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On the Benefits of Being Your Own Doctor

Who is your Doctor?

Think about it. Really think about it before you read further…

OK. Did you think it through?

Yes?

Good.

Now. What is your Doctor’s name?

Don’t answer publically and do not look it up.

Do you know this person’s first name?

If not. Think again.

Do you know Their last name?

Yes? Good, I expect that most people reading this probably know their primary care provider’s first name.

Oh, you didn’t pick your PCP? Try again from the very top, please.

OK, by now I’m guessing at least some of you have remembered (no cheating) your Doctor’s First name.

Have you?

If you have, please, keep reading.

If not, kindly go back to that step and think again.

OK. So, if you’ve gotten this fair I’m going to guess that your memory is not compromised in some way.

If you aren’t sure what “compromised” means in this context I will gladly explain myself.

Compromised – Altered. Impaired. OR banjaxed. (If you aren’t sure what the third one means, please ignore it.)

Alright, you’re doing just fine. Keep going.

Now, if you think I’m a bit crazy at this point, please feel free to let me know.

If not, thank you for reading this far and please continue.

Next step, you know your Doctor’s First and Last name. Great! (If not, you’re still doing just fine, but your memory may be a slightly impaired. That’s OK, but check with your Doctor the next time you see them just to be sure. Remember, they ARE the Doctor you chose.)

If you feel you did not choose your Doctor, please call the medical center or clinic at which you receive your health services. If that is also your Doctor’s Office then great! Their receptionist can tell you over the phone what your Doctor’s full name is and you should not have to make an appointment. If for some reason they will not give you the full name of that Doctor, take caution, that Doctor may have been assigned to you.

What does that mean?

Thank you for asking.

That is just medical jargon for “You did not Choose Your Doctor.”

If your Doctor has been assigned to you by someone else and you aren’t sure who that was. Throw up a mental red flag. Don’t panic yet, but be careful.

Next question. (Again, be careful about posting ANY personal information here or anywhere on the internet. You don’t know me and I don’t know you. It’s the internet, imagine that people are reading what you write even if you’re pretty sure no one does. SOMEONE, is likely reading your words if they are in the Web.)

Where was I?

Ah yes, the next question.

Have you ever been committed to any institution for mental healthcare treatment?

Think about it carefully.

Have you ever spent a stay in hospital of any kind where you personally had to sign paperwork?

Yes?

I’m going the guess that most people still reading this long post have likely been “committed” to some healthcare facility for at least one reason (that is, for mental healthcare or not) at some point in their lives.

Now, if you’ve never had to sign paperwork at an emergency health services center. Your answer to “Have you ever been committed to any Institution…?” should probably change to yes.

If you still say no to that question go back two questions please and reread the one about being committed for mental healthcare treatment.

I’m going to skip ahead here because I’ve probably lost the TL;DR crowd.

If you now know the answers to all of the questions I’ve asked and you feel comfortable sharing small amounts of personally identifying information, by all means, feel free to do so.

IF you do not feel comfortable doing so and you do know all the answers to those questions, please ask yourself this question.

Are you being watched?

Not to make anyone feel paranoid, but you probably are in one way or another.

By “watched” I Do NOT necessarily mean physically.

What I mean is: can anyone see personal information about you on the internet (This DOES include Social Media. That is: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and any other website even remotely like that.)

Has anyone EVER known your full name?

If not, I’m starting to feel a little concerned for you.

Now, if you DO feel as though you are being watched AND do not feel comfortable sharing at least your First, Last and middle initial here or anywhere on the internet then I’m hypothesizing that you are either getting a little paranoid or have a VERY good reason not to.

IMPORTANT DO NOT SKIP.

If you DO have a VERY GOOD REASON not to post personally identifying information:

PLEASE. DO NOT start sharing it here.

You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in your decision not to share your PII publically.

