I am undergoing chemotherapy. It is very difficult to get marijuana.
June 27, 2013 9:40 AM Subscribe
My situation. About 2/3 months ago I happily said goodbye to a massive tumor I had apparently been gestating in my intestine. I am receiving FOLFOX chemotherapy. The primary thing that is keeping me functioning, working and being a parent is marijuana. Which I have to buy on the street to the tune of about 800 bucks a month. I have spoken to my oncologist. I have spoken to my pain management team. No one will help me get what I need: a prescription/license for pot and sufficient financial help or program to be able to afford it. Where in Ottawa can I be connected to a network or physician who can help me? And I mean now. I need someone to carry the water for me because I am somewhat shattered.
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Further details. I am an historical consultant/researcher. So I work in my home and am the recipient of no benefits. My ability to work full-time has been ruined. Previous to the cancer, I was living a life of stringent sobriety. That's gone out the window.
I'm trying desperately to keep up the appearance of functioning and, well, just being strong. Because I don't want my son to be any more upset by seeing dad so intermittently sick.
Do you know of an advocate, physician or group in Ottawa who can provide quick help? I am sorry if this seems like an inappropriate question.