– Cannabis treated my recurring meningitis by accident…

I have stage 4 cancer, but am NAD (no active disease) against all odds. Cannabis has played a part in that miracle. I just discovered an amazing new benefit that I am very excited about. For 30 years, I have suffered from chronic encephalitis triggered whenever a shingles virus that sleep in my spine wakes up. I have had two very serious bouts of spinal meningitis from it that almost killed me. Doctors have been of no help. I have learned to recognize the early signs of an attack as it attacks the nerves in my legs. I then meditate , relieve stress and avoid a full on attack of meningitis. However, I was recently traveling and overtired when I got the first symptoms. I took Acyclovir and Lysine which usually helps but I was asking too much of my body, running for planes, shlepping luggage, etc. I was getting very painful nerve spasms and couldn’t walk very well. I ate a “pot pancake” that I didn’t want to take through security and and the pain and twinges, etc. disappeared. I never had another attack! Cannabis calmed the nerves and put the virus back to sleep! Yay!

A little background… After large doses of a high CBD oil completely eradicated 4 brain tumors of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis for me, I have been on maintenance doses of an oil with higher concentrations of THC in it (since 2013). I don’t actually like to be high, so I take it at night before bed. I have wild dreams, sleep like a rock and am bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning. I went rogue for 3 months last winter, holing up in Costa Rica to work on my book, and eschewing my monthly immunotherapy infusions that are supposedly keeping me alive. I was okay with that because I took my Cannabis oil with me (I told the customs agents it was homemade mosquito repellant LOL). One month into my 3-month sabbatical, the maid broke my cannabis oil. I had a raging tooth infection and, since a tooth infection had previously played an important role in one of my brain tumors, I was a little nervous about not having any more cancer-killer-that-crosses-the-blood-brain-barrier with me.

I actually bought some raw pot and made cannabis oil out of it. Because I couldn’t get a high enough grade of alcohol to extract the cannabinoids, it was very weak. I was left looking at the leftover herbal material, thinking, hmmmm, I’ll bet there are still lots of medicinal cannabinoids in there. So, I made pancakes out of them. As I said, I don’t really like to be high. But since I was buying it off the street and the street wants to be high, it was a high THC strain (beggars can’t be choosers). I was going to be trekking the cloud forest and then leaving Costa Rica and I didn’t want to take my leftover pancakes through customs so I ate one in the morning, thinking the cloud forest would be a safe, wondrous place to be if it did make me high. Wait for it….


Hahahaaaa… the amazing news is that it immediately and completely dispelled an oncoming attack of encephalitis that would have crippled me for days, maybe even hospitalized me. I thought back and realized that I hadn’t had an attack the past few years since I’ve been taking CO. Having been doing without must have set up a situation where I was vulnerable to it. The ramifications of this are greater than just me… chicken pox, shingles, Herpes, viral encephalitis are all members of the same family of viruses. In fact, I have found anecdotal stories, like mine, that have shown that Cannabis helps with all of them. You can put topical Cannabis on cold sores and they go away quickly! We have to fully legalize this wondrous medicinal herb so that it can be properly and exhaustively researched.

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Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this website should be construed as medical advice. I am not a doctor. I am a Stage IV breast cancer thriver who is currently NED/NAD and simply sharing what I did, and do, and why. Please research anything I share to determine if it is a good path for you. Bless you all on the path you choose.

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