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    Originally posted by moose eater View Post
    Yes, it seems that for each stage of cancer, there's a potentially different treatment or combination of treatments.
    That's what makes one's head spin and calculate and measure.
    “You can disagree without being disagreeable.”
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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      Originally posted by moose eater View Post
      Yeah, I suspect in the near future, when the time is right, a dose or 2 of some John Allen Strain psilocybin I put away in cold storage years ago, may have to come into play, as far as readying the mind for surrender to the chosen path...
      that was my thought, too, as a motivation for getting some experience with shrooms. not there yet, but i am getting some experience.

      i got spouse the Ardent FX decarboxylater and infuser for Festivus - she really likes taking RSO for sleep issues. The FX is a simple, fast and fool proof appliance that works on the counter top. takes 90 minutes to decarb the 1.5 oz i tried today, and then another 2 hours to infuse that into 4 sticks of butter. i got it with the plunger/strainer. it can probably hold 3 to 4 oz at one time - i don't have enough herb to measure.

      i also have a NOVA i got several years ago and ran about 12 oz through for spouse's melanoma situation - which pathology turned out to be in situ, surprising both doctors.

      The FX is bigger and better - stainless steel decarb/infuse chamber, waterproof for easy cleaning.
      Bud Toaster, Model 15 version 1 --> The Herbal Cube, Model 15 version 4.

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        Originally posted by BudToaster View Post
        that was my thought, too, as a motivation for getting some experience with shrooms. not there yet, but i am getting some experience.

        i got spouse the Ardent FX decarboxylater and infuser for Festivus - she really likes taking RSO for sleep issues. The FX is a simple, fast and fool proof appliance that works on the counter top. takes 90 minutes to decarb the 1.5 oz i tried today, and then another 2 hours to infuse that into 4 sticks of butter. i got it with the plunger/strainer. it can probably hold 3 to 4 oz at one time - i don't have enough herb to measure.

        i also have a NOVA i got several years ago and ran about 12 oz through for spouse's melanoma situation - which pathology turned out to be in situ, surprising both doctors.

        The FX is bigger and better - stainless steel decarb/infuse chamber, waterproof for easy cleaning.
        Thanks, BT.

        Others sent links to decarb appliances, but at this point, I figure I'm going to run with Weezard's electric pressure cooker method, using jars.

        It'll be the cooking of extract with ethanol or iso that has me/us doing strange efforts in the back yard, at below freezing. but, like I said before, many solvents, including iso and ethanol, will evaporate on their own, even at severe cold. They just evaporate a bit slower, thus they are open to the air a bit longer.

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          Originally posted by buzzmobile View Post
          That's what makes one's head spin and calculate and measure.
          I think I'm at least temporarily in shut-down mode, between the stress of the choices, 'mapping' options, 2 adult children who never have looked sufficiently closely at their own BS, and everything else that's going on.

          Right now, my appetite is gone, sleep is WAY up, and there's chores here that have waited for a couple months or more now. Which has only become worse over the last 6 weeks of dealing with this.

          I can certainly see why many end up saying, "Screw it."

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            I intend to decarb 2 qt. jars of CBD flower, and 2 qt. jars of THC flower this afternoon/evening, using the electric pressure canner, likely on medium pressure, for about 40 minutes or so, then rapidly de-pressurizing., assuming I can keep my head together and focused..

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              Try to eat something.
              Terpene Amplification

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                Originally posted by troutman View Post
                Try to eat something.
                Thanks trout.

                Today was especially difficult re. my 2 adult children.

                I've managed many things in life via structured control of outcomes, or attempts at structured and controlled outcomes. But when it comes to conflict with persons who are loved, there are no buttons to push or levers to pull that guarantee causing persons to outgrow the self-absorption they possess, when that feature(s) has been cultivated for over 2 decades.

                Today I ate a handful of macadamia nuts with smoked almonds, 2 little Italian meat appetizers, a tiny snack stick sausage. Had some seltzer water, and may attempt some left-over stir-fried organic veggies in a while that are several days old , but still digestible.

                Long (telephone) talk with an acquaintance a valley over, and so many things come together in life's struggles, re. repeated themes; heart-ache rather than masochism, shortages in outcomes' desirability no matter which way, and then the blessings some place in the rear-view to try and stay aware of. Felt less geared to self-destruct afterward, but I know that's temporary, like the pressure relief valve on the pressure cooker; if it doesn't keep on rockin' the thing may blow up..

