Maiingan Posted June 7, 2010 Report Share Posted June 7, 2010 I rarely write/blog or whatever about personal experiences, but I feel I must share this experience in order to take something productive and progressive out of it. So I went to my first CC last week and I must say that the overall experience along with the people was amazing to say the least. I got informed, had a few questions answered and socialized into the evening. I heard about compassion over and over and started to feel as if I've found the answer. People were very generous and eager to show their latest creations. I met some people who I could've easily known for 10 years already. I heard about price gouging, free medz, medz that aren't good enough, etc. My comfort level increased as the night went on and I let my initial guard down. I had planned on talking with a few of my new found friends in order to obtain some better madical strains for my patient. In the hurried last minutes of the CC meeting my desperation must've been a green light for a few vultures to swoop in, and swoop they did. To make a long scenario short, the compassion I heard about all night went right out the door with the true medical grade compassion. I was left with the decision to compensate at the street level or go home without a medical answer. Acting on my new found trust level among my new peers I followed through with my only option. This is where the story gets even better. Some more good people who advised me that I baisically just got shafted offered to help me out in a compassionate way. So still glowing from the inside outward with conversations about compassion and folks who care I listened yet again to my new found friends and decided to see what they where all about. Fall on my face number two. I was presented with the exact same option, but this time the grade was even less. I know what ya'll are thinking, I made the choice to do it. Yes I did, but believing in the spirit of compassion is what drove me. So here I am, legal card carrier, still lowering myself to street level encounters. Why must this still prevail in our NEW era. I don't have the answer. I can say this. To any NEW person going to CC, be cautious and take your time when looking for compassionate help. The vultures are lurking just as they are in any other life event. Don't be pushed or swayed in any other direction than your comfortable with because there are a few people out there who only want to profit off of your condition or desperation to eleviate condition symptoms. That's what I'm going to take away from this experience thus far. My CC days are far from over, I'm just wiser for it. I'll without a doubt get over my initial CC experience and move on to greener pastures, but maybe my experience will help someone who will be in the same shoes as I was last week. Compassion isn't measured by dollar signs - It levels out somewhere between human honesty and the selfless care for another human being. Good luck at your local CC and be very patient, I do believe there are those out there with true compassion. Maiingan - New CareGiver Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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