I needed to talk to my best friend about her nausea.

My Brother called a couple weeks ago and told me my niece was not handling her chemotherapy very well.

  • She had extreme nausea and was very weak because of it.

Being only 16, she was having a difficult time dealing with being bald on top of everything else that she had to go through. I bought a pretty blonde wig that was made with natural hair and went to visit. My niece didn’t want to put the wig on, but once I put it on her and combed it out for her, she was pleased with how she looked. I had only talked to Kelly for about 15 minutes when she told me she was exhausted and wanted to get some rest. I walked out into the kitchen and said hello to my brother and sister-in-law. We were drinking coffee while talking about Kelly. My brother said that unless they found something that could help with her nausea, there was no way she was going to survive the leukemia. I asked if any of his doctors had suggested medical marijuana? My sister-in-law looked appalled that I brought up the subject, but my brother looked interested. He asked how he could go about getting medical marijuana for Kelly, and I gave him the website. I told him that my husband Jack had used medical marijuana when he was going through chemo, and I was sure it could help Kelly. Even if the medical marijuana only gives her some extra comfort, it will be better than nothing, and any improvement will make everyone feel better.