Posts from Breezy’s Digital Journal April 2013


About once a week, I plan to post some of the high and low lights of the week from my personal journey.

Here are some posts beginning April 1, 2013

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  • Apparently my kitty still agrees i need to rest… Hermoine Once again has morphed into nursemaid kitteh… Every time i so much as sit up in bed she starts mewing at me as if to say “get back in this bed mama, You know you need to rest”… Then when i lie down, She has to lay on top of me (most likely soshe can go to sleep and be alerted if i get up) i Still love this cat so freaking much..

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Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:12am

It is time to get Very real about my illness…… I know many of you have been wondering…. the news has not been good and I am headed out to the doctor again. The problem? my pancreas. The pancreas is responsible for creating several of our digestive enzymes including one called Lipase. My pancreas tends to go nutty at times and make WAY too much lipase. (this explains my inability to keep weight on) when it makes too much lipase, it gets rid of as much of it as possible through my gut and in a normal body would store much of it in my gall bladder. I however, lack a gall bladder having it surgically removed for gall stones in 2006. With no where for all this Lipase DIGESTIVE enzyme to go, it begins to literally EAT my pancreas tissue. You cannot survive without your pancreas. These lipase rich spells have been getting more frequent and lasting longer. The doctors and I both are working to try and keep those numbers down, but until we figure out the mechanism causing the flares (likely due to nothing more than my genetic disease Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) ) there is not much we can do. my body does not tolerate Colchicine the only approved treatment to reduce Familial Mediterranean fever flares. The doctors are doing their best to keep an eye on those lipase levels, keep an eye on my weight and my pain managed. Beyond that there is little more that can be done. If too much of my pancreas is eaten away, I will die. period.

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Posted April 2, 2013 1:32pm

I’m back from the doctor. She upped the dose on the immediate release pain pills, we are still wating on the extended release pills to be available at the pharmacy, gave me more nausea meds, took blood and urine, wants me to see a gastroenterologist soon, and will call me about my pancreas and kidney function. She cautioned me of HIGH urine PH through many of my tests and said I needed to flush my kidneys better (duh.. been drinking cranberry juice since they started aching)… i then made a B-line for the nearest dispensaries and grabbed some meds….. Doc wants me on more medibles and less smoke… sorry doc… the smoke is most effective for my pain in the doses I can afford right now….

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  • Have a blessed day. I put in a rough night, but am grateful for what sleep I did get. I’m going to go shiver on the balcony to send out a morning blessing for those less fortunate than I am. May whatever you need find it’s way to you at a price you can afford (even if you can afford nothing) is my request to the universe on behalf of all my friends, fans and fiends this morning

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  • A traditional method given by The Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutta is to go into the forest and sit beneath a tree and then to simply watch the breath, if the breath is long, to notice that the breath is long, if the breath is short, to notice that the breath is short.[4][5]
    While inhaling and exhaling, the meditator practices:
    training the mind to be sensitive to one or more of: the entire body, rapture, pleasure, the mind itself, and mental processes
    training the mind to be focused on one or more of: inconstancy, dispassion, cessation, and relinquishment
    steadying, satisfying, or releasing the mind.
    A popular non-canonical method used today, loosely based on the Visuddhimagga, follows four stages:
    repeatedly counting exhalations in cycles of 10
    repeatedly counting inhalations in cycles of 10
    focusing on the breath without counting
    focusing only on the spot where the breath enters and leaves the nostrils (i.e., the nostril and upper lip area).
    ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapanasati — with Steve Elliott and 24 others.
    A traditional method given by The Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutta is to go into the forest and sit beneath a tree and then to simply watch the breath, if the breath is long, to notice that the breath is long, if the breath is short, to notice that the breath is short.[4][5]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
While inhaling and exhaling, the meditator practices:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
training the mind to be sensitive to one or more of: the entire body, rapture, pleasure, the mind itself, and mental processes<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
training the mind to be focused on one or more of: inconstancy, dispassion, cessation, and relinquishment<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
steadying, satisfying, or releasing the mind.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
A popular non-canonical method used today, loosely based on the Visuddhimagga, follows four stages:<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
repeatedly counting exhalations in cycles of 10<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
repeatedly counting inhalations in cycles of 10<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
focusing on the breath without counting<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
focusing only on the spot where the breath enters and leaves the nostrils (i.e., the nostril and upper lip area).<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapanasati

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  • research, rest and many deep thoughts about self worth….

