Apologies to begin with - this has nothing to do with art. However, now that I noticed there's enough people watching this page to justify this, I want to use that stage to write something very, very important.
Long story short: if you or anyone you know suffer from chronic pain the doctors can't help with, try cutting all added sugar, and gluten. Not reducing, cutting off. If anyone told me to do this in 2011, my life would have been very different. Elaborating feels whiny and unnecessary; but the summary is - it was five years, doctors and surgeries didn't fix it but dropping sugar and gluten reduced it by 80%, and for the past 18 months I've had a life again, and simply being able to get up from my chair without having to be careful is bliss. And I decided to post it here because the other day I spoke to yet another person whose well being was saved by the same, so really, I want the world to know this exists.
There's sugar everywhere, from salami to milk and bread, but anyone who has been crippled for years by chronic pain will likely be happy to trade those products for a pain-free life. And this could prove relevant to many different pains, from muscles to stomach cramps to sleeping disorders. I want to yell it over the rooftops of the world, and I want to give anyone out there with similar conditions the chance to enjoy life rather than not. So please, if you can: tell people. Tell friends, family, tweet and facebook it. Someone who is suffering daily could be given a life worth living back, thanks to you.
Apologies again for using DeviantArt for this, and thanks for taking the time to read and possibly spread it. I hope you'll never know anyone who needs this - but if you do, I hope this will give them a chance.