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My Blog

For some, blogs are a way of life...

Itchy leg...
Posted:Dec 5, 2023 11:05 am
Last Updated:Dec 5, 2023 11:09 am

I sit at a computer for many hours and my cardiologist prescribed compression stockings. I bought a pair from a store that sells medical supplies. They were fitted to my foot and leg dimensions. I found them uncomfortable and would make my legs itchy if I had them on for more than an hour or two.
So, I ordered some from Amazon that were a size larger and kept them on for at least 6 hours. When I removed them, my legs and ankles were uncontrollably itchy, worse than the previous pair. I got no relief from scratching.

I researched reasons for itchy ankles and one symptom was diabetes. Ruling that out as my weekly sugar levels are in the normal range and I'm doing brisk walking 4 to 5 times a week.
I put some Benadril anti-itch medicine on the affected areas but it only worked for an hour or two and an itchy episode came back.

How do you cure an itch?
You scratch it... I did and broke the skin. This started a viscous cycle.

This all started 2 months ago. My leg swelled so much I went to the doctor. He had me go for an ultrasound to be sure it didn't create a blood clot. Simple test... no clot.
The medical technician thinks I've got an allergy to the material the stockings are made from.

Since then I've been to the doctor a few times, dermatologist a few times, had antibiotics twice, two different steroid based ointments and the pain, swelling and redness persists.
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VINYL, lives on...
Posted:Oct 3, 2023 3:15 pm
Last Updated:Dec 7, 2023 4:50 am
Who remembers vinyl records. Often called LP's for Long Play.
They ran at a speed of 33 rpm.

I was in the department store passing the music and video section to see they actually have collections of vinyl albums.

Another round of COVID...
Posted:Sep 23, 2023 9:50 pm
Last Updated:Sep 23, 2023 9:51 pm

I noticed the local pharmacy had remove the plastic shields at the registers. None of the grocery store staff are wearing masks. A small percentage of the customers in several stores are making up.
Things appeared to be getting back to normal and now I see the office staff at two physician's office are masking up this month saying some of their patients have tested positive for COVID, or variant.
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Running out of money...
Posted:Aug 13, 2023 11:42 am
Last Updated:Aug 26, 2023 3:27 pm

It was reported that Donald J. Trump was using campaign donations to fund his legal defense. That may put him under investigation for misuse of funds.

It is now a top story that he has spent more than forty-million on legal fees.
Carbon Fiber...
Posted:Jul 25, 2023 5:19 am
Last Updated:Jul 25, 2023 5:20 am
I was confirmed the 21-foot tourist submersible named Titan had imploded and the remains of the wreckage were near the Titanic that it was attempting to explore.

Many engineering professionals said it the that hull made from carbon fiber that failed.

I disagree with that and believe it was the plastic viewport that failed. Either way, all 5 on board perished and it could take months of research to determine the cause of the implosion.
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Posted:Jun 23, 2023 6:46 am
Last Updated:Jul 25, 2023 5:09 am

The 21-foot tourist submersible named the Titan had gone missing Sunday. News sources repeated the same story simply because they had no hard facts. Thursday morning, Debris found 500 meters from the Titanic are believed to be from the missing submersible Titan.
I used to blog here...
Posted:May 19, 2023 8:40 pm
Last Updated:May 19, 2023 8:41 pm

It was something I did a few times a week.
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You don't need a mask now...
Posted:Apr 8, 2023 5:38 am
Last Updated:Apr 8, 2023 5:39 am

Some members still have a profile photo wearing a mask. Most places have dropped the mask requirements.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd's founding member Gary Rossington has passed on...
Posted:Mar 6, 2023 7:11 am
Last Updated:Apr 8, 2023 5:36 am

Formed in 1969, Lynyrd Skynyrd had gone through changes over the years but Gary had been the last surviving member of the original lineup.

News via Facebook said he passed away at the age of 71 and now he's in heaven playing with his Skynyrd brothers.
Let the smears begin...
Posted:Feb 8, 2023 7:41 pm
Last Updated:Dec 7, 2023 4:50 am

An upcoming election and DeSantis is leading Trump in the polls for Republican front runner. Today's news has the kettle calling the pot black with Trump posting a photo of the Young DeSantis as a teacher partying with his students. Reader comments thought it was a funny smear as Trump was known for the same activity.
The important thing is actually getting Republicans to actually have Trump win the primary. In my recent blog the Koch brothers are supporting the 'NeverTrump' movement in an effort to deny him the republican party nomination. Donald may smear himself off the the vote.
Who knows, there's always time to create his own party and lose the support of the Republicans.

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