so i finally got the lowdown on smoking

marijuana, that is. 20 days post-surgery i ran the query past my nurse, and she said she'd never say it's okay to toke up, but in terms of my pacemaker recovery & everything, it was pretty much a non-issue. she said it'd have no effect on the pacemaker or the incision sight at all! so i thought i'd just share....


Any help is good help

by queen_beez - 2007-03-21 03:03:47

I am of the opinion that anything that can help with a faster recovery should not be avoided merely because ones in positions of authority, decide on with no medical facts at all ,that certain "drugs" are illegal.I am one with first hand experience with such medical problems. I was diagnosed in 2001 with a brain tumor and then in 2003 with cervical cancer. In both instances I was told to try medical marijuana.It took me quite awhile to give in ,but once it got to not being able to keep any food down at all I knew I needed to do something. I believe I am still alive because of that decision. I don't condone breaking the law,but as with all things I believe this law is a mistake. We all have broken the law once or twice with speeding or parking in a no parking spot or the such. I think in the big skeem of things the greater good in a fastest ,better, recovery outways my going over the speed limit by 3-4 miles an hour.LOl I hoope you get better real fast and continue to do what ever it takes to get on with your life. As I have said before ,it is not enough to just be alive ,one must start to LIVE again Truly, Your "strange" friend, Susan

thanks Susan!

by RalphMalph - 2007-03-21 05:03:16

i share the same sentiments & i'm glad it's worked so well for you!

stating the obvious -

by M_Fox - 2007-03-21 07:03:31

I think that if mj had been created in a lab, then it would be one of the most prescribed meds. I have a friend with HIV/AIDS and he has been able to tolerate his many, many meds and keep his appetite up with mj. I think the main thing to be careful about is that you don't want to have a coughing fit too soon after surgery! :) Guess I'll go take a Xanax and a Vicodin.....

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