I went to my family doctor the other day, and he asked how things were going with my eyes.
I already two cornea transplants in one eye and one in the other eye.
I was looking at a third corneal transplant in the left eye and my pressures were raising, which was an indicator of glaucoma. My doctor asked me if I had considered using medical cannabis for the glaucoma. I didn’t know it was an option, and we talked. He explained how marijuana could help with the swelling and ease the pain that goes with all the problems I was having with my eyes. He wrote a doctor’s name and phone number and told me to call them. He said he knew him well and although he couldn’t prescribe medical marijuana in his clinic, this guy was an independent doctor and had his own office. The following day, I had an appointment to go see the new doctor. He was blunt and got to the point in seconds. All I had to do was tell him the name of my family physician and he instantly opened up. Before I left, he had already put a into the state department of health so I could get a medical marijuana card. Once I got the medical card, I wasn’t sure I was ready to try it and I called the marijuana dispensary. They told me the medical marijuana card was good for a year, and I could use it whenever I was ready. I didn’t know if I would ever be ready, but I had a year to think about it.