“Shona Banda Saved My Life”
The following is a personal story from a woman who suffers from Crohn’s disease and suffers much less thanks to medical cannabis, and Shona Banda…
To Medical Marijuana 411, i would first like to say that Shona Banda
saved my life…
I am a 26 year old living in NH and I’ve had Crohn’s Disease for 10 years now. I have been on all the medications that a normal doctor would prescribe for a CD patient, I’ve been on Remicade, chemo twice – once when I was 18 then again this last year.
Remicade made me violently sick and i was searching for a way to not have to stay on it, but i just couldn’t figure it out.
Last summer I learned about the MAP infection theory in Crohn’s and started taking probiotics and other natural remedies, but they never took the problem away, it was just like smoking marijuana, it eased the symptoms, but nothing was really fixed.
One day in april, my sister called me and told me about Shona’s video online and I had to check it out.
I got home and watched her video and did a little research and realized I had to do this.
I had just gone to my doctor, frustrated and upset about the condition I was in, throwing up, well more like dry heaving because I had no appetite, so I barely was eating, and horrible persistent stomach pains in the 2-3 weeks leading up to my next Remicade infusion.
Remicade is administered every 6-8 weeks in a chemo ward. My doctor’s solution was double the dose and get it every six weeks instead of eight.
I was thrilled, actually not really, I was devastated because I knew Remicade has a half life of 30 years! and thats a lot of toxic chemicals they were pumping in to me, but I could think of no other solution, until Shona’s video.
I was an avid smoker for many years to help relieve my symptoms, and it was the only thing i could do besides resorting to narcotics, which thankfully i never did, to relieve my pain and stimulate my appetite. I immediately purchased a vaporizer online and started making my own oil.
I was supposed to have a Remicade infusion on April 25th, I never showed up, I had started my oil regimine just days before that. I have been on oil ever since and found it relieved my nausea almost instantly in a way that smoking could not.
Slowly my days started getting better, and my nights too!
I tell people that before the oil I was running on 40% efficiency, now I am at 90% efficiency and I can’t believe the drastic turnaround I have had.
I still struggle with symptoms of my Crohns as i can only make a little at a time, but baby steps are better than no steps at all!
I live with my sister who does not smoke marijuana and was very skeptical of what I was trying to do, and she is very vocal to me now about how amazing she thinks that I am doing, she can hear my health in the way that I walk, is what she says, I used to struggle to get up and down the stairs, and she could hear me, now, they are just stairs, not an obstacle to my room.
I have thanked Shona for letting the world know this simple and affordable way to heal yourself and I am forever indebted to her. thank you for supporting her and
I look forward to being a member of medical marijuana 411, thank you for spreading truth and kindness to the sick, tired, and hurting people of the world!
– Patient Submitted Story
Before co-founding Medical Marijuana 411, Ms. Nazarenus successfully sold, implemented and configured Digital Asset Management Systems for Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest publishers in the world. She is an expert in social media and digital strategies and content management specialist offering digital consulting services to top brands for their online strategies. She is also quoted in DA Benton’s book, How to Act Like a CEO.