What to do When Falling off Wagons

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So much for my perky statement last Friday that “Normal transmission will resume tomorrow” hey? I have a whole grocery list of complaints to the Universal Admin Department. Last week took all the cake in all the universes anyway, so hopefully that’s a bit of payback. Firstly, I’ve been getting steadily sicker and sicker over the past few months. It’s partly my own fault, because I knew what the problem was (me falling off the health wagon) and tried to ignore it, and partly not my own fault because of way too much ongoing stress – that stuff will kill you. Eventually the week before last I finally got back on the health wagon properly and promptly got even sicker as the cure started to take effect for my Candidiasis – that stuff will kill you too. And then last week happened. Oh my…..
I’m pretty sure that the whole thing started with the electricity department doing line maintenance around town from the week before that, although that’s just my opinion after watching their gung ho manoeuvres up ladders pruning trees away from power lines while ignoring the branches they themselves were sending down to bounce off those very power lines. So the whole of last week was power failures every couple of hours of every day, followed by power dips, surges, and invisible power bunnies doing the Makarena too for all I know. Not to mention a charger that EXPLODED when I switched it on. Seriously – big scary noise and white light sizzling. That was not cool, and I’m still switching that particular switch on with the end of a broomstick every time I want to charge my phone. All the on off on off, rinse, repeat, resulted in the subsequent conking of my internet system almost directly after my cluelessly perky “normal transmission” statement abovementioned. Which just goes to show – clueless perkiness can get you in trouble, and chargers can probably kill you too.
Which brings me to wagons. What to do when you fall off one? Well – I reckon you try your damndest to get back on it. I’m not glad that I got so sick again from falling off the healthy wagon, but I’m a whole lot better now, and intend to try and stay that way. I am glad that I never published the little book that I wrote on Candida months ago, because this latest run in with the vicious little fungal beasties has taught me so very much more about it. Now I most definitely must share what I’ve learned, so I will update the book and publish it next year. I’m not at all glad about falling off my blogging wagon either, although it did make me realise that life is all about falling off wagons, and I know I’ll catch up eventually anyway because I’m a stubborn old goat. If everything was perfect, and everyone got everything right all the time, there probably would be no purpose to life at all – it’s all about the learning from our own tumbles, whether self or “life” inflicted, and then getting back onto fallen off wagons. It would be well boring too if we never ever went overboard.
Dieting, exercise, taking an incoming nasty life lemon to the noggin – all of these things will hopefully just knock you off some kind of wagon for a while, and with a bit of luck and gnashing of teeth you’ll take however long you need to get back up rather than giving up and ending up totally squished beneath the wheels. Still – here’s to a serious dearth of wagons in 2016 for everyone in general, and me in particular.

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50 thoughts on “What to do When Falling off Wagons

    Jane Sadek said:
    December 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Been climbing on and falling off the wagon for a long time, myself. Perkiness is certainly dangerous to your ride.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Here’s hoping for no more wagons for you Jane – it gets kind of tiresome when they just keep coming, and I’m definitely laying off the perkiness too. 🙂

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    Jack Eason said:
    December 16, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Chin up Jo, you will get through it.😉

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Thank you Jack – if I don’t it won’t be for lack of hanging on with fingers and toes though. 🙂

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    The Story Reading Ape said:
    December 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    WEAR YOUR SEATBELT JO (i.e., take BETTER care of yourself), you’re precious to us🙂 XXXXX

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      THANK YOU PRECIOUS FURRY LOVE! I’m definitely trying to take better care, and quaffing colloidal silver too. HUGS!❤ XXXXX

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        The Story Reading Ape said:
        December 16, 2015 at 3:34 pm

        It should be GOLD, not Silver – but you’re already a jewel (Diamond) 😃😄😄😄🐵😍😘

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    Chris White said:
    December 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Do a parachute roll. Totally unhelpful I know, but it may make you smile a wry smile. All the best.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      LOL! Thank you Chris! Now I’ve got a picture in my head of the parachute roll and feel another doodle coming on. Here’s to a wonderful week for you. 🙂

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    December 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Poor Jo has had a tough time of it in recent weeks actually for months with power outages, intruders, computer glitches and little b—-s called candida.. however on the electrical front she is back and it would help enormously if we could circle our wagons.. head over there and give her a welcome back and some moral support. After all that is what family does.. love and hugs Jo.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Aaaw – thank you my dearest Sal! Piles and piles of love and HUGS!❤ XXXXXX

