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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
4:23 pm
Doctor Visit and result
Back from the Doctor.
First thing up was the nerve test which was them sticking my legs with needles and sending
electric charges through them. (at on point I told the nurse "Don't taze me man" and she
totally cracked up :) ).
Results of test was some loss of nerve function but not enough to get worked up over.

Then the Doctor came in and read the MRI results. Seems I have bulging disk between L5-S1,
L4-L5, L3-L4,. Desiccation of the disks of the lumbar spine and multilevel degenerative changes.
(see I knew I was a degenerate).
The Doc said that I was at the border line where surgery would be called for but since I Don't
have Health Insurance we would try and treat it with Physiotherapy and medication.

I just want to be able to exercise again and loose all the weight I have gained back so if drugs
will do it, gives me drugs.

The best news of course is No Surgery means I will be at Dragon*Con :)

And the last even better bit of news is that there is No Cancer in my lower spine. Something
I was very very worried about because of my family cancer history.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
10:21 am
Had my MRI. Felt as if I were meat being stuffed into a sausage casing. Think was so tight I could not move my arms and my nose almost touched the top. Halfway through my back tightened up and the pain hit. When it was over and they pulled me out of the machine I could barely sit up. Came home took a pain pill and went to sleep.

Anyway it's over, at least 'till next time :)

P.S. I envy you skinny fukers (shame on me I said a bad word) ;)
Friday, July 15th, 2011
12:02 pm
O my aching back :(
Went to the Neurologist for the first time today. First impression is that I like him.

He seems to think I have some blown/damaged disk in my back so next step is an MRI. I need to call and get that lined up so I can get the results back by August 2nd.


On August 2nd I an going back to his office for a Nerve Test of some kind (can't read his writing) followed by seeing him again. It would be nice to have the MRI results back also.

Till Later
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
1:19 pm
Rode my Trike for the first time in over 18 months and had forgotten just how much I enjoyed it.
One of the main reasons I stopped was that turning gave me vertigo and made me dizzy and lightheaded. Had no trouble with that at all this time.

I go out to start it and the battery is dead and so is my charger. Bought charger and left battery on charge overnight. Battery was up but when I tried to fire her up it was not getting a spark or maybe no gas. Battery died while trying to crank her so back on charge she went.

Next morning I tried to start her again, and again no joy :(. But I did smell gas so it seemed the problem was with the spark. And by this time the battery was going dead again. So I put the battery back on charge again.

Started reading on the V8 Bikeriders website Sticky on Boss Hoss troubleshooting and read "Kill Switch", anyway after banging my head on the table a few times I went back out made sure the kill switch light was green and she fired right up

She runs fine but does not want to idle. I saw the thread about "rust in gastank" on the board and checked mine. Sure enough my rust was much worst than the picture in that thread.

I plan on putting some miles on her tomorrow and see if the new gas and fuel system cleaner add-on stuff helps.

My 2005 Boss Hoss V8 Trike
My 2005 Boss Hoss V8 Trike

Friday, January 8th, 2010
1:52 pm
O Really - LOL
Today I received three e-mails all like this one

"When you receive this message means you Aion Account means the existence of multiple irregularities in the recent transactions.
The move has violated the interests of other players, so please visit our web site : *************@******* as soon as possible verification your account, Otherwise, we will lock your Aion Account."

Each was for a different game. And guess what I don't even play them or even have them on my computer.

I guess if you send out enough bogus e-mails you do get some responses with peoples information.

Lets be careful out there people !
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
11:55 pm
Aww rats, Primeval has been canceled.

While season 3 did not go the way I wanted I thought the last episode really ended well.

It seems that so many show that I like get canceled, Sara Connor, Surface and a slew of others :(
Monday, March 30th, 2009
5:17 pm
3 hours in a Dentist chair.

I need a stiff drink !
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
4:12 pm
Dream a little dream
Interesting Dreams

Yesterday I saw “Watchmen” which might explain some of the drams I had last night.

The first one I remember was a dream music video.

The Cruxshadows were on stage and Rogue was singing “Monsters”. As he sang Jessica and then Sara turned into Muppets as they were dancing. Next Rachel and her violin became a muppet, followed by Jen and then at last Rogue. Near the stage the Fairies also turned into muppets as they danced to the song.

As the dream ended I thought wow awesome dream, followed by, hey I remembered all the words to the song.

The next dream was very different if you have seen the trailer to the movie “Mutant Chronicles”


you have a good idea of the dream, the whole last band of humans vs the mutants.

