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Gabe Howard is an award-winning author and speaker who lives with bipolar dysfunction. He’s the creator of the favored e-book, Psychological Sickness is an Asshole and different Observations, obtainable from Amazon; signed copies are additionally obtainable immediately from Gabe Howard. To be taught extra, please go to his web site, gabehoward.com.

 

 

 

 

Jackie Zimmerman has been within the affected person advocacy recreation for over a decade and has established herself as an authority on continual sickness, patient-centric healthcare, and affected person neighborhood constructing. She lives with a number of sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, and despair.

Yow will discover her on-line at JackieZimmerman.co, Twitter, Fb, and LinkedIn.

 

 

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Announcer: You’re listening to Not Loopy, a Psych Central podcast. And listed below are your hosts, Jackie Zimmerman and Gabe Howard.

Gabe: Welcome to Not Loopy. I’m right here with my co-host, Jackie, who has bodily well being in addition to psychological well being and lives with main depressive dysfunction.

Jackie: I by no means get to my intro since you at all times say bizarre shit like has bodily well being.

Gabe: You do has bodily well being.

Jackie: Doesn’t everyone have bodily well being?

Gabe: You’d be stunned on the variety of individuals which might be unaware you could have each bodily well being and psychological well being.

Jackie: However I really feel like, bodily well being isn’t a factor you may have, prefer it’s not. It’s like an umbrella time period.

Gabe: Like psychological well being.

Jackie: Yeah, no matter.

Gabe: Isn’t it wonderful that folks suppose that he has psychological well being is a superbly affordable assertion, however individuals have bodily well being is silly and nonsense.

Jackie: Nicely, they’re each silly and nonsense. They’re forgetting the adjective. He has nice psychological well being, proper? He has poor psychological well being. It’s a must to add within the factor.

Gabe: We’re going to be taught extra about Jackie at this time. Many individuals don’t know that I met Jackie as a result of she was an advocate for a very totally different affected person area. I used to be an advocate within the psychological sickness, psychological well being area, and Jackie was an advocate within the a number of sclerosis and inflammatory bowel illness area. And we met at varied conferences that have been designed to assist all sufferers come collectively and years and years and years later. Jackie and I are actually co-hosting a psychological well being podcast. I didn’t actually contemplate you as a co-host to start with as a result of in my thoughts, you didn’t have psychological well being points. It was very cool of you since you defined to me that you simply’re like, look, Gabe, it’s all related. And I’ve lived with despair. I’ve main depressive dysfunction. I simply don’t share it as a lot as a result of the bodily diseases are so, I need to say demanding.

Jackie: They’re entrance of stage, proper, like psychological sickness for me is type of backstage, particularly in advocacy.

Gabe: So I’ve a listing of questions that I need to ask you as a result of we actually shouldn’t separate this out. I perceive why now we have separated them out. You recognize, once more, I’m a bipolar advocate. I don’t discuss in regards to the ageing course of, though turning 40 has, you understand, I’m going to need to get a colonoscopy ultimately.

Jackie: Oh, one entire colonoscopy!

Gabe: Yeah. However I simply I believe it’s vital to grasp that that’s not going to be my advocacy focus as a result of I’ve to stay to psychological well being. However they’re so entwined, particularly for you, Jackie. So first off, she’s 34 years previous at this time. I do know it’s impolite to say a lady’s age, however let’s age this. You have been identified together with your first IBD and M.S. signs at what age? 

Jackie: I used to be 21 after I was identified with M.S.

Gabe: Let’s fake for a second that you simply don’t have main depressive dysfunction. You’re completely mentally wholesome in each single method. Do you suppose this could mess you up? Would this have brought about a psychological well being disaster to be 21 years previous and identified with one thing as extreme as this?

Jackie: My finest guess for any person who isn’t me, as a result of I can solely communicate particularly on my expertise, is that when it comes to would have “messed them up”, I believe everyone has a second of considering their future. And what does this imply? And plenty of worry and trauma concerned in all of that. I believe that occurs to anyone, anytime they obtain any form of huge prognosis that’s life altering. I believe you begin to query every thing and in case you’re not on prime of it and also you’re not good at coping, you don’t have good abilities and an ideal help community. It’s very simple to see how that turns into some model of despair and/or nervousness.

