Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dear friends, I have a nerve healing update:


Dear friends, I have a nerve healing update: First I do not
throw the word healing around I am both a brain injury and
spinal injury survivor. The nerve root pressure I have is C-3-
C-6. It was radiating nerve pain across my shoulders and down
both arms. I had mentioned having some sensation in my hands 
for the first time, this nerve healing, is starting to allow me to use
my arms with out inflaming the nerves or it causing any of the
usual shooting expected nerve pain. My nerve damage is healing.
I am really speechless. Medical cannabis is needed for all
neurology disorders, for many of us this is the greatest NEWS
We have heard since we were injured or diseased! 

The following video is that of Debbie Maynard Wilson Class of 1971 and our Home Coming Queen!

Dear CHS Friends,
The following video is that of Debbie Maynard Wilson Class of 1971 and our Home Coming Queen! Listen to her story and I hope you can appreciate the benefit that medical cannabis has on patients with Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, MS, and other brain injury diseases such as ALS. Personally, members of my immediate family including myself suffer from Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease and MS as well as one of our own CHS classmates Rick Durst suffers from ALS. I hold a Masters Degree in Biology and Medical Science from Marshall University. During my course of education I studied biology, botany (plants), zoology (animals), ichthyology (fish) and pharmacological and herbal medicine. I studied and researched as a part of my thesis the use of cannabis, hemp, herbs, spices and other natural medicines that I found as used by the American Indian "medicine" cures. It might be noted that a large percentage of drugs we use today are derivatives of plants and herbs. Cannabis is just one such plant that holds healing properties that promote the re-transmission of neural "signals" in the brain. Some drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone are pharmacologically derived from opium (a plant) and work to decrease the neural signals to brain causing the body to react to pain. These are classified as narcotic analgesics. I sold narcotic analgesics as a pharmaceutical rep for 15 years. I'm sure there are a vast number of you who have benefited from the use of those drugs. They are controlled by the DEA and can be legally obtained by a doctors prescription. Are they abused?? YES.. but they are obtained legally for the relief of pain. The type of cannabis we are faced with approving on Amendment 2 is CBD and would be obtained and controlled legally just as we obtain our controlled drugs, with a doctors approval. CBD does not have the addictive or hallucinogenic properties that THC cannabis has. I could go on to explain to you more but after reading the bill the political and social side of the debate but it would exhaust me. Knowing the properties and actions of CBD cannabis has on the patients in dire need of such healing properties it would be a transitivity not to allow those to have it. I am sure this video will cause the arousal a significant amount of debate among mine and others Facebook page but Debbie's Story as well as others story must get out. God made this plant for a reason. Just as He made other plants and animals for the sustainment of life. Shouldn't those of our friends, loved ones and fellow citizens be allowed to legal obtain medical cannabis for the benefit of healing?http://www.medicaljane.com/2014/02/24/the-story-of-debbie-wilson-how-cannabis-helped-her-treat-trauma-induced-epilepsy/--

All In a Brain Injury


All In a Brain Injury
We have memory problems.We have concentration difficulties.We have sensory deficits like blurred vision, ringing in the ears or a bad taste in our mouths. We can have loss of sensation and feeling. We can have headaches. Many of us have loss of balance. We can have light sensitivity.We can also have noise sensitivity. We tend to have mood changes. We tend to become depressed or anxious. We may have chronic fatigue. We may have sleep disorders. We may be confused. We may have speech and hearing deficits. We may lose judgement and reasoning abilities.We may stay angry a very long time. We are usually not sure who or what we are angry about. The truth is we do not know ourselves anymore! We are usually the last to know or realize the extent of our injuries.Many of us also have PTSD. Others of us have seizures. Please, if you see our symptoms, help get us the help we need. We need support, encouragement and hope. We need faith that wecan overcome our many deficits. We need immense understanding as we lost "ourselves." It is difficult to again find our way. Our futures are full of unknowns and extremely hard work. We are like a brand new person, starting all over again.None of us wanted to start all over again. We may be resistant and we may deny, deny and deny.We need nurturing and we need guidance to again find our way. We are unique in every way.What the brain is able to again do will astound even those that do not believe in miracles. We are survivors in a special league. Many of us had experienced loss of family and loved ones prior to brain injury. These loses were heart breaking and hard to accept. They did not prepare us for the total and complete loss we have felt as a result of our "loss of self!" We are brothers and sisters as a result of the uniqueness of our loss. We believe we are the only ones that can truly understand the magnitude of our loss. Together we are stronger, and we learn tips that help us move forward. Please be kind and patient with us. If you have not experienced loss of self it is very hard to comprehend. Please just sympathize and empathize with our loss. We are a group that has a tendency to far surpass anyones expectations or dreams. We are the "ultimate survivors" in every sense of our existence! We were chosen and are all an honor and a blessing to know! Most of us are not yet aware that medical cannabis is what we need access to in order to continue to heal, grow and even protect! We are told we had NO hope! I just need access to medical cannabis the greatest HOPE for brain injury, epilepsy and Dementia and Alzheimer's in our HISTORY!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

