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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MIGHT CONTAIN THE DREADED " TMI "...


Dear Strawberry,

Through the mental fog (I know it's a fog, as there is so much "dew-dew" in my brain)... I felt compelled to copy/paste your last reply to Word, kick the font up to "16" ~ print it, and hang it on my door !!!

Thank you TO THE MAX !!! ;)

THAT's the sort of shared information that makes THIS PLACE what it IS.

I got "compelled" back into drinking sodas, slowly. I've always preferred iced tea ~ but the headaches from THAT (and withdrawal) were weeks-long and exhaustive.

As a guy, I'm the supposedly proud owner of a prostate gland. I keep mine spit-shined in the closet (LOL).

Thanks to a horrendously UN-sexual marriage (of 13 years), mine went into disrepair. In fact, it threatenned me with a general courts martial IF I had failed to sign the Article 15 ...

Failure to repair. You know. Government Inventory = GI = gastro-intestinal, which is a different "tract" all together...

I am also the proud owner of TWO scar-tissue cysts in EACH of my remaining two kidneys (you see, as a child I had two other kid knees - but that's a play on words)...

Between the once toxic (x4) levels of Depakote I was given, and other disgraces ~ my fluid retention has been shot more than Mussolini.

My blood pressure is unregulatable, therein.

My kidneys AND prostate request (too often in writing) near constant fluid intake. It's tough, because water (in excess), without any electrolytes, can itself cause problems. Gatorade builds fat.

I cannot seem to strike a happy balance (but let's not talk about my love life, or other emotional "issues").

When I stray from any forms of caffeine (and diuretics), I walk around sleep-apnea'd, and like my brain and motivation atrophied.

Ain't a pretty picture.

What to do ? If I had a clue, I'd be the latest Dirty Harry !!!

My doctors are equally clueless, mostly entertaining themselves by collecting ever-increasing fees for monitoring the mayhem...

Perhaps, as YOU stated, those are primary reasons involved in my system rejecting ALL MEDS (even OTC).

So, Diet Pepsi got under the radar. It is SO often offered at Taco Bells and KFC's, etc... (I don't mean to overmention places one doesn't often see while doing Police Duty in Iraq)...

Refillable. No limits. I am known for resisting ANYTHING (other than temptation)...



I have printed and displayed your disclosures about diet soda. I will continue to kick myself wherever possible, until I've weaned mostly off of it.

After being nauseous most of yesterday, I broke-down at 10 PM, and sucked-down a quick can of YOU KNOW WHAT.

I guess I need to trail off SLOWLY, much like most people would off of Zoloft or something...


Thanks again, eversomuch. It's the sort of awakening I NEEDED, much like I was SO glad to finally hear (vicariously) my daughter's TRUE feelings about my last relationship "partner". If I'd known THAT before, I'd have been out of there faster than yuck goes through the proverbial goose...



I hope you're OK in all that heat (not to remind you)... :)


~ Ben (hot around here too, AND humid)... :wave:





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