Gabe: 21 years previous is when MS reared its ugly head, put you within the hospital and terrified you and your loved ones. Let’s discuss Jackie at 16. Did you may have despair at 16?

Jackie: No, I used to be not identified with despair at 16.

Gabe: However did you may have it?

Jackie: I believe I in all probability had a really gentle simply form of a tragic child tone happening, proper? I wouldn’t say that I used to be depressed in highschool. I’m not a really peppy particular person now, however I used to be not in all probability as blissful as I believe possibly plenty of my friends have been or a minimum of seemed to be.

Gabe: Twenty years previous, once more earlier than the MS and the IBD prognosis. You’re only a completely regular 20 12 months previous, you’re hanging round in faculty otherwise you’re chillin’ in Michigan. You bought the Child Rock music in your head as a result of it’s the Michigan anthem. Despair, suicidality, any of that in Jackie’s life at 20?

Jackie: I had began remedy by then, which was one thing that I selected to do alone. So I believe possibly I knew there was extra to life that possibly I wasn’t feeling. That’s the easiest way I assume I can clarify it. I don’t know if I might have known as it despair then. No person I knew was speaking about despair. No person was speaking about it. Not my household. Not my buddies. Nobody. So I simply knew like there have been issues I needed to speak about. I assume. I believe the identical type of tone of possibly marginally depressed, however not clearly depressed, not suicidal in any respect. Simply type of trucking alongside in faculty, doing issues. At 20, I had simply gotten residence from finding out overseas. So my life was barely extra depressed as a result of I used to be actually lacking finding out overseas. But it surely was simply your common, in all probability 20 12 months previous.

Gabe: Then it hits you’re 21 years previous, you get this huge prognosis, this scary factor. Stroll us by way of that.

Jackie: Once I was identified with MS, I didn’t know anyone. There was nobody in my household. I didn’t have any buddies. All that I knew was what I noticed on TV, which was that this is sort of a tremendous scary factor and that plenty of previous individuals had it as a result of the information and media could be very horrible at truly telling details about most issues. So I used to be scared for certain. I didn’t know what it meant. The primary query I requested my physician after my prognosis. The primary query was, am I going to die? As a result of I simply had no thought, actually no thought what it meant at the moment. At the moment my MS didn’t essentially, like take over my life. I used to be in a flare. And most the time, more often than not in M.S., flares are momentary. They final anyplace from weeks to possibly a few months. And I might go and have I.V. infusions day by day for 5 days. However then I might go residence. And I additionally had residence nurse on the opposite days that will come and do the I.V. infusion at residence. So I wasn’t truly admitted at any time within the early years for MS.

Gabe: But it surely’s fairly severe care.

Jackie: Sure, it’s day by day, it’s intense, it’s lengthy I.V. infusions.

Gabe: How previous have been you when inflammatory bowel illness got here a knockin’?

Jackie: 24.

Gabe: So right here you might be, 24 years previous. You get used to the a number of sclerosis, then IBD desires to occasion. Stroll us by way of that.

Jackie: Rewinding inflammatory bowel illness is an umbrella time period, and it features a couple several types of ailments, the 2 majors are Crohn’s illness and ulcerative colitis. I’ve ulcerative colitis. That prognosis shook me in a method that I didn’t see coming. Not solely did I not see the prognosis coming, however whenever you’re 21 and also you get an MS prognosis, you suppose that is the worst factor that would ever occur to me, though my MS was, you understand, not that dangerous and it wasn’t taking away from my day by day life. It nonetheless is like that is the worst factor. Then you definately get what I lovingly discuss with as a “butt illness.” You’re a woman, so you may’t discuss butts. You possibly can’t discuss in regards to the bodily ache as a result of it’s situated in your digestive tract, which we don’t discuss. And you’ll’t go see a physician as a result of it’s hella embarrassing. So that you’re dwelling with this ache and this discomfort. And on the time, forgive me, however I used to be shitting huge quantities of blood, which isn’t proper. However who do you discuss to about that? So I lastly acquired by way of the method. I lastly see a physician. I get the prognosis. And it’s this big weight of, effectively, now that is clearly the worst factor that would ever occur to me. It couldn’t get any worse than this. And I believe that was in all probability proper when despair, as possibly I do know it now, actually began to form of rear in as a result of I used to be making an attempt to challenge my life. What does my life appear to be with MS and actually extreme IBS 5 years from now, 10 years from now? And simply none of it seemed good. All of it seemed horrible.

