The Wild Thread

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Medical is such a pain in the neck for so many reasons. And for what, just to buy a couple more years? What's really the point?

    We'll see how mad the doc gets at me if/when I cancel the PET scan. From that, I'll be able to tell how necessary that scan really is.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Contrary to the tenor of my posts, I'm actually feeling cheerful today. One day at a time and all that.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Been doing research all day. I had a CT scan awhile back. Just found out I was blasted with the equivalent of 200 full-blown X-rays worth of radiation when they did that. Now the doctors want to pile a PET scan on top of that? Depending on who you ask, that's another 600-800 full X-rays worth of radiation. You've got to be freaking kidding me. On top of that, I've got .gov sites complaining that doctors are overdoing these tests right and left. And, yes; those .gov sites are indeed saying that excessive use of the tests themselves do indeed cause cancer. What a mess.

    As a side note, I learned that one in every 5 deaths in the US is from cancer. So, I guess who really gives a...

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    mts1098posted 5 years ago

    grew a goatee...

    1. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      + 1

      Same here. Lol. Well, actually shaved most of my beard but left a goatee.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    My whiskers are way overdue for a trim.

    Meanwhile, traffic and earnings are doing ok.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Well, I've removed the stress of the immediate threat of the radiation blastation until after being able to talk with the doc. A few weeks postponement won't make any medical difference one way or the other anyway.

    Onward to more pleasant subjects. Sick of medical anyway, as is no doubt everyone else who has been subjected to my posts. As a side note, what I posted here and on FB is nothing compared to what the involved doctors offices were sent.

    So, back to being mundane and "normal" for awhile.

    Regular business-of-living stuff has stacked up, got to get all that taken care of. Plus, back to posting really good news articles I happen to stumble across. As for memes, I seem to have mostly lost that urge, but you never know.

    Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.
    You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.
    Wanted: Meaningful overnight relationship.
    First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
    Life would be easier if we had the source code.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Two goals today. Clean the place up. Pay all bills. Meanwhile,

    The Best "Last Kiss"

    Back on January 9th, a group of Wadesboro, North Carolina bikers were riding east on Hwy.74 when they saw a girl about to jump off the Pee Dee River Bridge. So they stopped.

    George, their leader, a big burly man of 53, gets off his Harley, walks through a group of gawkers, past the State Trooper who was trying to talk her down off the railing, and says, "Hey Baby.....whatcha doin' up there on that railin'?" She says tearfully, "I'm going to commit suicide!"

    While he didn't want to appear too "insensitive," George also didn't want to miss this "be-a-legend" opportunity either so he asked, "Well, before you jump, Honey-Babe, why don't you give ol' George here your best last kiss?" So, with no hesitation at all, she leaned back over the railing and did just that... and it was a long, deep, lingering kiss followed immediately by another even better one.

    After they breathlessly finished, George gets a big thumbs-up approval from his biker buddies, the onlookers, and even the State Trooper, and then says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I have ever had! That's a real talent you're wasting there, Sugar Shorts. You could be famous if you rode with me. Why are you committing suicide?"

    "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl."

    ...It's still unclear whether he jumped or was pushed.

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  8. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    No complaints about traffic nor earnings, yet my writing urge has disappeared. Don't seem to have any desire whatsoever. A large part of it has to do with Google's insistence on ignoring so many of my masterpieces, kind of kills my motivation after a while. Whenever I think of something to write, my second thought is always about whether Google would be interested in it within the next 1-2 years; invariably the answer I always come back with is no. The net result is my new projects keep dying before they are even born.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    CalorieBee is next on Google's hit list. You heard it here first. Sorry.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Meanwhile, how the heck did Friday get here so fast?

  11. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Been cleaning out all my broken hub and website links on social media. Once that mess is done, I'll be adding a whole slew of new links. Hope springs eternal. Needless to say, not even going to bother with Twitter. Alas, still no new feasible writing projects have come to mind.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I've got a whole weekend ahead of me without any fires to fight or disasters to deal with. I am nonplussed and don't know what to do.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    What a town I truly live in...

    Did an errand (via alt transportation re: Camaro story). Passed a group of people standing around a body.

  14. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Should this thread be named:

    The Wild Thread


    The Serendipitous Thread


    This, of course, is assuming anyone gives a d@mn.

    I am curious and would really like to know.

  15. paradigmsearch profile image58
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago
  16. Dr Billy Kidd profile image94
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 5 years ago

    I have found Twitter very useful. But one must have a compelling title and know what hash tags # to use.


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