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#151 3 months ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Cool!

I don't think I'm old enough yet. Kinda surprised they didn't report those negatives in the article.

The study was funded, at least in part, by the manufacturer. So not a huge surprise, but important to get the potential negatives out there.

#152 3 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

The study was funded, at least in part, by the manufacturer. So not a huge surprise, but important to get the potential negatives out there.

Then it all makes sense. Ha! A very small study group as well, for that matter.

#153 3 months ago
Quoted from barakandl:

Look into kratom as it greatly helped me get off of a nightly too much vodka habit. Apparently works well / better for people with opiate dependencies.

Kratom is a very effective alternative to opiates, I've been using it for years to help cope with anxiety. I'd recommend using it with caution thou, it can be addictive just like anything else. I made the mistake of getting in the habit of everyday usage. The good news is that it's legal and inexpensive, I'd also say that compared to opiates the withdrawal is not a very severe one....More like having a cold for 4 or 5 days and not being able to sleep much. Still... use good judgment and it can be very effective. Perhaps a good way to curb an opiate addiction. I wish you all the very best of luck, seems like a very good natured group of people here

#154 3 months ago

I had a stroke and three brain surgeries.

Anyways, I use marijuana. It is the only thing that helps.

I hope to improve enough to be a casual recreational user again someday.

This is good though.

The marijuana allows me to not get heavily into the pain killers that do not work anyways.

I would have to take a lot of these.

I think what I'm trying to say is if you have any need for pain killers. Any need.

Maybe try the marijuana instead.

The marijuana alleviates so many pains. I am in a place physically where it becomes a miracle.

I'm not sure how much better I will ever get now.

Remember that the pain killers only hide the pain. Not cure it. We all must pursue our cures, or potential cures.

But being able to tolerate how I feel, is survival now.

Take care my friends.

#155 3 months ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I had a stroke and three brain surgeries.
Anyways, I use marijuana. It is the only thing that helps.
I hope to improve enough to be a casual recreational user again someday.
This is good though.
The marijuana allows me to not get heavily into the pain killers that do not work anyways.
I would have to take a lot of these.
I think what I'm trying to say is if you have any need for pain killers. Any need.
Maybe try the marijuana instead.
The marijuana alleviates so many pains. I am in a place physically where it becomes a miracle.
I'm not sure how much better I will ever get now.
Remember that the pain killers only hide the pain. Not cure it. We all must pursue our cures, or potential cures.
But being able to tolerate how I feel, is survival now.
Take care my friends.

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

#156 3 months ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

I hope this changes in the future for you. I don't think marijuana should be regulated any differently than alcohol. Myself.

Age 21 seems appropriate and go forward.

I myself faced a weird predicament before my stroke and three brain surgeries.

My company did not do random tests only hiring tests.

But I was asked to take a drug test for access to an Intel facility.

I took it after 30 days of testing negative and no marijuana.

It came back positive for mj.

Now they had to decide what to do with me. This was a couple years ago.

The decision was I was a great employee and they needed me back on my job asap.

It could have gone another way.

I think it should all be handled like liquer is. In terms of age and governance.

I think we just need to make sure minors don't have access, which is nothing new.

Also even though I have a limited license to drive I never do. Anymore.

So even though I am medicated. It would never affect my driving.

Anyways. I hope you get some relief. Nothing else works for me.

I have unique issues, unfortunately.

#157 3 months ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

The sad thing for guys like me is that my Dr will prescribe pain pills but I am subject to random UA’s at work and pain pills are ok if you have a prescription. If I were to have marijuana in my system it’s automatic termination (and they wonder why there is an opioid crisis) I am pretty much sticking to 800 mg ibuprofen and over the counter migraine meds to deal with the headaches and pain I am getting after my brain surgery as I don’t want to get whacked out on the pain pills they give me.

Don't know how big or reasonable your company is, but maybe talk to them about your situation and pain management. Stress that you don't want to become a heroin user because your only choice now is opiods. If your doctor will prescribe MMJ and your work uses a little common sense (by also looking at the giant scar on your head), maybe you can affect change in their rules for specific circumstances like yours so others after you will have an easier time, too.

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#159 67 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I have a history of pain pill prescriptions, if I lost my hand in a wood shop accident, I doubt I would get anything for the pain but I haven't had a script in over 5 years. Such is the life of the abuser. I wanted to let you guys know I have to go back into the operating room for open heart surgery again. Apparently I have too much scar tissue and want too make people around me proud, so I must endure! This stuff scares the hell out of me though.

#160 67 days ago

Sorry about double post, thought I just edited it.