Gabe: Our listeners actually determine with psychological sickness and psychological well being points, they usually perceive this concept of being on their own on the earth and never having anyone to speak to as a result of who understands this? And, you understand, individuals simply let you know to cheer up and do yoga and take a stroll and buck up and choose your self up out of your bootstraps. I believe they will actually relate to the a part of your story the place you’re like, I’m a 24 12 months previous girl. I can’t discuss my butt. You’re not even allowed to snigger at like sophomoric humor as a lady. Everyone knows that you simply do. However, you understand, fart jokes aren’t a part of the feminine tradition like they’re in male tradition. I think about this was very lonely and really isolating. And I haven’t even mentioned but the half the place you’re terrified that you’ve an sickness that will or might not kill you.

Jackie: Sure, precisely as a lady, you may’t discuss these things and a lot so after I acquired the prognosis, I advised nobody, not my mother and pop, not my sister, not my buddies. I advised nobody about this colitis prognosis as a result of I used to be mortified. Might you think about individuals speaking about my butt like, whoa, no method, actually can’t share this with anyone. So I remoted in that method the place I didn’t share my grief a few second continual sickness prognosis with anyone. After which I remoted in that, I didn’t know anyone. So I didn’t discuss to buddies. I didn’t search out different sufferers to share experiences with at the moment. And then you definately add on prime of that, plenty of diseases, I believe are isolating, however when you may have an sickness that retains you actually within the toilet for hours day by day, you might be isolating in a considerably distinctive method that plenty of different individuals can’t relate to. Like possibly, you understand, whenever you’re severely depressed, you isolate in your bed room. When you may have an inflammatory bowel illness. You’re not selecting to be within the toilet. It’s a must to be there since you’ll shit your self all day lengthy, day by day in case you’re not. And most of the people don’t invite different individuals into the lavatory whereas they’re utilizing it versus with despair, possibly your mother or your sibling or whoever is in the lounge, you simply might not be like interacting with them.

Gabe: Perhaps any person will come and offer you a hug with despair or a minimum of ask how you might be, however in all probability no one goes to knock on the door.

Jackie: And in the event that they do, you’re not going to be such as you, I might actually use a hug proper now, you need to come on in. It’s a entire new stage of isolation. I imply, when it was actually dangerous, I slept in there. I ate in there. Wwhen it was actually, actually dangerous. I solely left to possibly get meals or one thing and are available again the place I simply put my pillow and my blanket. I slept on the ground of my toilet.

Gabe: I don’t suppose that we actually want to spend so much of time explaining how a psychological well being difficulty can crop up from every thing that you simply’ve simply described. My particular query, although, is do you suppose that you’d have despair if this bodily sickness didn’t hit you?

Jackie: I believe that I might have been vulnerable to despair. I believe I might have been any person possibly who overlaps despair and disappointment and grief, proper the place possibly there’s a set off in my life that I’m feeling extra grief than possibly I might be or feeling extra disappointment and I might dip into despair, however not practically as deep as I’ve due to these life experiences. Moreover, scientifically, in case you have a look at the place the serotonin receptors are in your physique, 92, 95 %? Within the 90s percentile is in your digestive tract. So when your digestive tract is damaged, you’re dropping vitamins, you’re dropping absorption, you’re dropping all this stuff. On prime of that, your serotonin receptors are damaged additionally. So I believe lots of people with inflammatory bowel illness do expertise despair partially simply due to the character of the situation of the illness.

