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The Pain of Masculinity

I Never Believed That I Was Depressed Until I Took An Honest Look At Myself When I was a young extrovert playing guitar in third-rate rock bands I used to pump myself up with rage and sadness. Other people could see my depression but I could not. Now at sixteen years sober in my new…

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Hiding Behind My Mask Is Very Energy Intensive

Wearing A Mask Is Work Wearing a mask is work for me and observing my mask is work for you. Wearing my glib mask of superiority to hide my true self requires a lot of physical and emotional energy. Masking my true feelings is too energy intensive and now that I am an old man…

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LIVING WITH MG | Rest is Relief

Sleep Relieves MG Symptoms Learning to live with Mysasthenia Gravis means working around this neuromuscular disease. The symptoms of MG are relieved by sleep. When I wake up in the morning I feel great. As the day wears on I get tired easily and so the solution is to take a nap. Sleep is also…

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Myasthenia Gravis Is Liberation From The Manual Labor of Talking

Surgical Removal of the Thymus Gland is a Treatment Not a Cure For Myasthenia Gravis Surgically removing the thymus gland does not reverse or cure the symptoms of Myasthenia gravis. However a thymectomy may help treat MG. As soon as my MRI approval letter arrives from my primary payor I will make an appointment for…

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Myasthenia Gravis | Grave Muscle Weakness

Myathenia Gravis Disease Sometimes Means Living in an Iron Lung and a Feeding Tube Myasthenia gravis (my-us-THEE-nee-uh GRAY-vis) is a long-term neuromuscular disease that has been making it difficult for me to speak. When I lay down at night I sometimes drool and I thought it was just my DNA beginning to unravel due to…

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Getting Skinny Makes Suffering Feel Sensual

Starvation becomes easier and easier as your body gets skinnier and skinnier Starvation hurts at first but all you need to see is your body getting skinny and the pain starts to fade away. When food ceases to function as entertainment you get in a habit of not eating. Eating gluten-free food is not as…

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While preaching the gluten-free gospel somebody asked me what gluten was and I didn’t have a good answer at that time

Gluten is What Makes Food Fun Gluten is an elastic protein used to give bread and pasta texture. One day when I was pontificating about getting skinny with a gluten-free diet somebody asked me what gluten was and I didn’t have an answer to the question. I was talking about something that I don’t know…

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Merry Christmas

Heart Attack Theory December 26th will be the third anniversary of my near death experience from heart failure. I have been to only one aftercare examination with a cardiologist since then. I don’t have chest pains anymore. I have made a complete recovery of my cardio-vascular health. I’m so glad that I opted for life…