Sunday, October 6, 2013

Medically mandated

Included in this post is some very rare pictures of one small slave doing a death defying act... and for a change it's not being a smart arse. What you are looking at is the first pictures of rotisserie slave... in that blasted bikini no less. Oddly enough it is not as one joked to preserve the eyesight of others from being blinded by all the whitenss, but on doctor's orders 'cos life conspires to make Him happy...

See when one scampered off to get checked out for coeliac disease...
Results that were inconclusive, ironically due to eliminating the cause of great pain and suffering from the diet in the form of gluten. It seems that without a steady supply of inflammation going in the system, the blood tests can't tell if you are or aren't. Apparently all that they can do to tell for sure is a bowel biopsy; a simple day procedure. To be honest at the mention of sharp pointed objects being aimed at oneself the need for conclusive results disappeared. In fact it was enough to make a deal with the doctor... one will live happily with an inconclusive result and just stay the hell away from things that cause gastric distress. She laughed... mutters doctors are natural sadists whatever the oaths may profess.
... they also checked all the vitamin levels in the body. Vitamin D came back in the red. Actually it was flat lined.

Yes in yet another ironic turn of events, like so many others who live in a land of endless sunshine, it seems one is Vit. D deficient. It's the new epidemic in this country. For years our government has been preaching slip, slop, slap and for a change the citizens have actually listened. No more are babies popped out into the sunshine...

Now here is an interesting bit of trivial for those that love such things....
Vitamin D is the only vitamin not found in mother's milk. They think it is because we as a hairless mammal evolved to synthesise our own Vit.D. All other mammals and birds ingest it from their fur and feathers when they groom themselves.  For this reason there is a school of thought that says we were not meant to ingest Vit. D...
In fact one whit has suggested that we would have just as much joy licking the family pet. This does, He quipped, give a new meaning to those people who love their dogs a bit too much. Sighs see what one lives with??
...but do what we were designed to do... bask in the suns radiance.

So here one is...


Basking...
In the suns radiance...

And His approval
Oh and taking Vit. D supplements too 'cos hedging bets is always a smart thing to do J

5 comments:

c said...

I'm a bit low on vitamin D too, but hey, I live in Sweden. It's a chronic illness here. A hundred years ago it was a common cause of death of children (the English sickness it was called).

In a couple of months we wont even see the sun, more than a grey glimpse of it for a few hours hovering around the horizon at midday. Send some of that sunshine up north if you have a chance, willya'?

Master's piece said...

Happily... in jars even :)
Seriously though living in a place like Sweden the lack of Vitamin D is to be expected. Here though they estimate that one in three women are deficient and that figure is set to rise, judging by how many very fair young women and children one sees coming into work. The trouble is that no one thinks to get tested other than the elderly and even then it is only after something has been broken.

ancilla_ksst said...

It's a problem in Wisconsin, too. I have to try to remember my Vit. D this winter when I won't see the sun at all. In the summer I'm out in it quite a bit.

aim mia said...

You'll love it When you reach green.. Vit D deficiency makes you extremely tired.

Master's piece said...

Well so long all the extra energy doesn't interfere with the afternoon power nap :D