>Here we go again…

>My son in law is having his sixth hip surgery in four years today (add to that he had gall bladder surgery in there too and the boy has had an awful lot of surgery). He has a congenital defect that causes excess bone to grow in his hip socket causing much pain, and he has some hyperactive nerve disorder which just magnifies his pain. The docs keep going in and cutting away the excess bone, but it just regenerates so he has to go through it over and over. I don’t understand why the docs don’t just give the boy new hips. They keep saying it is because he is too young (mid thirties now), but that really doesn’t make sense. Are they saying he must spend his young healthy years in constant pain and unable to work, then they’ll give him new hips when he is older, not as strong, and has had many years unemployed so that no one wants to hire him because he didn’t work for so long? Erggg.

At least they can now do the surgery arthroscopically. The first four of these surgeries they laid him open from hip to knee, unattached the ligaments and such, pulled the bone out of the socket to cut away the bone, then put it all back together. Recovery was terrible. Recovery is much quicker and easier now, but still no piece of cake.

Anyway, hoping for the best – again. The kids really need him to be able to work, but I don’t know that it will ever happen.

Update : Surgery is over. They took pictures this time, daughter says they look like something taken by the Hubble unless you know what you are looking at, I just say ewww. I asked her again why they will not do a hip replacement. She said she just asked the surgeon that same question. Doc says “wouldn’t be ethical”, still want to know how it is ethical to keep a young person in pain and incapacitated and just wait until they are older to fix the root of the problem. Whatever. The kids have been told that he should avoid sitting. Period. Seems the excess bone in front pushes the leg bone out of the socket in back and sitting just exacerbates that problem. So now the simple act of sitting is out. Good grief.




>Too close to home!

>This is right here in my town. Of course you’ve got to understand, this town would give Berkley a run for its money. But still…. oh good grief

Understand why I home school?

Update: I had this up BEFORE Rush played it, really and truely I did!

Update#2: Well, now FOX is on it – kind of interesting to watch this fire storm break locally. The school spokesperson is saying this is a small clip of a longer program taken out of context. Well of course it is, but it is not edited or rearranged or added to and it doesn’t matter how much longer the program was, this is still kids chanting about the O and chanting campaign retoric, and still disgusting. I don’t think there is context that would make this OK.

>and so it goes


>Animal farm?


This is disturbing, right?

>6 of one/half dozen of the other

>So yesterday the O made his first speech to the UN. I don’t know how much the rest of you heard or read, but it steamed me (not that it was anything new – same speech he’s been giving all over the world anyway).
Then Mymood I’minajihad spoke to the same body later in the day – some time after mo’mar’s hour and a half rant and looney toon diatribe.

Here is my puzzlement – the US delegation walked out on old I’maDinnerJacket but not on the O? Was there a difference between the two speeches? Because, for the life of me, I can’t find any.

Can any of you help me with this? Obviously I am just too stupid to find the difference even though I am sure it is just glaring.

>La ti da

>Verily, the waters did recede and the clouds did part. And low, the sun did breaketh through and shone upon the mountains. But the horses, ah the horses were covered in mud upon their bodies and did have mud packed into their hooves, yet they- not being cloven – were good hooves. The dogs did bark with excitement when they heard the word of the boy, and the boy said “let’s go for a walk” and the dogs did run to the hooks where dwelt the collars and the leashes. Verily I say unto you, the dogs were happy dogs – yes they were. The dogs were happy because, being prissy of dogginess, they do prefer not to poop in the rain – so now, to their joy and delight, they may walk upon the ground and do their business and uncrosseth their legs.

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