Myelo Butterfly

Myelo Butterfly

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When Disease Treatment Is Illegal While Its Benefits Are Plentiful

Cannabis Sprout

Usually, the common question asked when others learn of my living with blood cancer is, “What types of treatments and/or drugs are you on?” I typically reveal I take aspirin and an iron supplement; and IF I’m comfortable I’ll reveal I also use marijuana.

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Myelofibrosis: A Chronic Blood Cancer

Passing me on the street, you might assume I’m perfectly healthy. Nothing seems obviously wrong with me yet the truth is I’m living with myelofibrosis. Myelofibrosis is a rare, chronic blood cancer of the bone marrow known as the ‘teardrop’ cancer (pictured below). Myelofibrosis doctors and researchers have concluded I started developing blood cancer over twenty years ago. Decade old blood work coupled with my detailed accounts of when things started ‘going haywire’ accumulates to a life of chronic suffering that conventional medicine and tests couldn’t detect or remedy.

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