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Diary for 3rd August 2008


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 11 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 11 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’ve just spotted the Google Street View car in Newcastle. Very exciting stuff! «

This 1,363rd post was filed under: Diary Style Notes, , .

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Comments and responses

Comment from Mort Karman

by Mort Karman

Comment posted at 10:11 on 5th September 2008.

I had a fistula put into my left arm and my wife and I came back from the doctors office a couple weeks later and were going to go up to Saint Ignace on Lake Michigan to celebrate that fact they finally put it in right. (They had to try several times)Because of the many operation attempts my arms just above the elbow on the inside are badly scarred. I tell people who stare at them, “It was some bar fight. You should see the other guy!”
We got about halfway there and my car skidded on some loose gravel on the road and rolled several times. We wound up hanging upside down by the seat belts. Dottie and I are not cut out to be in the parachute forces.
The paramedics got us out and took us to hospital. We are still walking wounded and the accident was over a month ago.
I got a new car, but they can’t get me a new left arm and this old one refuses to work right.
The doctors tell me my end stage renal failure is terminal, but I don’t feel like dieing yet,so I refuse to.
Other then that it has been a nice summer.

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 20:48 on 18th September 2008.

From what I’ve seen, Mort, a little bit of positivity goes along way in medicine, so you keep on refusing!

Bad news about the car crash, eh? At least you’re both on the mend.

How’s the fistula going? Have you had hordes of medical students crowding round you to “have a feel of it”, yet? If not, I’m sure it won’t be long till you do!

Try to keep smiling, and all the best.

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