So I arrived late (not my usual form), and they fit me in.
The ultrasound was easy, gooey and painless, about 10 minutes,followed by blood and urine samples (I presume I passed!)
Thursday is doc follow-up.
ANOTHER medical test…
Seems both my primary physician (and kidney physician) thought after years perfectly functioning kidneys, I should go in for an ultrasound.
So, this morning, I get to fill up on water, NOT evacuate my kidneys, and drive the 15 minutes to the clinic for an ultrasound.
THEN, wait until the procedure.
Great. Nearsightedness. A fused hip. A serious automobile accident. Diabetes. Lymphoma.
Now Kidney Disease.
I haven’t yet been shot!
Maybe someone should shoot me now and avoid the rush?
I’m beginning to think I will look like this in short time:
|It is refreshing to finally see some common sense coming out of a court in NJ, as the state is notoriously known for its illogical and Draconian gun laws that do little more than make felons out of law-abiding gun owners.
So, there I was in bed, about 0558. I usually arise 0600-ish.
And my insides strongly suggested we visit the bathroom , loo, necessary, the throne, the ‘fresher’.
So, I bolted out of bed ( as quickly as a crippled 64-year-old can!)
And I made it! (Well almost…)
Fortunately, I was able to hit the raised toilet seat.
Unfortunately, I slipped whilst trying to sit!
And, in trying to re-position myself, again slipped!
And found myself almost reclining, with not enough arm strength to maneuver.
And one leg to try to use (the right leg being fairly useless – fused hip and all)
After about 10 minutes or so of wasting my time, (I asked Judy to get my left shoe, and put it on my left foot-obtaining possible traction. Not enough.
I wrapped again on her door, to call the fire department, to pick me up.
(What joy f0r them, a scantily dressed man, somewhat ‘soiled’, in need of elevation)
In about seven minutes, they arrived, picked me up, made certain I could stand and was ambulatory. And left!
No medical check or questions!
Did they ask if anything was injured or broken? Heart attack? They didn’t even check my pulse!
There main concern was getting me into the shower…
AND, they left.
I showered, dressed, checked in with Judy, and began my day. Late!
(Don’t get me wrong! I am GLAD they were here to help. Just wish they were more concerned anout my health.)
Harry Dean Stanton passed away Friday at 91. (Reuters)
Character actor Harry Dean Stanton, who appeared in such films as “Cool Hand Luke,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Godfather Part II” and “Alien,” has died at age 91, Fox News confirmed Friday.
Stanton passed away from natural causes at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.
Before finding fame in Hollywood, the Kentucky native previously served in the Navy during World War II and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. After his service, Stanton pursued acting on-stage in a University of Kentucky production of “Pygmalion.”
Once Stanton moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his craft, he appeared in his first film, “Tomahawk Trail,” in 1957.
Stanton later landed roles in numerous hit films, including “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Godfather: Part II,” and “The Missouri Breaks,” which featured his lifelong friend Jack Nicholson.
Stanton’s film career continued to flourish in the ‘80s with classics, such as “Escape from New York,” “Paris, Texas,” and “Pretty in Pink.”
In 1990, he played an ill-fated private investigator in “Wild at Heart,” which was directed by David Lynch. The filmmaker went on to cast Stanton again in “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” in 1992 and “The Straight Story” in 1999.
You will be missed, good sir!
(Sorry, couldn’t find a way to invert the first question mark in the title field!)
It’s been a while…
You may have seen some of these before,
They are worth a second look!
After all, this IS Guffaw in AZ!
The debate on restricting the sale of gun magazines that hold more than ten cartridges has been going on since the first mass shooting. The fact that the magazines have been available to the public for many years prior brings the question of “Why worry about it now?”
Neither conservatives nor liberals can deny that the 2nd Amendment protects a citizen’s right to own firearms. The question is, “how much is too much?”
There’s no real answer due to the fact that limiting one aspect of the 2nd Amendment can cause other aspects to be limited as well.
Almost every mass shooter in history has used large magazines and semi-automatic weapons in their attacks on unsuspecting citizens. While many claim that reducing the number of rounds they can fire in a second or two would save lives, others can also claim that if teachers were allowed to be armed it wouldn’t matter how many rounds the shooters had available.