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4/4/2013

  • My mind is finally at ease. I soaked in waters leaving me scented of pine treeS. A toke and a talk reassures me my logic is sound And with these words this lady excuses herself to Focus on healing wilst the pain bodywide does pound. i must gather strength until the morning. I shall need it for the ssi office and all of that which needs sorting.

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4/4/2013

  • I have often questioned myself and my worth in the industry which I have chosen for myself. If this past month proved nothing else in my little log of one cannabis patient’s journey, it is that I have indeed helped a lot of people, and that when the chips were down for me, there were many people willing to stand up for me and help me be more comfortable. Over and over I heard, “Breezy you have done so much for other people, its only right that others do for you now.” It also proved to me that my intellectual property is indeed worth being compensated. I am grateful to the person who is compensating me for its use. That being said, and many worries off of my head, this little poetess is going to bed.

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  • i”m on my way over to the social security administration office….

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  • If you have a problem feeling your own self worth, do something beautiful for someone else. Sooner of later, The evidence of “good” stacks up and becomes too much good karma to be ignored. If you really want to know your worth to the universe, Throw your body and fate to the winds and see where you land and who helps you out. Its a sure way to tell if your karma is messed up or not… If your karma is ok, You will land on your feet and hit the ground running. ~Breezy

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  • Fatten me strawberries:
    5 fresh large strawberries washed
    and served with a dipping sauce of:
    1/3 cup granulated cane sugar
    1-2 tbsp lemon juice
    1-2 tbsp organic butter (medicated or un-medicated)
    1/8 tspn ground ginger
    honey
    heated in microwave for 30 seconds and blended together with a spoon.

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4/5/2013

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4/5/2013

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  • For some individuals, All that can be expected or hoped for Out of them is to take one step (even a baby step) towards their goals per day… For some individuals, If they get that tiny step made, Then the remainder of the hours of the day can and should be devoted to nothing more than laying about in asmuch comfort as can be provided by that individual’s circumstances. i hope any of you who need a blessing such as this find it.

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4/5/2013 10:18pm

if you wish to know why i am so dedicated to logging my path and fighting for those less fortunate than i am, Consider how blessed i am. A person could live many lifetimes and not lead a lif as interesting as mine has been. One could live many lives and not see a cultural change as large as what is going on with cannabis right now. The job title of pot critic (be it a paid or unpaid position) is a career to be envied. I have been gifted many talents by my creator and many friends by my personality. For all this, I give thanks…. And pray that circumstances improve for those not so able to turn talent into pot from their sick beds. I have been where you are too and sincerely hope you find comfort. No one should HAVE to turn talent or labor into pot from their sickbed anyway.

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4/6/2013 7:54am 

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4/6/2013

  • Green grits:
    prepare quick grits according to package instructions
    add 1-2 Tbspns infused organic butter
    add seasonings or sweeteners to taste

    (i know salt and pepper is traditional on grits, But you add more calories with cane sugar, Molasses or honey)

    • Becky Haines and Patty Mary like this.
    • Becky Haines I love me some grits
    • River Valley Pharmz  I have never understood grits…I think they are sum yukkiness and I have tried at least a dozen times to alter that opinion. Then again people look at me in horror when I eat Blue Cheese…
    • Breezy Kiefair well River Valley Pharmz, do you like Hominy corn? grits are made from hominy…. and if you have only tried them the traditional savory way, try them sweet sometime…. and if you still don’t like them, the above method works just as well with oatmeal or cream of wheat.
    • River Valley Pharmz I do not like them in general and it appears to be for no particular reason other the taste.. I do however love oatmeal and cream of wheat especially when my digestive system is feeling like three mile island.
    • Breezy Kiefair well, then add the butter to the breakfast stuff you like… I dunno where my attachment to grits comes from…. I have always loved hominy corn and to my system, its soothing to the gut.
    • Breezy Kiefair ah, no wonder I like them… the process makes it high in NIACIN

