder friend to cancer last wk. for 2 yrs they were treating him for back pain with pain killers,2 days before they rushed him 110 miles to the nearest hospitol,I was talking to him,and he told me,E.J i got a pain in my back and no pills will help,I advised him to get it checked out,2 wks later,I hear he is dying fast from a fast moveing cancer which had spread into his spine,His family brought him home for his last days on this earth,I went to see him and i was not prepared for the change as he lost a lot of weight,he was pretty numb from all the narcotics,but we talked a little,and he smilied when i told him i got my garden planted,as gardening was his hobby also,he had a long friendship with my auntie.coco maybe your body needs the cannabis,as i smoked for many yrs and morning noon and night,and when i decided to quit i felt some discomfort but no severe withdrawels,and for 3yrs i felt fine untill my hep c surfaced,since i started smokeing herb again now 4-5 yrs I feel even better when i use cannabis instead of a sick feeling and nausea,and my depression is better,my goal is too be pill free if possible,I need to saturate myself by eating it also,as i read it last's longer,just have to obtain enough meds for a yr and find some recipes,thanx coco,peace and overstanding.ps here's to my elderly friend
06-21-2005, 04:02 PM
I just want to say Thank you to those who have stood up for me. believed in me and supported me.... If it wasnt for TY Im not sure Id be around to say this. I was very sickly and desperatly needing help 7 months ago..Thank you GOD for that help.. I truely mean this when I say I have never done anything to intentionally hurt anyone here or elsewhere. If I have hurt you unintentionally Im so sorry . I'm asking for forgiveness...
I have NEVER used anyone to get meds..And if the 2 that think that I used them would Look at this from a different point of view They would see why I could not get involved with them as I have told them all along. I wouldnt wish my life on ANYONE. Thats why I will suffer all alone.. I miss their friendship very much.
Ty has been good to me and believe me when I say I have given back to people in need.. I have learned how to be self sufficient somewhat and i'm sure I will learn more.
I however need to get busy with this movement. I am getting reconized by top Activists groups All over and Im now in a position where I cannot be spending time fighting or defending myself because Im wasting precious time I could be using getting people to hear us so they can support us.... I will wear my TY Tshirt proudly as it represents helping yourself ....... My hearts broke thats it has come to this as I will miss you all..
I will say this If anyone wants to get to know me You are welcome to email me at tdavis@mmjactionnetwork or visit me at my site... I also need patients stories so I can
use them in Ohio Patient Networks" One patient at a time" media campaign where you can be anonymous or be as vocal as you want... Get ahold of me if you would like to get involved..
Everyone Have a great Summer. I would love to work with most of you to create change...or just hang out
06-21-2005, 06:43 PM
Well, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis run in the family. Growing up I had some pretty bad farm work related bumps, bruises, cracks and breaks. Started using a cane at the age of 16 after my foot was crushed by a farm implement, and at the age of 20 was using it full time. I've moved to drier climates as that seems to help. Over the years the pain has gradually gotten more troublesome, and I was talking various OTC (over the counter) medications to treat it. Intially the over the counter medications were helping keep the discomfort down, but eventually the "depth" and strength of the pain was more than these OTC medications could help. Occaisionally I would take more than the recommended dosage, but don't like to do that as NSAIDs have a bad reputation for liver damage when taken over long periods of time or under increased dosage.
One day when the pain was so bad that I didn't want to even take a walk with a friend to the corner market he offered me marijuana as a form of relief. I'd never had marijuana, so I didn't want to deal with this illegal drug for fear that the police would find out somehow. He told me that there's a chance it would help, so I decided to give it a try. Of course that first time I only smoked a tiny bit, and in a matter of a few minutes I was able to forget my aches. Now I medicate orally if possible on a nightly basis, and not only does it relieve the pain for the next 24 hours but it also gives my joints more flexibility and range of movement. Occasionally because of over exertion or environmental factors I do use a vaporizer to take the edge off during the day, but that's very rare. Euphoric effects of medical marijuana are very low due to the fact that I don't use much for my condition, and the body seems to acclimate to it's use. When away from home on travels I don't medicate using marijuana, and can really tell the difference. Analgesics don't come anywhere close to the pain relief that marijuana gives me. If I could safely travel with marijuana I would, but that just isn't today's reality (even in California). I look forward to the day when this medication will no longer be feared by our government, and I can take it with me during travel - which is really the worst time for my arthritis pain.
My chosen profession is computer & network administration, and I don't let this medicine get in the way of my ability to work any more than something like alcohol. (I do drink alcohol with friends every couple of weeks, and won't work on computers when I've had more than 1 drink of alcohol or have taken an oral dose of marijuana.)
06-21-2005, 07:29 PM
but leave your bad attitudes here if you go to Tonyas page and any flamers will have to deal with me :mad:
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