Multiple Sclerosis, Cannabidiol and Poetry

Hi Dr. Frankel, or perhaps, Allan, you prefer

Sending an update of this awesome “healer”

The medicine is amazing, remarkable for sure

It has given such relief that I never knew before


Now with MS, the symptoms do range

From spasticity, clonus and, of course, lots of pain

Then there is paralysis, as now I am a quad

But joyfully enduring, which may sound a bit odd


When one has pain it distracts the mind

To think of the pain most all of the time

All other symptoms even seem worse

This disease of MS is imperfection’s curse


The journey begins with hard work in the field

As the efforts of growers brings forth their yield

Their mission to bringing the medicine to all

So the bodies with illness don’t end up in a ball


Then the distribution centers allow access to get

The needed medicine to clients, without any regret

Their meticulous efforts to prepare, package and send

The antidote for the pain – our thanks will never end


Now when taking the sprays of your new CBD

It relaxes the muscles, eases the pain, 1-2-3!

Then having added THC in the measure advised

It helps even more; thanks for being so wise


With such results, my mood is much better

That I had to just tell you in poem and letter

I must share, too, my wife sees a difference each day

She says I look healthy with less pain, by the way


My nurse also sees the new way that I move

Which the core strength that’s improving does prove

My transfers are less stressful, a phase I don’t dread

When it is time for me to go from my chair into bed


I feel that my mind can focus more upon life

Enjoying each moment with my dear loving wife

Allan, your kindness to help me has been a God’s send

And your compassionate acts for many I must commend


MS, as you know, is a battle fought day and night

And to get some relief helps me endure in the fight

I’ve been fighting this battle for over 26 years

And this new medicine has helped calm my fears


I wake up every day with a grateful attitude

That I have my meds to keep me in a good mood

Less pain and spasticity is a welcomed relief

And if muscles do tighten, they don’t give me grief


So I thank you so much from the depths of my heart

For your willingness to help me right from the start

And as I try to adjust the doses to find a good balance

I will continue to rely on your advice and your guidance

Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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