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                Which brings about the primary point of this update; there's 2 wide-mouth 1-quart Ball jars loaded with about 3 oz. each of the Star trap 14.5% CBD flower, and 2 more jars with approximately 1 to 1-1/4 oz. each of Satori #2, White Lotus #4, Space Cake #1, Space Cake #2, and White Lotus #3 totaling about 5.5 to 5.7 oz. between the 2 jars of ^THC flowers.

                The 4 jars described above are going into the electric pressure cooker shortly, all 4 of them with tin foil folded 2 times in half, and pinched down around the threads of the jars, then rubber-banded in place, and marked for contents.

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                At this point, I'm going through the motions, making myself do SOME of the things I need to do, but doing them much more slowly than I might've otherwise.

                Truth is that about 50% or more of the time I drift off back to sleep, I pray numerous times over not to wake up ever again.. Seems like a pretty simple fucking solution to me...

                My younger son is the primary blockage to helping this desire to become true. No matter how shitty it becomes, it'll have to get a lot worse before I turn to telling him I can't finish this run. But he knows the exit is an option, and he knows I'm hanging on.

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                A primary link I'm using, in decarbing via Weezard's and another's methods. Dove-tailing tried and proven methods, as long as they don't violate each other in some way that brings failure..

                https://steemit.com/marijuana/@rebec...hemist-s-dream

                (****Edit: as of a few moments ago, this link no longer works. I'll fiddle with it for a bit....)

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                And, of course, one of life's perpetual questions;

                Eric Clapton on stage at the 2013 Crossroads Music/Guitar festival with the Allman Bros. Band

                'Why Has Love Got to Be So Sad'

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Nr...tGHgo&index=16
                Last edited by moose eater; 11-29-2020, 09:32 AM.

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                  One of the links I -will-be using this evening, and while Weez hasn't found using jar lids helpful, I've used them at 15 lb. pressure in the past with meats, and don't mind them becoming sealed, even if temporarily, to try and preserve the terpenes better.

                  Seems to me that tighter is better in this case.

                  https://steemit.com/cannabis/@rebecc...ressure-cooker

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                    I find sometimes that resting well has helped in letting my brain work out a few things without my trying to wrestle them into submission. Currently I have been sleeping 9-10 hrs a night, for now that seems about right. There were a few years where 4-6 hrs was the norm, Too much stress and not enough sleep may have lead to a few of my own health issues.

                    Taking time to recharge may be just what you need. Like you said we all need rest to heal.

                    I figure we all go through various emotional states, and that's ok as long as I don't get stuck there, or do something/say something that may not lead to the greatest outcome.

                    In less than a month the days will start getting longer.
                    Eat More Weed!

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                      Definition: Trial runs; the times you remind yourself of how much you DON'T know....

                      The first run with the electric pressure cooker is in the process now, building pressure and temp, set for 50 minutes after reading input from several writers/hosts, re. time and decarbing.

                      One person who has done quite a lot of work with decarbing cannabis (among other experiences) believes that 110 minutes at 15 psi was more of a through decarb, and added that there's such a bounty of cannabinoids that despite not decarbing all of them at the commonly prescribed 40-50 minutes, there is so much that is converted that the remainder that isn't felt isn't often missed.

                      So, after that, we're going 50 minutes at about 11 psi., in a 12.5 qt. electric pressure cooker.


                      The tray that is made to hold glass jars off the bottom of the internal cooking pot held my qt. jars too high, and wouldn't let me put the lid on the unit, so I took a less pronounced steamer tray, and it allowed the lid with go on with 4 jars in.

                      If the other taller tray had worked, with less tray present at the sides, I could've simultaneously done 5 jars, but 4 will do for now in the alternate tray.

                      As stated, re. terps, I decided to go with regular bands and lids, rather than the crimped and rubber-banded tin foil; again, after further reading..

                      So, one way or another, in extract form, or whole decarbed flower in my salads, etc., we're apparently on the road to my first ever intentionally and purposefully (knowingly) decarbed batch of CBD and THC cannabis.

                      If I can get a 15% return on the flower, once extracted, then I believe at 1/6 to 1/7 gram/day of each variety, CBD and THC, I ought to have at least 8-9 months of medicine, and less if I go with stronger doses.

                      At this time, things that cause me to sleep through another day and night are welcome in quantity... So we'll see how well/long this lasts.

