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Great and bad news

Had some very good/bad news today. Results of a blood test showed I had a very serious Vit D deficiency, which has explained my lack of energy, motivation and various muscular/skeletal aches and pains. Easily remedial with supplements and should be a lot more on top of things within a few months.

That motivation and energy loss has contributed greatly to my depression, frustrated anger, loss of purpose and loneliness ( I haven't been getting out much). The mere knowledge of a cause and solution has improved my outlook.

So you can expect me to be more active in the Workshops, the Stream and maybe even my own work. I feel like I have been letting Neopoet down for a while but as is so often the case, self-care is a huge answer.

cheers
Jess

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so glad to hear there's a light

it's been happening - we're being told to keep out of the sun to avoid skin cancer - and on the other hand we need at least twenty minutes of direct sunlight every day to build up the vit d

a catch twenty-two situation - is there a poem somewhere in there?

i hope you'll be up and running for the crit workshop
xxxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

yeah, the doc said they're afraid to tell people to get sunlight for Vit D in case they get sued if they get skin cancer.

I'll be right there for the crit workshop whatever it takes, that's a commitment.

cheers,
Jess
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I am happy for you and for the forum too . We really need your participation to be more active . Thanks for keeping us up to date. Hope we'll here good news from Wesley too. We really miss him.Any good news from his side , it would be really great.
Thanks again boss.

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I know he feels terrible about his absence, he knows how much he is needed. He will be back as soon as he can, but I don't know when.

If you have questions about any of your poems address them to me. He has told me about your innate talent and I will help if I can,
cheers
Jess

cheers,
Jess
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appreciate both of you, aren't you doing so these days?

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So staying in your hidy hole caught up with you did it? lol At least the cure is simple and certain. You just need to remember that light from a monitor is no substitute for sun light. I'm pleased that the prognosis was not worse than a mere vitamin problem....................stan

I was in a really bad place, I expect more compassion and understanding from you stan.

I thought I explained that my physical condition severely affected my mental condition.

You may have been trying to be funny but it wasn't.

cheers,
Jess
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Was not meant as a barb. Rather a sigh of laughter that the cause was not something more serious as to its remedy. If you think I was making fun of you and the state you were in I apologize. It's my hope that the new vitamin regimen quickly shows results but I also hope improved condition doesn't lead you to staying glued to the screen for too long of periods. So hie thee to a sunny spot and gobble down some D's so you can recover as quickly as possible...................stan

Apology not accepted.

cheers,
Jess
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my sensitivity and bad

cheers,
Jess
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it's been proved. Lonnie , you and I have mental health issues, you have PTSD and paranoia. I have pipolar syndrome. the difference is I treat it, you indulge it.

cheers,
Jess
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I never expect you to get used to copping shit from me, nor do I expect you to stop calling me on it.

I will really try to stop.

cheers,
Jess
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after years of being warned of the sun's dangers, aussies
are now being urged to get 20 mins of sun a day!
(no wonder we're a weird mob at times)

anyhoo...i can only imagine the relief you must feel at
having a diagnosis, for that of course paves the way for treatment.
if i'm teaching you how to such eggs here, forgive me!
a food i know to be high in vit d is fish...
mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, tuna
all are very good sources, particularly sardines. a small tin contains
about 70% of daily vit d needs (hope you like fish)

getting sun each day is not the danger we aussies have been conditioned
to believe it to be
again, i'm probably teaching the suck eggs thingy, but if you can (time wise)
have your sun time before its at its highest, preferably mid morning. i say that
because i have a vague memory of reading it somewhere, but check for
yourself jess

our health is a major issue. i'm not a complete health freak, but
i am quite health conscious, and try to keep mine maintained.
i've learned the hard way, that so many things in life suck if
your health is poor, and physical health so often has an
affect on mental health

be well, do what you have to do for your health...it's so, so important

cheers
p

I could make an endless list of woes.

Meds, what they mean and what they do to me.
What happens when I go off them.
The frustration, rage and grief at my mother's Alzheimers.
The rank stupidity, lack of talent and ignorance of many Neopoets

The latest is discovering the effects of my ill health,

it won't change that much. I'll still be an arse. I do not suffer fools gladly and will always say my truth (even when I'm mad and it is bullshit). It's my role. I wish more people would be ruthlessly honest then I would not be a lone scapegoat.

Come on my friends and colleagues, call shit poetry shit, add a suggestion. Tell people when the message, the subtext they deliver is fascist crap, sentimental dead rat mentality, lack of mentality or disguised hate crimes.

I don't see anyone else doing it.

cheers,
Jess
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I was going to try and bring closure to this wake of bickering and things as a comment but will make it a Blog instead,
Great to have you back Now lets get on with the rest of our lives, till the next time,
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

The very strange thing is that people who know me offline know me as a gentle, sensitive caring person, who only goes into nasty rages in the face of intolerant, fascist, ignorant arseholes.

cheers,
Jess
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My sight of the real you is not blurred and I think that I am spot on where I have supported you, and when I said I see you, it is the same person that those outside of poetry sites sees.
The only critique is outlined in my reply to your Blog "Let's Hate"
It really is a pity we couldn't have met in Aussie last year but that's family for you, but I don't think that I needed to be there to know of you.
Great to have you back, and I await my next beatings, as not being a masochist it feels good when you stop, LOL
Yours Ian.T & Friends

.
There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Great news, look forward to some more of the real weirdelf. Regards Roscoe...

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

and respected poets (not mutually excluded [smiles])

I do feel very alone here sometimes.
Why does everyone have to be so fucking nice even to the detriment of the poet?

cheers,
Jess
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Perhaps you are confusing nice with diplomatic. Some of the worst dressing downs I ever received were delivered with a smile and I usually didn't realize it until later lol. By using brutality in trying to change something about a person too often all one succeeds in doing is having the recepient tune you out. You aren't alone here. There are just others who use different methods, that's all..........................stan

It is because you are so fucking reasonable and diplomatic.
Yes, there are better ways to do it but I would like some tough allies.
(you know I love you)

cheers,
Jess
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mirrors ....
no one will sue no one
and vitamin D may become more essential
in pills form
ah men on pills too..
have a good recovery soon .
Jess dear... poets and critics neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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