Getting Healthy without Pain

IMG_2393IMG_2391IMG_2392Played mini-golf with our dear neighbors. It has been five years since I have had enough strength and felt pain free for over six months. The quality of my life has dramatically improved. No longer locked inside four walls..unable to move..bedridden..and dependent on my husband for basic needs. A total flip to being pain free with my use of Dronabinal.. 

Cancer related pain free with Medicinal THC

I have found a way to enjoy and take back my life after suffering from cancer for eight years. Now cancer free, I am also pain free and nausea free using Medicinal THC. While there is little published factual information on the use of medical THC to ease the suicidal pain associated with cancer, I am using this blog to diary my own personal experience with Medical THC to bring some positive exposure to this very real change to my quality of life by deciding to use a little researched and much maligned alternative to opiates.

I have used opiates and they made me more ill. After a year of using Dronabinol, I have regained a quality of life I didn’t think possible before I began taking Dronabinol. What I once thought would screw up my brain and turn me into a zombie, has given me back a joy of living I had not felt since my cancer diagnosis.

Sometimes my prejudices have lead to poor choices and in this circumstance I was so boxed into my ever increasing misery of unrelenting pain, I simply reached out to my Oncologist’s suggestion, mainly to get relief from nausea. It was surprising to find that one month into taking my daily dose, I found myself nausea free and pain free. Who knows if anybody else would get the same relief. I never used recreational THC. Maybe it works differently with me.

With my Nursing background and knowing how hard it is to cope with the pain that cancer and its treatment inflicts on the survivor, I decided to take my revelation public and use this Blog to share my experience.


Got on the scales this morning, As one does..and to my surprise I have dropped another pound! I ask myself – what else does this drug have in store for me?
How did Marijuhana become so badly maligned by mainstream? Since commencing Dronabinol when I  feel happy for the first time in my life. All the traumatic experiences of my seventy one years have just floated away. Memories are on hold for the first time ever. Sad memories have given way to thoughts that now have room for what is happening to me today. I am feeling the real world, and life, seeping into my cells day by day.
It totally perplexes me to comprehend the reason why society has cursed the ‘weed’ for everything that my experience diametrically oppose!

Take pain as and example. The intense, constant, ugly all consuming sense, that just taking a breath will make it unbearable to live and despite my wish for freedom from the pain, I must keep living. Opiates were never efffective for my cancer pain, even at sixty milligrams a day.

The reality of my opiate use was minimal pain relief with increasing euporia, and an increasing divide between self and reality.

In respect to Dronabinol, the opposite happens.  On a daily basis I find myself getting total pain relief from a painkiller that is not yet on the FDA list for this usage.

Pain relief and the other positive effects I am finding as I use Dronabinol, are definitely not getting the attention of the principal actors. Healthcare professionals need to make major changes to the negative perception of THC  and map new algorithems to effectiely relieve pain.  Dronabinol in my mind, and from my experience, should be part of maintream thinking when decision-making on the choice cancer pain  relief.

By the way, to this point I appear to have an increased metabolism while taking Dronabinol and am not getting fat, while feeling happy.


At 71 first experience with ‘Pot’ is so positive. To be ‘stoned’ all day (12 hours) and happy.. Twenty -four hour pain free at the end of the road after 5 years of suicidal pain caused by effects of cancer. I never thought I can function so well and get such an awesome quality of life..thanks to Marinol.


Hello world! Welcome to my Blog.

As a stage four breast cancer survivor I have suffered unbearable pain for over five years. Six months ago my doctor prescribed Marinol to ease my nausea online premarin.

At seventy-one I am experiencing freedom from pain through the use of medicinal THC, drug name Marinol. Just 7.5 milligrams once a day, provides me with a pain free life, filled with happiness, hope, and goals for the future.

My doctor and the pain clinic had tried everything including Hydrocodone 60 milligrams daily, but no pain relief.

Now despite an unstable, collapsed lumbar spine that is inoperable, I am pain free and able to participate in life in a way that was impossible six months ago.

I can do this for two reasons. The first is acknowledging that while I am without pain, the trade off is that my perception is impaired, including no longer able to drive.

My kind and caring husband of thirty two years has made it possible for me to make the decision to continue taking Marinol, and take over the responsibilities of caring for me and our household. It has given me a new lease on life.

I created this Blog to encourage conversation about this experience. I am one of a very small population of cancer survivors, who has benefited , of using Marinol, a natural alternative to other possibly lethal pain killers like opiates.

While cautioning ‘handle with care’, it is great to feel no pain. Not so great to relinquish total control. In taking Marinol it would be careless and irresponsible to not be mindful of its side effects.But some impairment to perception, and relinquishing alcohol,is a fair trade for feeling this good!