The Purpose of this Site

This site is to serve as an informational corner of the internet for all things spoonie, technology, cats and the occasional poker game.  My idea is that we all share what we’ve been through, how we deal with our issues, what tools and alternate medicines are out there and what options there are for people.

I have been a spoonie for a long time and it’s part of my culture.  As an advocate for spoonies I share and spread knowledge that I’ve learned myself as well as things I’ve learned from other spoonies about their spoonieisms and amazing abilities.

Currently I work in healthcare IT as the director of network operations for a large hospital system where I live. I write “abilities” above because we’ve all heard about each others’ disabilities or disabling chronic illnesses whereas I refer to them as abilities because we can handle things people without chronic illnesses can’t. For example, those of us with migraine, auto-immune diseases, traumatic illnesses and/or mental illnesses have learned to incorporate such things into our lives in ways that others would just give up on. We do things others would dare not do or wouldn’t be able to do if they had something simple like the flu and yes to us, the flu is simple as it goes away. A spoonie has something that will not go away. Not ever. We are the unchargeables, we are the spoonies!

So come on down, look around, participate, it might be fun!

 

 

 

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Tweedle Farms Samples – Elektra Cones – Part 2 of 6

Another fine product with whole plant constituents, no stems or seeds or other fillers.

As I’m used to Elektra/Electric Berry, I wanted to compare what I’ve had before to this and it didn’t disappoint.

With a CBD concentration above 18% and a terpene profile heavy with Myrcene, beta-Carophyllene and Linalool, it’s both highly effective for sleep and especially for pain.

I smoked the joint about 30 minutes before bed and took my new dropper of 4000mg full spectrum CBD oil, 2 dropper fulls which is around 250mg per dropper which helped me sleep over 7 total hours. I pasted my sleep stats from last night to Instagram,

http://www.instagram.com/r2stevetwo

as it’s the last post I made with the screenshot of my Fitbit stats.

So in terms of comparison to the other Elektra I’ve had before, I’m more pleased with this product than others. I would definitely buy more from Tweedle Farms as I believe they are around 8 bucks each.

The vapour flavor ban here in NY includes vapeable CBD unless it’s completely raw flavored and there aren’t many around here. All CBD you can buy online had flavor for vape thus making it illegal as of October 18. Originally it was October 4th but 4 out of 5 circuit judges issued a temporary restraining order on the law until the next meeting on the 18th. So in the meantime everyone is out buying all the juice they can with all the sales going on to clear inventory before it’s all thrown out.

Tweedle Farms: totally golden products and incredibly worth the great prices quantities are like an eighth or quarter, etc

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Insomnia after One Week with New Ayurvedic Solution and Weighted Blanket

It’s been a long week and I should have written this 3 days ago but I didn’t have the weighted blanket before more recently than that. So here is the review of both.

The truth over the past 2 nights is that the Ayurvedic Solution isn’t totally what’s working. The tincture sucks up too much Valerian root versus all the ingredients.

I’ve been taking 3 bottles of other ingredients separately and adding the 3000mg full spectrum CBD oil manually.

I chose to take Kava Kava, L-Theanine, Passionflower and the CBD/CBN combination.

It was giving me more sleep than I’ve gotten in a while and when I added the cooling weighted blanket (15lb), both of us slept better as well. Stacey gets more sleep than I do but here is more broken up. She wakes more often she tells me and that it might be the over the bed speakers that pay binaural beats and isochronic audio to enhance brain wave activation. They are Sonos Bluetooth speakers that I ran the power cables up the wall corners to obviously hide it since I couldn’t run it through the wall.

If you have Amazon Prime, make use of the binaural and isochronic music available there and make a playlist of those tracks. It’s included with your Prime subscription so why not use it.

Be Mindful, Meditate, practice good nutrition and hygiene, set a wake up and sleep time and adhere to them no matter how tired you are, you must stay awake until your designated sleep time because one tiny nap can ruin sleep.

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Insomnia and Weighted Blankets

I’ve been reading more stories especially case studies about Insomniacs who have solved their problems themselves. The one common factor of all of these is the user in the study added a cooling weighted blanket of 12 to 18lbs.

