Fibromyalgia · Pets

BREAKING: I Went Outside and Did a Thing

Yesterday we took our Lab and Wolfhound mix, Boomer, to the Urbana Dog Park. Before I talk too much about our experience, I want to take a second to recommend the bejeezus out of the dog park to any local readers. It’s gigantic. The dogs are a hoot. The owners are friendly. *** Our backyard… Continue reading BREAKING: I Went Outside and Did a Thing

Fibromyalgia · Medical Cannabis

Mom, Dad, I Want to Use Weed

My parents (above) stayed with us overnight on their way to La Porte, Indiana for a family reunion, and then they were out the door to finish their trip first thing this morning. Despite the short visit, there was time to mention that I was applying for my medical marijuana card. Both of them are concerned about… Continue reading Mom, Dad, I Want to Use Weed

Medical Cannabis

#MedicalMarijuana in the News: August 19

Here are popular headlines for the week ending August 19, 2016. DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana “Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg says the decision is rooted in science. Rosenberg gave ‘enormous weight’ to conclusions by the Food and Drug Administration that marijuana has ‘no currently accepted medical use in treatment in… Continue reading #MedicalMarijuana in the News: August 19

Medical Cannabis

Cop Eats Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Dying

Oh my God, you guys. If you haven’t seen this yet, you must. MUST! All of this talk about marijuana and getting my medical cannabis card reminded me: back in 2006, a Dearborn, MI cop called 911 after he and his wife used confiscated marijuana to make pot brownies. And he though he’d overdosed. And he was… Continue reading Cop Eats Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Dying

Fibromyalgia

Surviving the DMV with Fibromyalgia

Dan and I went to the DMV today to get my address updated on my driver’s license. We’ve lived in this home for more than a year, but I dread visits to the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services branch more than just about anything in the world. And I have fibromyalgia and IBS. So yeah. While… Continue reading Surviving the DMV with Fibromyalgia

Medical Cannabis

Resources for Getting Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card

It’s gray and soggy here in Urbana today. I wrapped up work a little bit ago, and I was barely able to lift my butt out of my desk chair. Fibromyalgia’s pain and stiffness are intensified by about a bajillion when icky weather settles in. I wish I had my card. But since I don’t yet,… Continue reading Resources for Getting Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Card

Medical Cannabis

The Hero of Canton / The Plant They Call ‘Jane

Firefly fans? Anyone? No? Yesterday was our trip to Canton, Illinois to meet with the folks at Medical Cannabis Outreach. The original plan was to attend an 11 a.m. informational seminar, dally all afternoon, and return for a 6 p.m. appointment with the doctor. However, once we realized that we’d be on the road for about… Continue reading The Hero of Canton / The Plant They Call ‘Jane