For a nurse to tell me that using marijuana was healthier than taking some prescriptions, took me aback
For anyone who has never had a kidney stone, let me tell you from experience that you do not want one. At one point, I told my husband I wanted to go back and go through all my childbirths again instead of having the pain from the kidney stone. As I waited to be seen in the emergency room, I impatiently paced the waiting room. After what felt like a year, the nurse brought me into the triage room. She began asking me about the medications I use and if I used any illegal drugs? I told her I used medical marijuana. She stopped what she was writing and turned to look at me. She quietly applauded me and told me she was proud to hear that. She couldn’t believe how many people my age were using drugs under the guise of prescriptions, when I could be using natural drugs such as marijuana to help with many of my ailments. The nurse said she wished more people had the guts to go and get a medical marijuana card as I had. At that point, I was in so much pain that I didn’t even really care what the nurse was saying. It wasn’t until a week or two later, that I actually set back and heard the words she was speaking. For a nurse to tell me that using marijuana was healthier than taking some prescriptions, took me aback. If I didn’t believe what she had said, I wouldn’t have been using medical marijuana. Hearing a nurse tell me that, made it seem much better than what I thought it was. I was no longer using an illegal drug legally, but using a medication that was helping.