Archive for the ‘sickness’ Category

That is Kane, the black and tan one in the background hamming it up.

Surgery is complete.  Is wasn’t perfect since he did have some spinal degeneration and fusing consistent with his age.  However, the vet was able to remove the flap of bone that was causing his spinal cord to bulge.  His spinal cord is now running straight as an arrow.

Now we are waiting to see if he can fell pain tomorrow.  Even better if he can move his legs tomorrow.  I will take a trip into town tomorrow to meet with his neurologist and of course visit the billing department.  I hate to say this again, but since this wasn’t cheap, if you feel you can afford to help and feel led that way we sure could use the assistance.  We would love to get together about $1,000 from donations if possible. We are also looking into grants and charitable organizations, but have found nothing thus far that will work.

Please keep praying about those grants and also pray that Kane will not only feel pain tomorrow but that he shows signs of movement and control in his hind limbs.  Thanks to everyone!


Posted: April 14, 2008 in fitness, health, illness, life, Me, sickness, weight
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Wouldn’t you know it, I get back up to running 35 minutes without stopping and BANG! I catch some kind of cold!  I am totally out of commission between my lungs feeling like someone rubbed them with sandpaper and the general malaise and lethargy that has hit me out of nowhere.  I am hoping (but not expecting) to be over this by Wednesday since it has been hanging over me since Saturday.  So no updates today.  Keep my health in your prayers.

Let’s start off with a bang. This morning I woke up early to check for e-mails from my students only to find this in my inbox

Dsineys naekd catroon picutres

I opened the email only to find one line of text which read, “Asain cuite tkaing her clotehs off.” Totally false advertising, but at least they spelled two out of ten words right.

Then I found the following comment in my spam folder:

Life begins at conception, at birth

Nothing wrong with that, right (aside from the obvious contradiction)? Well, that’s what I thought until I saw the homepage listed with the comment- gayblinddatesex…. Do people really respond to this kind of comment spam?

grils havig sex with farm animales on vi

I can’t decide if this search term is about cooking implements having sex with animals or human females engaging in fornication with barnyard animals. While either way is gross, at least the first way lets you have a hamburger after.

hillary clinton in prophecy

I always thought the anti-Christ would be male…HA!

Murder, Suicide, Texas, Law School, grad

Are these just random words or did I miss some kind of news story with all these aspects included?


This just might be the nastiest search term ever. Ewwww!


I Need a Brain Scrub….

Posted: January 12, 2008 in search terms, sickness, sin

Note to whoever this sicko is….Don’t Ever Visit This blog Again…THANKS!

The following search term showed up in my “Search Engine Terms” section, not once, but twice…

Warning, there is still time to turn away….

You still want to see? Fine, then click below to see what might be the single sickest term used to find my site since this blog opened back in February of last year.


This congestion has settled in my chest which means the joy of those deep coughs that burn the esophagus.  I am hoping to be able to return to my workouts on Monday, but only time will tell.

Come up with a bold plan for change and wouldn’t you know it, I end up catching my daughters cold/flu.  I am in the early stages now and trying to down as much Airborne as I can.  But as I type my throat is achy, my sinuses are beginning to stuff, and I coughed a few times during my lecture.  Here’s to hoping this passes sometime soon.

I am currently suffering from a lot of pain in my chest and shoulder.  This pain isn’t anything like a pulled muscle.  No, it is identical to the pain I experienced last year when I found out I had Shingles.  However, this pain is on the opposite side of my body.  I can feel pain shoot across the nerve from the middle of my chest to my right shoulder.  The pain gets so bad it is almost paralyzing for a few seconds.

Pray for me that this isn’t shingles, and shingles was a pretty miserable disease AND the anti-viral drugs were quite expensive.   Also, pray this isn’t anything worse than shingles.  Thanks in advance for your prayers and kind comments.

What will I be posting over the coming week (assuming my shoulder doesn’t get worse)?


Taking a trip through your Askimet spam folder is like taking a jaunt through the red light district of freakiness. I certainly don’t recommend it for the faint of heart or strict of morals. But if you do cruise your Askimet folder, you will never fail to find something shocking or disgusting. The world apparently has no shortage of nasty fetishes and weirdos willing to spam my (and your blog) with links.

These strange comments range from the mundane celebrity nudity claims [Beyonce’s Breasts, Lohan’s Crotch, etc.] to the especially freaky and downright contemptible and disgusting [pre-teen girls, pee drinking] and other things that send shivers of revulsion down your spine.

But one particular comment stands out. I received this comment about a month ago. [I have removed the offensive material]


I know I promised I wasn’t going to weigh myself for two weeks.  Here we are three days into the challenge and I couldn’t resist.  So, while the bad news is that I failed to keep my promise, the good news is that I now weigh in at 173.8lbs.
While my O.C.D. isn’t serious, it is enough to be quite frustrating.  I think I inherited this problem from my parents.  My mother can’t leave the house without checking the burners on the stove at least four times.  My father uses boiled water to clean his toothbrush every time before brushing.

What about my O.C.D.?  Well it takes several different forms.  Every since I started this weight loss journey, most of the time I’ve been weighing in about three to four times a day.  But it goes beyond that.  I also feel the need to check my car’s emergency brake repeatedly during any ride in the car- same thing with the door lock button.

So while I am not opening and closing every door three times, or arranging everything around me in an orderly manner (I am actually quite the opposite), this mild form of O.C.D. is bothersome enough.

Well this is a rather inauspicious start to the two week throw away the scale challenge.  Despite deftly avoiding my wife’s bacterial infection through a week of no kissing or sharing glasses (not to mention back to back sleeping), I still managed to come down with a sinus infection. 

I hate sinus infections because mine linger.  Often I am stuck for ten days with the joyus of mucus running down my throat (hence a wonderfully painful sore throat).  To make matters worse said mucus is lodging somewhere in my sinus cavity where blowing my nose does nothing to clear up the problem- or even temporarily relieve it.

So I turn to my old friend Mucinex D.  The stuff is amazing.  It must be since you have to present ID, sign a special book, and I think promise your first born child to the pharmacist in order to obtain it.  The same drug that Meth-heads crush up and turn into one of the most addictive and life destroying drugs ever known, also does the most to clear up my horrible sinus infections.  Unfortunately, it also makes you incredibly jumpy.  Inscribed on the box is the foreboding warning that this drug isn’t for those with known heart problems (what about those with unknown heart problems?). 

So, for now my workouts are going to have to weight.  I will stick with my sensible and healthy eating habits, and with my stretching and agility routines.  But the running and the weight-lifting are on hold until this clears up.