Diana was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after watching her father suffer from it, and eventually die from the condition. She was determined to not let the same thing happen to her, and after the side effects from painkillers ruined her life, she explored using alternative therapies for the condition, such as medical cannabis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is something that, if you don’t treat it, will become nearly impossible to help because of all the ligament and joint damage. My rheumatoid factor is 224; normal is around 14. I immediately began taking prescription drugs to help with the pain, but the side effects were destroying me.”
The suggestion to use medical cannabis came from an unlikely source, her 14 year old son, Rafi.
“I was taking my son Rafi, who is 14, home from school one day and he wanted me to stop for a milkshake. He then said, “While I’m going to get the milkshake, I want you to go next door to the dispensary.” He pulled out his phone and showed me the cannabis oil he wanted me to get, along with the strength he thought I needed. I bought what he suggested, and when I went back to the rheumatologist, all of my inflammation had receded.”
Her son’s idea transformed her life and kept her from being paralyzed by her condition.
“I have been using Rick Simpson oil on a daily basis. Thanks to that, every morning I can get out of bed and walk my dogs anywhere from 3-5 miles. Two weeks ago, I was driving my son to school. He looked at me and said, “Gosh you’re really happy today!”. I said, “Yeah, thanks to you, I’ve decided I’m not going to be sick anymore”. I refuse to let RA stop me…I’m going to stop it.”
It’s amazing where the inspiration can come for trying medical cannabis. So many patients benefit from a loved on or acquaintance coincidentally pointing them in the direction of this transformative, life saving medication.
The same was true for Tom, Watch his story here.