MS & Cannabis- I Am Actually Getting a Life

I’m super excited to be traveling to Denver tomorrow to attend IndoExpo.  I learned about the expo on Tuesday night and booked my flight yesterday.  BUT this wasn’t some crazy impulse decision – this involved a sleepless night and a lot of tossing and turning.  Because I knew I WANTED to go.  I WANTED to be that spontaneous person I once was – before the MS and chronic pain started limiting what I could do.  I WANTED to go and meet other people that believe in cannabis and it’s medical benefits, but the damn voice wanted to chime in – leading me to doubt whether I could actually do it.  

The reality is – even with the improvements, even with cannabis helping with the pain, I STILL have MS and that means all the bullshit symptoms.  The thought of traveling alone, to a place I have never been, where I don’t know anyone is incredibly scary.  Add to that the fact that I don’t attend expos or concerts or anything with big crowds because they make all of those symptoms go into overdrive, and I end up a foggy headed, blurry and cloudy visioned babbling idiot.  YET I couldn’t let it go – I felt I couldn’t miss this opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and give it a try.  What’s the worst thing that could happen?  I fall in the middle of the expo in front of a crowd of strangers?  I’ve had worse happen and survived and the potential value of meeting so many amazing people involved in the industry far out weights that small fear.  So I decided to say “fuck it!” and buy the damn ticket.  I have an old high school friend that lives about 30 minutes from the city and she has offered me rides and a place to stay.  So on top of the excitement of the trip and attending the expo, I am going to have a chance to reconnect with an old friend! 

I booked my flight and today I am busy trying to get ready.  I have to stock up on food, so I will be cooking up a shit ton over the next 24 hours…I wouldn’t want the boys to starve to death in my absence:) I also realized I should probably get business cards – I didn’t have much of a need for them over the past few years when the chronic pain limited what I could do.  One of my new contacts, that has been helping me learn how to actually make some money blogging and writing suggested that I find someone to videotape me over the course of the weekend.  Although I concurred it was a brilliant idea, the realization that I would have an actual cameraman following me around now has me more than a bit stressed out – I am not super comfortable with the thought of being recorded – but have decided to just continue saying fuck it – and push past the fears and concerns – 

I need to keep this post brief because I have a lot to do but the gist of what I am saying here is…..

Thanks to cannabis I am actually DOING shit again!

I MIGHT actually be getting a life!:)

 

OH and just an fyi – STILL off the cigarettes!  I honestly don’t know how many days it’s been 24 or 25?  The fact that I don’t even know is HUGE!  I still think about them constantly BUT I am beginning to believe that this is gonna stick because I honestly can’t image going out an buying a pack!:)  If you had told me that in less than a month this topic would go on the backburner because of all the other exciting shit that is happening I never would have believed it – and yet I ALMOST just posted this piece without remembering to mention the whole “tobacco-free” thing!  They have begun to be inconsequential to me and that rocks!!!:)

 

A few other things I wanted to share – I’ve begun writing a weekly piece for California Weed Blog – I’m going to be writing about my MMJ Adventures – check it out!

I also found another MSers with an awesome podcast called Truth Be Told.  Check it out – Marie is awesome!  She covers a different topic each month – I think THIS month is relationships?  Cannabis is coming up – right in time for Canada’s legalization and I am super excited to be a guest!

 

If you want to follow me on my adventure – I will be posting on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbhwithms/ and twitter https://twitter.com/meglewellyn and HOPEFULLY there will be some video to share!:)

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13 Replies to “MS & Cannabis- I Am Actually Getting a Life”

  1. Hi. I have ms. Marijuana has helped my pain along with oils too. Their are different kinds. Some for energy some for sleep. All help with pain. Good vibes sent your way.
    Thank you
    Lorraine

  2. Hi Meg we seem to both be doing the travel bit. Heard last Thursday that mother in law had lung cancer and prognosis poor. She really wanted to see us before she died but we were booked to go on holiday on the Monday.
    We juggled on internet all Thursday evening and organised so we had weekend in uk before holiday. So had a very hectic weekend with lots of travelling and stress that goes with that. With all the shit that comes with M&S.
    We now on holiday enjoying some warmth with the knowledge that we definitely made a difference to 2 special people.
    Like you I’m enjoying being alive again

  3. Good for you Meg! I grew up in the Denver area and have been back many times a year to spend time with my dad. My dad was a strong proponent of cannabis and I can honestly say I never thought I would be able to sit down and have a conversation with dad around the benefits of cannabis for both he and I. In fact, last year he asked me and my sister in law who is super knowledgeable about cannabis to come down and make some infused creams for him. You will learn so much- enjoy and soak it all in! Can’t wait to hear all about it!
    Raegan

    1. Thanks Raegan. Super excited combined with buzzing nerves led to another mostly sleepless night. Which leads to panic because I never function well under lack of sleep and the panic is just another reason I can’t sleep. Spent the night thinking “why can’t I be “normal” and what I’ve come up with is that I tried being “normal” and it wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be:). So I’ll take some deep breathes, spend the morning packing, go for my cannabis powered walk and hopefully have time for a nap this afternoon before my flight!

      Cheers!
      Meg

  4. I live in Denver area ! So excited for you. I hear you about tackling travel, fatigue, pain and sleep. A tall task. Congrats on the smoking bye bye. So proud for you. Not eady. Knew you could do it for YOU .Weather gas,been fairly mildcand hope the Sunshine peaks out for you . You will meet lots of neat knowledgeable people of tge Cannabis world . Best Marti w dtr Rachel who has MS.

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