am a 34-year-old mother of three, currently a full-time
husband weighed in at 350 lbs. last May. He had asthma, upper
high blood pressure and diabetes due to the weight.
We decided that we had to get
a gastro-bypass operation for
him, or he'd most likely
be dead in five
With this surgery, you can only eat about three tablespoons
of food at a sitting, which
makes you lose weight in a drastic
way before your body levels out... We spent a year going to prep classes to be ready for this new diet.
husband got to where he could not keep any food down, no matter what it was or in
what amount. In less than a year, he went from 350 lbs to 180 lbs
and was suffering from
dehydration to the point where he was being
every few months.
Prior to the operation,
he also had a severe drug problem that almost ended our marriage,
but it was with chemical
drugs, and he was hesitant
about buying a bag of weed. I finally
pretty much demanded it.
Now, he's at 195 lbs., looks incredible and can hold down food for the most part.
He went from being
so fat that he was killing himself to becoming
it was killing
Marijuana was the
Also, he's always
been quite a gruff character,
issues, and not very emotionally intimate.
Now, we sit up at night and enjoy each other’s company.
As for me, I didn't
realize how much stress, anxiety
and resentment I carried on
my shoulders until I sat down
and decided to smoke with
him for purely recreational reasons. Suddenly I identified a lot of things
in my own life
that marijuana helps me with as well. I had a lot of self-destructive behaviors
and emotional problems that I
never saw before. I was
an alcoholic, but when I
smoke marijuana, I don't even think
about wanting to drink alcohol. I'm more open to my children and enjoy our quality
time together. We work
on homework projects together and just have fun as a family now.
Movies, craft projects, jokes... It's fun to be
part of my family.
With the alcohol,
stress, anxiety and
depression, I didn't enjoy my
family. I just tried
to keep the house clean so it
wouldn't anger my husband and wanted my children
to stay quiet and perfect and
not cause havoc. It still
amazes me that I never saw how ugly my way of life
was before. Fortunately, I have the rest of my life
to make up for it.
I've also been diagnosed
I used to take Verapamil,
Tylenol, Demerol, Midrin, Percocet and whatever else my doctor would throw
at me. Recently, I got frustrated about having
to eat pills like
they were "Pez" without the
doctor able to tell me WHY...and feeling
like a zombie...
so I flushed them. I haven't had migraines that I can't control or get through with a joint
since then. I didn't associate
relief from the migraines till
I looked at your site.
Marijuana saved my
husband’s life, saved my marriage,
saved my family, and made me a wonderful mommy.
It helps with my migraines, and
I put on 20 pounds this year.
I've always been very petite
: 5ft 3in, weighing between 90 to 100 lbs. It's just my metabolism.
But everyone around me is
me about reaching 110 on the
Also, as a footnote,
all of these wonderful benefits
are achieved with
only one or two bowls a day (2 or 3 puffs per bowl), and some days none
at all. I have also tried
Marinol through a friend who
has a prescription. It was a bit
too intense for me, but I believe
in the benefits
of it for others.
We are not drug addicts.
I refuse to submit to the idea
that marijuana is a drug. Cocaine is
a drug. Vicodin is a
drug. Aspirin is a