For as long as I can remember I have been a traditional sort of person. Not the uptight, Republican staunch elitist… Well, I am a slight elitist….But the natural I wear metal T-shirts and want women to vote, but you should still open a door for me and not complain when I send the family I dislike a monthly check sort.
You know, the so called “modern traditionalist”. That’s me. I don’t really drink. I don’t do drugs. No matter how bad it gets I can’t touch anything around me that can alter my perception. That would be blasphemy to how I was raised… Even if a stiff drink sounds like a great idea. I don’t touch it.
Now imagine being this and your doctor having this kind of phone dialogue with you :
Doc : You know, I hate to say this, but you will not get the med you need any time soon. You have no health insurance and the med is a couple thousand dollars a month. Your pain will just keep climbing. Soooo… I am going to suggest something out there. Something I don’t normally suggest to my patients, you see. Have you thought about getting a Medical Marijuana card? We can set up your appointment.
Me : *Cough Cough* A what …. ?
Doc : You know, a medical marijuana card. The Molly. The MJ. The herb. The stuff you kids do these days.
Me : Aaaaaaah. You know DOCTOR PHIL, I don’t drink or smoke right?
Doc : Sure. Sure. But you don’t have to smoke it.
Me : Aaaaaah. I don’t think my mom would want me to have those calories.
Doc : I’m not talking about eating it. Go on and make an appointment. Get the info. It will help with the pain.
-Nurse Shouts in background. –
Doc: See you next month….
Me : But Doc, I don’t have an –
Yea. This is my crazy conservative old man who fought with me a year about getting anti-inflammatory for my auto immune disease. Now he wants a control freak on Marijuana?
Guess, I just had to make an appointment. Get the info and the facts. Have an open mind. I can be hip and fun. And stuff.
Or I should cancel this appointment. I don’t know. I am so confused. Does marijuana laced creams actually help pain?
I feel like a sell out to my problems….
What is my life now,
One Toke Over The Line – Brewer and Shipley
P.S. I don’t know how to feel or how to have an open mind about this.