Gabe: Feeling bodily dangerous goes to make you’re feeling mentally dangerous. Particularly, I need to discuss what you mentioned is that you’d have been vulnerable to despair. I believe it is a level that lots of people don’t perceive. Some individuals go to conflict they usually see the horrors of conflict they usually come again they usually’re simply superb. Different individuals go to conflict. They see the horrors of conflict they usually come again they usually have PTSD. That may be a effectively understood factor that some individuals, though they’ve skilled the very same factor, will find yourself with post-traumatic stress dysfunction and different individuals is not going to. There’s a 3rd group of individuals. These are the individuals that will have ended up with post-traumatic stress dysfunction however as a result of they by no means went to conflict, we’re not even speaking about them. It’s potential as a result of no one is aware of that your physique failing you brought about psychological signs and now you’ve acquired a number of issues to cope with. It then went on. Proper? You didn’t simply get a prognosis and spent plenty of time on the bathroom, now you’re superb now. Different stuff began taking place. Now I don’t need to fall down a rabbit gap on the remedy for IBD or MS, et cetera. I need to discuss like a really particular level as a result of that is certainly one of my favourite issues that you simply ever did. You wrote an article about the right way to have intercourse with a colostomy bag. I simply thought that that was terribly courageous since you’re a younger girl who’s speaking about intercourse. That makes it courageous. You’re a younger girl who’s admitting that you’ve a colostomy bag and also you’re a younger girl who’s admitting that any person with a colostomy bag desires to have intercourse. All issues that folks have bother wrapping their heads round. Are you able to discuss why it’s so vital to speak about having intercourse with a colostomy bag?

Jackie: I do. I additionally simply want to love drop in a bit little bit of an academic second that I didn’t have a colostomy, I had an ileostomy. And the rationale I convey that up is as a result of there are several types of ostomies. So a part of the rationale why I began speaking about my life with IBD, I used to be simply running a blog into the void. Proper? It was extra catharsis and folks learn it. I used to be like, my god, why do you guys like speaking about my butt a lot? But it surely was the nobody else is speaking about this. And on the time, really, ten plus years in the past, individuals actually weren’t speaking about this. This was an isolating illness. Bodily, emotionally, but in addition when it comes to data. Folks weren’t speaking about it. And I used to be as a result of I used to be like, who provides a shit? That is related to me. I used to be speaking to myself, principally. I used to be writing what I wanted to be studying that didn’t exist on the time.

Gabe: So in a method, your affected person advocacy began off as a option to acquire your personal ideas and reassure your self.

Jackie: It was a egocentric effort to start with. Sure, it was.

Gabe: Nothing improper with that.

Jackie: It was 100 % for me. And when different persons are benefiting from it, that’s encouraging. Clearly, you need to hold doing it.

Gabe: And it’s bonus.

Jackie: It’s for certain. And to not like toot my very own horn, however I at all times say that I embarrass myself on the web for the better good. And the rationale I convey it up is as a result of I additionally later wrote an article, so I don’t have an ostomy anymore. The surgical procedure known as a take down. I now have an inside pouch. You possibly can Google it. It’s known as the J pouch.

Gabe: Which I lovingly name a J bag.

Jackie: Which is wrong. However no matter. Lots of people with J pouches have points with continence as a result of we don’t have giant intestines anymore, we don’t have a rectum. So the muscle groups and organs that have been developed to carry your poop inside don’t exist anymore. And your small gut has to form of learn to do that. So continence might be a difficulty. I used to be newly relationship any person on the time and I used to be sleeping in his residence and I shit his mattress and I wrote an article about it as a result of that’s what I do. That’s how I cope. And it acquired shared on a web site. And there have been lots of people who noticed this text, like quite a bit. And the overwhelming response to it was, thanks for speaking about this. And that’s a type of moments the place you share this just like the deepest, darkest, most embarrassing, most shameful second of your life. Not, not in my life. It was it was up there, prime three, a minimum of for certain. It’s like wanting it within the face. And as Brene Brown calls it, the disgrace storm in simply saying, like, I’m not going to let this one get me. You recognize, it’s taking it head on as a result of that one might have was like an excellent darkish, isolating despair the place I finished speaking to that man, ghosted him as a result of it’s too embarrassing to face him. Didn’t inform anyone in my entire life as a result of, woo, too embarrassing. Obtained depressed for ruining a relationship, for shitting any person else’s mattress, for isolating from my buddies, just like the storm that follows an incident like that. And I’m getting higher in my life, my age and my advocacy of simply saying like, I’m not going to let that occur anymore. I’m simply going to sort out it.

Gabe: I believe we are able to all agree that it’s not nice to shit any person else’s mattress, proper, figuratively or actually, nevertheless it’s one thing that occurred. It’s one thing that occurred to you. And by speaking about it overtly, you understand that it occurred to different individuals and people individuals understand that it occurred to different individuals and all of the sudden you don’t really feel so alone. We’ll be proper again after these phrases.