The last dream I remember was more of a “Twilight Zone” or “Outer Limits” type.

I was about 16 or so and at one of those traveling carnivals. Of course the carnies and some of the crowd were varies monsters. The dream was mostly avoiding the monsters and trying to find a way out. There was voodoo and magic with a very Goth/Stempunk styling to it.

All in all a Totally Awesome set of dreams.
Wonder what tonight will bring, more of the same I hope.
Friday, February 20th, 2009
1:17 pm
Tooth Work
One of the worst things about going to the dentist is the burning smell when he drills your teeth. Even a full day after I still have the burning smell in my nose.

At least I was numbed so I did not feel any pain.

Also it is Damn Expensive, looks like about $5000-7000 and that does not take into account the possible braces I need :(

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
1:19 pm
I Voted, now it's your turn :)
Went to vote today, yea me ;)

From when I got into line until I walked out the door was just over an hour.

Not to bad, although when I drove back by there after lunch the line was 4 count them 4 people. Guess I should have had lunch before I voted. LOL

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
7:46 pm
Hurricane Ike
Well it looks like Hurricane Ike is going to pass somewhere to the south of me. Which is good, just don't know how far south.

Today I went and got 25 gallons of gas and a case of water. I already had two cases of MRE's left over from last year so I should be set for food. I started my little Honda generator and she started on the fourth pull. She is only a small 2000 but she can run the fridge, lamp and a small tv or radio.

Tomorrow I will pick up another case of water, couple of canned fruit, meat and some snacks.

Also need to to see if the storm is close enough that I will need to put up all my storm shutters or just the main ones. A lot will depend on both the power of the storm and how much rain is ahead of it. Putting shutters up in wind and rain sucks. At least the upstairs is already done.

Hopefully the storm will stay far to the south and weaken as it passes over the islands.

Best Wishes to all my Friends :)

Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
4:12 pm
Dragon*Con - 1
Well I arrived at the Marriott at 3:30 PM Wednesday.
Not bad for a 21 hour drive.
Wait you say "you only live 11 hours from Atlanta".

Well in that there is story.

The story starts when a friend ask me to take him and two dogs plus their litters with me
when I came up to Atlanta. Sure thing I say. Cages are found for the mom's and their puppies.
Mom's and puppies were given light doses of sleepytime. Luggage was loaded and it was time
to load the puppies. As I picked up the last two I asked my friend to pick up my shoulder bag
with my wallet, DC confirmation card, drivers license phone, ect. you get the idea. And lock
the door.

I put the puppies in with their mom and I asked my friend if that was everything he assured
me it was. So off we go 5 hours later we pull into Ocala (this was about 3:00 PM Tuesday.
As I were checking into the hotel there I asked my friend to hand me my bag.
Him "didn't you pick it up"
Me "I asked you to get it for me and you said you did"
Him "I got it and hung it on the door for you"
Me ""which door"
Him "the front door"
Me "inside of outside"
Him "outside"

So I get back in my truck and drive 5 Fracking Hours back home and there it is hanging on the door.
O, and the door was also unlocked ***head desk***

Sitting next to my bag is a Amazon package, so the UPS Girl saw my bag, there was mail in the
mail box so the post man sawmy bag. Neither bothered it and everything that was in it when I
left was still in it.

I get back into my truck and head back to the hotel in Ocala, 5 Fracking Hours I get to the hotel ,
take a shower and hit the sack. About 3:00 am.

Morning comes and I am wide awake, look at the clock and it says 6:00 AM. I get up and have
a cup of Mata Vana Tea, shower, dress, grab a quick bite at the hotel buffet. And then it's back
on the road. 5 Fracking Hours later I pull into the Marriott hotel.

I am totally beat , think I am going to take a shower , quick nap and then grab a bite to eat.

P.S. there were three other DragonConers were checking in at the same time.

P.P.S. The Madness is Beginning :)

Current Mood: exhausted
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
4:28 pm
Close Call
I try to walk six miles every day to help keep my blood pressure low and just feel better overall. Yesterday after a storm moved through looked like the perfect time for a walk. It was cloudy, cool and just a touch of mist in the air. As I walked it kept getting lighter and lighter then after about five miles it suddenly started getting very very dark. To the north a pitch black cloud was moving in fast and there was a rumble of thunder in the background.

The wind started picking up and suddenly as I was about a half mile from home Flash/Boom a bolt of lighting hits the intersection in front of me. Next thing I know I am sitting on my ass and can't hear a thing. At first I thought I was deaf and then I realized my i-Pod had stopped playing. I was tingling all over and I could feel static electricity in the air.

