40 Years of “Living” With Knee Pain-A Hemp/CBD Success Story

Aug 19, 2019 | Chronic Pain, Hemp Oil/CBD, Supplements

-From one of  our own Fusion Pharmacy team members


I wish I could tell you it was a dark and stormy night when all of the sudden…

but instead my story starts on a bright and sunny Southern Utah dayforty years ago

My high school classmates and I playing in a Girl’s Powder Puff Football practice, when something tore inside my knee! The pain shot through me like a bolt of lightning, and before I knew it, I was carried off of the field and on my way home to nurse the injury.


The following day my mother and I were at the hospital, and the x-rays showed I had torn my knee cartilage and a ligamentThis is where it begins for me, the first of two surgeries were scheduled before I even graduated high school.

The first surgery was so completely unsuccessful that my parents and I went to Salt Lake City to see a specialist. While in Salt Lakethe second surgery entailed taking a piece of my own ankle cartilage and using it to re-repair my knee cartilage. This last attempt worked well for me, mostly.

Over the years I was able to continue to do most things without a lot of pain, but then in 1992 while on a hunting trip, I lost my footing climbing over a fence and injured my other knee!  

Unfortunately, this injury also required surgery for repair, and it would make for surgery number three on my knees.

To say I have been living with knee pain would be an understatement. I like to say I am living by compromising until it’s time for two new knees! 


As the years have passed, arthritis has become my biggest enemy. Dealing with pain is an “around-the-clock” adventure in one way or another. During what I callpain flare-ups, I would live on 800mg of Ibuprofen dailyif not multiple timea day. When ibuprofen wouldn’t work anymore, I began getting cortisone injections in both knees on a regular basis. I have also used every pain cream and muscle rub on the market.

My family and I love to go to Disneyland! It’s our place for some of the best memory making times in the family. Having two bad knees makes it hard to enjoyand most of the time I’m sitting on the benches watching everyone around me. The arthritis has also given me a limp to contend with, which makes everything that much harder because I can’t walk at a brisk pace to keep up with moving crowds. 

Still, I’m waiting as long as I can before getting knee replacement surgery, so I do what I can and try to enjoy what I can.


Now, let me bring you to present-day and tell you how my life has changed! I work for Fusion Pharmacy, and over the last year we have been investigating HEMP/CBD products, its properties, its legalities, and above all, what brand we should trust as a pharmacy to offer our patients. Now that HEMP/CBD has a clear path legally in Utah, and we’ve found the brand that suits our high standards of patient care, I thought I would give it a try for myself.

The first few days I noticed I wasn’t limping with severe arthritis pain as much, especially in the morningAfter a few more days passedI began to notice that I am sleeping much better. I’m more comfortable, and I feel a little more rested the next day. 

A month passes, and I am enjoying going shopping with my 6 daughters!



It’s now been 5 monthsand I walked 13 miles in two days at Disneyland! I climbed aboard every ride, and enjoyed every minute NOT sitting on the benches!

Yes, my knees were sore and tired, but I wasn’t in so much pain that I had to quit and sit, and that’s makes all the difference in the world to me. I absolutely love what HEMP/CBD has done for me! Heck, my whole family loves what HEMP/CBD has done too…they got “ME” back!

I am now look forward to more shopping with my daughters, and daughter-in-law, more Disneyland, more camping and hiking with my son, more church activities…more of everything! And the last thing…this is the first time in 40 years that the desert winter and spring weather hasn’t bothered my knees and disrupted my life with pain! I’ll never go without my HEMP/CBD.

  • TonnaPrince, Fusion Pharmacy Team Member 


HEMP/CBD does not require a prescription and is sold over-the-counter. Dosing will vary from person-to-person, and should be self-monitored with care to maximize the potential of its benefits.

Fusion Pharmacy has done the Hemp/CBD homework for you! 

Fusion Pharmacy carries one of the nation’s leading “FARM-to-PHARMACY” brands for full-spectrum HEMP/CBD. Our professional grade HEMP/CBD is sold only through pharmacies, and is rich in active cannabinoids, and has been shown to help people who are suffering with chronic pain, anxiety, sleep disorders, post chemotherapy sickness, and more. If you are curious what HEMP/CBD could do for you, please come in! Our pharmacists are happy to help you! 

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