Pubdate: Sat, 11 Oct 2014
Source: Orlando Sentinel (FL)
Copyright: 2014 Orlando Sentinel
Note: Rarely prints out-of-state LTEs.
Author: Ruth Spandonis


I watched my nephew suffer terribly with cancer in a nursing facility
until mercifully, he passed away. Before going to the facility,
doctors prescribed meds that made him a zombie, but left him in a lot
of pain.

Then he found marijuana. It made the pain bearable and left him alert,
without the pills. Where and how he got the marijuana I didn't know or
care. I only cared that it helped the pain.

Incidentally, the medicines he had been prescribed were much more
addictive than the marijuana.

After he went into the nursing facility, the staff, of course, could
only give him the heavy meds again that did not help the pain.

The people who are against Amendment 2 have no idea what its like to
be in, or to see, a loved one suffer so bad.

Ruth Spandonis

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