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Gabe: We’re again discussing Jackie’s bodily well being issues and the way they relate to her psychological well being. I’ve been terribly fortunate. I don’t actually have any bodily well being issues. I don’t. The one bodily well being drawback that I ever had was additionally associated to my psychological sickness. I used to weigh 5 hundred and fifty kilos and I had gastric bypass to lose the burden. That’s the extent of my bodily well being points. So a minimum of I can stroll round and say, hey, my physique didn’t fail me. Simply my mind. It’s simply totally fascinating to me that you’ve psychological and bodily well being points. How does that really feel? How do you’re feeling about that when it comes to your mind?

Jackie: It’s type of the last word betrayal, proper? Once you have a look at a continual sickness, it’s very simple to take a look at it like your physique has betrayed you. It’s attacking itself, however a minimum of you bought your head on straight. Proper. After which when that occurs, as a result of I’m a agency believer within the thoughts physique connection. I’m glad that there’s science popping out to help that it is a actual factor now. There are therapists and docs which might be working collectively now. I help all of that. However when your physique fails you. After which your mind follows go well with and begins tanking, too. It seems like the last word betrayal of I’m not in charge of any of this. That was in all probability the bottom when my physique was in actually dangerous form. I had a failed surgical procedure. I had gained a bunch of weight due to the steroids I used to be on, which partially brought about the surgical procedure failure. Then after I awakened from the surgical procedure, they advised me I needed to lose a bunch away so as to strive the surgical procedure once more. I had been working for six months to get to the purpose of this surgical procedure. It was just like the end result of the entire shit, actually and figuratively. And in that second, it was like all of the struggle that you simply had left simply deflated. And every thing was like, we’re accomplished. My entire physique and my mind tapped out. Simply accomplished. That was a very onerous second to return again from.

Gabe: One of many issues that folks within the psychological well being area always discuss is stigma. The stigma towards individuals with psychological sickness, it comes up a lot. And I used to consider, as did a lot of my friends, that the rationale there was a lot stigma towards individuals with psychological sickness is as a result of they hated us as a result of we have been loopy, that the rationale that no one cared about us was as a result of we have been mentally unwell. We have been nuts. We have been loopy. We have been whack jobs. And subsequently, they didn’t need to. They didn’t care if we lived or died. Then I met you and also you advised me that, you understand, individuals aren’t precisely enamored with individuals who have shitbags strapped to them. And folks don’t need to discuss individuals’s butts and folks don’t need to discuss shitting. And on one hand, you have been like crass about it. However alternatively, I used to be like, say extra, say extra about that. And that was a very massive second for me and likewise a very unhappy one. It was a giant second for me as a result of I noticed that everyone who iss sick feels stigmatized towards and discriminated towards and feels ignored and deserted and ignored. And I’m not taking part in the struggling Olympics and saying that, you understand, however mentally unwell individuals get it worse as a result of we go to jail. I’m not making an attempt to say that. I’m simply saying that I actually truthfully thought that folks that had bodily illnesses took limos to their hospital appointments. I didn’t suppose that they felt alone. I didn’t suppose that they felt remoted. I believed that you simply acquired the entire casseroles and the entire prayer circles and the entire hugs and the entire understanding. And folks like me acquired none of it. And I used to be actually blissful to search out out that my circle simply acquired larger, that there was extra those who understood what I used to be going by way of. Simply another way. After which I used to be actually unhappy as a result of I used to be like, wow, yeah. There’s similar to nothing I can catch the place persons are going to care about me.

Jackie: Nicely, I’ll one up you on that of the horrible emotions that we strive to not share with different individuals, however we’ll share with the Web as a substitute. So having a continual sickness aside from when it’s like doing terribly flaring very excessive is comparatively invisible, as some would say. There have been plenty of occasions after I was doing actually, actually poorly that I form of simply wished that folks might see it. I form of envied individuals like in wheelchairs at occasions, which feels shameful as fuck to say. But it surely was like a minimum of no one questions you. No person goes like. However is that basically what’s taking place proper now? What do you say to that? You recognize, it’s improper. However that invalidation of what you’re feeling and pondering. There have undoubtedly been occasions that I’ve wished. I want I might simply present this to somebody. However let’s discuss all the problems. Let’s not discuss all the problems that folks with bodily disabilities you could see undergo on a regular basis. Proper. That may be a little little bit of struggling Olympics. And I’m not right here to say that one is stigmatized greater than the opposite or all of it sucks. However there’s this second. And after I began working with advocates and different situation areas that I understand like all of us have our personal shit to hold and a few of us do it in a bag on our stomach and a few of us do it different methods. However all of us have stigma. All of us want we had extra funding, proper? All of us have the entire issues. And there’s a little little bit of solidarity and simply realizing that your neighborhood’s not the one one.

