PsychedelicSam wrote:This thread is dedicated to my friend of 30+ years, Ryan, who has second stage MS.
It's now time to explain why I'm pursuing this process so diligently. One of my best friends has 2nd stage MS and I feel helpless. He and his wife have helped me through times of kidney failure, dialysis, transplantation and others too numerous to count and I can't return the favor because he is on the other side of the country now, in the boonies. They have none of their old friends around and not a lot of support. There are good reasons they are there, so moving isn't really an option although they want to.
When I first heard rumors that thc was good for MS, I decided then that I would find out all I could and try to perfect a product that could help my friend, as well as thousands of others. I got an extra push when I met one of my sources' wives who is pre-MS and could see how it helped her. She was into oils and she really liked the honey I made for her, said it helped the symptoms.
I first started along the path late last year but had only begun the journey before I had some serious physical issues of my own to take care of first. However, during that period I learned a lot treating myself. Probably more than I would have otherwise. I now know what works, what's hype and what's the real deal, at least as far as processes and techniques are concerned. Since I was dealing with neuroskeletal pain instead of a neural disease like MS, I can't pretend to know exactly what will help my friend but I now have the experience and knowledge to actively participate in anything that will make his life a little easier.
I have to give a lot of credit to Grass City and all the good and bad comments I've received during my journey and no matter how negative things got, I still pushed on and learned from them. Then I started work on this thread and it allowed me to pull in all the things that I've learned and even didn't realize that I'd learned. In an effort to help others gain an awareness of the benefits of this method, it has helped me even more. Thank you, GC
They are living in a state that's still in the stone age and any kind of weed is scarce, let alone legal and don't have a way to pursue this, so I arranged to get some of this batch to them, never mind how. I sent honey elixir and raspberry GD and some of the cream. They just received it and have tried the honey so far and really liked it. They were surprised with the quality and the pleasant difference in the feeling. They'll try the GD tomorrow. I hadn't told them what I was doing or the real reason why. I wanted to make sure that they liked it and it worked for them before I exposed my grand plan. They aren't computer literate and really had only heard talk about thc and MS. I explained my initial plan of treatment and since it wasn't too hard and resulted in a good buzz, they went with it. I just want him to initially titrate a dose and do it daily until he runs out. They have about 3 weeks worth and then we'll see if there's any help. Now that I know they got it, I'll send more.
There is still a lot to learn, specifically about ways to customize the product like BKS has done and occasionally mentions. Thanks to her I know not to send him things too cerebral like a heavy sativa, but a good indica or hybrid would be good. All along the way, I'll post those things I've learned as well as all the things I continue to do for myself and those of you who wish to participate and may have requests of your own.
I'm writing this now because I now have the confidence that I can come out of the closet, so to speak, and expose my grandiose plan without being concerned others think I'm crazy. Remember, I'm not crazy, I'm a Pisces. We started treatment today and the die is cast. This will be a private matter and won't be a topic of the thread, but I will post updates. Thanks, everyone.
This is for you, Ryan. Hang in there, buddy and thanks for being you.
Sam's pain cream formula worked so well on my brutal MS Hug symptoms that I could feel exactly where the cream was put and wasn't put which never happened when I used prescription Lidocaine cream. Also, the effects of this pain cream went deeper than the Lidocaine ever did. This is the greatest stuff since sliced bread--no, that should be, this stuff is even greater than sliced bread! Thanks to the cream, I also slept better last night than I have in weeks, and such quality sleep is extremely important for MSers.
Blossom, who is a great friend from TiMS, and I talked on the phone while I stirred the heated oil into the lotion--I used Aveeno, which is made with oatmeal (found it in my car). I made it strong: .5oz lotion with .5gm of RSO. Asking her to help was such a smart decision. While it only took two minutes to make the cream, we stayed on the phone for two hours, and I had a blast (hope she did, too!). Thank you again!
The cream saved me! And just in the nick of time, too!! Two important doctor appts had been cancelled on me last week, and I desperately needed help to get me through until the rescheduled appts happen. This EASY-TO-MAKE pain cream did the trick and will help me wait it out until my chiro appt on Mon. and steroid injections on Tues. So, I went from being in tears to singing happy tunes, thanks to you, Sam.
Last night Amazon.com, I bought the RSVP International Double Boiler Universal Insert
I'll put the insert over a small pot of simmering water (need only 1" water which warms up quickly!). The heat will rise to melt the contents of insert without burning or scorching the contents, e.g., chocolate, butter, RSO. I really like the compact size, two built-in pouring spouts (help to easily fill funnels, bottles), and shape (fits several pot sizes and stirring is easy) of the insert. With all the melting I've been doing since I received my RSO, this will become one of my most important go-to pieces.
Sam, what effect does a microwave have on pot? I read that microwaves can't heat up anything more than a couple degrees higher than 212 degrees F and that most food comes out of a microwave at ~100 degrees F. Thx!
My next posts will be my over-due replies to those who've posted to me.
HappyPoet wrote:EDIT: Seems as though Amazon ties my private Amazon account to any item I've already purchased, so that is why I think the link wouldn't work. I put the name of the item in place of the link so people can search for the insert.
For a yankee you sure are a rebel rouser. It's much safer for you to stick to peace, love and reefer. One too many nips of white lightening and you might start a bar fight and bring the house down.
I propose we do a simple inexpensive study comparing mental and motor impairment caused by increasing dosages of different prescription drugs, alcohol and cannibis. For motor skills I suggest we solicit some young 21 year old male volunteers (probably get plenty) suited up with helmets, elbow and shin pads and put them on stunt bikes and skateboards in a half pipe for some fun. Then we compare them doing stunts while on the different drugs at different dosages. They will probably due better on certain sports enhancing drugs like amphetimines. Steroids are only good for strength. EPO and other blood and respiratory enhancers will help their endurance and not decrease motor or mental skills. Mind altering prescription psychotrophic drugs such as barbituates and alcohol will probably have to be called off early before they kill themselves from lack of balance, coordination and motor skills. On the other hand, when they are on cannibis the testers may have to call of the experiment when they when they run out of food and fun stunts to do. Mental impairment would be a bit more challenging to test in 21 year old males. It is not easy to tell when they are mentally impaired under normal circumstances and their language and linguistic skills aren't fully developed at such a tender young age. We could ask them to recall the last episode of Duck Dynasty or the names of the players of their favorite sport team. On a good note, at least they won't show any signs of decreased mental performance.
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