Life is for Living....................

Life is for living, whatever your age and whatever your health.  At least we in the free world can say this, whatever our political inclinations.  We have freedoms unknown a few hundred years ago, but this freedom involves responsibility.  Responsibility to treat other people fairly and this sometimes means holding your breath and thinking before you speak or write.  As Red said: Nothing like upsetting people who already have their hands full with health issues.............Sarah

                   

The morning glory lives and dies all in one day, yet we can live for over a hundred years.............Sarah  

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Are these little beauties growing in your garden?   I feel the same way about my day lilies.   Glorious for a day.

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Oh, they are growing in a window box outside my studio, but I love watching them change colour throughout the day.  They start as ultramarine when half open, change to a strong cerulean in the morning but by five o'clock have become a shrivelled up mauve............Sarah  

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Or, maybe making the decision not to write at all. That the best response is no response, especially here...remaining on the topic of the CAP. Beautiful morning glories...I love that colour. Interesting that they change.

 

You are right, Minai, the best response is no response, then a badly titled posting will die a natural death like a morning glory.

Here is a painting of one done when my MS was still very mild, the same blossom repeated three times:

 

 

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Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your art. It is absolutely exquisite!

 

But I do not neccesarily agree that the title was itself bad, just maybe missplaced on this CAP forum.

I presume this thread is an antidote to the other discussion about plans for a national healthcare system in the US.   I have not entered into the discussion as I am prpbably the most apolitical person any one is likely to meet... But if it is important to people I could try to alter the title of the thread to: Is it death to Seniors and disabled?

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Partly an antidote and partly an excuse because I was going to put up my latest painting but it looks so damned streaky at the moment, with some parts wet and some dry.  This painting is nearly ten years old, so well dry and varnished.  Its called "Birth, Life and Death" by the way.

Michèle, if you could change the title I think it would make many people happier.  Just "Health Care Reforms" would be so much more neutral.  More people than Nelly have gone away in disgust.  I know lots of people really dislike it as it stands and it is nothing to do with CAP in any case.  People on both sides of the Atlantic have equal difficulties in getting someone to prescribe for that............Sarah  

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah and Michele... perhaps "Proposed US HealthCare Reform Bill" would be better; or, as you mentioned Michele, "Is it Death et. al...."   Perhaps this would eliminate those outside of the US who are not interested in looking at the thread..... and soften it a bit.

I had major computer issues (virus/crash) and just got back on line reading the controversy over this discussion last night and this AM....

 

Thanks,

JeanneRoz

 

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Jeanne, I think your first choice is the best: its what I would have chosen if I had taken Jim up on his offer to be co-founder.

Many people still seem to think I can do things like change titles, but as I said somewhere I fell foul of not being able to change a title once!  I have had many people emailing me about the proposed bill, though.

I hope your computer is now behaving!...........Sarah 

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Beautiful painting, Sarah. It has a graceful rhythm in addition to the stunning blues.

I would assume that you don't have any trouble with your morning glories being a pest and overtaking the garden? At our old house, we had them in our yard when we first moved in and the weather here encouraged them to become very aggressive. They took over the outside walls of the house, covered the ground and fences and were even growing into the house through the wood siding! We were out every weekend pulling and cutting for months to clear them out. My husband called them the "Killer Morning Glories" We finally got a handle on them after years and even though they have such glorious flowers, we cannot bring ourselves to ever plant them again.

Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Thank you, Raven.  It is about ten years old, though.  Latest painting is finished but too streaky in our current sunny weather to photograph until next week sometime. 

No, we don't have any problem with morning glories taking over the garden!  Plain old bindweed is a different matter, though.  It gets everywhere and just when you thank you have it under control it reappears wile you sleep.  It is quite beautiful, though, like an albino morning glory.  The ones in the photograph above are growing in one of my window boxes, but I think that was a mistake: they face east so get any colder wind that is blowing and being about twenty feet above ground, behave more like they are high in the Alps.  I'll grow them at ground level next year...............Sarah 

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Merci bien, Michèle.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

De rien.

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Sarah, when I saw the photo of the morning glories I was moved to write "How beautiful!" You are an incredible photographer. But now, seeing the painting, I can only say, "How glorious!" Your elation upon seeing the morning glory is evident in your painting, making the original pale by comparison and showing us a reality few of us can experience. Thank you.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Sarah, when I saw the photo of the morning glories I was moved to write "How beautiful!" You are an incredible photographer. But now, seeing the painting, I can only say, "How glorious!" Your elation upon seeing the morning glory is evident in your painting, making the original pale by comparison and showing us a reality few of us can experience. Thank you.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Thank you, Nancy!  You have now inspired me to think about my "Colliding Galaxies," also morning glories.  Don't hold your breath, though, it hasn't got beyond the thinking stage yet and I have another two I must finish first and also improve some of those acrylics with the help of oil paint................Sarah 

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah, I grow that exact variety of morning glories every year on tower trellises throughout my garden. Mine are called Heavenly Blue. I have grown many different varieties but they grow the best and look so wonderful with the big Inca marigolds that are all throughout the garden as well. I am always amazed at their ability to reach for the stars and their desire to start each day fresh and new. We could learn much from them.

Lived with MS since 1991. Completed 16 months of full CAP plus supplements. Currently in full remission. Not on any antiobiotics anymore but taking all supplements incl NAC.