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Prepping Statement for JRMMA Hearing 
15th-Dec-2009 06:41 am
Hi, my name is Kelly and I'm disabled.
When living in Milwaukee during Spring of 1993 I was poisoned by cryptosporidium in the city's drinking water and my immune system was destroyed. I was horribly sick for over a year but fought back to try to keep working, off and on due to recurrent illnesses, for almost another fourteen years.
In 2003 I received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and by 2006 was no longer able to work.
I have also just recently been diagnosed with CRPS: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (formerly known as: RSD: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) an extremely painful and potentially crippling illness.
The doctors I have seen don't know what causes it, it can occur suddenly as a result of injury or for no reason at all, and there is no known cure only treatment.
The pain is excruciating.
How many of you here today experienced horrible pain just trying to put on your socks this morning? Socks?!
Due to the nature of my condition and my extreme chemical sensitivities I experience debilitating adverse reactions to most commonly prescribed synthetic pain medications. There is only one I can presently tolerate and I need to take additional medication to counteract the side-effects.
Were I to have the option of legally prescribed medical marijuana I could reduce my pain medication and the horrible side-effects that it causes.
Were I to have the option of legally prescribed medical marijuana I could have a higher quality of life within the limitations of my disability.
I believe it is unconscionable to criminalize patients who find therapeutic relief from medical marijuana, and I urge you to support the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act.
15th-Dec-2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
Good luck
15th-Dec-2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I think it went pretty well...we'll see what happens next.
15th-Dec-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)

Bonne chance.
15th-Dec-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I was able to meet Jacki and give her a candle (a little holiday led type) and listen to a lot of different stories, hope it passes.
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