Becky Moore is a Tillamook, Oregon, resident. She is a terminal cancer patient who suffers from multiple myeloma.
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What Is Multiple Myeloma?
Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that develops in plasma cells, a type of white blood cells created in the bones.
It is a painful form of cancer that causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow. They push out the healthy bone cells, making bones fragile. As a result, bones easily break, and lesions develop inside the bones.
“I have been in pain for the last few years.” Becky accounts. “The war on opiates here has made it hard to get a prescription for pain medication. Even for a person with cancer. I know it is ridiculous, but what can I do? I have tried mindfulness, yoga, steroid injections, and other things. But nothing worked.”
Pain medication that is commonly used to relieve cancer-related pain is also the very medication causing the opioid crisis in the United States. Due to it, there is a lot of stigma associated with prescribing opioid medication, even to cancer patients.
It’s common for cancer patients to suffer from excruciating chronic pain. Nonetheless, every one in three cancer patients does not receive pain medication for their intensity of pain.
How Did Becky Discover Kratom?
“One day, a friend of mine who has multiple sclerosis told me about this plant. She gave me some and told me to try,” remembers Becky. “That night, my pain was excruciating, and I was in tears. I remembered the kratom my friend had given to me and mixed it with orange juice. I put in three teaspoons as my friend had directed.
Yet, kratom was able to help by providing potent pain relief.
“About thirty minutes later, the pain was down from a 9 to a 1. It was a miracle.”
Becky proceeded by finding her perfect kratom vendor.
“I called my friend, and she gave me the names of some reputable vendors. I tried several kratom vendors until I found the perfect one. Not too far away. I got to be friends with the owner. She herself had found kratom. She used to be addicted to opiates. After she found kratom, she was totally drug-free.”
Why Does Becky Love Kratom?
According to Becky, kratom does not only relieve multiple myeloma-related pain. It has improved her quality of life and allows her to do tasks that she wasn’t able to perform before.
Becky shares: “The great thing about kratom is that I can live again. I still have pain, but I can pick up my granddaughter, play ball with my grandson, help my mom in her garden, and do other things. I CAN LIVE AGAIN! BECAUSE OF THIS PLANT!”
Because of the effects that Becky has experienced with kratom and the changes that it brought to her life, she wants to make sure that kratom remains legal and helps even more people.
“Please, this plant has changed thousands, if not millions, of people’s lives here in the United States. Without kratom, I would be bedridden or in such pain in a rest home. I want to continue my life without pain. I know that eventually, things will get worse, but my oncologist says that could be years. Do not take this miracle away from us. I talk with people who use this every day, like myself. They say the same thing. It has changed their lives for the better.”
Kratom Legality in Oregon
At this time, kratom is legal in Oregon, yet, it’s unregulated. A new bill that intends to regulate kratom in the state of Oregon is currently under review. If Oregon Kratom Consumer Protection Act passes, Oregon-based kratom vendors will have to comply with regulations that will offer safer access to the herb across the state.
Nonetheless, there is much controversy about kratom across the United States. Many believe that it’s an opioid or a dangerous drug that provides a high as well as other effects that have nothing to do with kratom.
Therefore, stories like Becky’s are crucial to share to counter the mass of misinformation on kratom. Kratom is a life-saving herb, and more need to know about it.
“Thank you for reading my story,” Becky says. “I hope whoever reads my story will pass it on. As I’ve said, there are millions of stories like mine here in the United States. Please let us keep our miracle!”
We thank Becky Moore immensely for the time and effort it took to share her kratom story with us. If you, too, have a kratom story that you’d like to share with others, please do so by filling out this form. Together, we can help to make sure that kratom remains legal and helps millions of people across the United States and the world.