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Where does time go?

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

I have been thinking for the past few weeks (months) it is about time I got back here, looking at my last post it has been 18 months since my typing graced my little corner of the internet.  It isn’t that I haven’t had time, haven’t wanted to post or even been unable, it is just that I have not known what I’ve wanted to say, or how to say it.

That really hasn’t changed, but some things need to be done, not because you want to, but because you need to, and today that need is strong.

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Posting slackness, work and server issues…..

It has been a while since I have posted anything here.  I have been pretty busy with work… so much for being semi-retired.

I cannot complain though, the money is good and so is working in the outdoors.  Definitely a nice change from being stuck in a pokey little office with people who don’t appreciate you.

Even though I only want two or three days a week work lately I have been getting 5 or 6 days…  it does take its toll though, unfortunately, my pain levels creep up and I find it increasingly difficult to get to sleep at night; not good when you have to get up around 5am but somehow I manage to struggle on.

Hmmm, pain….. I am off to the doctors in the morning, finally.  I need to have my situation reviewed as well as having a blood test for alphavirus.   Since my interstate visit last year to an area that was inundated with water and as a result mosquitoes, I have have had full body joint and muscle pain as well as a large number of headaches.  I need to find out what is causing these symptoms, at least if the tests are negative I will be able to discount another possibility.  Considering that there has been a larger than normal rate of infection of Ross River Virus in Victoria it is a posibility (Reference: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/another-231-ross-river-virus-cases-detected-in-victoria-20170223-gujyqx.html)

Oh, and I must apologies for my webserver, for some (still unknown) reason it has nee playing up recently.  I changed from Apache to Nginx a few months back to minimise resource usage on the server.  Unfortunately this is my first experience with Nginx and I guess I still have some tweaking to do with  it is running WordPress.  Some changes have been made again this afternoon, hopefully they will prove to be beneficial.

 

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CBD (Cannabidiol): The Medicine of the Future | Marijuana News

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent a fair deal of time hoping that the medical establishment would begin transitioning to more user-friendly, safer drugs. So many of the medicines doctors prescribe today are damaging or downright dangerous, and it’s easy to wonder if the results are worth the price consumers pay – both financially and physically.

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Well here I am back again.  The past few days have been hell for me, pain throughout my body to the point where I don’t want to get out of bed and I struggle even lifting a glass to take a drink.

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Sunday, bloody Sunday…….

Who would Have thought I would have woken before the sun on a Sunday morning, especially when I hadn’t been out all night?  Woke up with a stabbing pain in my left knee, the pain is not unusual in that knee, but being woken by it is.  One of my best friends is suffering pain in the same location, maybe my knee is going out in sympathy with hers?

It was foggy this morning, after all it is Spring and the weather is beginning to improve; forecast for Melbourne today is 31°C.  Can’t see Melbourne from here, but it will most likely reach and pass that anyway.  Most of the fog has burned off now and it is warming up quickly, should be a beautiful day.

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Busy, busy, busy….

My plans were to at least try and post here once a week, if not a little more often.  Like all good intentions things don’t always work out the way you want.

I’ve been having a hell of a time trying to find out what is causing this pain throughout my body, initial blood tests came back all clear, good I guess.  Speaking with a friend last week she pointed out that it began soon after I returned from interstate; where I was had a bit of a mosquito plague occurring and I have decided to go back to my GP and ask them to test me for Ross River virus and any of its nasty little cousins.  The symptoms I have, apart from the pain present a good case that it maybe some sort of alphavirus I am suffering from.

I have finally got around to doing a little more work on this blog site tonight, now if you want to be kept up to date when I add new posts you can subscribe and (hopefully) the website will send you an email notifying you of my new post(s).  This is in addition to being able to use any one of a number of social networks to log in and leave comments on my posts.

Apart from that I have been trying to keep myself busy, seems to be working overall, and gives me less time to feel down and takes my mind off the pain.

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Insomnia….

“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” – Leonard Cohen

Like billions of people around the world, no doubt, I suffer from insomnia.  I have for as long as I can recall, at least since my early days of high school.  Who knows what caused it back then, hormones, growing pains, staying up late finishing homework, last minute study from exams.

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Pain: Part 1 – Physical pain

What I’d give to be pain free.  I’d give my pain, that is for sure.

I have suffered chronic pain since the early 1990’s, not all that long after I joined the ‘real world’.  being a kid at school was so easy, no responsibilities beyond making sure you had your homework ready to hand in on time, that your school uniform was clean and in a good state of repair, and that you had completed any chores to avoid the wrath of your parents.  The read world changed all of this.  There was further education, bills, adult relationships, alcohol, illicit substances, and of course that one thing most adolescent boys hang out for, their first car.

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A new beginning??

I’m not sure that this is a new beginning, not in the traditional sense anyway.  It is, however, somewhere for me to comfortably express my thoughts, feelings and views openly.  Unfortunately the world is still very much closed minded when it comes to people who are different, who are not what they perceive to be normal.  While I am not stating who I am, I am real, and anything reflected here will be of me.  I am not after critical acclaim, or recognition, this is simply an outlet, a replacement of the various notebooks I have used over the journey that has been my life…. so far……

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