With any luck, I’ll be posting more again. The brain fog (and muscle spasms, yay!) seem to be improving some after just a couple of weeks on 2400iu vitamin D supplements which I’m going to double up on for a while. I’m planning to do a post about that, but here’s a pretty good example of why it’s been necessary after years in this climate.
Today, I was excited to see that there was sun again when I got up. Just on the off chance that there is enough UVB available again to synthesize me some D, I headed for the patio, in my usual around-the-house beach bum wear with coffee, sunglasses, and earbuds at the ready. (It was about 50F/10C, so tolerable in the sun. Just about.) “[N]o vitamin D is made in the skin in London (latitude 52°N) from about October to March”#–but hey, at least the sun is making it above the neighbors’ house again at midday! It feels particularly luxuriously great on my skin these days, anyway.
Since I had my phone handy for an mp3 player anyway, this is what I saw at about noon. I didn’t adjust the exposure.
Those tanning beds are looking better all the time. Greatly increased skin cancer risk or osteomalacia: you decide. 😐 (I am showing symptoms of it now.)
ETA 15/3: All the pallor may not be from lack of sun. I saw a couple of days after posting this, while trying to work on the Vitamin D post that’s not done yet, that the vitamin deficiency and low calcium levels it causes can make you pale. I knew some other deficiencies could, but yeah, that might help explain it.