I’m thankful for a lot of things when it comes to dealing with cancer. First, I’m super thankful that I’ve always been on top of my health. I’m in good shape, fit and healthy so am ready for the challenge ahead. On top of that, because I was on top of my health, the cancer was caught early. With the help of medical cannabis, I’m ready to face the new challenge of cancer treatment. The fact that there is a great team of doctors I can count on is also essential. Then I have the added benefit of the caring and support of my friends and family. Talk about essential. However, I was sort of surprised by how insistent my doctor was that I figure out how to get a medical marijuana card prior to beginning chemo. She told me that the cannabis products would be important for managing the side effects of the chemo treatments. Most people deal with a wicked nausea from chemotherapy and medical marijuana benefits are proven to help manage that situation. But the more people I talked with and the more medical marijuana information I dug into, I found that medical cannabis has other benefits. There is a certain amount of fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis. What does this mean for the rest of my life? Will I get to remission and then what? How sick am I going to get? All of these questions come with plenty of fear and trepidation. Those I know who’ve been through it and sought the medical marijuana benefits all gave rave reviews about this aspect of my challenge. Sounds like I can count on medical marijuana to keep me even and positive as I face the biggest challenge of my life thus far.