About Weed and Heart Problems
Hi , Andi here. First of all here comes a very single minded, personalized post. I have no scientific proof for what I am about to say.
It all started last week during a job I had in Switzerland(well known for it’s liberal policy on marijuana). We were working long hours in the pouring rain and guess what? I got very wet and fell ill the next day. So ill, I couldn’t even find the strength to get out of bed.
Next day I had to leave the hotel and drive home ill. It was like being extremely stoned and I felt it was irresponsible to drive but did so anyway. Rings a bell anywhere?
When I got home I went to the hospital directly and after an hour of searching and testing they decided to put me in Intensive Care. I was stung and injected with syringes so many times in a couple of hours that I looked as shot up as junkie..
I have a weed and a heart problem
I have a myocardial inflammation.An inflammation of the heart. A heart problem at only 34 years old. Boy does that suck…. So here I am, writing this post on a hospital bed with a pain in the chest. Surrounded by old men.
This will take months to heal and I won’t be able to climb and ski hard for maybe years to come. OK , I should be happy to be alive and all, but then again, no more active stuff that keeps me from smoking weed for months!
Now the big question is how it has come this far? The doctors say it is extremely hard to determine the source of my condition but many agree that it is a result of over-doing it for a longer period of time. Too much partying, too much work, too much sports and all that. Not curing out your colds. And after years of doing so at some point it reaches your heart. BAM!
I did all of that and thus it is obvious some kind of physical collapse would happen at some time or other.
I am not saying that weed is solely responsible for my suffering, but sure it must play a part in the equation. During my smoking years I have paid little heed to my health. Man , I even smoked weed when I had a cold and fever. That is not beneficial for the healing process.
So if not directly, the long term use of weed indirectly leads to physical neglecting and so to unforeseeable health problems. Another great reason to quit weed now.