To the minister and her husband....Prayers help.
The positive thoughts with prayers (meditation), turn on the body's natural feel good chemistry and attempt to offset the negative.
Negative makes you sick, eventually.
Excellent choice over percodan. OMG...that stuff will snuff you out on all levels. Bravo to you for wanting to get off of it, first off. Secondly, to research and appraise cannabis as a pain-reliever. Remember: that's the symptom. What's causing the pain?? Inflammation? Treat the inflammation. THCA, THC, CBGA, CBDA, CBD, CBC. Some strains are higher in CBD than others. [Harlequin, Valkyrie, AC/DC] Consider growing: it's an experience that is hard to put into words. All I know now, is that its very connecting...everything is related to everything else. ONE LOVE as the Rastafarians call it.
One good book to depend on is Uwe Blesching, Ph.D.'s CHI: The Cannabis Index. He was a paramedic for 25 years. You can read the preface on Amazon. It' s a great 2 page story. ;-) It will make you smile. Hugs.