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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2012, 10:40:44 PM »
  Ha!

   As an example.

  The other day I was too exhausted to make it to my friend's farm to work (for free!). I ended up sleeping all day and waking up about 5 in the afternoon. I felt pretty good then. Got up, stretched, ready to go. My friend calls to see if I want to play video games. I said, "Sure, why not." Then he called me a faker, telling me if I was too sick to come over and pull weeds I should be too sick to come over a play video games.

  Now I know he knows I'm not a faker, but when you are ill people want to find reasons to call you lazy. Pathetic. If I'd just told him I didn't want to come work at the farm I'd rather stay home and post to Rogue Temple he'd not have been so upset. There is this notion that one is using the illness as an excuse to be lazy. Even though I made it through law school and started my own law firm while very ill, people still try to judge me lazy. Dumbasses.

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2012, 01:32:12 AM »
I can vouch for this as well----it never stops stinging especially if you happened to have something of a strong work ethic/workaholic slant prior to become "defective".   :(
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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2012, 02:08:06 AM »
Then he called me a faker, telling me if I was too sick to come over and pull weeds I should be too sick to come over a play video games.
I could hardly tell you how to treat your friends, but I would make my displeasure very clear to him, and, if I were in a particularly sour mood, I might further leave the man to tend his own damn farm thenceforth.

e: The matter is, of course, already concluded; I am just expressing my distaste.
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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2012, 08:37:02 AM »
Most days I function pretty well. It's only when I push myself for a day or three that I start getting run down and sick.

So why do you force yourself to full speed? Take it easier.

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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2012, 08:38:48 AM »
I have found that people quickly want to find out what I'm doing wrong.

Even if you have illness, you surely can do things wrong to make it worse. In fact many people do exactly that and then they blame it all on their illness. It's their problem anyway. I really don't care.

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« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2012, 08:56:29 AM »
  The real issue ends up being bigger than just one friend. Many many friends take this attitude. I've chosen patience over loneliness.

  Luckily with my closest friends I can be blunt. I tell them to stop being ass fucks and also appeal to reason. Simply ask the question, why would someone with my earning capacity decide to waste away in his parent's dirt basement at 33?

  As far as the farm, they let me sell their produce at farmer's markets from time to time. 1 day a week in the summer. If I succeed there I'll look into something part time, like 12 hours a week, and see how it goes.

@Getter - yes. The contrast between high productivity and direction to having none is mind blowing.

@Fenrir - That's the new plan of action. I made it through winter without needing drugs. Now I am exercising and eating as healthy as possible. Soon I'll sell berries once a week. Then move that up to maybe 12 hours a week in the fall. Try to see just how 'easy' I need to take it. Prior efforts have been full on gung ho. I failed at that over the last 2-3 years so am now trying the 'easy' approach.

@Krice - I have found many things make my illness much worse. Mostly just pushing too hard work wise. Also staying up late drinking with friends is totally out (duh!). Another big no no is getting out of bed in an unrested state. All of those are likely to lead to major problems lasting days or weeks. My statement about people trying to find things wrong was more about people immediately assuming I must be doing things wrong, when in fact my entire life is dedicated to getting better. It consumes me. It's really the most important thing in my life, ever. Come close to dying a few times and watch your life disintegrate and your priorities snap very quickly into focus. Get better or die.

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2012, 02:23:22 AM »
Zero stress helps you stay healthy.
This is very wise and has perfect scientific explanation. Many people never realize this and wonder why they keep being fat/sad/sick despite they exercise 7 times a week and eat nothing but veggies and other boring shit.
But zero stress + vitamin d through sunlight exposure + staying away from neofoods, pills and ingredients you can't pronunciate is certainly better than just zero stress!
The key is one: himmunitary system. Everything I mentioned just works toward this only goal. We are truly amazing creatures.. despite what the pharmaceutical industry and the government tell us, we really don't need external ways to fix things in our body, we're already designed in the most perfect way we could have been.. that's my view, maybe a little biased by my own phylosophical beliefs but also strongly supported by my studies.

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Count yourself lucky.
I do but consider that before I was also in bad condition because of my allergy.. there have been times years ago when I also thinked about suiciide because of how much it influenced my life. Now it's just a thing of the past.

I know how annoying it is to listen to people who tell you what you should or shouldn't do.. but that's just all I feel I can do in a forum and also a way to show you my presence mate.

Very happy you're feeling better these days.
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in life.

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« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2012, 05:52:55 AM »
  Oh yes I appreciate everything. Advice, well wishers, fellow ranters, all good.

  About suicide, I already faced that monster. The contrast between what I achieved educationally and professionally and what I am right now is so great that any person would be depressed as shit.

  But I found a goal. To do what I can to be healthy every second. It will be my new "life's work". Guys like me need something like that. An over arching goal.

  Well...that and some sweet gaymes.

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2012, 07:26:32 AM »
  I'm resurrecting this topic because I am on day 4 of not eating wheat and have seen a dramatic improvement. Obvious and dramatic.

  Fucking doctors told me I wasn't allergic to anything. A conclusive and firm finding on their part. My problem wasn't an allergy, they said. It's way too early to tell, only 4 days, but right now I'm in nearly perfect health.

  So right now I love everyone. EVERYBODY!!!! Except for the 4 surgeons who sliced me open promising to fix me. Those fuckers can choke to death on a Christmas candy cane. :-)


MERRY XMAS!!!!

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2012, 11:33:07 AM »
  I'm resurrecting this topic because I am on day 4 of not eating wheat and have seen a dramatic improvement.

That's great to hear Jo!!
Merry Xmas, and when you have a chanche have a look at mercola.com and his nutritional types, you probably are a proteins-fats type.
What I enjoy the most in roguelikes: Anti-Farming and Mac Givering my way out. Kind of what I also enjoy in life.

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2012, 07:16:43 PM »
Great to hear. You must feel like a free man.

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2012, 08:01:16 PM »
Always good to get answers at long last----glad to see things take a turn for the better.   :)
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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2012, 08:54:56 PM »
  Went back on the dairy last night, no problems, so it's got to be the wheat.

  KING OF THE WORLD.

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2012, 01:59:15 AM »
  I'm resurrecting this topic because I am on day 4 of not eating wheat and have seen a dramatic improvement. Obvious and dramatic.

  Fucking doctors told me I wasn't allergic to anything. A conclusive and firm finding on their part. My problem wasn't an allergy, they said. It's way too early to tell, only 4 days, but right now I'm in nearly perfect health.

  So right now I love everyone. EVERYBODY!!!! Except for the 4 surgeons who sliced me open promising to fix me. Those fuckers can choke to death on a Christmas candy cane. :-)


MERRY XMAS!!!!

If you "failed" an allergy test but see improvements from getting off of gluten, you may have Celiac disease. Diagnosing it properly won't really make a difference though, the treatment is to avoid Gluten. I've known a few people with it-- all of whom also have to stay away from processed/simple sugar.

Congrats man!

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Re: Jo's Off Topic Rant
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2012, 02:32:51 AM »
  It's just so simple. I'm happy and sort of kicking myself at the same time.

  The lesson here is if you have something chronic, you have to fix yourself, and it's probably something you're eating. Don't trust your doctors to figure it out or to be correct about you NOT having an allergy.

  The American system doesn't make money if you get better. Profit man, it just doesn't mesh well with healthcare problems a lot of the time.

  I'll always have screwy sinuses, that's a given, but that' doesn't mean I have to be constantly infected.

  Getting away from sugar is probably the best thing to do as well, very toxic over time.