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  • Normand Bissonnette 5:08 pm on September 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Second Surgery For My Mother 

    A month and a half ago I told you about my mothers colon surgery, well last week she had to get the same thing again.  Apparently where her large intestine starts there not enough oxygen so her colon “dies”.  The surgeon is not sure what causes this.  This time around cancer was not mentioned but crohn’s disease was.  There is also a chance that it is her blood that is coagulating at her large intestine.  They are waiting for the results.

    I have to say that she looks a lot better than she did the first time around.  Everything is looking good the doctor wants to keep her at the hospital for another two to five days.  She is in a better shape than she was when the let her go the last time.  I think the doctor wants the test results before she is sent home.

    Here in Canada we have medicare for every citizen which means that pretty much all medical expenses are covered by the Canadian and provincial governments.  On Thursday my mom threw up on her self and we buzzed the nurse and it took five minutes before the nurse came to see what was happening, I tough to myself this is taking forever while we were waiting.  When the nurse came I did not say anything, being Canadian most of us are polite.  The nurse closed the privacy curtain to change my mom.  So I waited patiently, I was hearing the call signal from the hall and decided to investigate.  I went from one end of the ward to the other and a lot of the call light for the rooms where on, in fact they were all on, busy night.  Another nurse came in and mentioned to the nurse that was taking care of mom that he was needed in another room, to which he replied he was all alone in the ward.  I don’t envy his job.  If you are at the hospital and it takes a little while before they get to you don’t bitch and moan at the nurse or attendant, it is not their fault the government has made cutbacks.  Tell it to your representative be it provincial or federal, they are the ones that can do something about it.

    Back to the subject at hand, my mom.  She had a colon then a semi colon, if this continues all she’ll have left is a comma!

  • Normand Bissonnette 10:38 am on September 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Hurricane Ike Causes Gas Price Increases 

    This morning the price of gas went up 13 cents a litre because of the fears that hurricane Ike might cause damages to refineries and off shore drilling platforms while it is battering the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Texas.  What the hell?  Ike might cause damages to refineries and off shore drilling platforms in the US, Ike might cause damage, might cause damage, might, might.

    Might is the simple past of may.  May, according to Wiktionary, means “possibly, but not certainly”.  I’ll repeat that for people that have a hard time with understand words:  might means possibly, but not certain.  I’ll start this blog post over again with a few word substitutions.

    This morning the price of gas went up 13 cents a litre because of the fears that hurricane Ike can possibly cause damages to refineries and off shore drilling platforms while it is battering the Gulf of Mexico and the coast of Texas.  What the hell?  Ike may or may not cause damages to refineries and off shore drilling platforms in the US, there is a possibility, but not a certainty, that Ike will cause damage to Oil production in the US.

    I hope Ike does not cause has much damages as what the worst case scenario they are telling us on the boob tube.  It will cause some damages, we all know that but why the f@&k are they raising the price of gas here in Canada.  We do not import gas from the USA for use in Canada we export gas to the US.  If we follow the mentality of big oil companies, the price of beef should go up by 10 percent, because some farms might be damaged by hurricane Ike.  The price of cowboy hats will go up because lots of Texans might lose theirs because of the high winds caused by Ike.  I’ll go as far as stating that the price of tea in China might go up by at least 10 percent because of hurricane Ike.

    Why have we all become so complacent to arbitrary price increases of gas caused by what might possibly, but not certainly happen?  Are we are not men?  No we are sheep lead to the slaughter.

    p.s. I will again state that I hope Ike does not to cause any deaths or major damages anywhere.  This post is a rant against profiteering oil companies that would sell their sick granny to the highest bidder.

    p.p.s I do hope that hurricane Ike destroys houses own by the big oil executives that will profit from hurricane Ike.  What comes around goes around.

  • Normand Bissonnette 9:57 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    The Hiatus Is Over 

    The hiatus is now over.  I have taken a break from this and my other blog.  Starting this week everything will be back to normal, a posting a week on this blog and at least four a month on Adventures In Computing.  Why did I not post these last few week?  I did not feel like it and I had nothing to write about, life is boring, I’m just kidding I had more ideas than usual to write about but did not take the time to write the silly taught that crossed my mind.  Thank God for you, too bad for me because it feels good writing this.

    We are already in September, time flies doesn’t it?  September means new television shows and in the next few weeks I’ll probably write my first taught, maybe my second taughts also, on all the new shows.  I hope that there is a lot of good shows starting up because you all know that there is a lot of crap on television.

    This summer CBS had Flashpoint (Crap), Swingtown (Somewhat entertaining) and Big Brother (my guilty pleasure) on TV.  Showtime has Weeds (I Like).  AMC has the second season of Mad Men (I am amazed with this show).  FX have started the seventh season of The Shield (I like this show but have not watched the season premiere yet) and last night Sons of Anarchy (will watch this week end).

    Last evening I listened on XM satellite radios the premiere of Metallica’s Death Magnetic and I think that I will like this one.  I have to listen to the songs a few times before I make up my mind.  I will wait for the official release even though you can download it from P2P sites.  I don’t want to offend Lars because he can be a pain in the ass sometimes and he might sue me.

    That it for now.

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