Sunday, August 09, 2009
Sunday afternoon and the happy sounds of our neighbours children playing on the street.
When I first woke up I was warm, so warm that I did not think my chances of falling asleep again were very high.
To my great surprise I did drift off again, the way I knew I had, was because I woke up a second time.
Twice a huge spasm shook me right out of sleep, not a pleasant thing to happen and especially not when I was so peaceful and relaxed.
After I had completed my arm exercises, then Richie did his usual leg exercises and leg massage and I started to feel better.
Brilliant that a combination of exercises and massage and THC can make me feel so much better.
Exercise, massage and THC really do get me relaxed enough to feel happy and cheerful, would hate to think how I would be feeling if THC were not available to me.
The only reason Cannabis is not the favoured drug is purely business interests.
The other franchise has powerful intersts but this is never mentioned,if only hypocrisy could be done away with it would be a better world.
There is an almost religious fervour in the campaign against drugs like Cannabis while Pharmaceutical companies make yet more drugs to keep people dependant on them for their entire lives.
Seems the companies prefer to concentrate their research on drugs that stop the progression of a disease, or gives some extra time but do not research cures.
Johann Hari’s article in The Independent is very interesting.
The focus of the Pharmaceutical companies is, that they want to keep their customers for life and in that time they will supply them like any drug dealer does.
Their other focus is to ensure that as many brand names drugs are sold as possible, and stop poorer countries from making cheaper copies that the poor can afford.
The big drug companies slow down the fabrication of large scale release of drugs needed to fight epidemics like the swine flu for reasons of preserving their patents and therefore their virtual monopoly.
‘’ factories across the poor world are desperate to start producing their own cheaper Tamiflu to protect their populations – but they are being sternly told not to. Why? So rich drug companies can protect their patents and profits ‘’ Johann Hari.
What about the fight against drugs in Mexico, it seems weapons are smuggled over the border from the USA, and unleash a tidal wave of violent crime.
The war on drugs is killing Mexico’s police and even the top brass are not immune to the violence.
High ranking law enforcement agents and the military are no longer safe from attack, a series of assassinations of high ranking Government Officials in Mexico City made it clear that almost anyone can be considered a cartel target.
While this is happening, great numbers of people both in the US and in Europe are now using cocaine as their drug of choice, mainly because of the greater availability of cocaine rather than cannabis.
And what about religions which urge people not to kill and then sees religious leaders blessing their troops before they go off and sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
Some countries carrying out genocide like in Rwanda
And also Scotland with the Highland Clearances
And what about racism such as in Quebec where French speakers are extremely hostile to non French speakers.
Then there are the many recent deaths of young men serving with the armed forces in Afghanistan, this week it was 6, the week before it was 8, 14 deaths in two weeks, that did not need to have happened.
Surely we have better use for our young people than sending them off to die fighting useless wars and all for oil in Iraq and oil and gas in Afghanistan and strategic access to other countries such as Iran and China.
Since my diagnosis and the quick progression of my MS I have realised once again how good life could be if only we valued it more and everyone were treated well.
Sadly this is not really happening for the majority of people on this planet.
I have been trying recently to concentrate on other thing, as I do not want to be just stuck in the world of MS and being handicapped and needing 24/7 care and attention.
I very much enjoy posting, a daily diary is a good thing with a note everyday of how I feel but as I have always been very interested in Social Justice I do not see MS as a reason for me to stop looking and enquiring.
In fact I need it more than ever to keep me feeling connected to the world.
This helps to keep me happy to be here writing this and listening to the sounds of our neighbours children playing on the street.
Happy to reaffirm my intention to enjoy the here and now.