If, on the other hand you’ve decided you are feeling a bit paranoid then try to relax. Maybe take a break and do something that calms you, whatever that is (so long as it is safe for YOU to do).

So, now, I will repeat a question or two and reword some others.

Who is Your Doctor?

Do You KNOW Your Doctor?

What is this person’s FULL NAME?

Did YOU Choose THIS Doctor?

Do YOU like THIS Doctor?

Do YOU TRUST This Doctor?

If ANY of the answers to these questions is NO…

Throw up a red flag and please, see a new doctor when possible.

DO NOT continue to see a Doctor that YOU DO NOT KNOW.

Most especially, DO NOT CONTINUE TO SEE A DOCTOR YOU DO NOT TRUST.

AGAIN, what do I know? I’m just the person behind the keyboard.

Feel free to call me out or correct me if you feel better.

However, IF You Do:

CAVEAT EMPTOR.

Do you want ME to be your doctor?

Now.

PLEASE.

REREAD

this post

and share it.

Thank You.

 

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You’ll Notice some changes around here

Ok, so, you may be noticing some changes to the blog soon if you haven’t already.

  1. I have gone to a “private” setting so I can better mod things on here. (People seem to think I’m a “dbag” and an “ahole.” (My gut response is to say **** you haters, but…well, I’m trying to make money here, lol.)

  2. If you like the changes, let me know.
  3. If you don’t…let me know. *grits teeth*
  4. I have all the things linked. If a link is broken, TELL ME!
  5. If anything at all doesn’t work (a video, a stream, a telekinetically thrown goat, etc. etc. etc.)… LET ME KNOW!
  6. Don’t be a dbag to me or others on here.
  7. I have the final say in who is a douche and who isn’t…MWHAHAHAHA. This isn’t a democracy, this isn’t a “cheerocracy” (as Chuck Wendig put it *wink wink nudge nudge*), this is a Pagan Republic.
  8. All that being said…
  9. HAVE FUN.
  10. BE SAFE.
  11. …VOICE YOUR OPINIONS!

Men vs Women | Crossing the Divide

Ohhhhh that I could send an owl!

Its hilarious because my twin sis and I sat here and read OM’s post and both had very similar or identical reactions to yours! Lmao.

GREAT POST Vic! Four thumbs up! 😀 Reblogging and sharing now!

In Earnest,

King Pollux ~ Adam Kristofer Walkingstick King

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Man_Vs_Woman_by_joshnickerson

Let’s Talk Opinion in conversation with OM

I was rather surprised to discover today that I am not a woman after all. I may look like one, but try as I much as I may, I was unable to identify with the “typical” female behaviour described by OM in his recent post about Those things women do… Perhaps it is a matter of perspective or perhaps I’ve been too busy juggling the daily challenges of existence to find time to fit into the required mould. Or perhaps… it was an accident of birth and I was allocated the wrong gender? This will not do.

Now… I know that OM’s posts are often tongue-in-cheek, so my reply ought to be allowed to be in kind. What do women do exactly? Here are OM’s findings:

They “Ask where something is before actually looking for it first.”

Yep. My grandpa used to do this a…

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Nominated for the Sunshine Award – Thank You Afsheen!

As the title suggests, I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by my new friend Afsheen Anjum.

شكرا جزيلا

Thank you very much for selecting my blog as one of your ten nominations. That is amazing for me after only 7 days on WordPress. It means a lot. 😀

Everyone should go look at her blog and her art! She has a big heart and great passion.

So, here is how the award works:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • List 11 facts about YOU!
  • Nominate 10 other blogs to receive the award.
  • Announce the nominations to the nominees.

