I have a colon disease known as ulcerative colitis. It’s a disease where sores known as ulcers start to take over the inner lining of your colon and begin to bleed. I was diagnosed at the age of seventeen, and the doctors started me on some meds called asacol which were suppose to help with the inflammation of my ulcers.
After some time taking 1600 mg (4 pills a day) the symptoms progressed. They attempted to up my dosage, and I began to take 10 a day which came to 4000 mg. after months with no change they changed my meds to humara a shot I have myself every two weeks. The symptoms seemed to subside and all was going well. myself having a bit of a hospital phobia was worried this was going to be an indefinite thing. They gave me another option. Remicade. This was once a month and they pumped meds into my veins. Still no help… Sooo they kept me on remicade in hopes it would begin to work, and in the mean time upping my asacol to 8000 mg (20 pills a day) after many months of this I finally made the decision to remove my colon totally. I went through this surgery and lived with a colostomy bag for about 2-3 months. During this time I was still having a TON of issues, and this is when I started smoking cannabis more regularly to get through these months. After going back in to have the colostomy bag removed the doctors told me all my problems would go away. It has been about a year and a half since my surgery, and although the problems are better they never actually went away. After all the meds I took. All the fluid they pumped into me and all the shots I gave myself; cannabis was the only thing that gave me comfort. I by all means do not believe that weed is a miracle drug, but it helped me even if just to ease my mind. Even now it’s the only thing that will relieve my symptoms without giving me more..
Cannabis isn’t just for stoners