Ink Ribbon Foundation – Cannabis and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
CANNABIS CULTURE – I lost my mom to breast cancer, so in a way I had been waiting my entire life to be diagnosed. When it happened in the summer of 2012, I was the same age that my mother had been when she passed away and while I was devastated, I was also prepared.
In selecting my course of treatment, I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy followed by tissue expanders and implants. I have gone through multiple surgeries since then to relieve my chest pain, which has included changing out my implants and removing any breast tissue that remained.
Aware of the addiction risks associated with using opioids, I didn’t want to continue taking my prescribed medications and asked my doctor about other treatment options. He recommended using a synthetic form of THC to help with my pain and soon after I started taking it my quality of life improved dramatically. I wanted to share my experience to help others and my husband suggested that I become involved in the cannabis industry. So, when a position opened as a patient advisor at The+Source, I knew it was the perfect fit. I use my platform, now as assistant general