Cannabis oil saved my life. This is my story.
In 2012 I found out I had breast cancer – a lump the size of a R5 coin on my left breast. I was 35 years old, a new mother and completely unprepared for the news that I had cancer.
When I received the results, I was at home alone with my 18 month old daughter. I didn’t quite know what to do, so I bundled her into a pram and we went out for a walk on a nearby farm. It was a beautiful day, far too beautiful to be dying of cancer.
But then, this wasn’t the first major health issue I’d had to deal with in recent history.
Six months after my daughter was born I was diagnosed with Post Natal Depression.
Only someone who has experienced this or any other form of chronic depression can truly appreciate how debilitating this condition can be. A thick mist of despair settled over my mind and body and every decision, choice or conversation was questioned, scrutinized, replayed, relived and agonized over until I quite literally felt like I was going mad – the irony was that I was sane enough to see my madness; I just didn’t know how to fix it.
I’ve never been one for synthetic drugs – not medicinally or recreationally. So, I hadn’t taken any anti-depressants for the depression and when it came to choices for treating the cancer, I automatically leaned to the alternative side of things. I had heard too many horror stories about Chemo and radiation and personally I don’t believe that surgery is effective in these cases either. Luckily, I’d found the lump early on and so time was on my side.
The only problem was that many of the natural alternatives require you to implement lifestyle changes which can be a challenge for anyone but for someone suffering from depression, trying anything new is close to impossible. I could hardly look after myself in the most basic sense – my eating was erratic and generally unhealthy and I hardly exercised at all – so I knew this was going to be tough.
I had felt powerless and fragile for so long, I wasn’t used to having to be strong or brave anymore. But as I walked, the sun was shining and I realised it was too beautiful a day to be without hope. So I relaxed. I listened to my daughter’s nonsensical babbles as she told me about the world around us. As I allowed the sun to warm my skin, I made a silent vow to myself that I would do everything and anything within my power to prevent my daughter from having to face this world without her mother by her side.
It wasn’t long after this that I came across a documentary called Run from the Cure. In it different people told their stories about how Cannabis oil had cured their cancer, all kinds of cancers – skin, colon and prostrate cancer – had all been cured without any negative side effects. The documentary also shows you how to make the oil so I decided to give it a try.
I believe that when you make the right decision, things naturally flow easily and this was certainly the case with making the oil. The fact that the main ingredient is completely illegal was problematic but a friend helped put me in contact with someone who could supply the cannabis and the rest was easy.
Soon, I had my precious cannabis oil and all that was left was for me to begin taking it. The documentary said I was to start on half a grain of rice and every four days I would double it- giving my body a chance to increase its tolerance levels. The aim was to get me taking a gram of oil a day as quickly as possible.
It had the consistency and colour of Marmite but it was extremely peppery and I was not fond of the taste. I put the size of half a grain of rice on a small piece of squashed bread and swallowed it with some water like a pill.
About 45 minutes later I suddenly felt quite flushed (I was in the bath at the time) and very thirsty. I can’t remember what I was thinking at that moment but I suddenly found it extremely amusing, I began to giggle. I hadn’t giggled in a long time and I just can’t explain how good it felt to laugh again.
I went through to my husband, my eyes felt like they were just little slits and I could hardly talk for the waves of giggles that convulsed merrily through my body – I was as high as a kite on Kilimanjaro!
After about 15 minutes and roughly 2 litres of water, I decided it was all too much and I went to bed. I lay in bed for what seemed like ages as thoughts traipsed through my consciousness in riveting succession until I finally fell asleep.
At midnight I woke up bursting for the toilet. As I got out of bed I felt queasy and unbalanced. I staggered to the loo and then gently made my way to the kitchen to get more water – I really was so thirsty! Waves of nausea began to wash over me and I quickly made my way back to bed. I remembered reading that no one had ever died from using cannabis and I told myself to just relax and go to bed. I fell back to sleep very quickly.
The next morning I woke up feeling a little groggy but otherwise I was fine. I was concerned about my reaction the night before and I was disappointed that I’d got so high- having a toddler around means I have to be in the right state of mind at all times, I couldn’t afford to be high all day while looking after her.
I spoke to my husband about the adverse reaction I’d experienced the night before. His theory was that I’d taken too much and it’d made me ill, something called “the Greens”. He suggested I halve the dose and see if that was better.
So, that night after my daughter was put to bed I took half the measurement of the night before. I still got high but the nausea was gone and I slept beautifully through the night.
I decided that I would only take the oil at night, that way it wouldn’t interfere with my duties as a mom.
It took me about a month-and-a-half to manage to take a full gram in one go. I admit, I didn’t always cope, as I found the next day I would feel very lethargic and slow. So I knew if I had to be up early I would ease off on my dose a bit.
After about four weeks on the oil I began to notice a real change in me. My outlook and my attitude had improved dramatically. I was feeling not only optimistic but enthusiastic – a feeling I hadn’t experienced in almost two years. I began to feel like my old self, I began to laugh and smile and even socialise a little. Most importantly, I was able to get out of bed and stay out of bed, which meant I began to achieve little things in my day too.
As I continued taking the oil, my overall health began to improve and my mental outlook improved to the point that I was able to begin implementing healthy lifestyle changes into my daily routine. The transformation was incredible. I suddenly had the strength to take control of my mind and body. I water-fasted for 40 days – 40 days! My mind was focused and I had once again begun to believe in myself, so anything was possible. I started yoga and I began to genuinely get back into shape. I felt younger than I had felt in years and I had far more energy than I ever recalled having before.
When I went for my next breast scan, I felt quite confident – how could the oil not be working when I was feeling so good? So, you can imagine my delight when the scan showed the lump had all but gone! It had been significantly reduced and my risk level had been downgraded from “high” to “low”. I’d done it, my cancer was in retreat and I was feeling amazing!
A year later and I am now completely cancer free, I weigh 20 kg’s lighter, I eat a healthy diet and I am fitter than I was as a teenager. My depression is also under control and I’m feeling strong enough to begin tackling some of the emotional issues that triggered the depression to begin with.
When I’m on the oil, I not only function as a sane and logical human being, but I am able to achieve amazing results within myself and my environment. I know the issue of cannabis oil is still very much taboo in South Africa, but for me, cannabis oil has literally saved my life –in more ways than one!
Please note: To find out how I made the oil go to: https://kitchencures.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/how-to-make-cannabis-oil-in-south-africa-updated/
- Cannabis Cures Cancer Without Poison(video) (guardianlv.com)
- Cannabis Is Key to Good Health (secretsofthefed.com)
- 9. Tommy Chong Beats Prostate Cancer with Hemp Oil and Proper Diet (12160.info)
- Cannabis Cures Cancer – Marijuana Touted as Miracle Drug – Video (guardianlv.com)
- “Miracle” Cannabis Oil: May Treat Cancer, But Money and the Law Stand in the Way of Finding Out (oil4naturalhealth.wordpress.com)