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.