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[*] posted on 1/28/2016 at 04:49 PM


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[*] posted on 1/28/2016 at 06:43 PM


Good days, bad days. Prostrate pain, requiring scalding sitz baths. I found out that I have this fairly new symptom (to me at least) which has appeared just recently on TV in the form of a service bulletin--OIC, or what is called Opiate Induced Constipation. My doctor and I kind of suspected this but I was not taking a large or even medium amount of pain pills per day. I tried changing my diet up to strictly fiber and ruffage (sp?). Even extra water and more walking. It ended up too late for me. I blew out a lower groin hernia two months ago from all the grunting, pushing, straining and rocking on the toilet seat. This has complicated everything and, with no insurance, if the pain and symptoms keep getting worse, I'll have to go 911. I'm going to try and make it to my 65th birthday, which will qualify me for Medicare. That is nine months away. If I make it that long.

I did stop taking pain pills completely. There is/was little or no effect. I'm managing to pass somewhat. This kind of thing was associated with the Elvis Presley syndrome--a chronic compacted colon.

Now, with twisted intestines, I'm sure you know the outcome of this. Sorry. Don't mean to be a Donny Downer, but this is the way of it.

Thank you for asking. It's just worse now.

[Edited on 1/29/2016 by chrisstevenson]

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[*] posted on 1/30/2016 at 04:13 PM


A new blog post. (Sorry I'm late) but my tardiness is tied in with my recent project.

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Writing a Series?

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[*] posted on 1/31/2016 at 08:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chrisstevenson  
Good days, bad days. Prostrate pain, requiring scalding sitz baths. I found out that I have this fairly new symptom (to me at least) which has appeared just recently on TV in the form of a service bulletin--OIC, or what is called Opiate Induced Constipation. My doctor and I kind of suspected this but I was not taking a large or even medium amount of pain pills per day. I tried changing my diet up to strictly fiber and ruffage (sp?). Even extra water and more walking. It ended up too late for me. I blew out a lower groin hernia two months ago from all the grunting, pushing, straining and rocking on the toilet seat. This has complicated everything and, with no insurance, if the pain and symptoms keep getting worse, I'll have to go 911. I'm going to try and make it to my 65th birthday, which will qualify me for Medicare. That is nine months away. If I make it that long.

I did stop taking pain pills completely. There is/was little or no effect. I'm managing to pass somewhat. This kind of thing was associated with the Elvis Presley syndrome--a chronic compacted colon.

Now, with twisted intestines, I'm sure you know the outcome of this. Sorry. Don't mean to be a Donny Downer, but this is the way of it.

Thank you for asking. It's just worse now.

[Edited on 1/29/2016 by chrisstevenson]

[Edited on 1/29/2016 by chrisstevenson]


I am so so sorry.

There is a drink I used when I was on the Atkins diet and was super constipated from that, to the point I thought I was going to die! I did the rocking and crying on the seat too!

This drink is called Super Dieter's Tea--it comes in Cinnamon and Lemon-- I like the cinnamon a lot. The lemon tasted like medicine to me. Anyway--the first time I made it, I made it too strong and I spewed out everything in my colon, including possibly part of my colon--but the next time, I brewed it and let it steep JUST 2 minutes, added a little stevia or splenda to it, and then sipped the entire cup.

Every time I use it, by the next morning, I'm able to go and it doesn't hurt at all.

I don't know if this will help you, but I have a huge box of it, still in date, use it whenever I need it. I can send you a couple of packets of it--each packet is individually foil sealed. If you want to try it? It might help.

If so, send me your mailing address via U2U or email and I'll get several packets out to you right away.

I can't do much to help--but if this can make you feel a little better, it would make me feel so much happier for you!

I'm so sorry it's been so hard!




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[*] posted on 3/8/2016 at 09:14 PM


Thanks for the advice, Michy. That drink sounds like a viable solution. I just wrote it down, so we'll see what happens. Also, there are service messages and warnings on TV recently about OIC-- opiate induced constipation. Apparently it can be a real threat and serious condition. My doctor and I agreed that this could be the cause for the problems, so I've offed the pain killers for now, to see if I go regular.

Sorry I haven't been around lately. I had to finish up a fantasy trilogy and get it to the agent. She's now just sending it out. I also have a new re-lease: Planet Janitor: Custodian of the Stars. It has new front matter, new editing and a more exiting cover. Of course, now I have to blab about pre-orders all over the place. My publisher is doing the same thing. Talk about a time sink...

If anybody would like to review this book, please contact me at: stevenson_333@msn.com

Or get it faster from Alexis: alexis@engagebooks.ca

Here's a link to the Amazon Page (gads, I hope I link this right!)

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Janitor-Custodian-Stars-Stories-ebook/...

