Two years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
I just had some pains in my feet and the next thing I know, I’m on many types of medicine. Ever since that day, I have suddenly started going downhill. I can’t be still most days, without the aid of a drug. My hands begin to twist and the pain is awful. It doesn’t matter the amount of prescriptions the doctor gives me, I continue to get worse and I am in more pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is ruining my life with my family. I went to the rheumatologist a couple weeks ago. I refused the medication that they were trying to give me. I had an appointment with our family physician the next day. I told him about the pain and about all the medications. He asked me if I wanted to go a bit less conventional with the treatment. He told me he could help me get a medical marijuana card now that it had been legalized. He had talked to many patients who were benefitting from the use of medical marijuana. He wrote the prescription so I could go for the medical marijuana card if I want to. If I didn’t want to get the medical marijuana card, he just proposed that I shred the prescription. I thought about the prescription and talked it over with my spouse. He said that if it was going to work, he thought it would be a superb idea.