Patient name: Mark Robin Isaacs 1-31-2018.
Patient birthdate: November 13, 1966
Patient address: Albion, Michigan 49224.
Patient medical History:
- Barrets Esophagus Disease (20+years) **mg Nexium 2X
-Headaches ( all my life) no meds that work currently
-Adjustment Disorder Anxiety with possible depression Lexapro
-High Blood Pressure (most of my life but started meds in the last 10 years)
-High Cholesterol ( most of my life but started meds in the last 10 years)
-Knee with a worn cartlidge ( getting Euflexxa injections) Currently getting the injections Jan/2018-Feb/2018
-Weight Loss: in the last year I have lost 20 pounds and cannot gain it back
-Aug 2017 received my LARA card for Medicinal flower, prior to Feb 2018 I was receiving the medicinal flower by pipe ONLY, with recent events it has come to my attention that with a pipe, I could be inhaling too strong, too long and more direct as to smoking it as a rolled joint! If I intend to continue smoking the Medicinal flower and with the understanding that my Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is occurring about every 3 months. With that said, I anticipate my next episode will be sometime in March/April 2018 and to clarify I am not looking forward to a relapse! Should I start to smoke the Medicinal Flower again it will be with NO PIPE however as rolled joints!
The reason I did the pipe is I thought it would be more controlled as it appeared to me that I was not smoking as much becuase I would not smoke the whole bowl. I would only smoke two to three times up to four times daily. I feel in comparison to rolled joints where as I used to smoke a whole joint up to three or four times a day. With that said, I smoke so much more via a joint vs pipe. For the time being I would like to add that my smoking the Medicinal flower through a pipe MAY be too direct.
Biased/Unbiased: I understand that Doctors/Nurses/Staff can have differences in their beliefs. In this line of work I have to tried to get an understanding to the Doctors/Nurses/Staff as this is not and will not be going away anytime soon. I am not going to say "It is my right to smoke." It is not about that. It is about my right to be treated morally and with dignity and respect. I want to be understood and treated just as importantly as a patient with say Cancer. I should feel EQUALLY treated just as I was if I had a cold. Treat the BODY not the Medicinal Flower.
I would like to touch base and explain my thoughts in regards to addiction. I will admit in the past I did have an addiction to two commonly used and abused classes or addiction the have lead to past withdrawals. One being the use of perscription medications. Vicodin in the past this drug was an easy go to and easily given out prior to the nations medical Networks restrictions. I am very happy that the method of prescribing such class of drugs has been implimented because through my ordeal of withdrawals it has made me understand the severity the drug had on my body. This was m first and most extreme withdrawal from any class of abuse including Alcohol or Medicinal flower. To reiterate, I have never had a withdrawal from Medicinal flower, any other drug or from alcohol.
On a more serious and very delicate matter in my life; I have personally seen first hand the severity of drugs, whether perscribed or street form, can cause to a family member. On April 16, 2015 my younger brother was murdered along with his girlfriend and her sister. For the simple fact my Brother and his Girlfriend were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Considering the situation between a dealer my brothers Girlfriend sister and her boyfriend, my brother did not feel comfortable with letting her go alone. So it was agreed they went along and well there you have it. It really is not hard to decipher who is the addict and abuser and who is not. Most abusers will not receive medical attention no matter what, in fear they will be forced to seek treatmet. Those types of people really do not see it or feel it is an issue. There is a big difference.. Myself? I care about my health, I always have. That's why I need to count on the unbaised doctors to treat me. On a final note: Due to my Brothers Murder, he was the only one in the family who wore his hair long because in our genes we have Cherokee Indian in us. I volunteered to grow my hair out in memory of him (Jody Arthur Hutchinson 6/10/1972 -4/16/2015) With that said, Doctors/Nurses/Staff automatically assume the sterotype; long hair doing Medicinal flower and very sick, "OHH! LETS NOT TREAT HIM."