BTW, did you guys hear about Samhain Publishing going under? I couldn't resist writing a blog post about this. It's sad and stunning news, not too far from the tail end of Ellora's Cave and its legal problems.

SAMHAIN TANKING?

http://guerrillawarfareforwriters.blogspot.com/2016/03/samhain-tank...

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[*] posted on 3/8/2016 at 10:27 PM


Hey, it's okay if you're not around as long as you're writing! Good job on all you're doing!

yeah, I heard about Samhain.... sad. They were one of the good small publishers... the landscape is changing!




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[*] posted on 3/8/2016 at 10:33 PM


Yeah, I wrote a two books to add to a trilogy, a crime thriller and a picture book for the wee ones, all in six months. I'm now on a book called Sky High, a YA adventure fantasy, and this is the first time I've run into major blockage in 27 years. I dunno. I'm 22,000 words into it and haven't got a clue of what I have.

Are you still on regular oxygen? How are YOU doing anyway? Better, I hope. I just got some prostrate pills that are really helping. I just need to keep that discomfort at bay. And, believe it or not, I've lost 76 pounds in one year through this illness. Not from my Stillman diet and exercise routine. The old Stillman diet is very similar to the Atkins.




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[*] posted on 3/9/2016 at 01:26 PM


I heard about them, too. While they did put out some good stuff, a lot that I read was... ummm... it needed work.



I seemed to be looking down from an immense height upon a twilit grotto, knee-deep with filth, where a white-bearded daemon swineherd drove about with his staff a flock of fungous, flabby beasts whose appearance filled me with unutterable loathing.

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[*] posted on 3/9/2016 at 03:44 PM


I have to agree with you three. They were huge and well-liked, but to me, they were very author-millish. Way too many books and authors coming out for a real serious edit.



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[*] posted on 3/10/2016 at 11:23 AM


I think they were getting to the point where it was volume of quality in the hopes of saving themselves... in the end it was probably the wrong choice, but live and learn.




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[*] posted on 3/23/2016 at 10:59 AM


Recent blog post: Advance Money?

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Hello, y'all. Hope everyone is in fine fettle.




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[*] posted on 3/24/2016 at 01:22 AM


Oppps! Got a typo in your title, Chris!





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[*] posted on 3/24/2016 at 07:24 AM


Aw Jeeeeze. Wouldn't you know it. Thanks for pointing that out, Michy.



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[*] posted on 3/24/2016 at 07:55 AM


I almost forgot, and it's so easy to forget. This is my least favorite part of the publishing process. Self-promotion just stinks and I'm not very good at it.


The New and Improved Planet Janitor, Custodian of the Stars has just arrived on Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDOWIE6/ref=pe_385040_187675660_TE_M1T1...




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[*] posted on 4/23/2016 at 05:04 PM


As usual I'm late--new blog post in Guerrilla Warfare for Writers:

GUYS WRITING GALS

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[*] posted on 5/26/2016 at 04:47 PM


It's been awhile. I hope y'all are doing fine, writing, reading, submitting and dreaming.

I've been caught up in books again. Finished a NA paranormal /mystery/serial killer novel and sent it to agent. She also has a YA trilogy fantasy series and four other books. I just finished another YA distopia/adventure two days ago called Sky High. Agent will get that on Memorial day when we will discuss the submission game for everything.

I'm so tired. That's about 17-18 books in 10 years. I guess if I start something new it's going to be a full-on romance, either contemporary or period. I've been reading gobs of romance stories and I'm really getting the click of it. Besides, I need to release some sex and passion, to stretch my wings.

I'll red-shift outta here.

ETA: I have a mail-order bride for God's sake. I'll keep you posted on that one. I'm crazy, I know.

[Edited on 5/26/2016 by chrisstevenson]

[Edited on 5/26/2016 by chrisstevenson]




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[*] posted on 5/26/2016 at 07:11 PM


Huh?

Mail order bride? Really?




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[*] posted on 5/26/2016 at 09:49 PM


No Joke. I got swarmed when I joined the site--it was really cheap. I had 42 view, 17 messages and three marriage proposals. It's between two--A Russian beauty salon worker and an RN out of IL. Leaning towards the RN. I had to weed the rest out. It was a madhouse there for awhile. I knew instantly who the hustlers were. Heck, it's fun anyway. All of them were impressed and fascinated by the writing gig in my profile. Now in the H...bells do you tell them it's an artistic dirt road to nowhere? They thought I was rich and famous. LOL.



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[*] posted on 5/27/2016 at 06:20 AM


Wow! Three marriage proposals from people who don't know you?! I guess you'd have to call that love at zeroth sight! ;)



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[*] posted on 5/29/2016 at 01:47 PM


Hi, y'all. I hope you're having a great holiday weekend. Getting any writing done? I finished a YA fantasy and sent it off to agent. I don't know if this is a dud or what.

Anyway, next installment:

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