My doctor offered to put me on a new drug for my kidney cancer.
It was an experimental drug, and I had to use it twice a day, then go to the doctor every three months for more testing.
Fifty percent of the people got a placebo, and they gave the other half the drug. Just like the placebo I was sure I was taking, the CBD they gave me for pain was helping. I was sure it was just the power of suggestion that was making a difference in how I was feeling. I loved how I could go an entire day without pain and excruciating tiredness. I was enjoying time with my husband and living again. I thought it was just the CBD helping with the pain, and never gave a thought to the new drug I was on. After six months, I got my second set of tests done. There was a slight change in the cancer cells, but not enough to know if it was the change in diet, the CBD, or the medicine actually helping. Six months later, I was still feeling well, and I wasn’t getting nearly as much pain as I had a year earlier. My husband asked if I felt like there was a change from the medicine or just from the way the CBD worked. It took another six months before the doctor confirmed that the drug was working. I was told to continue using the CBD because I wasn’t out of the woods yet, but I was seeing hope of having a future with my husband.