Cannabis helped Paul, a prostate cancer patient, finish chemo treatment by restoring appetite and stopping the burning pain.
My shit storm started in July 2007. You’re never prepared enough to ever hear the words “it’s cancer.” Even after weeks of testing and going to different labs. Surgery to remove the mass was successful, but traces still got into my body and blood. Sadly, I’ve been a prostate cancer patient for a long time.
This cancer is unique – it mutates after so long on the drugs to fight it and it starts growing once again. Each time it mutates, you have to change drugs to beat it back down. And when you run out of drugs to try, you run out of time and it will kill you. This is what makes advanced prostate cancer is so deadly.
My Journey as a Prostate Cancer Patient
My prostate cancer has mutated 4 times now. The last time was 18 months ago and it spread to both lungs. I was given a very dark prognosis and put on a clinical trial of chemo pill. Four pills a day along with 4 other pills known to fight prostate cancer (Zytiga).
After the 3rd week of being on this trial chemo and trying everything there was to ease the stomach burn to be able to eat again, my oncologist ordered me to take cannabis. He was going to get me a medical card so I could buy it (wasn’t legal yet here in Oregon) and I refused it. The tax is $200 a yr here in Oregon for that card. I have friends I can get cannabis through, I wasn’t going to have the state tell me if I could try to cure my cancer or not, let alone pay a fee for it.
Cannabis Trial for this Prostate Cancer Patient Works!
With nothing left to try, a friend gave me some oil and flower. I had been in burning pain for 3 weeks, trying everything there was to just ease the pain a little so I could eat, play, walk my dogs, just function and nothing helped. So, I put a drop on my finger of cannabis oil and ate it, and took two hits (just 2 hits) from the flower my friend had given me. Within 3 mins the pain in my stomach was GONE! GONE!!!
Now, here’s where my anger comes in. Our misgovernment KNOWS CANNABIS WORKS for many things, yet they still are being bought off by huge pharma companies to impede legalization. I see each state in a battle to legalize cannabis and it’s sickening as a person fighting cancer KNOWING it helps. But our cries fall on deaf ears. There comes a time you have to say, “Be damned with the law.” You know when the law is wrong and corrupt.
Follow up Results on my Prostate Cancer Progress
Six months after being on this chemo trial, Zytiga plus cannabis, the cancer in both lungs is gone! GONE. Did the cannabis help kill the cancer? What I do know is that it kept me on the drugs. It let me keep going with my treatment. Without cannabis, the pain the drugs caused was too great. I was going to go off them. So, I know cannabis is saving my life.
Cannabis Helps my Dog with Cancer
As I write this, I glance over at my 11 yr old Westie dog. She has cancer. Unfortunately, three different vets told me that she would soon die. They gave her only three months. The only thing she taking are: cannabis oil, turmeric and prayers. We started giving her about a quarter of an adult dosage of cannabis oil at night. Plus one teaspoon of turmeric, in her food. It’s been 6 months and she isn’t even showing signs of sickness. I don’t have to take her back to the vet for them to tell me what I already know – she’s still alive.
We’ve been given a very limited time, but my dog and I enjoy life fully. We have already passed those numbers. I don’t need our misgovernment to tell me cannabis works or doesn’t work. Damn the laws, when you’re fighting for your life. And damn the mind blinded people who follow and try to enforce the laws.
This is my life, the most precious gift. I’m not going to have the government tell me I can’t fight for my life (and my dog’s).