Saturday, September 6, 2014

Proudly Canadian?

Here is one of the few things left that is made in Canada and owned  and operated by Canadians.

Medical Marijuana!!  

This is how I get my weed  now; from a licensed producer, purchased online, and  delivered to my door by express post. Amazing that it comes from the other side of Canada; British Colombia, in less than two days.  They also have custom strains of marijuana for different needs. I use the ones for pain relief, muscle spasms , anxiety, and for sleep.

  MS fatigue  is bad enough and insomnia only makes it worse. My fatigue can actually be dangerous. It comes on so suddenly and then my brain switches off.  I can't  function at all, so the only thing I can do is sit and wait for it to pass. Sit and wait, rest and rest. It's  boring and frustrating and at times gets me so down.

For me, having MS is like living in a medium security prison. I have some freedom, but the warden, MS, really is in charge.  The biggest challenge is that I don't look sick. Everybody thinks I can still function like a regular person, but I can't, so I disappoint others.

I just keep going . Swimming is one of my main activities. I swim and swim, and yes, it is a huge benefit, but how long can I keep going? I just  keep going. What else can I do?

Here are a few of my swim buddies who really help to  keep me going.

It was a great summer at that pool.  The indoor pool doesn't open till the 20th ! I already feel out of shape.