2012

This may be early, so I'll start it early and often: 2012? You suck. Just go. Let the damn door hit you in the ass on the way out. My year started with the CPAP chronicles and illogicality of BCBSM... a very sore hip, which I worked hard to get strengthened, then I broke my leg in April. That's chronicled quite aptly in earlier entries of my blog. They gave me too many pain killers in the hospital and destroyed my hearing. I missed a month and a half of work. Physical therapy was ended…Read more …

Let me summarize this…

The election is over. Barack Obama will get 4 more years to write his memoir. Whether good or bad, this post isn't so much about the victory, but about the issues... which no election should EVER be about. Note One: Dear assholes, stop using that word (entitlements). I do not think it means what you think it means. Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements. They're PAID FOR. I've worked now for over 20 years, and the entire time I've work, I've paid taxes for Social Security and Medicare. When it's my time…Read more …

iPad Mini vs iPad 2 – Summary

I was once told that some people would prefer to have a large tablet, which would be easier to read. The iPad mini as a diagonal viewing space of 7.9", which is slightly larger than my Google Nexus 7. The iPad 2 has a 9.7" viewable screen. Then "density" of pixels between the 2 is 132 (ipad 2) vs 163 (ipad Mini). The screen resolution is the same: 1024 x 768. Due to the size, the mini is LIGHTER, but only by 0.6 lbs. The mini cost $329 new. The iPad 2 cost…Read more …

Dreams with Deep Thought

Just woke up. I wirte this is staggered haze. I was on a deserted place. We were driving around in a 4x4's. Me, Richard Hammond, 2 friends from HS, my brother, and my cousin. I drove a Vespa around the Indy 500 race track, but blew it because it started skipping gears, so I lost the race. Then we ended up in a bar, on teh isle of Man. My brother and one of the HS friends returned from shopping, with lost of polyester jogging suits. Richard Hammond was theer, and got intoa…Read more …

Amalgamate Now?

Sometimes in your life, there are spans of time when the definition of your life is writ large, across the face of reality like graffiti. Everyone within eye sight, ear shot, a tongue flick can see, smell and taste everything that is about to happen... and have no idea what it feels like. At this moment, my life is a storage closet of chaos. Life without definition, but full of cluster, sound and fury. I just spent a half hour researching Cochlear Implants. I read someone elses blog on this process and broke…Read more …

How much can I take?

So, I'm still working on the healing thing. My Doctor tells me I can put 100% weight on by July 5th (my next appointment). I'll be at 75% this Tuesday... I need to get back home by June 30th or my cat will starve. Can I climb the stairs? Yeah. But it's real slow.Is it safe? Not really, no. It's clumsy. There's no way I can do stuff like carry in groceries and such. Maybe i'll just have to go home for lunch and feed the cat? It could work. I'm returning the…Read more …

Pondering a new Normalcy

Beware: this post shall wander aimlessly... I think I may be suffering some kind of PTSD associated with my broken leg. Example: while watching a movie tonight, my eye was caught by my cat, Fargo, who was on the floor in front of me. A cat toy (grey, made of rubber) was caught on his nail. But when I looked down, it looked like he was flapping a broken leg in the air. I screeched out "Holy shit, Fargo's leg is broken!". He was flapping the cat toy, which was stuck to his…Read more …

Returnth to Normal?

Tomorrow, next step on the way back to "normal". I go back to work... I'm excited and scared about that. Excited because I've sat on my ass for the last 6 weeks. I can't sit on my ass no more. I know the meaning of the word "laid up" and I don't wanna do it again. I'm a bit scared, to be honest. After being in the house, and not leaving the house on my own... I'm going to drive to work, get out of the car, and scoot my knee walker, crutches,…Read more …

Surgery and Hospital – Part Two

I was not really very happy with the inpatient rehab. It felt horribly restrictive, and part of the issue is that sometimes, people don't get that I cannot hear them. At one point, they attached a "nanny" to the wheelchair I was in. (it clips to the chair, and the back of my shirt) This was not comfortable nor explained.  I demanded it be removed and that they explain WHY it was placed. It was to "make sure I didn't get up when I wasn't supposed to.". Well, no one EXPLAINED THAT to…Read more …

Surgery and Hospital – Part One

So, let’s talk about the surgery. The big one. I went in to St. Mary’s about 7am on 4/23 for surgery. Spent only about 20 minutes in the waiting room, then they took me into the back. Settled me into a small waiting area, pretty much by myself. My surgeon comes back, and marks my left leg (so we work on the right one :) They asked me to leave my hearing aid on.. except while we were waiting, my hearing aid battery DIED. Alas. But my hearing aid was left on (and…Read more …