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  1. Angiegal
    08-16-2017 01:39 PM - permalink
    Thanks Chally!
  2. Angiegal
    08-15-2017 02:20 PM - permalink
    Hey Chally!
    Was reading one of your thread replies..... you said something along the lines of "as our friend often said. IIWII" Who was that? I try every now and then to read back posts....
  3. Atsugi
    09-02-2016 08:07 PM - permalink
    ♥ Atsugi
    Regarding deleting some trip details: When was this? I haven't been on line all day. Where was this post? If it's a 'soft' deletion, maybe I can get it back.

    I didn't delete anything recently. Certainly can't imagine why anyone would delete trip details.
  4. mich5
    04-23-2016 05:17 PM - permalink
    chally, saw you were having sciatica issues. also remember you have massages. my massage therapist was able to help me with my sciatica problems, it took several weeks and it is far from pleasant when they work on it! i would lie on the edge of the bed on my right side so she had easy access to my left hip, buttock, and thigh (it was the left side bothering me) and then i just tried not to cry while she worked on it. :-)
  5. chally
    01-22-2016 09:25 AM - permalink
    I'll email ya today. Chally
  6. bear1973
    01-17-2016 04:25 PM - permalink
    Ha ha I know what you mean Chally...I don't always check this thing either. Feel free to email at:
    Yes - I've been feeling the same way myself: PTSD, alcoholism, a history of bullying and now ALS. All AA members I've talked to have given me the green light for MM - now it's up to me. My trial continues. I think in terms of sobriety, it all comes down to being honest with yourself: if you smoke 5 joints/night and get stoned, you may not be sober, but if the use of MM is a medical strain and done without getting too high then I see nothing wrong with it. I will keep you updated - still have second thoughts. Good bless you, Barry
  7. bear1973
    01-12-2016 06:43 PM - permalink
    Before Christmas, due to family fighting, I found my life at times almost unbearable. I was going to the casino several times per week and losing lots of $$. I seemed to be the only way to numb the pain although it was significantly hurting my back account. Meetings and talking helped, although I didn’t seem like enough. I haven’t been to a casino now in several weeks, which does feel good.

    I don’t know whether or not MM will makes things better or worse. Thanks for being an ear though. It’s such a complex decision to make. I still cannot believe that I have used marijuana.

    Take care, and God Bless.
  8. bear1973
    01-12-2016 06:43 PM - permalink
    That said, still mixed feelings about taking it. I know what you mean: I want to go out clean and sober, and with that said, if I find there are too many feelings of guilt then I will stop taking it. The people close to me say this would not be a break in sobriety. My conscience is usually my best guide and right now it’s in conflict: sometimes when using I don’t feel guilty, other times I do. I will say this too: I would be lying if I said I also wasn’t looking for some help with anxiety and depression.
  9. bear1973
    01-12-2016 06:42 PM - permalink
    That said, much of the decision was based on trying only MM and not street marijuana - that is, a strain the had a high CBD count to minimize any potential "high" while quite possibly helping with disease progression. My sponsor gave me the same green light: that because this was a life-threatening disease do anything to help slow progression or cope with the illness. After a couple of weeks I still have mixed feelings about it. When I first tried the strain, I smoked it and didn’t feel high as much as I did slightly spaced out and tired. I almost gave it up with the conclusion that it was more a hindrance to my sobriety than a help, although I also bought some 1:1 CBD/THC oil. I will say that after ingesting a few drops with food, the feeling is much different than that of smoking it: I don’t get much of a “high” although there are some slight feelings of more relaxation.
  10. bear1973
    01-12-2016 06:41 PM - permalink
    Hi Chally, good to hear from you. No worries re: getting back...I've had people PM before and not realize it until many weeks after.

    The mm is by far the most difficult decision I've ever faced in sobriety. I have been sober for 20 yrs as of Oct. as of this past year and just about 10 days ago decided to try MM. My big question was, leading into it, was whether or not I could do both: treat this disease and stay sober at the same time. After thinking about it for several months, reading many posts here and doing my own research online, I came to the point where mm is something I had to try - meaning that I would not know how I felt about using it until I gave it a shot.

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