Wednesday, July 24, 2019

CBD oil keeps us rocking

IT'S A LONG way to the top if you wanna rock and roll. And it hurts a lot when you are done. I think I've just found a cure.

Even just a few years ago it was no big deal to play a show and get up the next morning. Not anymore. In May we had a Cheeseburger show somewhere and I couldn't believe how crippled I looked and felt for two days after the show. Then I worked for Gus Macker and it was the same thing.

This stuff works.
Recently I read an article about professional golfers taking CBD oil. People have long touted the benefits of taking it, and we are getting better about erasing stigmas. CBD oil isn't pot, doesn't have THC in it, and it's not addictive. The official name is cannabidiol and it's a supplement derived from the hemp plant. Sheryl has used it for a long time so I finally decided to give it a try.

There are now three stores in Quincy selling CBD oil, so we bought a bottle at Your CBD Store out near the Chinese Buffet. The 30 ML bottle isn't cheap ($90) but it's the same price online and we want to support local businesses, and it will probably last four to six months. I've started putting a tiny bit under my tongue and it's worked wonders.

I played Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week. On Saturday, at the Keokuk South Side Boat Club, the Cheeseburgers set up outside and then had to come inside and set up again because we got whacked by a storm. So we actually set up and tore down twice, though the awesome people up there were a huge help moving everything back inside.

I never get paid to play music. I get paid to learn the songs, set the stuff up and tear it down. This is really hard with the Cheeseburgers because we have a ton of heavy stuff, and bopping around for three or four hours is really hard on the body.

I took some CBD oil Saturday and did two small doses Sunday, and I could not believe how much it helped. No more throbbing back and screaming calf muscles. No more aching shoulders and feeling like I'd been hit by the rock and roll truck. There is still the stiffness and general aches and pains but they are are minimal, and Monday was even better. Two days later usually is worse.

I'm preaching the benefits to anyone who will listen. But it's up to you to decide what you put in your body. Do your research and make sure it's right for you, but I'm telling you, this stuff works. It even helps with energy levels and helping you sleep at night.

Sheryl knows more about it than I do, so she's glad to answer any questions. All I know is I have gotten out of bed the past two mornings without falling down. If it helps keep me rocking, I'm all for it!

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