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominy
      To make hominy, field corn (maize) grain is dried, then treated by soaking and cooking the mature (hard) grain in a dilute solution of slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) or wood ash, a process termed nixtamalization. Lime and ash are highly alkaline: the alkalinity helps the dissolution of hemicellulose, the major glue-like component of the maize cell walls, and loosens the hulls from the kernels and softens the corn. Some of the corn oil is broken down into emulsifying agents (monoglycerides and diglycerides), while bonding of the corn proteins to each other is also facilitated. The divalent calcium in lime acts as a cross-linking agent for protein and polysaccharide acidic side chains.[2] As a result, while cornmeal made from untreated ground corn is unable by itself to form a dough on addition of water, the chemical changes in masa allow dough formation, which is essential to the ability to fashion dough into tortillas.
      Finally, in addition to providing a source of dietary calcium, the lime reacts with the corn so that the nutrient niacin can be assimilated by the digestive tract. While consumption of untreated corn is a risk factor in predisposition to pellagra, as in African countries, the risk is dramatically reduced or eliminated by nixtamalization.[3] The soaked maize is washed, and then ground into masa. When fresh masa is dried and powdered, it becomes masa seca or masa harina.

      en.wikipedia.org

      To make hominy, field corn (maize) grain is dried, then treated by soaking and c…See More
    • River Valley Pharmz oh gawd…hahahaha. I don’t use butter (it’s not the only thing out of my diet) either for mostly health reasons: It’s a cholesterol thing. Depending on the application I use olive oil or coconut oil, I do miss that buttery flavor on occasion but I am not missing the bad triglyceride levels
    • River Valley Pharmz Thank U for the link….
    • Breezy Kiefair olive or coconut oil are good oils for the meds. I have never had a problem with cholesterol or high blood pressure… in fact the doc is telling me that no fat is my enemy right now… LOL
    • River Valley Pharmz Lucky you and I think I am lucky as well. I am rapidly breaching the half century mark, I have lots of friends a couple decades younger than me in much worse shape as far as heart health is concerned….

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4/6/2013  at 1:07pm · 

  • whenever it comes to matters of copyright and intellectual property, breezy asks herself what would Dolly Parton do…. she worked in songwriting at a time when women were often shit-cut out of deals…. Ms. Breezy Kiefair is in a very different use of intellectual property, but whenever I dunno what to do about my intellectual property rights, I take a page from the Dolly Parton I Will Always Love You years.

    By 1970, both Parton and Wagoner had grown frustrated by her lack of solo success, and Porter had her sing Jimmie Rodgers’ “Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8),” a gimmick that worked. The record shot to number three on the charts, followed closely by her first number one single, “Joshua.” For the next two years, she had a number of solo hits — including her signature song “Coat of Many Colors” (number four, 1971) — in addition to her duets. Though she had successful singles, none of them were blockbusters until “Jolene” reached number one in early 1974. Parton stopped traveling with Wagoner after its release, yet she continued to appear on television and sing duets with him until 1976.

    Once she left Wagoner, Parton’s records became more eclectic and diverse, ranging from the ballad “I Will Always Love You” (number one, 1974) and the racy “The Bargain Store” (number one, 1975) to the crossover pop of “Here You Come Again” (number one, 1977), and the disco experiments of “Baby I’m Burning” (number 25 pop, 1978). From 1974 to 1980, she consistently charted in the country Top Ten, with no less than eight singles reaching number one. Parton had her own syndicated television show, Dolly, in 1976 and by the next year had gained the right to produce her own albums, which immediately resulted in diverse efforts like 1977’s New Harvest…First Gathering. In addition to her own hits during the late ’70s, many artists, from Rose Maddox and Kitty Wells to Olivia Newton-John, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt, covered her songs, and her siblings Randy and Stella received recording contracts of their own.