                      And I guess it gives me some serious cause to rescue my mothers from the neglect I've been imposing on them, and let them know they need to get back into gear, as do I.

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                        Originally posted by OkThen View Post
                        I find sometimes that resting well has helped in letting my brain work out a few things without my trying to wrestle them into submission. Currently I have been sleeping 9-10 hrs a night, for now that seems about right. There were a few years where 4-6 hrs was the norm, Too much stress and not enough sleep may have lead to a few of my own health issues.

                        Taking time to recharge may be just what you need. Like you said we all need rest to heal.

                        I figure we all go through various emotional states, and that's ok as long as I don't get stuck there, or do something/say something that may not lead to the greatest outcome.

                        In less than a month the days will start getting longer.
                        Thanks OK.

                        Yes, the stress over my 2 oldest children has me feeling like I'm getting the lesser desired effects of an LSD high that has hung on about a half-day too long; electric, fried, lost, spinning in place.

                        As far as anything that might be said or done that brings less than optimal outcomes, most of that has already been done. no bringing the horse back into the barn, at least not with my oldest son.

                        And despite my heart-ache over it, it's probably best. He already eats and lives hand-to-mouth, and bullshits himself about his future plans, etc., to the extent that very little changes in his life.

                        So likely the best thing for now, absent a peace summit, and he and my daughter experiencing a miraculous epiphany that enlightens them on a path toward maturity, is to leave it lay, accept they are gone, accept the things that led to them being who they are, and know that in their own unique ways, they will perpetuate their less-than-productive ways in life, until the light goes on, and they take an honest, non-defensive look at who they are, in numerous contexts.

                        Cutting them loose in my mind and my heart, for a true and final, "So long.. Happy trails." moment is very hard to make real, but that's the direction I've been trying to head in (often unsuccessfully) for long time now.

                        Cannabis, of all varieties listed, should be done decarbing shortly, and then I can depressurize the cooker, put the jars out to seal and cool, or cool and seal, feed my mothers again, and go to bed... praying to the Agnostic Cosmos and anyone else listening that if I can slip away tonight, let it be in the midst of a GLORIOUS fucking positive dream... THAT would be some serious early Christmas.

                        A guy can hope, right?

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                          Decarb is done in 8 minutes, after which I'm rapidly depressurizing the pressure cooker, brushing my teeth, visiting my mothers for a brief, less than adequate visit for care, popping a fat, cooled, decarbed, White Lotus bud into my mouth, then downing a stiff shot of suitable tequila, smoking some hash or scissor hash, going to bed, praying for internal peace, and hoping to wake up to find Santa has left us all with better outcomes, past, present, and future.

                          G'night.

                          Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs, and numerous others, in a classic blues tune.

                          Brother Duane Allman

                          'Somebody Loan Me a Dime'

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RTh...tGHgo&index=17

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                            A Guy CAN hope ...

                            Listen Moose ... you and I are like chalk and cheese. You're too full-on for me and I 'm probably too lazy for you ... but I want you to know that I feel for your Loss and I hope things improve for you.

                            In my imaginary world you will be grieving for yourself. You will be tending to the loss of years ahead with your Family. And you will be sad for the loss of the person you consider yourself to be. (Which in Aussie is: You're a good bloke!)

                            And in my world sadness for ones self at this time is perfectly normal.

                            You allude to 'disequilibrium' and 'disorientation' ... the two prime NORMAL grieving states.

                            And you must be angry! At least in my imaginary world most grieving people get angry as fuck when they find that Death is sneaking up on them.

                            Hard to swallow, but Death sneaking up is happening to all of us all the time. Death actually is normal!

                            Want to say more ... but maybe I 've said enough ... hope I haven't said too much ...

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                              Have a good night. Hope that herb turns out.
                              Blessings
                              Eat More Weed!

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                                Originally posted by OkThen View Post
                                Have a good night. Hope that herb turns out.
                                Blessings
                                Thanks OK.

                                The ^THC flower didn't change color as much as I expected it should. But it had 50 minutes at high pressure (which, on a pressure cooker setting with this thing, is some where just under 12 psi.

                                So we'll see. If the flower I eat tonight is at least as effective as it OUGHT to be (I've smoked enough of that strain, not a lot, but enough, to know what it does when burned), then I'll know that it did what it was supposed to do. If not, then I'll crack the seal on the jars, and put them back into the pressure canner for another 20 minutes or so at the same settings, and see what it does then. But I don't want to over-do it right out of the gate.

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