Well, I’ve had a bit of a spin. For maybe 6 months or so I have been getting a burning feeling in my chest at times. Usually this happens when I walk or exert myself a little bit. Never happens when I am at rest. I was convinced this was an acid reflux problem as the feeling was very much a burn and not a squeezing or other pain. Long story short, my doc said I needed a treadmill test, which I promptly failed. Turns out I had major blockages all over my heart and had 4 bypasses done.

I am recovering now and initially was on so much post surgery medication I stopped using CBD. Just didn’t want any kind of problems with all that. I am off everything except blood thinners but still not back on the CBD. I am going to have to ask my doc what he thinks as the research I have done on CBD and blood thinners is not very conclusive and it’s pretty important to my recovery.

The good news is I feel fine mentally with no CBD at all. I never did get much pain relief from it, so managing with just Tylenol. I will say they had me on prescription narcotic pain relief for awhile and it was awful. It made me feel worse, even though it did take the pain away. Me and narcotics don’t get along. I am doing much more exercise now though with cardiac rehab and we know how good that is for your mental state, so I am not sure what the future holds as far as CBD goes. Right now, I’m just trying to get better from the surgery, and it’s going to be awhile more before I am back at 100%.