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“I am a 43 year old woman who has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and Fibromyalgia . I have a rare form of Crohn’s as it is mainly in my joints. This disease took me down at age 40. It came out of nowhere and suddenly I was disabled. I have been on so many medications that have either given me pancreatitis or hospitalized me for heart conditions. I am in pain every day. I went from walking and jogging to a person who uses a wheelchair on bad days and a walker on good days. My eyesight is also going and I am numerous other conditions linked to the 12 medicines I take a day. I have missed out on so many times with my children because I am in too much pain. There is little the doctors can do for my pain. I have been told that I just have to deal with it, this is my new life. Our family is considering moving to a state where I can receive pain relief in the form of medical cannabis. I love this state but the pain is severe and I am homebound. I am only 43 and would like to have my life back.”