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Working with a CFB, an apology         in advance
So I’ve got this rare disease…
Some of you may recall that I used to look likethis:
And even more recently, this:
But now I look a lot more like this:
The un-official description of Sarcoidosis is:   When your immune system goes “bat shitinsane” and attacks healthy tissue ...
Before I got it, I’d only ever heard of it on House
It is an auto-immune disease that affects myjoints, bones, lungs, brain, kidneys and heartand skin. So far.I don’t think i...
This is why I sweat and breathe like awounded, asthmatic hippopotamus and hobblearound like a 90 year old woman.Well, mayb...
Probably more like this old woman:
I’m doing much better now than I was. September – December 2011 wasprobably the worst for me, I was in the hospital, the r...
It gets worseThere is no cure for Sarcoidosis, but there are              treatments for it.  And these treatments suck. F...
I’m on a lot of similar medications that are given to cancer patients, and haveto stab myself with a needle every Wednesda...
However, the main medication that I’m on is        steroids. A lot of steroids.
No, not that kind
These drugs have 3 main side affects, which you              may have noticed.
1. CrazyThe medication affects my brain and makes me easilyconfused, forgetful and I struggle to focus and pay attention t...
2. FatA particularly horrible side affect is called Cushingoid Syndrome.In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten bigger. M...
This is caused by tumours forming on my face, neck, back andthe rest of my body. They will go away as I am able to stop ta...
3. Crazy
Sorry about that, especially the crazy part
So I know that it seems that I’m always away from the office, always in the hospital or somewhere equally bizarre and not ...
But it could be worse…
You could work here instead!
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  1. 1. Working with a CFB, an apology in advance
  2. 2. So I’ve got this rare disease…
  3. 3. Some of you may recall that I used to look likethis:
  4. 4. And even more recently, this:
  5. 5. But now I look a lot more like this:
  6. 6. The un-official description of Sarcoidosis is: When your immune system goes “bat shitinsane” and attacks healthy tissue for no reason. Don’t worry, it’s not contagious.
  7. 7. Before I got it, I’d only ever heard of it on House
  8. 8. It is an auto-immune disease that affects myjoints, bones, lungs, brain, kidneys and heartand skin. So far.I don’t think it’s finished yet.
  9. 9. This is why I sweat and breathe like awounded, asthmatic hippopotamus and hobblearound like a 90 year old woman.Well, maybe not that old woman.
  10. 10. Probably more like this old woman:
  11. 11. I’m doing much better now than I was. September – December 2011 wasprobably the worst for me, I was in the hospital, the right side of my face wasparalyzed and, as some of you may remember, my eyes looked a lot like this: I frightened people on the tube.
  12. 12. It gets worseThere is no cure for Sarcoidosis, but there are treatments for it. And these treatments suck. For you guys. Sorry.
  13. 13. I’m on a lot of similar medications that are given to cancer patients, and haveto stab myself with a needle every Wednesday, which explains why onWednesdays I typically look like this:Also, getting all those needles and meds through airports in China with DaiKai was very entertaining. He had to stab me with one. Neither of us werevery happy about that.
  14. 14. However, the main medication that I’m on is steroids. A lot of steroids.
  15. 15. No, not that kind
  16. 16. These drugs have 3 main side affects, which you may have noticed.
  17. 17. 1. CrazyThe medication affects my brain and makes me easilyconfused, forgetful and I struggle to focus and pay attention tothings.
  18. 18. 2. FatA particularly horrible side affect is called Cushingoid Syndrome.In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gotten bigger. Much, muchbigger.
  19. 19. This is caused by tumours forming on my face, neck, back andthe rest of my body. They will go away as I am able to stop takingthese medications, but until then, I’m on my way to looking likethis:And I’m really not happy about it.
  20. 20. 3. Crazy
  21. 21. Sorry about that, especially the crazy part
  22. 22. So I know that it seems that I’m always away from the office, always in the hospital or somewhere equally bizarre and not here when you need me, and thenwhen you do need me, I’m not as helpful as I used tobe. But I wanted you to understand why, and that it’s not going to be like this forever. The fact is, you now officially work with a CFB (Crazy Fat Bitch)
  23. 23. But it could be worse…
  24. 24. You could work here instead!

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