In my teens through my late 30's I was an alcoholic ( virtually every day) and did not start smoking Medicinal Flower until I was the age of 26 (usually on the weekends or when I could afford it), during these years I also may have dabbed a bit in cocaine on the weekend. I will admit that cocaine/alcohol is not a good combination. Cocaine may be the happy go lucky drug but is very much so addicting and habit forming as well as alcohol. I have not touched alcohol in such a manner since around 2003 when I met my spouse, Nathan Isaacs who is my rock and foundation and has helped me with my struggles with alcohol and sustance abuse. In the present day I rarely drink. When I do its mostly in the summer time in which I may have a drink or two while doing projects around the house that we purchased together in 2013 and/or if we have guest. In the past I used to get so drunk i could not stand. Today that is not the case. As for cocaine use, I have not touched that since 2003. With this said, That is the severity of my use of drugs/alcohol/medicinal flower my entire life. Let it be known I am not the styerotypical “Hardcore Junkie” that some biased doctors may think I am. The BIASED doctor needs to realize this is not going to go away and is I feel a discrimination, label maker and is very hurtful. This made me feel like scum, a low life scrum who has no life or reason to live. I HAVE EVERY REASON TO LIVE!
I have every reason to live for the following: I am a happily married gay man, who owns a nice 2 story home on Kalamazoo river in Albion in a nice neighborhood. We have 9 dogs, Kori (Shih-zu) Kaci (Boston Terrier) Kati ( Besenji mix), Keli ( Min-Pin), Kiwi (Yorkie), Kodi ( Yorkie), Koni (Yorkie), Kadi ( Yorkie), Keni ( Yorkie); 2 cats Stacey and Sinya; five excotic birds Chiquita ( Blue and Gold Macaw), Jake ( African Grey), and two cockatiels. 6 outdoor ducks. We own 2011 Ford Raptor truck with all the bells and whistles and a 2015 Equinox. A very happy environment which leads to a happy and comfortable life and home. We are members of St Thomas Episcapol Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.
DISCLAIMER::: DRUG MONEY IS NOT INVOLVED. I DO NOT SELL MEDICINAL FLOWER. I ONLY PURCHASE FOR MY PERSONAL MEDICAL USE ONLY.
In my studies and findings about Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) and the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Both SYNDROMES ARE BARELY KNOWN BY MOST DOCTORS... I believe this is because they CHOOSE not to educate themselves. Thus being Biased towards the patient who needs treatment. I understand this condition could go away if I quit however it has shown medicinal flower helps my pain management and anxiety. Why? Because BIASED doctors are having attitudes that if they do not treat me that maybe I have no choice. Sorry but wrong answer!
Long term follow up is essential to the patient as well as the doctor treating the patient for better understanding of this illness as it will not be going away anytime soon if at all.
From a practioners point of view as well as mine, the major issue of CVS and/or CHS is the LIMITED awareness among physicians which consequently results in DIAGNOSTIC FAILURE AND INADEQUATE TREATMENT. It has been reported almost across the board of all researches that I have read that often there is NO follow up from the patient on their CVS/CHS and I am certain that this is the result of the BIASED doctor who is either AFRAID to treat the condition or they have their BIASED excuse. Which is NOT a caring and comforting doctor. Even for the Facility they work for. In result making the facility that they represent just as much to be at fault or blame. DELAY OF A QUICK, CARING, UNDERSTANDING AND BEING UNBIASED DOCTOR WILL ONLY PROLONG THE RECOVERY TIME THUS CAUSING MAJOR SUFFERING.
I would like to make it known that all patients are NOT equal. Meaning MY TREATMENT will and can be much different than that of another patient. In other words, for the time being until further notice I know first hand that Morphine administered slowly helps me tremendously. Where as Morphine can and will make others sicker but in my case I have been administered Morphine four times over 2 days and is the relaxation that this drug caused to calm my complete innner being. For me just treating the vomiting is NOT enough. Remember to get to know the patient's history. I have anxiety issues and at times it can be unbearable and even though it may not appear to look like I am having an anxiety attack. I actuallty potentially could be silently as my body feels as though I am going insane and squirm within my skin almost as if I want to crawl out of my of it. I am not trying to go to the ER to get "high", I can get "HIGH at home.
In the last year, I have had five or more episodes of CVS and ONLY TWO of those episodes Two Doctors and their associated staff as well that treated me unprofessionally and made me feel ashamed. The remaining episodes those doctors and their staff treated me as if Medicanal Flower was NOT in my system. They TREATED ME for MY BODY, MY ILLNESS not what I put in my body.
In closing I would like to mention that I am very open to discuss this with any Doctors/Nurses/Staff that would like to use me as a Learning Candidate Tool. To help improve my lifestyle and your facility to better handle patients like myself in a more professional and comforting manner. Thank you for taking time to read and consider my thoughts.
I can be reached by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace be with you always,
Mark Robin Isaacs