After my customary 4 sprays and a 20 minute wait for side effects to subside, I shuffled out the back door with my sticks. I thought today might be good for ditching the crutches and, ffs,I needed a challenge. Also, I had not been out driving for over a week thanks one week without a Sativex prescription.
I was pleased as I had managed to fit a suction tripod to the window so I could rant at the camera, thus proving the value of this medicine. £6 was a bargain I thought. It fell apart as I tried a minor adjustment. To lick my wounds I ordered a more expensive and hopefully more robust version.
It takes about 15 minutes to reach a small walk round Crackly Wood near Kenilworth. The wood provides an ‘almost’ flattish route. It’s funny how, what felt flat before MS now feels quite Pennine
in steepness…? And the there’s the muddy patches and other pedestrian traffic.
My husband didn’t think I’d make it round the wood and, to be honest, at the start, neither did I. It’s always the way and it’s a good job self doubt can soon be tackled. It came back and ambushed me on a few occasions and I used more Sativex than anticipated but I was learning how to use this medicine how it was designed to be.
Basically, I walked until I was in pain and seizing up. I then had 4 more sprays of Sativex, felt a bit dizzy but was able to continue walking PAIN AND SPASM FREE!!!!
It has taken nearly a year of titration to achieve these results. It takes time for the body to adjust to this medicine and I despair at doctors asking patients to access it’s efficacy based on a few sprays in ‘far from ideal’ surroundings.
I’ve put a few videos on my channel to show even more recovery. I’ll get round to doing the road trip soon.
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