Stories of Hope: Sarah

Jan 16, 2023 | Stories of Hope

I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease when I was 22. Since then, I’ve tried every pill, trend, and prayer in the book. Nothing helped, and after ten years of suffering, I’d pretty much resigned myself to living in chronic pain for the rest of my life.

Upon moving to California, I found that cannabis products did help, but I didn’t like feeling high every day. When a local dispensary worker recommended Sweet Releaf Warms Dry Oil, saying it would probably help the pain, my perception was still that I was going to be getting high all day which didn’t seem like a sustainable way to deal with pain. From then on it was honestly love at first use! (Click here to learn more about why topicals do not have a psychoactive effect).

The blend of oils provides instant topical relief on a daily basis, but I’ve also found that consistent use over time has greatly improved my overall pain. My daily pain level is normally between 8 and 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. I use the Warms Dry Oil for chronic neck and low back pain as well as for my arthritic knees, feet and hands when I’m having arthritic flares. It’s my go-to for bad pain days.

When applied, the Dry Oil imparts a nice warm and fuzzy feeling. It definitely does provide instant relief. And I probably noticed about two weeks in that I’m not quite as stiff as I was and over 6 months of using it. I haven’t had as many flare ups or as much stiffness. The feeling that I’m going to be able to put my shoes on, but it might just take me a little longer, is great.

I love this product because it gave me hope and resulted in me having less pain in my life. It also smells great! I’m forever grateful!

It’s helped me so much that my 90-year-old grandfather, who has stenosis in his back, even uses it daily and swears by its pain relief properties! He’s dealing with 93 years of back pain at very high pain levels similar to mine.

We both understand we have chronic pain and there’s not really anything you can do about it. As soon as I started noticing relief, I brought it with me to see him. Grandpa’s stubborn and grumpy but agreed to try it because I told him every day that it could help. Then one day he said, “you know that does feel pretty good.” And I’ve been giving it to him ever since. He’s from a different generation. He’s like “Oh I’ve got to take my weed now.” If you asked him, he’d probably deny it.

I am extremely grateful. I’ve tried a lot of products over the past 12 years of dealing with this pain and to find something that actually does bring relief gives you a little bit of hope. It’s tried and true, it’s consistently helpful, and it really means a lot to us.

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