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        judithbarrow1 said:
        December 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm

        Oh dear, I first read this as ‘…pies and pies…’ – and thought, ‘well that won’t do you any good’ Hmm, must get eyes checked! Seriously, Jo, know where you’re at, Hope you’re properly tied to the wagon now.jx

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          December 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

          LOL! I should change my blog theme because the type here is really not very bright, but pies and pies – brilliant! 😀 Thanks Judith – I’m determined not to head overboard again if I can help it. XXXX

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    Charles Yallowitz said:
    December 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the electricity thing since that was beyond your control. So I’d say that’s more the wagon getting stuck in the mud than you falling off. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and back in the driver’s seat.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Charles! 🙂 The whole electricity thing was ridiculous though – imagine taking a whole week to fix a fault that was messing with most of the town’s power. At least up in Zimbabwe they made an effort even though the infrastructure was buggered. Here it seems to be a hardship to do your work when it comes to government departments. I was too scared to try and charge my laptop too, so all work last week was 100% on paper. Never mind, as you say – just stuck in the mud for a bit. 🙂

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        Charles Yallowitz said:
        December 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

        Guess it could have been worse. You could have looked outside to see the guys poking transformers with metal rods.

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          December 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

          LOL! I wouldn’t have been surprised though. 😀

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    danniehill said:
    December 16, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I’m most definitely on your side, Jo! Ride girl ride! I’ve been on my on ‘forced’ health thing and I’ve found it’s worth it.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you Dannie! Are you feeling loads better? My latest stint isn’t fun but still good because I’ve discovered a couple of mistakes I’ve made. It’s so weird that doctors aren’t more interested in it too, and so much misinformation out there for people to trip over. XXXX

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        danniehill said:
        December 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        I’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and found out it is related to my war time experiences- along with other complications. I have also found that personal research provides much more information on controlling this has been more informative than what the doctors say. Luckily I visit a doctor young enough to be my son and he takes the time to explain and answer all my questions. So my ‘forced’ health program is something I’m enjoying. Getting down to my fighting weight and I like to tell my wife about my 6-pack that covered in carpet, ha.

        I’m pulling for you!

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    vanbytheriver said:
    December 16, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    It happens to us all. Climb back on and be well ! ☺

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you Van! Hopefully I’ll get to park it for a while too. 🙂 X

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    Mary Smith said:
    December 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Hope 2016 will be a better year🙂

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    John W. Howell said:
    December 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    Having chronic health stuff is no fun. I’m lucky in that I am a walking testimony to the miracles of modern medicine. Each wagon fall is an opportunity for another specialist and additional drugs. (I’m sure they love me)

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    Wendy Janes said:
    December 16, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Wishing you a healthier time ahead, Jo.

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    olganm said:
    December 16, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Do take care. We just stand up, brush ourselves off and keep going… And yes, hold on tight…

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Thank you Olga – it’s definitely not been a great year for lots of us and for you too. Here’s to a happy and bright 2016 though – no more wagon tumbling for all of us. XXXX

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    FlorenceT said:
    December 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Jo, that time of the year🙂 take care and have a restful and beautiful Christmas!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you Florence – you have a lovely and beautiful Christmas too! I won’t be overeating this year for sure – one bonus at any rate. 🙂 XXXX

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    patriciaruthsusan said:
    December 17, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had so many problems, especially with electricity. We have some problems here also, but it hasn’t been that bad in the city (as yet).I can personally testify about the getting right back on the wagon. Take care, Jo. — Suzanne J.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Thank you Suzanne🙂 It seems worse when the problems happen in towns. When we were out in the sticks we had a generator so it’s odd living in “civilisation” now and having things like this. Still – it’s nicely stable now and great to be able to log on again properly. HUGS! XX

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    ghostmmnc said:
    December 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Hope all your troubles are on the wane and few and far between in the future! Now, that drawing is so cute! I love it, and the flying lemon…haha🙂 … and now I have an earworm…the song ‘Candida’ by Tony Orlando & Dawn… thanks, Jo!😉 … ((hugs))

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Me too! Thank you for liking my evil little lemon – actually I had an earworm too when doodling that pic when I did the wheels – couldn’t get that “Wheels on the bus go round and round” thing out of my head for ages. 😀 HUGS!❤

