In theinterview This month we talk to Maite, a woman who uses Upani for her 85-year-old mother, who had undergone surgery for breast cancer and had significant sequelae after radiotherapy.
Since Maite contacted us for the first time until today, we have spoken with her many times. But perhaps this is the time that has impacted us the most and helped us at the same time.
It is a difficult interview, but we are sure that if you read carefully, you will realize that it is equally tender.
Maite is a woman who cares and fights for her mother's well-being. For us, being able to participate in it, even in a small part, makes all the effort worthwhile.
To begin with, could you tell us in a general way what situation your mother was in?
My mother had breast cancer 15 years ago and as a result of the radiotherapy they gave her after surgery, she has internal injuries, it has been burning inside.
The breast that was removed began to suppurate and thanks to a CT scan we realized that, due to radiotherapy, one rib was necrotic and the pleura and muscle tissue had been affected. This causes suppuration and pain.
What medication did your mother take?
Alternate Tramadol and Paracetamol.
What consequences did the treatment they gave her have for her?
The Tramadol made him sleepy and had stomach problems. As the pain was increasing, we talked to the oncologist and they suggested surgery, but it was very aggressive. My mother decided, because of her age, that she was not going to have surgery, but would prefer palliative treatment.
What my mother has won't kill her, but the pain is increasing, so they offered her morphine patches. My father had already been through that and the patches worked well for the pain but the problem they have is constipation. My father ended up with an intestinal obstruction.
Did you know about CBD oil before using it?
I knew it because I used it with my father, but the one I gave him was from a friend who made it herself. My father, in that case, felt like a kick and quickly stopped using it
How did you meet us?
I met you just when I was considering giving it to my mother. It was very curious… A co-worker appeared with a magazine that I have known for years, Cuerpomente. At the same time, I met some friends that the woman had terminal breast cancer because when she was diagnosed it was already very advanced. They told me he was undergoing treatment forpain with CBD.
Between the friend and the magazine I decided to try it and call you.
What has been your mother's experience with Upani?
My mother's experience has been brutal. Brutal. From considering morphine patches to leaving Tramadol and Paracetamol from one day to the next. It was amazing, really, I was very surprised.
What differences have you noticed compared to medications?
That it has no side effects, which is wonderful. It doesn't create any problems for him, it's super effective, it hasn't made him sleepy during the day, it hasn't given him stomach problems, it hasn't given him constipation problems...It doesn't cause you anything that isn't a pain-avoidance benefit.
Have the doctors you have told that your mother uses CBD oil, have they given you any trouble?
The doctors haven't given me any trouble. What's more, some of the pain unit knew him. They just asked me where I got it from and I gave them your name. I asked for your tests to give to my doctor so that she could see that it was done in a laboratory. The problem is that there are people who make their own oil and I imagine that they do not have the appropriate measures.
Do you think that the use of CBD should be more widespread and normalized for people with a situation similar to your mother's?
Completely, I think they are taking a long time. I think it should be fully normalized. As has been done with the use of morphine and other drugs derived from opioids, I do not understand why CBD oil does not.
Would you recommend Upani?
I recommend it 100%. For example, I have no need to take it, but I have no doubt that if I needed it at some point I would use it, without a doubt. Of course, with security and control measures like the ones you give.
Is there something you want to add?
Yes. I will also tell you that the first time I talked about it with the doctor I felt very alone. There was no doctor who was able to tell me if it could be compatible with what my mother was using. I needed someone to tell me that I wasn't going to create any problems for him. That is why I think it is important that it be normalized and regulated.
It is not something that happens on a whim, it is something that happens when you have a problem. In my case, it is for an 85-year-old person that you would have to see what he has… You don't want him to have pain, but you also don't want him to have problems with pain medications. Find something that gives you that but you don't have medical support behind it, pfff...
Me because I'm a health worker, but if you're not, damn it, it's leaving you very alone in a situation in which you shouldn't be. That is why I think they are taking a long time to normalize and regulate it.
If reading this interview, you have realized that perhaps Upani can help you with something, do not hesitate to write to us at email@example.com, call us at 644 236 521 or send us a WhatsApp to the same number. We will be happy to talk with you and tell us about your situation.