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Sarcoidosis and Zero Vitamin D

I just don’t post enough, though I do tweet and hope folks get to see some? At the beginning of November 2015, I started a typical cycle of being shattered, fatigued, tiredness, exhausted etc. Went to the docs, mainly because I had hit quite a low mood (more on that later). He has been pretty good with me, anyway he suggested some extra bloods testing. Amazingly within a few hours the results were back, I have zero vitamin D in my body.

So, I’m prescribed Invita D3. Two be taken once per week…


I did my usual and researched this drug, guess what, it carries a warning that patients with Sarcoidosis must be treated with caution, the warning is pretty much that this medication can be dangerous for us sarcoids. So, zero vitamin D in sarcoids is dangerous, as are the meds to treat zero vitamin D in sarcoids, jeez.
Sarcoid and D3


After phoning Addingham surgery, the doctor returned my call, he went through his BMA manual and found the advice in some small print, he thanked me and we are going to try with half the dosage.

More growths are happening inside my feet, especially the ball of the right foot. It can feel like I’m constantly walking on pebbles, so I’m awaiting various scans for this.

I have never felt so tired, and fed up. The mental health team have got me in really quick; it took only two week. I know it can take some folks months. I’m going to be treated with Cognitive behavioral therapy (be careful how you key the CBT into the search engine – ouch!) which we hope will work along side a current medication of Fluoxetine. When I did see the doctors screen it appeared to have a red background, that is a first time.

Sometimes this would be the best way…

It’s shit, I swear.

Chicks on their way

So, these guys have grown loads, which means I must post earlier videos, and get my window (correctly) ready!

Sarcoid by Stuart Briggs

The only song on this planet we call earth about Sarcoidosis – and it is terrific! So, if you happen to StumbleUpon this post then please do share and pass the word around…

The Rook ‘Ont Sofa’

This fantastic unplugged performance by The Rook. The ‘Ont Sofa‘ sessions are getting very popular Enjoy this performance…

Am I bonkers, you bet I am

Maybe I never recovered from, from when I once returned home from work and found another bloke in my house with a quilt on the floor? Anyway, Try like I might for the past 12 years yet it has been one problem after another, fail after fail, and now the housing association want my home back because of the arrears that the benefits are refusing to pay? More than ever does this song mean absolutely what it states…

Many times I’m Misunderstood, like an animal?

You know, when ‘things’ from years gone by catch up, catch up because those from years gone by haven’t a clue how they remind us of those things, erm, things said.

So, after many months I sort of ‘blew’ and kind of said some things that are true. I don’t know, if someone continually harps on and, they annoy me, as to just how bad they have been… Anyway, point being, those who have treated other’s like they are ‘shit’ will never understand how it hurt’s us.

This song, the words eh…

Prelude | Original composition by The Rook

You guy’s could really turn this inside out. It’s a short intro, but boy is it superb…

My favorite version…

And a good half hour at ‘The Roscoe’ Leeds, starting with that there song, a brilliant gig.

Sometimes, me, myself and I

Sometimes we just do not feel like chatting. But fear not, gears are changing. So, some good stuff, erm, a mixture is on its way!?

Quacking time’s to arrive!

Just very glad I really am a nice human…

Stuart Briggs achieve’s 50

Well well. Yes it happened, 50 year old on the 27th of July. Yesterday if I had have wrote something it might have been a little different? So I decided to leave it to today…

Two cards, that’s 50% more than I expected!

Thought I would never reach the big five ohhh…

The Rook in competion

Just a little article about Tuesday 8th April 2014.

The Rook 1

Venue is Bradford’s St Georges Hall.

The Rook 2

Event is the AMP Awards competition for the district.

The Rook performed three songs, absolutely brilliant and this is the order of playing;

And the winners were…

The Rook!

The Rook winners

Which means they are at the grand final in the August bank holiday weekend of Galtres Parklands Festival, Duncombe Park, Helmsley.

AMP grand final
This will be a fantastic weekend. Keep your eyes and ears well opened for one of the best bands to be arriving out of Yorkshire since, hmmm, in my opinion, well before the Artic Monkeys!