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        ghostmmnc said:
        December 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

        hahaha…the wheels on the bus song! I hear that all the time because my little 2 year old grand-daughter loves that one, sings it all the time, and of course we have to participate in all the motions that come with it!🙂

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    Annika Perry said:
    December 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Here’s to no more nasty wagons coming across your way next year – pace yourself and try to find that inner calm – it does exist somewhere I promise! Keep well and I wish you good health and happiness.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 17, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thank you Annika! You’re right – I need to get back there. I was totally there a couple of years ago so I know where to go too. Thank you for the lovely reminder and health and much happiness to you too. ❤ XXXX

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    D. Wallace Peach said:
    December 17, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Sorry to hear you’ve been ailing, Jo. It’s probably the stress and the season. I too respond to stress with sickness – my body gives me a hint, and if I don’t listen, it throws a punch and I’m down for the count. Take care of yourself and I hope you’re back to 100% soon.🙂

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    dgkaye said:
    December 17, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I know all about the wagons Jo! Glad you’re getting back on yours. That’s what we do! xo

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    teagan geneviene said:
    December 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Hi Jo. I hope you’re feeling better and better. Funny you should comment about colloidal silver, I swear by it. And the stress thing — you are SOOOO right there. I let a series of horrid managers, quite frankly ruin my health because of the stress they caused over the past few years. Chronic stomach ulcers, never ending lower back pain, diarrhea/gastritis…. and the list was always growing. My “wagon” was more psychological though. I started seeing myself as a sick person, who was literally being killed by the stress of my job (managers).
    I got a reminder via a comment in one of Bob Proctor’s videos. “Hold within your mind an image of perfect health.”
    Between the mental adjustment and the colloidal silver working amazing results on my ulcers, I’m back on my “wagon.”
    Happy holiday hugs! :mrgreen:

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      That sounds rotten Teagan! It’s amazing how nasty people get away with doing damage to decent people without even trying. How are you feeling now? The problem with these things when they get chronic is that they take so long to fix. The colloidal silver is magic juice. Apparently you have to drink more than 18 litres a year before there’s any chance of turning blue😀 I’m going to be testing out a couple of new discoveries too over the next couple of weeks, but happily, yesterday and today are my first days in ages without brain fog and undercurrent headache or full on hammers.

      I’m very happy to hear that you’re back on your wagon. Keep a baseball bat up there with you and whack any nasties right out of there! Here’s to a fabulous and healthy and happy future from right now Teagan – you totally deserve all the happies in the world. Happy holiday MEGAHUGS!❤ XXXX

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    Ali Isaac said:
    December 24, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Sorry to hear how ill you’very been, Jo. I remember Sally writing a great post all about candida. I took a reiki course this year, and believe healing is much to do with energy. If the electricity supply was so unstable for so long in your area, it could certainly have disturbed the energy, which won’t have helped. Hope you’re better soon. Xxx

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    insearchofitall said:
    April 8, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I hadn’t had time to read this one and saved it from Smorgasbord. I deleted so many others I couldn’t get to but this one languished at the bottom of the list and today it said read me. Synchronicity!!! I’d written to Sally about Candida many months ago. I almost got better. Then fell off the sugar wagon. And the carb wagon. It’s bad, so bad and I can’t get back on the damn wagon. I think it’s moving out ahead of me. Can this stuff really kill you, because it feels like it. There are so many differing ideas on how to fix it I don’t know where to start. Maybe stop shoving food in my mouth would be a good start but then I might open it and say something I’ll regret. Let me know when your book comes out.🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

      It really can kill you. In my research I’ve found that it’s pretty much always present with cancer. I’ve seen images of pacemakers literally coated with it after autopsy. That’s just a couple of things. Generally the bad symptoms only begin once the fungus is systemic and in your entire system. Send me your email address to jorobinson176@gmail.com & I’ll send you some new info that way or I know I’ll end up answering your comment with overload.🙂 Once Candida gets a grip it hides out in biofilms throughout, and those things don’t get busted just by cutting out carbs and sugar. Also there are other factors to spikes in your blood sugar that can keep those little critters going without so much as a whiff of sugar in your belly. The general candida diet can arrest it but not get rid of it, so as far as I can see that’s no cure. I’ve found out a few good things and I’ve actually started editing the book again after a forced couple of months break – email me though, and I’ll be very happy to help if I can.🙂

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        insearchofitall said:
        April 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm

        E-mail sent. I’ll be out all day but will check in when I get back. Thanks so much for the feedback!!!! Marlene

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