Tagged: medical marijuana

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What Waiting Looks Like

Garreth got kicked and pinned in the ribs yesterday. I got smacked in the face, a fairly regular occurance. Liam took it in the leg and Aidan’s finger was bitten until it bled. Family snuggle time in this house has its recreational hazards when seizures are involved. Aidan’s seizures are changing again. He drops his head now frequently when he drives, taking away his greatest skill. He tremors and stares quite a bit making meal...

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No Stoners Here

I’m the mother of a 14 year old neuro-typical teenage boy – Liam. In the frightfully near future he will probably be offered pot at school. I have told Liam in no uncertain terms that I don’t want him smoking pot. Though he’s a responsible, rule-following first born child, his brain is not fully developed. Teenagers don’t always make the best long term decisions. I don’t want Liam to be pegged as one of those...

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Unicorns Are Real

If you follow me on FaceBook, which you totally should, you would know that I saw TWO unicorns today. If you define unicorns as beautiful, miraculous creatures that are magical, which Websters most certainly does not, but I do, so there. But let’s back up to my first unicorn sighting several months ago. You will NEVER guess where the unicorn was frolicking. Seriously. I’ll give you a hint…it’s the LAST place you’d think of. Exactly....

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Food For Thought

October 21, 2013 Edition Whoirun4 is an organization that pairs people with disabilities that prevent them from running and runners who, well, run. This is what they say about why they do what they do: The mental and emotional encouragement for both runner and honorary runner is proving to be a whole new level of motivation and awareness. Runners are able to find a whole new sense of purpose in their running while sharing who...

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Food For Thought

October 14, 2013 Edition I realize I’m very late to the Medical Marijuana party but I finally watched the CNN documentary “Weed.” It’s very informative and easy to see that parents of kids with Epilepsy, and other diseases, want help. ******** Here is an ABC News article about a man with a rare tumor that caused seizures. His seizures have been treated with a new minimally invasive laser surgery. It’s another good read about the suffering...

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Food for Thought

September 30, 2013 Edition I thought I’d share this post from HuffPo Blogger Elad Nehorai who writes of his marriage,  “it was in the practicality that I found the love I was looking for.” Y’all loved my letter to my husband so I think you’ll like this too. ******** The Paralympics are on for Sochi this March. NBC and NBCSN will air fifty hours of the competition as opposed to 10 hours of the Paralympics in London, and another 66...

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Medical Marijuana – What I Think

As a reminder from Wednesday’s post, I’m only addressing medical marijuana, not recreational, and specifically as it’s used to treat seizures. I believe that any treatment should be used in consultation with a doctor that you trust. I’m not a doctor, though like many Medical Moms I’ve passed for one. None of this should be taken as medical advice. Lastly, any preconceived notions you have about the pot your friends smoked in high school, get rid of...

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Medical Marijuana – What I’ve Learned

Let me get a few things out of the way before we start this conversation. I’m only addressing medical marijuana, not recreational, and specifically as it’s used to treat seizures. I believe that any treatment should be used in consultation with a doctor that you trust. I’m not a doctor, though like many Medical Moms I’ve passed for one. None of this should be taken as medical advice. Lastly, any preconceived notions you have about the pot...