Filled with glass beads to allow for cooling, they are all sewn in place in a box stitch so the beads don’t all fall into one location and leave half the blanket empty on one side.

I had ordered one a few nights ago and received it yesterday in the mail and found an 18lb 60″x70″ blanket that offers great cooling and a much more relaxed feeling. The weight removes anxiety, adds to an all night feeling of being comforted or hugged and when Stacey throws her leg onto me it adds to the weight instead of cutting off the blood supply like it used to do before a thicker blanket. She was under this blanket as well and woke up about 30 minutes ago telling me about the best sleep she’s had in years where in her sleep tracker it showed over 8 hours of sleep. Stupid iWatch holds your heart rate better than the Fitbit. It might be time to get an iWatch with my holiday bonuses if u don’t got out receive one as a gift.

Tonight I test the Muse 2 and Weighted blanket to see what my sleep results are.

Weighted blankets are more expensive than regular comforters or quilts and usually start around $80 for a 60″x70″ size and more to add in cooling starting at 12lbs. 12lbs to 18lbs. It’s perfect for users above 120lbs and the one I bought was a Beautyrest. It’s 100% polyester faux mink fabric with diamond quilting. Not only is there a glass bead material sewn in but also poly fill to help distribute the weight for an even feeling.

You can always try one and return it within 30 days as most places sell weighted blankets such as Costco, bed bath beyond, Target, Kohl’s and others like Sam’s Club etc.

Sleep well!

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Ayurvedic Sleep Formula – Constantly Refining…

So the original formula worked very well and was quite effective giving an Insomniac like me, who is used to 1-3 hours (if any at all) of sleep for the first night. Using a 15ml dropper and herbal extracts plus CBD isolate only, I put in 2ml of Kava Kava, L-Theanine, Valerian Root and Passion Flower (left out the Chamomile as I had chamomile tea that night) each so that’s 8ml leaving 7ml left over which I filled with my CBD isolate until I was satisfied the bottle was full to the point where it could still be shaken to be mixed well. I took 4ml (4 1ml dropper fulls)

The first night, I got around 7 hours (rounding up from 6.7 hours) of sleep waking up when there was light outside which had confused me! So I figured that since it worked like this the first night, I wouldn’t change anything. The second night was not the same and that was completely my fault. Before bed, what I thought was decaffeinated chai tea was in fact caffeinated and kept me up. I still managed to get 4 hours and a few minutes which I’m pretty much used to. The difference besides the aforementioned tea debacle was the first night I didn’t a considerable amount of time in both REM and deep sleep pattern sleep phases. 2 phases I rarely go into spending most time in light sleep.

The 2nd night I spent less time in deep sleep, some time in REM sleep but mostly in light sleep. Obviously you might be asking, “how do you know what phase you were in?” I use the Fitbit Charge 3 for sleep tracking and the Charge 2 before it. I’ve since received a Muse 2 unit for review/testing today but don’t plan on using it quite yet.

I have yet to have a similar night as the first night. Since then, I got a new shipment of 99% pure “high quality” CBD crystalline (isolate). 1 gram equals approximately 1000mg of CBD and CBDa. With the new 30ml tinctures I received (2 for now) I put 1 gram in each tincture. The crystalline refused to break apart in liquid easily especially after vigorous shaking with the liquid extracts already added but eventually everything broke down and was absorbed. I increased each dose of each extract to 4 1ml droppers and this time used the Chamomile extract totaling out at 20ml of extracts, 4ml of 4 different terpenes, 1ml each which ended up going the bottle with everything except the CBG and CBN.

Tonight is the new night with new isolate, new dosages, new additions such as the Terpenes, new larger sized tincture, etc. Tonight will be interesting. I will go back to how this all started which was adding chewable magnesium pills to my sleep regimen tomorrow night if this doesn’t change anything tonight.

So I will report tomorrow how all 5 extracts, 4 terpenes and CBD isolate faired in getting me to sleep and keeping me there as well as what sleep phases I was in and for how long. The goal is above 5 hours with more time spent in REM and deep sleep. Deep sleep is the most body-rejuvenating sleep phase there is.

Stay tuned.

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