    Though she was quite popular, Parton became a genuine superstar in 1977, when the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil song “Here You Come Again” became a huge crossover hit, reaching number three on the pop charts, spending five weeks at the top of the country charts, and going gold. Its accompanying album went platinum and the follow-up, Heartbreaker, went gold. Soon, she was on the cover of country and mainstream publications alike. With the new financial windfall, a lawsuit against Wagoner — who had received a significant portion of her royalties — ensued. By the time it was settled, she regained her copyrights while Wagoner was given a nominal fee and the studio the duo shared. In the wake of the lawsuit, a delayed duet album, Making Plans, appeared in 1980; its title track hit number two on the country charts.
    http://www.cmt.com/artists/dolly-parton/biography/

    perhaps the saddest and most powerful dolly parton song she ever wrote…

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4/6/2013

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4/6/13 6:01pm

  • Remember folks, A frequently cleaned pipe is a happy healthy pipe… I try not to toke more than 24 hrs without cleaning or switching to a clean pipe. Nasty pipes can cause nause

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4/6/2013 7:24 pm

I’m about to take a trip out on the balcony for a sunset-ish time toke… then i think i will look through the netflix library for something to sleep to. I was a lot more active today with the canna butter in my system. for that i am very grateful.

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4/6/2013 7:58pm

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Sunday 4/7/2013 8:18 am

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4/7/2013 8:28am

Wont you join me in giving thanks to the creator for all that each of us individually and collectively offer the Good of the universe? i have a bowl packed with red dragon (60s/40) and topped with sour diesel bubble hash (70s/30) for the occasion i will be sharing virtually.

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4/7/2013 9:01am

share either link if you agree
https://kiefair.com/2013/03/24/medicinal-cannabis-activist-creed/

https://www.facebook.com/breezy.kiefair/posts/584866321533381

Medicinal Cannabis Activist CreedThis is my medicinal cannabis path.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My medicinal cannabis is my best friend.
It is my life. I must master knowledge of it, as I must master my life.Without me fighting for it, my medicinal cannabis is useless.
Without my medicinal cannabis, I am useless.
I must represent the path of my medicinal cannabis life with truth.
I must debate more effectively than my opponents who are able bodied and trying to limit my rights to good health.
I must show my science to lawmakers before lawmakers imprison me or those like me.
I will.Before my creator I swear this creed.
My medicinal cannabis and myself are valuable to the economy of my country.
We are the masters of our legislators, they are in OUR employ.
We are the Saviors of a life giving medication.
So be it … until there is no prohibition.by Breezy Kiefair of The Art of Breezy Kiefair, an artist under the influence of cannabisReefer Gurl,Kiefair.com, and Gardening Tips for the Medically Damned

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4/7/2013 11:28am

  • Am i the only one who hates how fb censors past posts when your scrolling down through them? and who decides what remains? i share so much freaking information its not really fair to arbitrarily hide posts as you scroll down the wall… Oh, And how about allowing the viewer or person posting ability to view the posts in chronilogical order? i get putting newest posts on top, But what if i wanted to view the journey and growth of a page from start to present?

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4/7/2013 2:37

m’kay I have a review post of some of the dispensaries I have been visiting in boulder county, Colo all written and scheduled to be readable at 4:20pm today on Kiefair.com… so Breezy Kiefair of The Art of Breezy Kiefair thinks she deserves to head out for a nice long toke! virtual tokes to those in need.

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More Next week……

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About Breezy Kiefair

links about breezy blog http://breedheenorilleykeefer.com/ on youtube http://www.youtube.com/user/Mr8MrsKiefAir?feature=mhsn ~ Do all that you can to cultivate peace within yourself, that it might shine out from you, and plant the seed of peace in other spirits, for them to cultivate.~ {Remember... it is when we choose act on the issues that are in front of our faces, when we choose to get involved instead of looking the other way as our fellow man struggles, when we choose to take those small simple little actions, working on righting little wrongs in our everyday lives that really make change happen, those seemingly small actions are what really make the world a better place and are a catalyst for greater social change.} ~Both quotes by Breedheen "Bree" O'Rilley Keefer~ an interview in the 420 times http://the420times.com/2010/06/the-faces-of-medical-marijuana-an-interview-with-breez/ Cannabis Health News Magazine... see pages 37-39 http://cannabishealthnewsmagazine.com/PDF/CHNM_Feb2010_small.pdf

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