**RE-PUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION FROM CALIPICKER**
Yesterday was day 5 of no sleep. Well, that’s not entirely true. I usually get about 2-3 hours of total sleep each night coming in 15-20 minute spurts of pain free bliss. But the pain in my fingers will not be ignored, and WILL be acknowledged and recognized.
I have a rare (1 in 100,000) blood disease that disintegrates the veins of my fingers and toes. Doctors and Researchers don’t know why, but whoever has this disease has either chewed tobacco or smoked cigarettes in their past. Although there have been cases where the patient has never used tobacco products. With no veins, you have no blood flow, which means no nutrients. That results with the skin dying; leaving the nerves and bones exposed creating a pain I cannot begin to describe.
When temperatures get below 70 degrees (20°C) I begin to feel tingling and aching in my fingers. It becomes more and more difficult to stand because my toes feel like I stepped into a patch of stinging nettle. When the temp drops even more, I live the term ‘Bone-Chilling-Cold’. LITERALLY!
I have tried many different home cures and tricks to battle the pain to no avail. Then, at 11 o’clock in the morning, my buddies stopped by and brought me a gift
A small clear syringe filled with a black paste, a quizzical look came over my face. What concoction did they make? It definitely wasn’t a Cake. “Nope, not a cake,” my friend said, “but orally you should take.” Ok, ok, enough of the Dr. Seuss typing. My buddies brought over FECO: Full Extract Cannabis Oil.
FECO is the most potent medicine available to treat a wide ranging and growing list of ailments — particularly cancer, AIDS, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, sleep disorders, depression, fibromyalgia, incontinence, multiple sclerosis and arthritis just to name a few.
My friend told me to take 2 milliliters before bedtime and I should sleep 8 hours or more. He also said to adjust the dosage for my needs. Since I was already in pain and no pressing business for the day, I decided to test the product out and took 1 milliliter to sample the affects.
WOW! After ingesting the medicine, along with many garlic flavored croutons to get rid of the overwhelming taste, my pain was GONE! The feeling was a euphoric wave of warmth enveloping my entire body like a heated gel. My analytical-thinker brain down-shifted into cruise and I just laid back and enjoyed the ride.
This was my first experience using the potent medicine and decided to share this experience and documented the day with hourly video clips that I will piece together into a Vlog episode (Vlog Episode 14) on my YouTube channel The Cali Picker and chatting with Facebook friends in a Marijuana medicine group. At first I incorrectly described the medicine as an oil, but after detailing my fetal-position desires and the thickness of the substance, a friend corrected my error. The rest of the group then wished me “Sweet Dreams” and “Nighty-Nite”.
Over the next four hours I had a bit of a fuzzy head, NO pain in the fingers or toes whatsoever, and I could feel tension in my shoulders fade away allowing me to relax. I SWEAR I could actually feel my body healing itself.
Later that night, I took 2 ½ milliliters and crawled into bed. Details, next time.
*** I am a military veteran awaiting permanent disability for my disease and can no longer work. After depleting my savings and retirement on doctors and tests, I now survive on the generous hearts and donations from friends and family. If you enjoyed this article and wish to contribute, please consider clicking this link and donating whatever you can. It is greatly appreciated. DONATE