It can be painful watching loved ones struggle with constant, agonizing pain.
My dad’s parents both had rough battles with cancer during the last few years of their lives. For grandma, it was leukemia, whereas my grandpa had bone cancer. They both certainly went through chemotherapy but it did not do much for them as it only starved off the infections for a few years at most. I fear the same could happen with my parents, however they both already have their individual health troubles to begin with. My dad has chronic kidney stones & is constantly in debilitating pain. My mom has Crohn’s disease and is also paralyzed physically by abdominal pain many days of the month depending on the previous time she experienced a flare up. My mom may have limited options but my dad has been creative. He is a big proponent of using kratom supplements for pain, plus medical marijuana. The THC in the cannabis products packs a heavy punch for his kidney pain, especially if he uses super potent cannabis flower products with a high THC content. When I started experiencing yearly complications with anxiety plus insomnia, he told me that I should visit a cannabis dispensary plus give it a shot. I had only ever used marijuana sparingly in university plus couldn’t really remember how it affected me. I was pleasantly surprised at the amazing effects that I got from the cannabis plant. It eased my stress and also finally helped me get to sleep at night. However, I learned that I needed to stick with indica strains for my medical needs. Different sativa strains might be good for mild depression plus fatigue. However, they often turn out to be volatile with anxiety as well as insomnia, since they tend to worsen both of those complications.