#161 67 days ago

Well good news! My EEG went well so I finally get to come off of my siezure medication. I have to taper the dose down over the next two weeks but I’m already feeling much better!
I have played more pinball in the last 3 days that I have in the last 3 months.

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#162 67 days ago

Good for you! What meds where you taking, if you don't mind me asking? I've never had a seizure and have been taking anti seizure meds for years now.

#163 67 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Good for you! What meds where you taking, if you don't mind me asking? I've never had a seizure and have been taking anti seizure meds for years now.

Its called Vimpat and it is a very powerful drug, I am so happy to be getting off of it!

#164 67 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Its called Vimpat and it is a very powerful drug, I am so happy to be getting off of it!

Good for you man. I take Topamax. It's not strong once your body gets used to it, but I gotta get another open heart surgery and I'm bummed. I honestly don't know how much of this stuff a body can take. Actor Bill Paxton went for routine open heart and died and this will be my third time rolling the dice.

#165 67 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Good for you man. I take Topamax. It's not strong once your body gets used to it, but I gotta get another open heart surgery and I'm bummed. I honestly don't know how much of this stuff a body can take. Actor Bill Paxton went for routine open heart and died and this will be my third time rolling the dice.

Oh man sorry you have to go thru that! I know how scary it is to lay down for a major surgery, when do you have to have the operation?

#166 67 days ago

Two weeks

#167 67 days ago

It's scar tissue from my previous surgeries which is causing the problem. It's not a dire emergency but I can't wait on it either.

#168 67 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

It's scar tissue from my previous surgeries which is causing the problem. It's not a dire emergency but I can't wait on it either.

Hey, we're all pulling for you. Makes my issues really trivial.

#169 66 days ago

MRI tomorrow for abdominal pains I have been having. Lymphnode mapping next week for routine follow up. I really think that the worst part is the paranoia whenever I don feel right.

Chris

#170 66 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

MRI tomorrow for abdominal pains I have been having. Lymphnode mapping next week for routine follow up. I really think that the worst part is the paranoia whenever I don feel right.
Chris

Completely agree about the anxiety and paranoia. Before my first open heart surgery I was literally having nightmares where someone was sawing me in half. The anticipation is the worst of it and coughing, try to cough or sneeze with a sternum that has recently been sawed in half, fun times!

#171 66 days ago

I feel for all you guys!

To give you something positive to think about I think you are all doing better than the guy I saw in the emergency room when I went to visit my mom there a couple nights ago. I walked around the corner to get the nurse and they were all gathered around him and one Dr. was beating on his chest just like on TV. Didn't seem to work.

Keep the faith brothers!

#172 66 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

I feel for all you guys!
To give you something positive to think about I think you are all doing better than the guy I saw in the emergency room when I went to visit my mom there a couple nights ago. I walked around the corner to get the nurse and they were all gathered around him and one Dr. was beating on his chest just like on TV. Didn't seem to work.
Keep the faith brothers!

Code Blue man. It happens every day in hospitals. I don't know how you can ever get numb to that. I personally do not do well with death, even complete strangers, it's just not something I'm naturally equipped to deal with

#173 66 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

Code Blue man. It happens every day in hospitals. I don't know how you can ever get numb to that. I personally do not do well with death, even complete strangers, it's just not something I'm naturally equipped to deal with

Believe me, it took me by surprise!

#174 66 days ago

When I was in hospital last year, the guy in the bed next to me received a terminal diagnosis
he was told he had 6 months to live
it made me realize that while I was doing things hard, many are doing worse

#175 66 days ago

I'll admit seeing my 95 year old mother suffering with a UTI strapped to a hospital bed tonite because she was fighting them was a little unsettling.

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#176 41 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Its called Vimpat and it is a very powerful drug, I am so happy to be getting off of it!

Did your recovery take a detour? I see you're selling the NIB Maiden LE you were waiting to unbox until you felt better...

#177 41 days ago

No my recovery is going well but I’m still not full time back at work. I have 2 games listed here and 1 listed on Facebook, I just need to sell 1 game to raise some cash.. between time off work and medical deductibles I just wanna pay some bills off.

#178 41 days ago

Bills suck! I have 400K in bills from my hospitalization and heart surgery. Over 3 months in the hospital. Just had another surgery.

#179 41 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

No my recovery is going well but I’m still not full time back at work. I have 2 games listed here and 1 listed on Facebook, I just need to sell 1 game to raise some cash.. between time off work and medical deductibles I just wanna pay some bills off.

Good to hear. I was a bit concerned when I saw those go up. Thought you had a relapse or something.

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#180 2 days ago

I have a real question, and I am not trying to be dramatic at all. Does anyone have survivor's guilt?

