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Posted 2019-04-26T19:17:00Z

Michelle's Marijuana Miracle?!

I started yesterday at Hospice, having a more emotional than usual chat with my counselor, Ginny.  Bless her for holding space for a really good cry and purge of a huge pile of "anticipatory grief."  I was feeling fragile, mortal, and pessimistic.  Then I moseyed into Dr. Sekhon's office for a routine check-in.  Shocker, my CA marker fell from 37 to 22!  A 15 point drop, 40% reduction in 5 weeks. With all the anticipation of surgery, I had sort of forgotten this was the first blood check since going high dose.  The universe cracked open; my mind was zinging around.  What does this mean?  This reduction is as large as any I had during chemo.  But I'm not on chemo, I'm not even on Avastin.  I'm on high dose THC.  THC!  Since my last blood draw, I have gradually increased my daily THC dosage to about 60mg daily.  I am now convinced that THC has a dramatic effect on my cancer cells.  Dr. Sekhon was not quite speechless, but certainly amazed. Her words of wisdom -- "one data point does not make a trend"-- but we agreed on another blood test before surgery.  I will continue with my dosing and look forward to reporting back on my CA 125 on May 13 at my pre-op physical.  Surgery is set for May 15th.  Until then I will study up.  Does anybody know a pharmacologist with an interest in cannabis?  I feel like I was just plucked from my life into a Hollywood plot where I have to find a cure for my own cancer.

Today anything feels possible,

MK  

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Comments (21)

  • annie capestany
    annie capestany

    what a great surprise! ride that wave!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kathy Whitley
    Kathy Whitley

    This is AMAZING. You have such stamina but are staying in touch with your emotions. As Annie says, ride it!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Clarice Treiber
    Clarice Treiber

    Wow, that is amazing. I really wish there was a great deal more information about THC and the results. Hoping for even more good news.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Gordon Fox
    Gordon Fox

    That is the best news I've heard in quite some time! Here's to hope.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Leslie Kenny
    Leslie Kenny

    I’m celebrating the rainbow 🌈 in your midst! I don’t know anyone here that studies this but can ask around. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that Theresa May has banned any THC containing products into the UK... I believe the folks at Charlotte’s Web (cannabis with THC) in Boulder have some info on who is doing research into THC efficacy. We’re all thinking of you here in Oxford! Leslie xx

    one year ago · Reply
  • Judy Boyd
    Judy Boyd

    What a roller coaster you're on! And what wonderful news. I'm so happy for you, Michelle.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Shelley Hoffmire
    Shelley Hoffmire

    We are cheering you on here in Oxford! This is wonderful news.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Joyce Margolin
    Joyce Margolin

    This is very encouraging. Sending love across the street.

    one year ago · Reply
  • EvelynCavins
    EvelynCavins

    The best news honey. Just the best‼️ Mom

    one year ago · Reply
  • Heller Lee
    Heller Lee

    Wooohooooo! This is amazing and wonderful news. Truly. It gives me hope for you and hope for many others.

    one year ago · Reply
  • James Cavins
    James Cavins

    When you told us yesterday of your ca-125 results, you absolutely made our day. Sooooooo encouraging! Astounding isn't it, that THC has been used by humans since the third century BCE in written history and possibly far further back by archeological evidence. Yet it's usefulness in oncological treatment has now been shown by Michelle Elyse Kendall!! You are an amazing woman Michelle. As always, all my love and admiration. See you on the 14th. Jim.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maria C
    Maria C

    Congrats Michelle! I am rooting for you, and sending you all the healing vibes I can muster. Looking forward to hearing your next test result, with fingers and toes crossed. In the meantime, bask in the glory of this new result!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maureen Duffy
    Maureen Duffy

    Wow! 🤸‍♂️🐣🐣🌸💚🌼🌈 Anything is possible.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Patty Tunnicliffe
    Patty Tunnicliffe

    Great news Michelle. I have a friend who may be going on the same therapy. Wonderful to hear the results so far. Hang in there - we all know you will!! Hugs . . . Patty

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maria C
    Maria C

    two technical resources you may find useful if you feel like looking for physicians researching cannabis for cancer treatments: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed - an index of the medical literature, always with summary abstracts, and often with free text articles. https://www.clinicaltrials.gov - an index of clinical research studies, past and present. you are right that the data is sparse, but you can set up a search in each of those and have it notify you when something is added. if you need help, let me know.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Patty West
    Patty West

    Hooray, yahoo, super great news! So great to hear the good news Michelle. It warms my heart to see that miracles do occur. Keep it up.❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Vinton
    Jennifer Vinton

    Wonderful news! Hope it has you physically feeling better too. Sending hugs from afar.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Cherie mignone
    Cherie mignone

    Your good news lifted my spirits on this drippy morning! I attended an ACCN conference in Denver about 4 years ago. There are over 400 biologically active compounds marijuana. Most of the USA research and evidence gathering takes place in Colorado, the first state to legalize. Three cheers Michelle!! Cherie Mignone

    one year ago · Reply
  • Molly
    Molly

    So happy for you! I am rooting for you! ❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Karen Gillow
    Karen Gillow

    Wooo Hooo!!!!! That is a fantastic result. Much love and best wishes for your surgery and speedy recovery in May!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mollie Sheely
    Mollie Sheely

    Great news Michelle!! Sneding lots of love!!

    one year ago · Reply