Ricki Ingersoll
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  • Benicia, CA
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Are you a Polio Survivor?
yes
What year did you contract polio?
1949
Do you have Post-Polio Syndrome?
yes
When did you begin experiencing symptoms?
1995
List any assistive devices you are using...
Wheel Chair, scooter
Please describe how polio has changed your life.
I recovered from polio with no ill affects. I was a superior athlete before PPS reared its ugly head in 1995. I was diagnosed by UC Davis in 2000 and continued to deteriorate. I became wheelchair bound for 5 years. My close friend is a doctor who treats HIV. He started to experiment with marijuana to help with the HIV symptoms. He was having success and saw my suffering. He convinced me to try a marijuana brownie. From that day to today my PPS started to improve and is now in remission. I no longer pray for death. I have regained 50% of my muscle strength and the nerves are healing. I have regained 75% of my energy. I am out of a wheel chair and doing all my daily living plus enjoying life. I can do light exercise and take a walk. I take a CBD rich marijuana, which means I don't get high, 4 times a day. I take a THC rich marijuana at night, which allows me to sleep without pain and muscle twitch. For me this has been a miracle and I have wanted to share my experience. I had never experimented with marijuana during my lifetime until now. I was taking over 15 pharmaceutical drugs to help my symptoms. I do not take anything now except marijuana. I live in CA so I am blessed that medicinal marijuana is legal in our state. I also have clean, regulated dispensaries to get my medicine.
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At 2:12pm on February 7, 2012, Cheryl Stanton said…

Hi, Ricki, thank you for all that information, I will definitely research this and am interested in knowing more and getting to the point of trying this.  I have tried so many other things with little success. It's nice to hear that you have had lots of success with this.......thanks again!

At 2:35pm on February 1, 2012, Cheryl Stanton said…

Hi Ricki, I am curious how you take this, is it in a pill form and whom do you go to to get this CBD form, does one need a prescription?   Does it re grow our already damaged nerves.  So many questions.  Thanking you in advance!

At 8:09pm on January 25, 2012, Ted Granger said…

Was it a post on your wall?  I think I found a reply to my question. Thanks

At 7:42pm on January 25, 2012, Janet Williams said…

Ricki - Welcome- I am so interested in what you had said about being in re-mission; Have they-o are will they do any research on this.  Because all I hear is there is no cure for PPS.  This totally blows me away.. Unfortunately my State of NY does not allow Medicinal Marijuana legal.  I take pain meds, muscle relaxers,etc. It is the only way I can function everyday. 

Janet

At 4:05pm on January 23, 2012, Richard Van Der Linden said…

I've come to the same conclusions through my research and experience. Indica is the right strain, and a little book called "Best Pot Cook Book Ever" has proven to be quite helpful and accurate.  Writing about it in my newsletter has taken some courage, however, since I don't have the advantage of a long trial time.

Thanks for being outspoken.

At 7:49pm on January 21, 2012, Ted Granger said…

Welcome to Polio Today - That is interesting.  Has there been any study and research into that?

At 7:40am on January 21, 2012, Richard Van Der Linden said…

Hi Ricki and welcome. My name is Rick Van Der Linden, editor of ppsmanager.com. Your story adds nicely to my recent article on MMJ. Thanks for sharing. Rick

 
 
 

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