Recently disabled and curious about medical marijuana? Recently disabled and curious about medical marijuana? Now legal in your state? This is Cathy Gumina Odom's blog on her trip this past year into how to buy, use, and research medical marijuana. In fact, for this first blog, I'll be medicated. Tonight I smoked medical marijuana and ate the chocolate. Today was a bad pain day. Everything but my elbows hurt. Woke at 2AM. Tried heating pad, then hot shower. Then coffee, lotion, a roll-on over the counter rub. Breakfast. Drove to SRJC, got parking permit, books, checked out campus for disability chair and getting around. Got books, and a cool Jansport rolling backpack. Leg, low back, and left sacroiliac pain were killing me. Tried asprin. More food, water, smoothie. Then tylenol. Drove home, another hour and a half, pain on fire by now. Fatigued, I had the window open in Sonoma, cold air on, trying to stay awake. The food made me sleepy. I was 207 pounds and eating 2000-3000 calories a day. Fat, dumb and happy. Now? down to 176, eating 500-1000 calories a day. I haven't been really hungry since July. Been nauseated, gagging and dry heaving since cleaning up after Thanksgiving turkey.