Facts about me:

  1. I am a writer, poet, novelist, blogger (well d’uh, right?), and freelance writer (I am fairly inexperienced at commission/freelance work but I have samples of my fiction and non-fiction available if anyone is interested in future.)
  2. I am a musician/vocalist
  3. I am a Hellenic Polytheist with Reconstructionist tendencies. If you have no clue what I’m talking about there, check out the Wiki article on it, it isn’t perfect, but its a good overview. Otherwise, if you are more interested, you could check out the Neokoroi, of which I am a member
  4. I have been called an “old soul”
  5. I am an unlicensed Information Systems technician/computer repair tech and amateur web designer
  6. I am a recovering addict (addicted  to crack/cocaine but I would have used anything I could get my hands on)
  7. I am Irish, Scottish, Native American, Welsh, British, Norwegian, Mexican, and all manner of other nationalities/ethnicities so I usually identify (affectionately) as a “mutt”
  8. I can see beauty in just about anything and anyone
  9. I do not believe in “good” and “evil” by any conventional or traditional standard and I do not believe in “sin”
  10. I go by so many names/nicknames I’ve forgotten some (seriously, though: Adam, George, Lykeios, Lyke, Pollux, Georgie Porgie, King, Aam {the way I used to pronounce my name as a baby and, consequently, the way my mom sometimes refers to me to my chagrin}, White Chocolate, Doofus, Spazz, moron, and, recently: Faggot, Asshole, Crackhead, Whore, Man-Whore, and so forth)
  11. I truly adore all the people I’ve met on WordPress thus far and am still blown away by the support and encouragement I have received. At 30 followers, this is the most readership I’ve had for any blog I’ve ever made! You guys are awesome, thank you so much! If it wasn’t for you…I wouldn’t be writing nearly as much as I am. So, as gaeilge: Go raibh míle maith agat!

My Nominations:

  • SFoxWriting – Good poetry, awesome writing, and, he helps his sister get her photography out there. Check it out, Steven deserves a click!
  • I Love Painting – Amazing paintings, good writing, and all around blogging excellence!
  • Let’s Reach Success – I adore this blog as well. Lidiya is kind-hearted and driven and her work is fun to read.
  • Gotta Find a Home – Another very good blog on a topic that is near and dear to me. Give Dennis some more clicks, people! 🙂
  • Writings of a Mrs – More awesome poetry and just plain good writing. Jennifer certainly has a way with words as well. Also, thanks for the re-blogs and the advice on getting more of a readership built up! 😀
  • Megan’s Musings – Yet another epic blog. I enjoy it and she writes so well about difficult topics.
  • Lightning DropletsVery pretty blog with pretty words and pretty pictures. I’m loving this one too, so she can have one of my nomination spots, its well earned.
  • The Vintage Postcard – Awesome pictures and writing from all over the world! Great information for anyone interested in traveling on a working salary. Can’t wait to read more.
  • Margot’s Blog – Still another blog filled with epicness. Each day I look forward to seeing Margot’s pick for the word and pic of the day.
  • Live Simply, Travel Lightly, Love Passionately & Don’t Forget To BreatheDefinitely in my personal Top 3 of Travel Blogs. Elena is inspiring to me and her blog is just plain made of awesome. Живи Россия!

Again, thank you so much for the nomination, Afsheen!

Also, thanks are deserved by all of my followers and readers. You are all the best and biggest audience I’ve ever reached in blog format. Keep looking here for some little rewards. I plan, now that a working computer is on the way from eBay, on cranking out some music and art for you all. Love to all of you beautiful, amazing people!

Stay Frosty, my friends! Oh, and, as always, have an unbelievable day!

In Earnest,

King Pollux ~ Adam Kristofer Walkingstick King

P.S. To anyone I didn’t choose to nominate this time:

I’m sorry! I follow so many amazing blogs through Word Press that it was hard to decide which to nominate. However, if I didn’t choose to nominate you…I still love your blogs! 🙂 Much Love to everyone, here! No hard feelings, huh? 😉

SFoxWritings’ “Envy”

I couldn’t stop gushing about this photo. Steven Fox has a great blog and I love seeing him helping his sister out by showcasing some of her photographic work.

This one, for me, was captivating and gorgeous. Give him a look!

Envy.

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