Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Rose - Someone's Little Girl
Hello, my name is Rose. I am a lifelong resident of PA and a registered Republican in Dauphin Co. I am a mother of 2, a grandmother of 3, as well as a wife, a sister, and I am someone’s daughter. But most importantly right now, I am a victim of a cruel and unjust law that states that I can’t use medical marijuana to alleviate my needless suffering.
About a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with a klatskin tumor in my liver. I had three-quarters of my liver removed at Johns Hopkins shortly thereafter. I’ve undergone radiation, chemotherapy, and countless other procedures since my surgery. I’ve lost roughly 100 lbs. Hershey Medical Center has become my second home. I can’t help but think if I were able to use Cannabis, therapeutically, that I would be feeling better right now.
You can imagine how disturbed I was to research and ﬁnd out that our government knew in the ’70’s that THC kills cancer cells. Imagine the terror I feel knowing that we have a cure for cancer that no one can legally use! I don’t know what sickens me more, my ailments, or the fact that we are ruled by lawmakers that allow this injustice.
Currently, I am on a liquid diet as I await another procedure which will offer a solution to the digestive issues I now face. I am on Morphine and can no longer drive to visit my grandkids. I am lonely, I am hungry, I am nauseous, and I am in pain and I long for a day when Pennsylvania’s legislators empathize with people like me.
I may not be a child... But I am someone’s little girl. Please don’t leave me behind.