So I shake myself off and start back home when the sky opens and it starts flooding down rain. By the time I get home I am totally soaked.

Anyway my i-Pod Nano is fried but the interesting thing is my i-Phone still works.

Just think now I have a reason to buy a new i-Pod so all is good ;)


Current Mood: calm
Sunday, April 27th, 2008
2:10 pm
Creation ;)
I was going through old emails and found this, made me laugh so I thought I would repost it.

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Current Mood: amused
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
2:00 pm
Feeding Time ...
Stolen from Sara.....

How many cannibals could your body feed?

It's good to know I am good for something ;)

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
11:36 pm
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
6:12 pm
I went and voted today....yea me.

But it got me to thinking. I don't think that there are many politicians that understand the meaning of the following.

Do not injustice to another
Defend the weak and innocent
Let truth and honor always guide you
Let courage find the light within
Stand up when no one else is willing
Act not in hatred or in spite
Be to this world as a perfect knight
Even if it means your life

Words by Rogue

I wish that when we voted there was a "None of the Above" button.

Just thinking out loud.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
3:06 pm
New Year's Resolutions
In 2008, MacDude4 resolves to...
Be nicer to emaleth.
Start a leica fund.
Go to dragoncon every Sunday.
Keep my art clean.
Apply for a new digital_ferret.
Learn to play the gearworld.
Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
8:10 pm
Bad way to start off the New Year
Bad way to start off the New Year :(

I stayed home New Years eve and played Warcraft while watching Football. A little after 1:00am I went to bed. Around 2:00am I rolled over and felt something pop either in my neck or head. Instant Vertigo, everything started spinning and I became very dizzy and nauseous. All I could do was lay there and hope it would pass. I put my hands over my eyes and felt them (my eyes) just jumping. A few minutes later it seemed to ease and by this time I felt sick on my stomach, Got up to get a pan to throw-up in, barely got back to bed before the Vertigo hit again. This time when it eased I remembered that I had not taken my nightly blood pressure meds, so I walk gently down stairs and get them, I also grabbed some Xanax that I take when I get stress attacks.

So I took Metroprolol 100mg, Lisinopril 40mg and Ataivan 2mg.

I was also getting hot flashes, would push the covers off and then get cold an pull the covers back on. And repeat.

Any sudden move (trying to get comfortable) would bring on the spinning,

After 45 minutes or so the Ataivan relaxed me and I fell asleep.

I slept for around three hours and work up feeling a little better, until I moved that is then *bang* vertigo. Luckily it did not last very long this time, although I still felt nauseous.
Eventually I went back to sleep and work up at 11:45am. After about 20 minutes I was able to get out of bed and as long as I made no sudden move I was ok. Slowly I have felt better and better but still fell like weak glass that could shatter at any sudden movement.

It is now 8:00pm and i feel a lot better, but it still feels that if I am not careful something will jump out of my head and I will be right back where I started.

Something very similar to this happened at DragonCon at the Cruxshadows concert. I felt very lightheaded and weak and before I could get out of the crowd my legs just gave out. Luckily someone gave me a hand up and I was able to walk over to the wall and sit down. Later I was able to make my way to a chair for the rest of the concert. And then after resting for a while I walked back over to the Marriott and went to bed.

When something like this happened my first though is that is this my Dissected Aorta breaking open. But that would be over quickly.

I wonder if my meds are starting to cause a reaction?

Every morning I take Prilosec 20mg, Metroprolol 100mg, Norvasc 10mg and Lasix 20mg.
Every Evening I take Metroprolol 100mg, Lisinopril 40mg.

And Ativan 2mg as needed.

Whatever it is I am still here and can only hope that this year gets only better from this day on.

Current Mood: nauseated
Friday, March 16th, 2007
4:51 pm
How did a Big Black Dog get inside the fence ?
Ok now that was strange.

I take the trash out this afternoon and there is a Big Black Dog inside the fence. I take a couple of steps and the Dog Grows a Pair of Wings and flies away. WTF

Teach me to go outside without my Glasses :)

Anyway here is what it was..........

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A Big fracking Buzzard.

Now why would a Buzzard be in my back yard ?..............
Well here is a hint..........

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Here is Another.........

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Answer ........ A Possum

O, and I wonder if this is the Villain of the peice ?..........

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The Feral Cat that lives in the nearby woods.

So best guess is that the cat killed the possum and the buzzard came for what was left.

Anyway that was what happened this afternoon.

Current Mood: amused
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