Rick Simpson Oil // Day 4 // Crohn’s Disease
8.12.2013. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I’m coming along perfect. Today I had two BM’s — both by noon and both firm with no blood. This is so fascinating.
As gross as it sounds, I’ve been taking photos of my daily BM’s as it’s the best way to accurately document my (hopefully continued) progression. When it comes to inflammatory bowel diseases (like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis), the proof is in the stool. If your firm with no blood for extended periods of time, these are the beginning signs of remission. So if I document 90 days of firm, blood free stool, that’ll mean something big :)
K had a really rough day again. We celebrated one of our birthdays — or tried to — but she was just in too much pain. Fortunately, we had some painkillers that helped her in the afternoon so we ended up spending the afternoon at a rare, secluded SoCal beach.
I smoked no weed before we left. I brought none with me. For the last year, I’ve lived next to weed. I can’t go anywhere without it for more than an hour, or so. But today, I spent several hours away from any weed — hiked for an hour, in fact — and didn’t feel any need to control my symptoms through smoking.
I’m tolerating the oil much, much better now. I took 3 small doses throughout the day in addition to my large night time dose. Tonight’s night time dose was a big jump up in dosage. I’d guess that I took a third of a gram today? I think I’ll be on the gram dose within a couple weeks. If K was doing fine and didn’t need my help as often, I think I might have been at a gram a day by day 7 — or even by now.
K has a doctor appt soon and I can’t help but feel like the last two years of hell with Crohn’s disease might be coming to an end. We had our lives nearly destroyed there — I’m so hopeful that we’re seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you Rick Simpson. Thank you growers. Thank you to the person who made this available for me. Thank you to those of you who believe in and support this plant :)