Twitter summary: 43 yr old male married to RN; one 13 yr old daughter. 2 bulging disks starting in '85 finally removed and fused 29 yrs and 4 surgeries later. 12 months post op. In 12 week PT program. Pain worse than ever.
I've been up front with my wife and kid about getting off narcotics. I'm legal for medical marijuana in MI. My med-Mari doc is a Naval flight surgeon and a frequently tested non-user.
He advised me to try out different things to figure out my own dosing.
Wife and daughter dead against it b/c of pothead stigma.
Family guidelines were set a few months back. No smoking. Vaporizing was initially OK. High CBD-low THC Simpson oil is what we settled on. Comes in a syringe and I inject into a pill. I also take a second pill made from the plant matter (Kief). Neither have the marijuana odor. I take 3-4 pills per day.
In that same time I decreased my narcotics use from 6 extra-strengthed Percosets a day to 1.5 low strength Vicodin a day. My GP is thrilled with that. I was kinda pissed at him b/c he recognized that my pain severity is up but must be scared of Vicodin b/c he was acting like I've been healed.
Anyway, my daughter announced 2 weeks ago that she is only comfortable with the pills, and I have until Nov 15 to stop vaporizing.
I decide I want to be a good dad and comply. Two weeks ago U began the Kief in pills as a supplement for breakthrough pain. I don't get high from it; spacey occasionally but definitely not high.
I retired the vaporizer last week. I ate up all my edibles. I only have a little plant matter left and was smoking it in the hot tub and my daughter saw me and freaked.
My wife sat me down and went on the attack for me being a liar. I calmly explained my side of it, but they were pretty dug in. I demanded that we see a counselor at a Catholic Church that we know of.
I'm thinking them probably being anti-pot is good b/c I don't want to be some kind of reefer addict either.
Hoping this family stress will pass without me doing any serious damage to our relationships.
And the kink in my upper back, the twisted rib pain on both sides, and the constant nerve pain in my butt, legs, and feet is like f**king torture!
Wow ... what a rant. Thx for being there so I can vent!!!