Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cannabis & Cancer

Cannabis is extremely useful in the fight against primarily brain tumor, and all cancer really. It forces the cancer to kill itself and then eat itself.

Cannabinoid action induces autophagy-mediated cell death through stimulation of ER stress in human glioma cells

Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) induces apoptosis in C6 glioma cells

A combined preclinical therapy of cannabinoids and temozolomide against glioma

Spouses (and all significant others)

I came across this photo on Facebook and it made me think of everything that our spouses and significant others go through.

As both an IP (Intractable Pain) patient and the spouse of an IP patient, I feel the stress of knowing everything that I'm putting my wife through. Just last night, my wife had to go to the ER (we got stuck in the hallway, again, so no TV for distraction and no outlet for my phone to watch something on it and no quiet or peace). I spent almost eight hours pacing back and forth. They didn't find the problem, the nurse was an opiophobic bitch, the urine test took well over two hours, anextra blanket took an hour, a ginger ale took 90 minutes, and after two hours and seven requests we were told that they had just run out of sandwiches. I couldn't do a damn thing too keep her comfortable (pain, thirst, or food).

Anyway, my point is that it isn't easy to be married to a CP/IP patient. So, I'd like to thank everyone who supports CP/IP suffers.

I'd also like to dedicate the week from 10/14-10/20 to them as the unofficial Intractable Pain Spouses Appreciation Week.

Happy IPSA week!


P.S. Please check out my other blogs
IPkills- my first blog, dedicated to intractable pain as a whole
EDS Pain-  a joint blog between my wife and myself about her EDS
Cannabis Heals- ...about the healing qualities of cannabis and cannabinoids
Political Opiophobia- ...about Opiophobia
Enduring Depression- ...the name speaks for itself

Friday, October 11, 2013


Welcome to one of my new blogs. Instead of throwing everything on IPkills, I have decided to separate the information on multiple blogs. As always, I'm open to any suggestions,comments, and/or stories that you'd like me to share.

About Me
I am 23 (24 on October 21). I am an intractable pain patient, with cancer, on high dose opioids and suffer from a slew of symptoms. I'm under-medicated. On the advise of countless people, including my old therapist, and, after years of nagging, I finally setup a blog (IPkills). In addition to being therapeutic and helpful to myself and others, I've been able to generate some advertising revenue that I hope will amount to enough that I can spread awareness about the epidemic of undertreated pain (both cancer and non-cancer).

My cancer
I have a DIPA/DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Astrocytoma/glioma), it is an inoperable tumor on my brainstem, specifically the Pons. Radiation isn't an option and chemotherapy isn't likely to help and no one is willing to try it without a biopsy, which is extremely risky. It is likely responsible for pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting, wasting, dizziness, neuropathy, and countless other systems.

Until I setup email addresses and forwarding, I will be using for all of my blogs.