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The Weight - New Bio Mom Update

My bio mom got back in touch with me today.

She sent this:

Hello Bart, Thanks for your answer .  Just about ten years ago,  I became really sick...it was a very mysterious illness...nothing tasted good  and I started losing weight...I had many different tests and still nothing... I was wasting away.  Finally, one of my friends suggested  acupuncture...the doctor felt he could help me , even before any formal diagnosis. A  regular doctor finally decided that I had  Cronkite Canada Syndrome, very rare,  only 50 documented cases, mostly in Japan, triggered by stress and pretty much  fatal. The body can't ingest nutrients and so the person basically starves to  death. My western doctor contacted a doctor at Disease Control in Washington  D.C., and he said that he had studied it in medical school, but had never seen a case....Western doctors just studied me and would evaluate me ... My acupuncturist treated the symptoms and eventually turned it around.   My western doctors said that I dodged a bullet, but would not give  acupuncture any credit ....So, it goes without saying that I became a cheerleader for  Chinese Medicine.  Acupuncture is pretty much one stop shopping , very good for  what ails you. It helps a great deal with pain management. So I am saying that it could be something to think about with  your back...most western doctors are very cool to Chinese medicine.   However, results are what matter... It is a perfect Autumn day here - yellow and orange  trees,  soft breeze, bright blue and white sky.

So, I responded:

I'll stick with my western doctors - they seem to help me. Kind of like  the difference between The Beatles and The Stones. The Beatles make you  want to smoke a joint and  put you to sleep and The Stones make you  want to do four lines of coke and stay awake forever. Eastern John  Lennon bullshit might make you feel better,  but Keith will actually  heal your soul. Question for you - When Levon Helm writes in "The Weight"  that "she's  the only one who sent me here with her regards for everyone" - is that  Levon Helm saying he thinks god is female? Why or why not? Bart

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