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December 9, 2009 | 7:25 am | JCarver

After seeing the doctor on monday, we decided to continue ahead with the plan I discussed in my last blog and cut off the final drug I was on to control the ulcerative colitis.  It’s been years since a major episode, but going medication free is still a risk.  I’m obviously hoping to not fall into a flare, but we have plans in place if I do.  I’m excited, yet feeling a little trepidation over going drug-free.    I’m worried things will fall apart, but being that I have no real control over my digestive system – besides what I eat, and I’m very good with that – there seems little point worrying too much about it.  I need to know if I can survive without the meds, since living without it would be miles better in many ways.  Seems like a gamble I have to take.  I’m hoping all the various negative health problems I was blaming on the drug’s side effects fall to the wayside over the next week or so.

Today was my first pill-free day in 5 years.  It’s a very odd feeling not to have to take anything.  I’m going to have to stow all the pills I have strewn around the house because I keep compulsively reaching for them out of habit, haha.  Finally being free of the pills has put me in a pretty good mood, certainly buoyed by the great week for me online, a series of wins like which I haven’t had in some time.  I felt I played pretty good throughout on sunday (I mean, 60% of what I won was in a turbo.  I ran hot as hell, obviously) and am feeling pretty good about my game.  Hopefully the results (read:heater) will continue (and maybe spill over into PLO).

I sent my latest video series over to PokerVT the other day.  I’ve been told they’ll be released next week.  It’s some of my best stuff yet in my opinion, a review of a $.5-$1 NL cash game played by one of my students.  It’ll be my first cash video for PVT and I hope it’ll be well-received.  Make sure to watch it and send me all your comments/questions, I love getting feedback from members on videos…don’t be shy.  I’ve been trying to post more on the forums so be sure to fire away anything you want to ask me over there.

In addition to all of this cool stuff going on, I’ve got a project under way this week that should make things work smoother around here if it’s successful.  I have a lot of faith right now that it’ll work out, but it’s kind of taking my attentions away from poker for a couple of days.  It’s a secret for now :)   I really want to play poker though, and I’ll be getting back to it asap.  Will be back to grinding this weekend if not before then.

Speaking of grinding, I finished Oz the other day.  God what a disaster that show turned into as the seasons went on.  After season 3 the plotlines were just consistently riddled with unfathomable logic.  Anyone who has seen the show knows what I mean, it’s not really something you can argue.  It was a good show, but by the end, I was so glad to be done with it.  Not sure what’s next but I’ve been meaning to get around to Big Love for only about 6 months now so probably that.

There’s a good chance I’ll be blogging more because of a prop bet I was offered by Leo/Pechorin.  He offered some sort of blogging-last longer thing that I think will be a good motivator for us to keep our blogs current.  I for one want to hear the thoughts of the world champion of HUNL and I’m pretty sure the internet does too.  :)

5 Responses to “zero”

  • December 9, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Adam said:


    Good luck going meds free. Life rungood is the best kind.

  • December 12, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Derrick Crossland said:


    Jason

    My wife has been drug free for over 8 years with UC and has not had a flare in that time. We feel that L-Glutamine has been the biggest reason for her success. We would love to give you as much help and support if you would like. You can beat this with out the roids.

    Derrick

  • December 25, 2009 at 5:05 am

    veljco said:


    Happy Holidays Jason to you and your family !!

  • January 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Kyle Kmksmkn said:


    Hey Jason whats up I’m a huge fan…. I’m kmksmkn on ftp and shipped the mulligan last night…. Havent sleep yet sorry these so sloppy but just wanted to thank you for all your advice on pokervt and i can say with out a doubt I would be no where as good as I am if it wasnt for videos. So thanks alot of showing the skillzzzzzz of Jcarverrrrrrrrrr…

  • May 19, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Bruce said:


    Jason

    My wife has been drug free for over 8 years with UC and has not had a flare in that time. We feel that L-Glutamine has been the biggest reason for her success. We would love to give you as much help and support if you would like. You can beat this with out the roids.

    Derrick

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