IT IS NOTHING


IT IS NOTHING



I am pouring my coffee,
I feel my face tingling.
It will be alright, it is nothing.
I see my coffee cup,
I must concentrate.
I don’t seem to be able to pour this cup.
Of course I can.
Concentrate, concentrate.
Alright, look at the cup
Slowly, slowly,
Good girl you did it.
It will be alright, it is nothing.
I hear, but everyone is talking from a distance,
Listen better.
Concentrate concentrate.
Good girl you did it.
I hear you,
I just can’t quite understand.
Say it again,
I will get it this time.
I am confused,
What was I saying?  What did you say?
Concentrate concentrate.
Oh no!
I feel like I am dropping in the well.
I don’t want to go in the well.
The well is far feels far away from you.
I must concentrate.
Everyone sounds so far away.
I am trying so hard to stay.
It will be alright, it is nothing.
I’m sorry, I can’t hold on.
I must leave for a few minutes,
But I’ll come back, just hold on.
Don’t be frightened, don’t be sad.
I will be alright, it is nothing.
I’m sorry.
Please don’t treat me differently.
I really am like you,
I just go in the well sometimes.
I’m alright I will concentrate.
Next time it will be different,
Next time I won’t have to leave.
I must concentrate.
It will be alright, it is nothing.

by: Debbie Wilson
    2-16-96
PS. I was right 
I am finally seizure free in 2014, thanks to
medical cannabis. 

I Got Tired of Dwelling On Loss


I Got Tired of Dwelling On Loss

Brain Injury was one more thing that
taught me about loss. Uncontrolled
seizures further taught me that loss
had somehow become my boss. There
were so many days I totally resented
such a tremendous life cost. The truth
is I was miserable feeling and dwelling
only on the things I had lost. I knew I
could only change these things from the
inside of me. I made a point of noticing
all the things I had been too busy to see
while caught up in the rat race of life. At
some moment I realized I was walking
through a new door. A door where I had
a greater appreciation and understanding
of what life should always be about. I also
walked through that door with an understanding
of the gift of life despite its strife. I realized 
When everything else was stripped away I still had 
belief, faith and hope. These gifts were for me 
the gifts that most helped me cope. These gifts 
are within all of us. We have to search for and 
notice the blessings, and that was one of my
greatest brain injury lessons. At the end of each
day I can consistently say the blessings out
weigh the loss and heartache. Actually, surviving
anything has a whole lot to do with our attitude.
It also seems to have a lot to do with our gratitude.

Debbie M. Wilson

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

You taught me to fight,
for anything that did not feel right.
You taught me to fight,
for anything wrong or done out of spite.
You taught me to fight,
for others in need with all my will and might.
You taught me to fight,
so I will find  the answer to any hardship or plight.
You taught me to fight,
now it is time to finally soar to high heights.
Your taught me to fight,
and be clever and never show my fright.
You taught me to fight,
because you could see my passionate inner light.
You taught me to fight,
because you said I had some special insight.
You taught me to fight,
I just needed a reminder of your bright light!
I can feel it now,
and I know I will be alright.
Thanks Dad for teaching me to fight for right!

Debbie M. Wilson






Our Prayer


OUR PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, you know my pain, frustration and sorrow so much better than I do myself. As I travel down this rocky path, please give me the strength to reach out to help others rather than staying totally absorbed in myself and my own problems. Help me to control my anger and my disappointment, and please help me not to take my frustration with myself out on others. Make me thoughtful and introspective, but not moody and cross. Help me to take the time to thank my loved ones for all their patience and kindness. Please help me to forgive those that have harmed me, so that my life will not be consumed by bitterness and hopelessness. Help me to keep silent about my aches, pains, seizures and brain injury; knowing others must get tired of their recitation. I would love to ask for improved memory, but instead will settle for the humility to realize that when my memory clashes with the memories of others, that I may be mistaken. Help me to accept the new changes in me, knowing that your love is warmly surrounding me. Please help me to focus more on tomorrow than on yesterday. I ask a special blessing for those that do not dwell on my mistakes but rather are willing to overlook them. I also pray that I will always remember to treat others with respect and kindness, knowing how badly it hurts to be mistreated and ridiculed. Help guide me in finding new goals and direction. I do not want the rest of my life to be spent wallowing in the past glory of yesterday. Help me to take my inadequacies and turn them into strengths. Please help me to take adversity and turn it into knowledge and guidance for both myself and others. No matter how disheartening the day may seem, help me to identify some good, some beauty, and some joy. I want to especially thank you for sending special people into my life who in their sincere acceptance of me, have helped me to learn to accept my "new" self. And give me, dear Lord the grace to show appreciation for their support and help. May I always remember that I am not alone, as you are always by my side.
by: Debbie Wilson 6-11-96