This #TestimonialTuesday, we are honored to focus on a patient named Drew, who was kind enough to share his success story with us.
The years 2013-2014 were rough ones, to say the least. Drew suffers from a few serious health conditions. In those years, he was hospitalized several times. It began with a severe asthma attack, followed by nearly having kidney failure a few months later.
His asthma attack, which left him unresponsive for nearly an hour, left him in the hospital for nearly 5 days. Once released, he was still in pain. Just months later, due to extremely low creatine levels, Drew was sent back to the hospital to avoid immediate kidney failure. It was then that he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis, a condition due to muscle injury that results in the breakdown of muscle tissue, then releasing a damaging protein into the bloodstream.
Regardless of receiving that diagnosis, Drew was still suffering and in pain. After many more months and tests, he was diagnosed in 2014 with Avascular Necrosis of the bilateral hips. This is the death of bone tissue due to lack of proper blood supply. According to Drew doctors, the only solution would be hip replacement, but being so young, this is not an option.
Drew suffers from chronic pain throughout his entire body due to these conditions. He had found a pain treatment with pharmaceutical medications, which slightly changed the quality of his life for the better. However, as with many pharmaceuticals, Drew developed a tolerance and was dependent on medication to function throughout the day amd medications still were not enough to ease the symptoms.
Tired of being in pain and wanting alternative methods, Drew began researching the benefits of medical cannabis. He was lucky enough to be in the right hands of a caring pain specialist, who helped him become a registered patient and obtain his medical cannabis card. So far, he has had amazing results by using Standard Farms Indica Catridges, along with Lemon Skunk concentrates by Moxie.
Although this is just the beginning of his journey to great health, Drew has faith that he will eventually be able to discontinue his pharmaceutical medications for pain and anxiety. Just like the Cure Pennsylvania Team, he believes cannabis will be able to provide him a healthier, safer, and more effective means of treatment.
Please join us in wishing Drew continued success with cannabis on his journey to health! We thank you and appreciate you sharing your personal story and are thrilled that you are finding relief with medical cannabis.