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The Greensboro Science Center and Their Unhealthy Air

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 01 July 2018 · 201 views

I went to the Greensboro Science Center on June 26, 2018 and barely got past the penguins (into the next room with the jellyfish) when I got a horrible tickle in my throat from the crappy air. I drank some water, but the real relief only happened after leaving the building. They're in desperate need of some air cleaners or negative ion generators or bot...


ET's Favorite Candy (1980s Reese's Pieces Pillow)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 08 March 2018 · 474 views

My sister got this misprinted pillow in 1986:
 

 
Here's the text version:
 
IT's Favorite Candy
Reese's
pieces
 
NATURAL PEANUT FLAVOR
. . . IN A CANDY SHELL
 
MY FAVORITE CANDY TOO!
 
I don't know when it was made, but I do know that American Foam Latex Corp. made it. The pillow is roughly 10 inches by 22 inch...


The Adventures of Gallbladder Boy

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 04 February 2018 · 321 views
A Wonderful Hellhole
My gallbladder was removed on January 11, 2018. Below are some of the things that I remember. I'll update it if anything else comes back to me or my sister reminds me of something.
 
After checking in and paying a lady, It didn't take too long in the waiting room before my name was called and I was taken to a small room with a curtain on the front. A...


Gallbladder Surgery and GoFundMe

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 28 December 2017 · 225 views

Found out yesterday that my gallbladder surgery is scheduled for January 11th. My sister is planning to help us move stuff to the apartment on the 8th, 9th, and 10th. Looks like just about every potential AtariAge donor has already donated, so please share this link at other web sites: https: //www .gofundme.com/duanes-squishy-adjustable-bed  Th...


GoFundMe Update (12/13/2017)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 13 December 2017 · 266 views

My sister told me yesterday that I won't be moving until around the second week of January 2018. I guess that's good news for the GoFundMe page . More time to reach the goal!
 
$2,227 of $3,500 goal raised by 48 kind and generous people in 17 days:
 
gofundme.com/duanes-squishy-adjustable-bed
 
 
 
Tip Jar


Made a gofundme page

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 26 November 2017 · 320 views

A couple of people suggested that I make a gofundme page, so I did:
 
https://www.gofundme...-adjustable-bed
 
 
 
Tip Jar


They Want to Take Out My Gallbladder

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 27 October 2017 · 468 views

I told the gut doctor what game_escape said about a friend getting a HIDA scan , so he scheduled one for me on Monday (Oct. 23). They called me on Thursday to say that the scan showed that I need my gallbladder taken out. They contacted a surgeon who will schedule a consultation. I guess somebody will call me next week.
 
In case anyone wants to kn...


Moving Soon, So I Could Be Offline for a While

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 13 October 2017 · 460 views

The new place will be ready in about a week, but it could take 700 years to pack up everything. I have no idea when I'll lose my internet connection. I'm pretty sure it will happen this month (October 2017). If I disappear for a while, you'll know why. My upcoming absence will be tough on you, but try not to cry while I'm gone. :D
 
 
 
Ran...


Now It's Not My Pancreas

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 07 August 2017 · 510 views

Continued from a previous blog entry . I went to a gut doctor today (a belly specialist). He said that the numbers aren't high enough to be any form of pancreatitis. According to him, the scans don't show anything wrong with my pancreas. And my symptoms don't match up either. He thinks it's probably my gallbladder and the no fat/low fat diet I'm on works...


I Thought I Was Having a Mild Heart Attack on Monday

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 23 July 2017 · 440 views

Around noon on Monday (July 17, 2017) I thought I was having a mild heart attack. I had been having slight pressure in the middle of my chest for days and it would usually go away if I rubbed the area, so I thought it was just a strained muscle. This time the pressure wasn't going away, my whole right arm was tingling all the way up into my fingers, I was...


Do You Have an Amazon Wishlist? Make Sure People Can Send You Gifts.

Posted by Random Terrain, in Internet_Related, Personal_Stuff 06 June 2017 · 402 views
Amazon Wishlist and 2 more...
I got an e-mail from a friendly person today. They couldn't send me a gift from my Tip Jar Wish List because the address was blank. I went Googling for the answer and found out from an Amazon forum that an Amazon Wishlist shipping address is blank by default. You have to click on "List Settings," then click on "View Details," then change the shipping...


Camo Moth

Posted by Random Terrain, in Nature, Personal_Stuff 02 June 2017 · 680 views

This is the blog post you've been waiting for all your life that will change the Internet forever!
 
No, not really. It's just a crappy blog entry about a common moth. I don't remember seeing this one before in real life, so I took a few pictures of it. The moth is called the Pandora Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha Pandorus) [Camouflage Moth]. I left the imag...


Protection for Bad Home Putters

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 10 March 2017 · 740 views

My sister and I like to go to Putt-Putt , but we usually don't have the extra time or extra money during the days when it isn't too hot or too cold outside. We decided to spend a few bucks and make our own home putting area with a Callaway Kickback Putt Cup and a Callaway Deluxe Putting Mat . The problem is that I don't see in 3D properly, so I'm bad...


If You're Going to Go, Valentine's Day Is Better Than Christmas

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 15 February 2017 · 684 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . My mother died last night about an hour and a half after midnight (about an hour and a half after Valentine's Day). Maybe she held on long enough so she wouldn't die on an actual holiday. According to Wikipedia , Valentine's Day isn't an official holiday anyway, so if you're going to die near a holiday, Valentine'...


Thought I Was Going to Bleed to Death While Getting Ready to See My Mom

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 10 February 2017 · 642 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . My mother has been in a hospice place where people go to die since the last week of January 2017. She was scared and lonely when it got dark outside, so I started staying with her at night and have been trying to sleep for at least a few hours at home during the day whenever someone could find the time to give me a...


Weeks to Live Instead of Months

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 28 January 2017 · 733 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . A bunch of stuff happened since the last time I posted, but I haven't had enough spare time or energy to type it in. Her chemo doctor's nurse called on Thursday (Jan 26) and said that my mother's blood test showed signs that something was wrong, so they called to have an ambulance take my mom to the hospital....


There Is a Spoon and It's No Longer Bending

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 27 December 2016 · 395 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . My mom has been back on half a steroid pill for almost three weeks. Some days are better than others. On the 25th (Christmas day), she used a spoon with her right hand and was able to eat without dropping it or bending the spoon the wrong way. She also used her right hand to screw on a water bottle cap without...


Please Don't Send Flowers = You're Evil! (Simulacrum of Altruism)

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 27 December 2016 · 493 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . I made my mother a new Amazon wishlist in case any of her friends or family members feel like buying her something that she might need or want:
 
http://amzn.to/2hUkQ4F
 
Most of her friends and family members probably won't send her anything now since they're angry that I asked them to send anything bu...


Steroids to the Rescue!

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 10 December 2016 · 418 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . My mom chose to do the short version of radiation instead of dragging it out for six weeks or whatever it usually is. It would have only taken two weeks, but the Thanksgiving holiday caused the days to be stretched out into a third week. She also took a chemotherapy pill called Temozolomide the night before each...


My Mom Is Probably Going to Die Within the Next 12 Months

Posted by Random Terrain, in Personal_Stuff 25 October 2016 · 868 views

Continued from my previous blog entry . It has been confirmed that my mom has the bad stuff in her brain. We saw the radiation doctor and the other doctor that handles the special pills on Monday and my mom decided to go through with it since they said the side effects aren't as bad as what you see on TV and in the movies (and the fact that she'd probabl...






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