Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mom's Weed

Last year, my mom was diagnosed with glaucoma, which increases the pressure in the eye, and can lead to blindness if it isn't treated. Fortunately, all my mom has to do to keep the glaucoma under control is put special drops in her eyes at night. One of the positive side effects of these drops is that they make Mom's eyelashes really long. They look amazing, especially when she wears mascara! (These drops are the same thing as Latisse, which a product that was sold a couple of years ago to increase the length/thickness of eyelashes.)

Supposedly, smoking pot is supposed to help with glaucoma, too, since it lowers the pressure in your eyes. Except, the effects of the marijuana on the eyes only lasts for about three hours, so you would be pretty stoned if that were your only option for treatment. ;) This past Christmas my sister Chandra gave our mom a plastic bag full of a mysterious dried, greenish-colored leaf with a note attached to the bag that said, "A little something to help with your glaucoma!" A gift card was buried inside the "weed," too! Not to worry, it was only dried parsley. This was my mom's favorite Christmas gift, though, and we all got a good laugh out of it. 


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