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Salt, I know this is off topic, but so many have been able to get off their addictive opiates(codeine) by using medical marijuana, if that's an option for you. I mention this because if there was ever someone who it was medically necessary for, I think that's you.
Not sure if it's legal yet in your state.
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Salt, I know this is off topic, but so many have been able to get off their addictive opiates(codeine) by using medical marijuana, if that's an option for you. I mention this because if there was ever someone who it was medically necessary for, I think that's you.
Not sure if it's legal yet in your state.
Yeah they passed the law some time ago like last year or so, total joke so far.
They even put the Texas DPS in charge of it and super high taxes/permits and so on.
Leave it to these old narrow minded coots to mess up a good thing.
Many of the excuses are the debate as to whether it does harm.
Really after all the drug recalls and what they do.
Give me a break.
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I have several patients who use it and no longer have to take drugs like gabapentin, imitrex, and topamax. All of those are neurological drugs. If marijuana isn't legal in TX, maybe look into cbd oil. The molecules in cannabidiol are what's responsible for most of the pain relieving properties of medical marijuana. CBD oil doesn't get you high either.

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Everyone, medical MJ in my opinion is not going off topic. As I have written many times, gardening is therapy for me. As far as MJ goes, it has been so many years since I tried it that I don't remember what it's like - other than how some of it smells.

What Worth wrote is spot-on for Texas. MJ is not legal here. I live in a county where the judges and many lawyers are the same ones that were here in the 1970s.

Doing the research for this thread, a lot of sites came up about growing MJ in states where it is legal - or not. It seems that MJ has a lot in common with tomato growing. Some of the same problems happen too.

If it was legal, I would try it. It is difficult moving today. I did not think the pain would last this long at this level when I mowed the yard and did other things last Thursday. I still haven't taken the medicine prescribed, but today, I may have to. The pain has also affected my anxiety level.

My mother swears by cbd oil. She has also started smoking MJ. Most of my extended family does too, and my wife's relatives. We seem to be the black sheep of the families. As I think about it, a large percentage of the people I have known smoke MJ.

The container tomatoes and squash plants look great. The tomato plants are outgrowing the temporary cages. You can't help but say, "Wow" when seeing the amount of growth they have put on each day. There are not many flowers - it has been too hot. It is usually hotter here than at DFW airport where the official records are taken.
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"The pain has also affected my anxiety level."

Yes, I have noticed that too many days of pain, especially with not enough sleep, does the same to me even if I am aware of what's going on with that. You have my sympathy. I hope this bout is over soon for you.
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"The pain has also affected my anxiety level."

Yes, I have noticed that too many days of pain, especially with not enough sleep, does the same to me even if I am aware of what's going on with that. You have my sympathy. I hope this bout is over soon for you.
This week, I get sleepy in the middle of the day - like I need to take a nap. It does go away. I keep thinking that tomorrow, I will wake up ready to do things again. I guess it's a waiting game.
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You ever try magnesium supplements salt? There's a product called natural calm that is a raspberry lemonade flavored powder that you mix in water, tastes amazing. Works really well for both pain and anxiety. I use it all the time for muscle aches and it chills you out a bunch. I was skeptical of it at first but it's legit. Research what magnesium's role is in your physiological processes and it'll make more sense. The supplement is cheap too and can be found at any vitamin store. Completely natural and safe. You could probably give some to your plants too haha.
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I will have to check that out Doc.

There was some improvement today after a rough start. The anxiety seems to be gone for now. I was able to get out there and water all the beds and buckets and do a little bit of weeding in the raised beds. Positive signs.

(Container Gardening) There was some wilting when the plants were in the full sun, but then it got cloudy and the plants perked up. I watered using the food solution after it became cloudy. I used two 5 gallon buckets of water/solution for 15 plants - 12 tomato and 3 buckets of summer squash which look very good for being planted a couple weeks late.
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Salt,
It's good that you have an open mind. I hope your determination continues, either in the garden or with your health. Both are important.
I recently made a rail system to grow lettuce. As it turns out, I have been missing out. It's practically no hands on after planting. There's a whole groupie fad thing that grows everything this way. Basically just 5gal buckets with a 3" drip cup in the botton to wick the water up to the plants. Flippin genius. Hook up the hose to the float and watch it grow. I don't have the space for that. But mine is coming along nice.
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