Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Prepare Yourself

Dietary Zinc is preventative for viruses.
Vitamin D for bacteria.

Ketogenic diet will speed your recovery if you get sick.
Stock up on broth right now.

As my new saying goes:
Starve the patient to starve the microbe.

Update: Stay hydrated.
This Inexpensive Action Lowers Hospital Infections And Protects Against Flu Season
Raise the humidity...     

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Further Adventures in Pain Insensitivity

It has been two weeks since having that crown put on my lower left molar.
My shoulder girdle popped and relaxed and dropped and was way less painful before I even left the dentist office.  That was lovely.   The verbal tics have been on and off since then, though. 
Last night my tongue and salivary gland down under my ear came back to life.   At about midnight.  Of course.
So I laid on the couch in the dark and entertained myself with breathing and swallowing  and surfing the tingles.  
I had no idea how paralyzed my tongue was.
Tics are way in the background today.   My diaphragm is still twitchy though.
Hmmm, the tongue might be connected to the phrenic nerve somehow...   I gotta check on that.

I have been able to pour a full pot of coffee with my left arm for two days.
That is what I call a successful experiment.
I can't even remember how long that's been impossible.
Last night my left pectoral muscle reanimated.   Tingly boob at midnight.  LOL.
Verbals tics are seldom, and now mostly when I'm in positions that pinch my waist and diaphragm. And they have devolved to just "HA!" instead of phrases.  Nice.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Boys will be Boys

Fuckin Cowards and Bullies

This is how a group of people with acute frontal lobe dysfunction behave.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Endotoxic Masculinity

Surprisingly, our survey discovered that men may be far more emotionally sensitive in the workplace than women.
Men were more than twice as likely as women to get emotional because their “ideas weren’t heard” or because they “were criticized”.
 Say it ain't so.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Current Research

Dental appointment today.   So excited.
I would very much like to regain control of my mouth. 

I'm totally convinced that Tourette's is a Phrenic nerve thing, and that it's triggered by problems with molar teeth somehow.
It's like my mechanism for cataplexy- just a different nerve. Direct infection or inflammation that pinches the nerve in the neck. The phrenic nerve runs under the clavicle, that is why the shoulders twitch.  If it's on the left side, it may also activate Broca's area in the brain, but I'm not sure that's necessary... the real action seems to be in the diaphragm.  It really is like a hiccup or a cough.

Give me a few weeks to heal, I'll tell you if I stop talking when I'm alone.

(for the record, I have spent way more time in dentist chairs than most people.  I have never missed a dental appointment in my life.  These days I go to the dentist at least 4 times a year for cleanings.  Although it has a filling, I have never felt pain from this tooth.   If you don't flinch, they just won't notice your infections...)

My two cents

He was drugged with afrin and antihistamines to reduce the swelling in his face.
He has a terrible sinus infection again. 
And he only cares about how he looks.

update, his entire salivary system is infested again too...  that explains a lot.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

On the topic of retribution of biblical proportions

Yeah, don't justify it based on your religious traditions.
It is a distortion of reality, an abomination created by humanity.

A Meteor may have Exploded in the Air 3,700 Years Ago, Obliterating Communities Near the Dead Sea

Monday, January 6, 2020

State of the Insanity

The only thing that gives me solace these days is archaeology.  I love it so much.
There is a really important Native American site that was excavated right down the road from me. I have been reading articles and watching lectures about that and other local sites.
I have also watched all 20 seasons of Time Team twice in the past few months.   I know more about artifacts found in English farmland than I ever desired.  (It did manage to break my Forensic Files addiction though).
But mostly I have been learning about Gobeckli Tepe.  It's a place in the fertile crescent where agriculture began.  It seems to be a place where hunter tribes gathered and taught each other about where to find and gather grain and how to make beer.

The desire for beer and the loss of large game animals due to unrestrained arrow hunting are now proposed to be the trigger for the adoption of agriculture and the beginning of "civilization".
Not intellectual enlightenment. Not religion.
It was lack of impulse control causing environmental collapse.

As far as I can tell, civilization has mostly led to more usage and reverence of beer and ballistic weapons, though.

The thought that a sick, demented man is going to bomb cultural artifacts in the Middle East, and alcoholic men with guns are cheering him on-- right when humanity is figuring this out-- just makes my brain melt...

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Welcome to my paradigm

I do not want to research saliva.   Really, I just don't.

So, here's what I found:
Porphyromonas gingivalis binds to saliva molecules and shuts down production of mucin in your salivary glands.
Mucin protects your oropharygial space from Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Just Saying

If old men did not predictably get hyper-impulsive and go mad...
Democracy and Checks and Balances (and impeachment) would not have been needed in the first place.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

This is Why

I just found this picture in my collection.  It's from May 2018, I think.

See this?   This is an abscessed parotid gland.  His salivary glands are rotting in his face.
Just like daddy.
They had drained it and hidden it with makeup.  They probably gave him a hefty dose of antibiotics too.
He also seems to have a calcium stone in his right sub-lingual gland that shifts and makes him choke on his words sometimes.    He will never admit it though.

Remember that emergency trip to Walter Reed?    I wish someone in the White House would leak some details on that...   I'll put ten dollars on prostate problems.

This year is already worse

The root of evil is disproportionately violent responses to injury.

Disproportionately angry reactions are a symptom of frontal lobe impairment.