I have had cancer surgeries 3 times. I never felt like I had issues, and have not had to have chemotherapy for any of the diagnoses. I know people much better than I who are no longer with us because of cancer. It seems unfair. I don't know how to explain it. I try to use my eperiences to help others who are going through similar things, but an still trying to figure out my "purpose".

If I am being melodramatic please tell me. Tell me to suck it up and enjoy the fact that I am still around and make the best of every day. I try to do that, but this is always in the back of my mind. It may just be me, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.

I get mailings for "Cancer Survivor" events and honestly don't feel like I deserve to be at those. So many more people have it so so much worse off and are true survivors.

Thanks for listening
Chris

#181 2 days ago

Man, that’s very real. I have seen that first hand on different circumstances with someone that survived a bad accident all alone. It can get to you for sure. Go talk to someone if you find yourself fixating on it. Spin it into a positive and pay your good fortune forward.

#182 2 days ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I have a real question, and I am not trying to be dramatic at all. Does anyone have survivor's guilt?
I have had cancer surgeries 3 times. I never felt like I had issues, and have not had to have chemotherapy for any of the diagnoses. I know people much better than I who are no longer with us because of cancer. It seems unfair. I don't know how to explain it. I try to use my eperiences to help others who are going through similar things, but an still trying to figure out my "purpose".
If I am being melodramatic please tell me. Tell me to suck it up and enjoy the fact that I am still around and make the best of every day. I try to do that, but this is always in the back of my mind. It may just be me, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
I get mailings for "Cancer Survivor" events and honestly don't feel like I deserve to be at those. So many more people have it so so much worse off and are true survivors.
Thanks for listening
Chris

Genetics are a bitch. So many variables in each person's makeup and diet that can help or hurt and cause or protect when it comes to disease. You sound like you've been graced with powerful genetics. You ARE a survivor - THREE TIMES no less. I'd say talking this out in a survivor support group would help. I'd give that a shot.

#183 17 hours ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I have a real question, and I am not trying to be dramatic at all. Does anyone have survivor's guilt?
I have had cancer surgeries 3 times. I never felt like I had issues, and have not had to have chemotherapy for any of the diagnoses. I know people much better than I who are no longer with us because of cancer. It seems unfair. I don't know how to explain it. I try to use my eperiences to help others who are going through similar things, but an still trying to figure out my "purpose".
If I am being melodramatic please tell me. Tell me to suck it up and enjoy the fact that I am still around and make the best of every day. I try to do that, but this is always in the back of my mind. It may just be me, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
I get mailings for "Cancer Survivor" events and honestly don't feel like I deserve to be at those. So many more people have it so so much worse off and are true survivors.
Thanks for listening
Chris

I am going to respond to this in detail. Having the stroke and three brain surgeries I can relate and share my experiences. I will ASAP.

#184 51 minutes ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I have a real question, and I am not trying to be dramatic at all. Does anyone have survivor's guilt?
I have had cancer surgeries 3 times. I never felt like I had issues, and have not had to have chemotherapy for any of the diagnoses. I know people much better than I who are no longer with us because of cancer. It seems unfair. I don't know how to explain it. I try to use my eperiences to help others who are going through similar things, but an still trying to figure out my "purpose".
If I am being melodramatic please tell me. Tell me to suck it up and enjoy the fact that I am still around and make the best of every day. I try to do that, but this is always in the back of my mind. It may just be me, but I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
I get mailings for "Cancer Survivor" events and honestly don't feel like I deserve to be at those. So many more people have it so so much worse off and are true survivors.
Thanks for listening
Chris

You should actually count your blessings, especially if you have a wife and children who depend on you & love you.
I suffered from a near fatal accident about 10 yrs ago but luckily survived and have since been able to walk my older daughter down the aisle, have an amazing grandson, and this fall will walk my younger daughter down the aisle.
Life is too short & precious. You are probably still here for a reason.
My .02

#185 31 minutes ago

I cant encourage enough anyone who is ill, to put some of their own time into medical research.
From Govt Clinical trials, to using overseas search engines and friends overseas, to see how ones condition is
treated around Europe, Israel, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, even China.

For me, I met 100% resistance by doctors here to my 6 years of effort.

At this time, I am not only a "miracle" from my doctors view, but it was nothing more than going on medicine
used in Europe and Asia for 60 years.

So much so, that it is now a "hot" area in medical research, and I am aware of 2 drugs clearing FDA using OTC with patented
"extras".
I went to Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy, which started as Natto....Breakfast fermented Soy beans from Japan....to my current regime.
For 12 years, I couldnt run, swim long distance underwater, or tackle more than a couple flights of stairs at best.
I started light running, more swimming this year for the first time....even good Sex returned!

Total cost of Medications.....under $50 per year.

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