Medical Marijuana MUST be legalized

I heard about this story on THE VIEW this morning, and felt like I had to get more info about it. I found the following article.http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/10/01/3574160/minnesota-prosecutors-wont-relent-on-child-endangerment-charges-against-mom-for-medical-pot/

As you might know, I am research a book about embracing medical marijuna and other "alternative" therapies to help mitigate symptoms of all kinds. I even have a facebook group about it, in an effort to gather more stories.

But this story burns my butt.

Didn't it yours?

I don’t understand how a “friend” could turn in another friend for giving medical marijuana to her epileptic son. Surely that “friend” has witnessed the terror, pain, tears and frustration that family goes through.  That “friend” needs to be smacked across the face, the given multiple seizures in an hour.  Falling onto the floor and waking up bruised, with no memory of how she got there, or of the 30-45 minutes prior. The disorientation. The massive head and eye-ache. The confusion. The horrified and yet compassionate looks from people around you.  SHAME ON YOU, “friend”.

Yes, Minnesota has voted to allow medical marijuana as of 2015, but can’t the police start turning their heads now? Colorado did.

As far as the medical marijuana producers mentioned on THE VIEW, they are the Stanley brothers who run THE REALM OF CARING group, and believe me, are quite the godsend. No, the medical marijuana doesn’t work for everyone but goddamn it ... medical marijuana does NOT get you high! Neither does hemp.  Why the hell are we still arguing about this?

Grow up!

My sweet son, as my followers know, is an autistic with epilepsy. Did marijuana work on him? No, it made him hyper. Even after his two brain surgeries in May 2013, he still has seizures, along with the resulting partial blindness, weak left side and speech, and a giant scar on his head. 

He is on two seizure medications AND rubs FRANKINCENSE essential oil on his neck and at pulse points every night. Leaving any of them out, even for a brief period of time, sends him right back to the floor.

No one... NO ONE except us parents and family members ...can understand what we go through every time our child seizures.

And few doctors talk about how seizures CAN BE and OFTEN ARE ... fatal.  Yes, people die from epilepsy.

So Many Tales to Tell!

I have been scribbling away lately. In addition to doing another edit on books 2-7 of my VAMPIRE DINER short story series and editing my grim reaper book, I've been working on some horror short stories, romantic suspense short stories, a contemporary fiction, and lots of non-fiction books.

For some reason, my thoughts flow better at night, and since I'm an insomniac, it works out fine. Unfortunately, that leaves me exhausted!

I have about six weeks left before my surgery, so I've been also working to get things caught up before I go under the knife, then become immobile for a while.

Will try to update this blog as I can.

Reaper Book Postponed and Why

As some of you  may know, I am disabled with a plethora of ailments. Migraines, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and more. I recently had a scope surgery on my right knee, but it didn't fix the problem. Am waiting for complete knee replacement later this year but meanwhile my legs have been degrading, and fast. A year ago my legs only hurt a little but all over.  Now, I have constant excruciating pain from my lower back down to my toes. Because of the pain, I haven't been able to do farm chores, leaving it up to Hubby, plus the tiny bit my autistic son does.

Last week, my husband fell down the stairs. I took him to the ER. He was lucky to have only a concussion, abrasions and contusions, but even today, 7 days later, he still gets dizzy. Doc yesterday said it would take some time.

Over the last two weeks, the pain has increased in intensity. And with my Hubby unable to bend over much (the dizziness), I have had to go back to milking the goat and doing other chores.

By this past Sunday, I was unable to walk without pain. A heavy dose of Percocet does nothing. Even lying in bed day and night is not relieving me.  I have a doc appointment soon with my ortho doc. I hope he can figure out why my legs hurt all over, all of the time.

Meanwhile, I am feeling guilty.

I can't think through the pain. It has already taken me 25 minutes just to write this posting.

THE REAPER'S LEDGER was almost ready to publish but still have another edit to do. The book front cover is ready; need to finish the final edit before I can get the back cover and spine done.

BEGUILE, the second installment in the VAMPIRE DINER short story series, needs more work. The reviews I've gotten on FATHER are wonderful, and I want to make sure the rest of the series lives up to the reviews.

I will get back to writing when I can think again.

Please be patient.

Thank you.

Thank you, Goodreads!

I found a wonderful reviewer on Goodreads who gave me some wonderful insight. She read the ARC (advance reader's copy) of THE REAPER'S LEDGER this week. The advice she gave will make this an even better book!

Planning to work on it through the weekend (even though we are selling our goat herd, and flocks of chickens and turkeys).

Stay tuned!

The book cover is coming along.  Here is a first draft of the front cover. What do you think?

The Reaper's Ledger, coming next week


We don’t get to choose.
 
Reapers, I mean.
 
We go where we are sent, tallying good deeds and bad. Sending the extracted souls to their next adventure. Sometimes, there are just too many for us.


The Reaper's Ledger
by
Vikki Lawrence
 
Coming to Amazon 8/18/14