Degenerative spine disease is not something you can ignore.
There are days when walking is painful, but there are more days when I don’t walk unless I have a cane.
The pain can be unbearable and there is no way to get comfortable. I sit for fifteen minutes, walk for five minutes, and often, I will lie down for a couple of minutes. There intervals of tasks allow me to have an office in my home and get work down, but it doesn’t eliminate the pain; only helps it to subside. The only thing that actually helps with the pain isn’t tylenol, aspirin, or any other over-the-counter or prescriptive drug. The only things that makes any difference is medical marijuana. My cousin is a nurse, and he told me to go to the doctor and ask about medical marijuana. At first, he was talking about medical cannabis, and he had me confused. I had just taken a prescriptive drug the doctor recommended, and I was feeling like I was walking in the clouds. Once he said it was medical marijuana, I was a bit put off. He knew I had never tried marijuana. The more he talked, the better I was understanding. Three months later, I had my medical cannabis card in hand, and I was in the medical marijuana dispensary. I still have periods of debilitating pain and lack of motion, but I can work better and take care of my home without help from home health services. I guess I can say that medical marijuana has given me back a part of my life that I thought would never exist again.