Pain Management by Anonymous

I am 44 years old, and I guess I'm a wreck physically. I've had three surgeries and face a possible fourth pending the outcome of a visit with a neurologist. Because of a damaged femoral nerve, I have lost 2.5 inches of muscle from the outside of my left thigh and suffer severe pain daily. I sleep one or two hours at a time if I'm fortunate. Some days I feel like just giving up, but I have wonderful support and understanding from friends and family. Vicodin, ibuprofen, sleeping pills, and Valium have just taken a toll on my digestive system. Some friends of mine suggested I smoke marihuana to help with pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, and my intemperate outbursts toward loved ones. I smoked for a while and noticed vast changes in all these areas. Smoking pot has helped me stop the use of prescribed opiates.

I stumbled upon and received replies that led me to your site. I see hope and a better quality of life ahead of me. Hopefully my doctor can help with a prescription or refer me to someone who can. I'm not comfortable buying pot from street dealers and also don't want to be jailed. I work for a very conservative employer and they may not agree with pot smoking.

I'm glad to be able to share my thoughts with you. Look for me at, AKA fisherman. I will keep you posted.