August 9th – Pain Relief

I have been struggling for the past few weeks. Our weather, while not nearly as hot as in many places, has been relatively hot for us. Our house stays cool in the day time but gets stifling in the evening. We have two options – turn on the air conditioner or turn on the fans.

I have three respiratory issues so my lungs do not handle air conditioning well. My lungs can handle fans, but if the fan is blowing in our bedroom, it is blowing on my legs and I lay awake with leg cramps all night. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

Dan was talking to someone who suggested I try CBD creams and oils. With my leg cramps getting worse and my lack of sleep wearing me down, Dan offered to take me to a cannabis outlet (which are legal here) to see if they had anything that they would recommend for me. The shop was immaculate and the two staff members that attended to us were amazingly. We left with a bottle of hemp CBD oil, one of CBD Cream, and a package of hemp CBD bath salts.

I wasn’t too happy with the bath salts at first. I was too distracted by the plant life floating around in the tub and sticking to my skin to really enjoy it. I definitely was not about to let all of that stuff wash down our drain but fortunately I always have a drain screen handy. When I told Dan how it went, he made me a mesh basket that I could use to dissolve the bath salts but control the plant life in the tub. I am much happier using it this way!

I tried the CBD Cream with good results for my stiff and achy hands. I had a migraine one day and tried rubbing some of the cream on the back of my neck. The migraine vanished in minutes. I seldom get migraines, but when I do they are bad, and they do not just vanish!

I started taking a small dose of the CBD oil every night, about half an hour before I go to bed. Not only have my leg cramps totally vanished, but I have been sleeping soundly. I get up in the morning feeling great and more relaxed than I have ever felt! I have lived with sore, tense muscles forever (part of my genetic collagen disorder no doubt) and I would never have thought it possible for my body to feel this good.

On Sunday, when my son was here he developed a migraine. Mark has had frequent migraines since he was two years old. They are vicious and they last for days. He knew the one coming on was a bad one and he knows his migraines. I rubbed some of my CBD cream on the back of his neck and on his temples. I texted him the next morning to see how he was and he said he was feeling much better. ๐Ÿ’ž

I knew next to nothing about CBD a few weeks ago. I had heard of it but it wasn’t something that I researched or paid much attention to. I am amazed by the results that I have seen and I am so grateful that we found it. I am especially grateful that we discovered this line of Hemp CBD products as I would probably never had tried the marijuana lines. (Because I have such a low tolerance for anything with any psychoactive ingredients ๐Ÿ™„).

I have long been frustrated with our medical community, when it comes to quality of life. There is nothing worse than being in crushing pain, or seeing a loved one devastated by pain and hearing some doctor saying “well you won’t die of it.” Like you should be okay with living in pain. ๐Ÿคจ

I am so grateful to the governments, the researchers, and the industries who are recognizing that quality of life matters. I am so grateful that products are entering the market that address health issues that our health system ignores. These products are life changing and they are no doubt just the beginning. ๐Ÿ’ž

The Dr. Teals is a product I have been buying for months for Dan’s footbath. I doubt that the CBD level is high enough to do much, but he can use it way more frequently than straight Epsom Salts without it drying out his skin.

Wishing everyone a great day! Keep safe and I hope to see you tomorrow!๐Ÿ’ž

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

– JFK