I have changes coming up. Loosing the last of my teeth and getting dentures for one. getting a cpap—at least—or maybe even a vpap—I may have to get an implant to remind my hind brain it’s necesssary for me to breathe—among them. But what’s really got me stressed is having to change my antidepressant.
As far as I can see the Prozac really isn’t doing the job any more. So I get to talk with my shrink about an alternative, and that may mean a stay in a crisis house. Such fun
To make matters even more fun, I can’t use stairs with the easeI once did. A bad knee is no fun, and mine makes using more than a few steps at a time a hugehassle. So that limits me to just a few crisis houses.
Then there is the possibility the staff attitude towards their patients still stinks on ice. I mean it’s been a while since I last stayed at one, but the hostility I got from certain parties put me off getting help there. I’ve got news for the rabidly politically correct, you’re not there to abuse those of us in crisis, but to help us get our shit together.
In good news, there may be new medications that will do a better job than Prozac at the moment.
In other news, I need to see people about a safer domicile. And one more affordable than what I’ve got now. And I need to organize my thoughts, so this post is coming to a premature end. But before I go I shall present to you a plea for donations. Just click on the button below and enter any amount you wish. And please note that for every dollar you send my way PayPal gets a cut to help them with their bills. It costs money to run PayPal, after all.
Anyway, after that snark it’s time for me to go. I hope everything is going well with you, and if something’s going south on you it’s something very small and very temporary.
“And what evidence would that be?” I can hear you ask.
That Ærth has steam engines.
The evidence is in an article in issue 2 of Journeys on page 39, and was written by one Ernest Grumbold—a nom de plume of Gary Gygax. Since that detail has been confirmed I now have an article to write for this blog, and I’m going to make it pay to read. It’s going to be a long one, folks.
But fret not, it’ll be just a couple of dollars—after all I’ll have a ton to cover, such as why a world with magick would need steam engines..
At the National Scientist site there is an article on a pair of what appear to be primate teeth.What some have called human teeth. There’s a problem with that.
For one thing, who says they have to be human, or human-like? What makes them human, and are teeth like this unique to us? Or is it a matter of convergent evolution, of coincidence? If we had fossils of every tooth that once existented how many would look “human” even if the original owner wasn’t even primate or even mammalian.
One tooth has even been identified as a canine, while the other is identified as a molar. Now I look at the picture apparently of the two teeth and as far a I can tell they aint either. They both look to me as if they were both damaged, and they look remarkably alike. Now I’ve seen human canines and they have a single deep root. In both cases the two teeth apparently have a single truncated root. Far as I know only canines have a single root, and that is long.
Now take a good hard look at the two teeth in the picture in the article. Don’t know about you, but to me they look like the same kind of teeth. If it weren’t for some rather small difference in detail they could be copies of the same tooth. Depending on how the tooth was copied the differences could be due to copying errors.
What I’m hearing is people insisting it has to be because it fits a preconceived notion. Much like the claim that Weberpithecus naledi has to be a type of human because the discoverer, a Doctor Weber, needed to find a human. To me this is a case of people jumping to a conclusion because they got excited and irrational. We’re human, we do stuff like that.
My conclusion is; they’re not human, they might be canines or incisors, but neither is a molar or premolar. They may not even be primate. And I have a suspicion that both were damaged during the long years buried and are not complete speciemens. Of course, this assessment is just from a single picture and a proper exam could well tell us a lot more.
The one thing we can learn from this i the wisdom of the old adage, dont jump to conclusions. Check things out and check them out seriously. Most importantly, don’t guess. Make sure you know and if that means taking time then you take the damn time. Things don’t need to be what you need them to be.
Source: Apnea – Wikipedia
Today I learned that I have apnea. Not obstructive apnea perse, but what is known as central apnea. A medical assistant noted that my breathing is shallow and slow, which likely explains my lack of energy. Means I will be getting an xPAP, and maybe even supplemental oxygen. Though in the latter case it’ll most likely be a respirator of some kind.
Me with energy, that’ll be a change.
So the lesson for the day is, if somebody says your breathing is shallow, get it checked out, and get it done yesterday
Dozens of people showed up Saturday at a San Diego public health center to get vaccinated against hepatitis A.
Source: Restaurants, diners taking precautions after latest hepatitis A scare – The San Diego Union-Tribune
The outbreak started in San Diego’s homeless population. A population that has no real access to sanitary facilities. I don’t know how many have gotten hepatitis A, and the last fatality count I know of is 16. Could be up to 18 or more by now.
Keep in mind that people travel to and from San Diego. That means you could be getting people infected with virus and ready to inadvertently spread it around.
Hepatitis is nasty. Last I heard hepatitis A is really nasty. Treatment can be expensive and lengthy, and it’s real easy to become a carrier. The homeless are especially prone to it, thanks in large part because of their poor health. Also thanks to malnutrition, and when you combine the two together you’ve got a bad situation.
We don’t have adequate lavatory facilities, and as long as the city remains hostile to the poor and destitute it’s rather likely the situation is not going to improve. For the moment the outbreak really isn’t all that much, but it has the potential to get a lot worse. Don’t know about you, but I can see Sacramento and Washington DC putting a guarantine on this place; and won’t that cause a tizzy? Might even lead to our first National Disaster thanks to a virus.
And here’s the really bad news, even before the outbreak medicine in San Diego was being overwhelmed. I mean, how do you rely on emergency medicine when it really isn’t there to be relied on.
It’s coming, so be prepared. It may start among the poorest of the poor, but even gadzillionaires can get it.