Ricki Ingersoll
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  • Benicia, CA
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Lisa Zion and Ricki Ingersoll are now friends
Apr 11, 2012
Cheryl Stanton left a comment for Ricki Ingersoll
"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…"
Feb 7, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll replied to Cheryl Stanton's discussion Vitamin C and Iron
"I have not read this. I never take a multi-vitamin because I need to regulate each vitamin differently. also, most multi-vitamins are mass produced without strict guidelines and use many products that are fillers that can be detrimental to…"
Feb 5, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll left a comment for Cheryl Stanton
"Hi Cheryl Sorry for the delay; my husband had a medical emergency (he is fine) and of course everything had to get delayed. In Calif. you go to a medical marijuana referral service and get a referral for marijuana. The medical…"
Feb 5, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll posted a status
"yesterday I had a consultation for a partial knee replacement."
Feb 1, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll and Cheryl Stanton are now friends
Feb 1, 2012
Cheryl Stanton left a comment for Ricki Ingersoll
"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!"
Feb 1, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll left a comment for Cheryl Stanton
"Hello: Right up front I will say I am not a doctor and only speak from my research and experience as a PPS sufferer. Cannabis (marijuana) is a herbal plant that has been used for over 5000 years for healing and euphoria. It contains 66 known…"
Jan 26, 2012
Ted Granger left a comment for Ricki Ingersoll
"Was it a post on your wall?  I think I found a reply to my question. Thanks"
Jan 25, 2012
Janet Williams left a comment for Ricki Ingersoll
"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…"
Jan 25, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll replied to Michael S's discussion Pain Management
"Hi Michael Please see my profile, where I list my regimen. I have had PPS since 1995. Be well, Ricki"
Jan 25, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll replied to Dan Hicks's discussion Edema
"Hi Dan I had this same problem on only one leg. It turns out to be related to several things and not necessarily PPS. A knee joint that has deteriorated cartilage will cause the body to produce more fluid, which will leak out of…"
Jan 25, 2012
Richard Van Der Linden left a comment for Ricki Ingersoll
"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…"
Jan 23, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll replied to Lisa Zion's discussion Medical Marijuana and Pain Relief
"Using CBD rich MJ I have lost 35 pounds because I can move around without pain and have fun! THC rich will reduce your inhibitions and if high you may eat but no high with CBD rich. Ricki"
Jan 23, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll updated their profile
Jan 23, 2012
Ricki Ingersoll left a comment for Richard Van Der Linden
"Richard: From my knowledge no studies have been conducted specifically for Post Polio. Other studies regarding other nerve conditions have been conducted and have shown that nerve damage is slowed or stopped. Pain is significantly reduced or…"
Jan 23, 2012

Profile Information

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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