Gabe: One of many largest issues that I discovered after I broadened my horizons, and I need to contact on this for a second for all of our listeners, community with different sufferers. I’m not saying don’t go to a help group of individuals with psychological well being points as a result of, completely. That’s an ideal place to be. However there’s additionally in lots of cities, different help teams designed round continual diseases. And folks within the psychological well being area consider that they’re not for them. I don’t suppose that’s true, as a result of after I began hanging round different sufferers, sufferers in different areas, I noticed how comparable all of us have been. And I additionally realized that many individuals with bodily well being points are ignoring their psychological well being. They’re straight up ignoring it. They’re pondering, oh, no, no, no, no, it’s simply my physique that’s failing me. However hey, a minimum of I’m not loopy, which on one hand is usually a type of stigma. However let’s take into consideration what they’re internalizing there. They don’t need to be sick in yet another method. They usually’re not getting assist for the grief, the isolation, the loneliness, the despair, the trauma, as a result of they don’t consider that it applies to them. That’s not good. I believe that all of us have quite a bit to be taught from one another. And for individuals listening, if you understand individuals in your life who’ve severe bodily diseases. Open up a dialogue with them. Determine what you may have in frequent. And look, I’m not saying make any person else’s struggling your inspiration. However perceive that now we have way more in frequent than we don’t.

Jackie: Piggybacking on that a bit bit, too, you talked about grief in one of many issues that I discovered to be actually vital with having two continual diseases after which additionally basically creating actually extreme despair and nervousness alongside the best way. It’s okay to grieve the life that you simply thought you’d have. It’s OK to be actually, actually unhappy about stuff that you simply thought you’d do or who you thought you’d be. After which to confess that you simply’re not that particular person and also you’re in all probability by no means gonna be that particular person. And that’s a type of issues that I believe additionally branches off into psychological sickness as effectively. It’s okay to be actually unhappy in regards to the life you don’t get to have and you must cope with it. And that’s a type of issues that I believe all of us can relate to. Proper. After you have this huge life altering factor, whether or not it’s a prognosis or an occasion or one thing, you actually need to take the time to have these emotions a few life that you simply don’t get to have.

Gabe: Jackie, apart from the questionable determination to co-host a podcast with a dude with bipolar dysfunction, how’s life now?

Jackie: I actually can’t complain about life proper now. I’ve a very good life.

Gabe: Earlier than we wrap up, do you may have any final ideas?

Jackie: The very last thing that I simply need to contact on is in case you have a bodily sickness in your life. For those who’re any person listening and you’ve got a continual sickness or one thing bodily that’s going improper and you are feeling your psychological well being slipping. Simply keep in mind that there’s no disgrace in that. They’re associated. And when one goes poorly, the opposite one follows fairly simply afterwards and it’s OK to deal with them each on the identical time. It’s additionally OK to only admit you may solely concentrate on one.

Gabe: I nonetheless can’t determine what fool determined that bodily well being and psychological well being have been two separate issues. I can’t anticipate the day that we simply name it well being. Jackie, thanks for opening up. And to all of our listeners, thanks a lot for being right here. Keep in mind after the credit, there’s at all times an outtake. We hope that you simply test it out. It’s often humorous and it’s usually us embarrassing ourselves. And please, wherever you obtain this podcast, i-Tunes Google Play, Stitcher, Pandora, open up the little score techniques. Give us as many stars as humanly potential and write why you just like the present. It makes Jackie and I really feel higher, and it helps different individuals know that they will select us. You possibly can at all times share us on social media. You possibly can at all times e-mail us to our buddies and you can even e-mail [email protected] and inform us what you need to hear about. We’ll see everyone subsequent Monday.

Jackie: See ya.

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