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  1. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    MM is a double-edged sword, just like... I can totally relate. Like any drug, cannabis is a double edged sword. In fact, I will say that if anything I write here now sounds crazy or delusional, it would be due to the marijuana. When I smoke pot, it kicks in creative mental spurts that I have...
  2. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    My last batch was bubba kush i think, but unlike what i would expect from an indica it feels like a motivator. Having said that I wonder if the upbeat feeling is more an absence of pain...:ybiggrin:
  3. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I guess that uncertainty is what has kept me from applying in the past. They probably wouldn't have resources to audit each person, but all it takes is one complaint from a neighbour and if the RCMP show up it's game over.
  4. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Thanks for that. I came across some plants growing on crown land last year, I wonder if that is allowed. It's either that, buying supplies from health Canada, or designating someone to grow. However I have no idea where to begin looking for someone to designate...can't imagine health canada...
  5. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I'm thinking of broaching the subject with my doctor of accessing marijuana for medical purposes through the government. However I don't see Crohn's disease on the list of 'approved' category 1 symptoms. Does category 2 suffice? It's described as a debilitating symptom. I have a few of those...
  6. SkinnyNinny

    Surgery complications - trapped liquid

    Hello, has anyone had liquid trapped in the body cavity that won't come out? I had an ileostomy reversal on November and everything seemed to be going well until some real foul-smelling brown stuff began coming out of the wound. I went back to hospital and have been here two weeks while they try...
  7. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I'm the same, in addition to bloody mucous stools when I quit cannabis. I'd rather not be anemic...I'm pretty sure that if I was getting this kind of reaction from quitting any medication then I'd be very inclined to go back on the medication.
  8. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I agree with making informed decisions when considering taking medications. Yes, some people do become advocates for their medication. Some cheer more than others. I wouldn't say cannabis is right for everyone. My intention in posting wasn't to get anyone riled up but I can see how my post might...
  9. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I'm sure we could fill pages with links of reports of diseases caused by alcohol, tobacco, and the whole host of other "legal" drugs.... in fact here are a few...my point being, there are way more deleterious health impacts from over the counter, legal substances that are much more harmful to...
  10. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    This is funny Lance Armstrong had testicular cancer. He won 7 Tour de France titles. Regardless of his doping controversy, my point being.. "So what? I would gladly forgo a testicle, or both since I'm not likely to have kids at 45, and have relief of my symptoms."
  11. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I think that the side effect of paranoia is from having too much. When you may be unfamiliar with a certain strength of cannabis, take a little puff and see what happens, do not smoke a huge joint by yourself, you are just asking for trouble. Like most other dosages, keep it low to start and you...
  12. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Same here! He even told me he was not 'pushing drugs' and then still tried to convince me. However if I told him I was managing ok with cannabis he would probably refuse to see me anymore.
  13. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    No. I have smoked cigarettes in the past, and I am much healthier now that I just smoke cannabis. I didn't smoke cannabis then, and I had flares all the time. They are much less now and I am much happier and less run down now than I ever was! I'm not the layabout pothead of past stereotypes, or...
  14. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I am enjoying reading these posts. I am 'back off the wagon', as those who are into addiction issues would say. My cannabis treatments are assisting my recovery following a recent medical emergency episode that included: dehydration, heat exhaustion, and stricture/blockage, leading to five...
  15. SkinnyNinny

    Adhesions and 'Intercede Web' product?

    Hi, I don't see a thread for adhesions so posting here. I had the site of a previous surgery attach to my duodenum, which needed repair and I got an ileostomy out of the deal. I met a woman who said for her surgery they used a product called an 'Intercede Web' to avoid adhesions. It's a fabric...
  16. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Did those people die from an overdose of the drug? Could it be that people taking those top ten drugs were already seriously ill and died from their illness and just happened to also be taking this medication? Or are those ranks based on their LD50? (Lethal dose of 50% of the population)...
  17. SkinnyNinny

    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    David, not sure about the article in question but I did just want to mention that I just returned from a five-day stay in the hospital from a blockage I had in my upper GI, one week after I quit my cannabis treatment. I was finding it too difficult to deal with trying to hide the 'side effects'...
  18. SkinnyNinny

    Recovery from dehydration and heat exhaustion?

    Hi, I had a hard day yesterday. Basically went out in 33 degree C weather (about 100 F) for work in the forest and was walking in some steep mountainous terrain. It seemed like within minutes I was dizzy so sat down. I was with a client so didn't want to be too wimpy. I thought I just needed to...
  19. SkinnyNinny

    Confessions on the lighter side

    Hey, You know coping is beginning to kick in when you need to empty the bag during a meal, so you walk to the bathroom, still chewing, and do your thing. WOW! I mean, this is something I would never even consider doing the old fashioned way! I guess it helps being a bachelor. Still...:ylol:
  20. SkinnyNinny

    Should humira-ites avoid hospitals? - source of infection

    Hey, I am wondering ... I am waiting for an ileostomy reversal and will probably have it done this fall. In the meantime my Dr wants to put me on Humira and I agreed (yesterday). Now it doesn't seem such a great idea and am thinking maybe I should wait until after my hospital stay is done. I...
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