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The pain is too much, I can’t live like this no more. No one can help, doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong, bridge jumping time, bye…

Who remembers saying that? lol I sure do.

I was completely undiagnosed until I was about 50 having surgery on my neck, it’s fused now with a rod holding cervical spine in a proper curvature. Also fused at L4 to S1.

It started in my shoulders

This disease started in my shoulders, bursitis they said lol. My knees hurt so bad, my whole body aches.

It started at about 18 years old, I’m 57 now. The doctors were wrong, I’m not dead yet and I can still walk.

I’ve done all the medicine the doctors give you, they didn’t work or did but the side effects were disastrous.

Managing my pain

I started smoking cannabis when I was young and never understood why my friends would get all silly and stuff and I didn’t.

I found in my search for relief cannabis sativa is the answer and no smoking required lol.

For real cannabis I put into oil will give up the THCA – no high no head effect and relieves pain real well. But I have depression and PTSD, as well, so I add heat and activate the THC

Works well but no cure, the pain is still around but it makes it doable

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  • Auldyn Matthews-McGee moderator
    1 week ago

    Thanks so much for sharing here @notpainfree. I wish I could wave a magic wand and take away everyone’s pain. It’s so hard to see my husband hurting some days. Do you have a good support system to help you out during the rough days?

  • notpainfree author
    1 week ago

    Nope no support group just my dogs and wife. Hot baths and lots
    If infused oil and wait for the day to change,,I feel barometer movement and humidity, low pressure systems are bad but high pressure systems put me in the bed

  • Auldyn Matthews-McGee moderator
    1 week ago

    Great to hear you have your wife and dogs around you. My husband is also super impacted by the pressure systems. This time of year is rough for him. Do you put inflused oils in your bath?

  • Anthony Carrone moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hey @notpainfree – Thanks for sharing your story! So glad to hear you found something that helps you. I saw in one of your comments that your son has AS as well. It’s so nice that you are able to pass down what you have learned to help him in his experience. How have you been doing lately?

  • notpainfree author
    2 weeks ago

    I do good mostly, change of seasons hurts

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