Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I like how my new banner turned out, but I can't figure out how to get rid of the text version of the blog name (on the left). I'm going to contact the designer, but please speak up if you have any ideas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves. -- Bertrand Russell

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


One health matter was taken care of today. I have, as my mother so eloquently put it, a critter in my cooter. Family Doc sent me to a Gyno. Gyno examined me and sent me for an ultrasound. The ultrasound was a wash - they couldn't find the critter. Gyno then sent me for a CT scan. CT scan was also a wash - they couldn't find the critter (but I did get to see the new hospital). Gyno is pissed off at ultrasound and CT people because the critter is right there (not to get overly graphic but you can see the thing if you're in the right place). Gyno says it's a cyst or blood tumour, most likely a cyst; neither of which do we need to worry about unless it becomes bothersome.

Now y'all know much more about my hooha than I ever thought I'd mention on the internet.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I'm not totally back to normal (whatever that is), but I'm feeling much better. Lots of sleep and killing the minions of evil seems to be working.

I added a link/graphic to the right for Diabetes Day. For thems who didn't know, I'm an insulin dependent Type 2 diabetic. Whatever you do in life, don't become diabetic. It, to put it mildly, fucking sucks.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Running on Empty

Between worrying about the mister's health (heart problems I have yet to write about) and my own (some you know, some you don't) and now my mother's health, I have nothing left to give.

If someone said boo to me, I'd crawl into bed and never get up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New and Broken

I finally have a new blog name that suits me. I never liked Silverbee Says. It's from an Evanescence song named Hello.

Just spent a few days at Mum's; she fell last Thursday. She did okay for a couple days but called for help on Sunday. Got her to the doc on Tuesday. The xrays show she broke her pelvic bone. There isn't really anything they can do except let it heal. The doc told Mum she'd probably be in pain for a couple months until it healed. Fun, eh? At least she has a prescription for Tylenol #3, although she's complaining that it's not really helping

I'll be visiting Mum overnight every Thursday for the next while (laundry, tidying-up, garbage pick-up, etc.). Bro#1 will see her earlier in the week (he lives about 45 minutes away). Thanks to the internet her grocery shopping is taken care of. And it's a good thing she can afford cleaning every two weeks or so (no, I can't vacuum for her due to my own limitations). The only sticking point will be entertainment (library books and dvds). I'll do my best, but taste in books can be quite different than Mum's.

500gb external hard drive. Tried to download WoW's newest patch and was told my hard drive was too full to install it. Yikes. Off to Staples we went and bought one for $125 or so.

You may remember I mentioned my uncle availed himself of Oregon's Death with Dignity act after being diagnosed with cancer. Since then a cousin of mine, who lived in California, has also died of cancer. Kendra was two years younger than I. By the time she was diagnosed, just like Jack's, it was too late to do anything except try to keep her comfortable. I found out today that she committed suicide. Too bad California doesn't have a DWD act. Kendra hid her sleeping pills till she had enough to end her pain. The State of Washington has a Death With Dignity act on the ballot for this November. I hope it passes.