Glen Discusses How Medical Marijuana Helped, Still Helps Him Heal
Geon Barrette syndrome which is an autoimmune deficiency
Transcription: My name is Glen. About 18 months ago Geon Barrette syndrome which is an autoimmune deficiency that your body basically short circuits your immune system, turns on your own body, and it eats away at the coverings of all the nerves in your body. I was at UCI for 2 and half months, I was in ICU for 5 weeks, paralyzed for 2 weeks. I’ve got a lot of nerve damage in my feet and I get a lot of problems with that.
Usually when I go to bed, I get a lot of sharp nerve pains and stuff like that. Being able to use the medicine actually helps me to sleep and relax and not worry about it so much. When I was in the hospital I was on a lot of medication they had me on a lot of vicodine because he wanted me to relieve the nerve pain at night. I didn’t like taking a lot of pills. I didn’t like taking 6 vicodine a day. And when I got out of the hospital I was on twelve different kinds of medications, and when I first got out of the hospital I was like, I don’t want to take pills five times a day. You know, a handful of pills five times a day, it was horrible.
And so I wanted to do whatever I could to get away from all that kind of pharmaceuticals and stuff. And this has really helped out. Being I was in the hospital for a while and a lot of the physical limitations that I have now, depression still has a tendency to set in, and the medical marijuana helps with that too.