Is the Size of the Magazine Really That Important?
The main debate revolves limiting magazines that carry ten rounds or more. Legislators seem to miss the fact that it’s the person that pulls the trigger, not the weapon. If the person is intent on harming others, they will find a way to do it whether they have a ten round clip or a 100-round magazine.
The debate will continue to go on as long as there are people in society who have different points of view. The answer may be in the opposite direction, however. Instead of limiting the rights of the people who can use weapons effectively, let’s keep the weapons and their accessories out of the hands of those who misuse them.
~ Firearm Daily
While I don’t thing this was written by a knowledgeable firearm owner, it does make some points for conversation.
As for my .02, I strongly believe in the nose-under the tent, If we allow magazine size, then it’s number of magazine carried, or total rounds carried. Or weight of weapons. Or permissible calibers…
This is not about GUN CONTROL.
It’s about CONTROL!
( from NRA-ILA)
This week (September 8), the city of Tucson, Arizona agreed to repeal their firearm destruction ordinance. This decision came in response to the recent state Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city’s firearm destruction policy as a violation of state law that prohibits local governments from regulating the ownership, licensing, or use of firearms.
The city of Tucson ignored this Arizona state law 12 years ago when the Tucson city council passed an ordinance allowing for the destruction of firearms. Last month, the state Supreme Court struck down the ordinance as violation of state law, and in its ruling specifically acknowledged the NRA’s amicus filing by adopting its argument “that preserving the right to bear arms under the federal and state constitutions is also a subject of state concern.”
“We applaud the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling,” said Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “Firearms should not be summarily destroyed by local governments.”
Chris Cox issued a statement thanking the Arizona Attorney General for his efforts in assisting Arizona’s law-abiding gun owners.
“On behalf of the NRA’s five-million members, I want to thank Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for his defense of Arizona’s firearm preemption law,” concluded Cox. “This decision sets an important precedent to protect Arizonans’ firearms freedoms from future infringement by local ordinances.”
Herein resides one of three dogs. The only male. Sixteen years old Uneutered. And he’s mostly quite and gentle. He spends his time sleeping, and between naps and chasing the female puppy around. Who has been spayed.
But there’s a problem. He’s never been ‘trained’ to go outside, or use the paper. We got him as a rescue. He will make a valiant effort, though.
So, we place a ‘dog dydee’ on him.
And he goes #2 on the paper (mostly), and #1 where he wishes, mostly on the paper – in the dydee.
The problem is he’s now largely deaf and blind.
Actually, that’s not the problem.
THE problem is someone needs to change the used dydee. And my roommate is recovering from her second shoulder surgery. And I have arthritis and a fused right hip. Who would think chasing (and catching) around a 16 year old chi-hooa-hooa would be difficult?
Take my word for it, it is.
But you said “he is largely deal and blind”?
Remember the Jurassic Park lesson of Dr. Alan Grant about the Tyrannosaurus Rex?
… during the “main road attack” he tells Lex to stay still because
“[the tyrannosaur’s] vision’s based on movement.”
Well, that’s D.J.!
I try to sneak up on him when he’s asleep. Failing that, when he’s not looking at me. If he see’s me, the chase is on!
The other day (in the hallway) I was advancing from the rear, when he turned his head. I froze, until he turned away again, then pounced! He squealed and barked for a second, then I carted him to a secure surface to change the wet for the dry.
After much squealing and thrashing – SUCCESS!
Dr. Grant, we salute you!
September 11. The Sixteenth anniversary of the attack on American soil by segmented tribal forces of the Islamic right.
Have we ‘won’? Hell no!
Yes, we got Bin Laden. But the attacks now continue, internationally.
Including home-grown terrorists, here.
What are the choices? To give up and eventually be assimilated (or killed) by radical Islam?
Or continue to fight the good fight?
I choose the latter. And I’m medically retired and 64. But I still have some fight left in me.
Today, I will take a moment to remember the innocents who died in the Twin Towers (including those who worked for
TMCCC, my former employer, and all the first responders)
And just remember…