...the [World-Readiness] phoenix shall rise anew! (aka Note to self: check out my junk a little more often!)

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2013/06/25 07:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2013/06/25/10428504.aspx


It was not quite two months ago (in Out of the ashes of the old...) that I last blogged in this often World-Readiness focused Blog-o-mine, doubtful about the future.

And my future.

And the Blog's future, frankly.

Today, I return, quite sure about the all of those futures.

And of the role World-Readiness will play in all three.

But not of  this one particular blog in the many blogs in this Sorting it all Out Blog.

Because this one particular blog is not about World-Readiness, as so many blogs in this Blog have been about in the past, and will be about in the future.

This blog today is about something I seldom talk about.

My junk.

Now I don't judge those with different priorities than my own, but my junk is seldom something I talk about.

Or frankly something I even check out (b which I mean look at).

As I said, I don't judge.

If checking out your junk is a priority of yours, then I am happy for you. And I don't judge your priorities.

Or your world

However, as the subtitle for today's bog indicates, I am simply going to have to check out my junk once in a while.

Because on Sunday, May 19th, I was in the burn unit of Harborview Medical Center with 2nd and 3rd degree burns of my upper thighs and junk. I was inpatient for a week, eventually needing surgery while I was there.

You see, my case was pretty unique according to the doctors and nurses of Harborview Medical Center, for two reasons:

You see, due to my over twenty year diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, I have kind of an almost MS-induced Congenital insensitivity to pain, not unlike the House episode Insensitive where Hannah Morganthal (played by actress Mika Boorem) who everyone assumed had *** for much of the episode.

In fact, each time I explained why I didn't want Oxycontin or Vicodin, the most common response was "like that girl from House" and "like that girl Hannah from House". :-)

I would often explain that unlike CIP or ***, the cause for my problem was well-understood, though I shared many characteristics with both problems, like I could feel touch but not pain or temperature, and the way I freaked out and went to the ER when I accidentally noticed the damage early Sunday morning.

Everyone agreed with my assessment that I should check out my junk more often!

Some people would suggest I check everything out, not just my "junk".

The way they would refer to my junk was like they were quoting my usage, not using it as they would usually refer to a man's parts, thus my usage of quotes there. :-)

And some even pointed out all of "Hannah's" routines  to check for problems and maybe I should do that, I would then point out it was simple triage; I'm not obsessive about my junk but I have prioritize the pieces! :-)

Anyway, from now on I'll check my junk sometimes, and if I spill something wet (like I did on that fateful Tuesday!) I'll check to see if it was also hot, and caused some damage!


Mike on 25 Jun 2013 7:14 AM:

Holy cow, 3rd degree - good to hear you're fine.

Marc Brooks on 25 Jun 2013 11:38 AM:

Reminds me of the constant VSEs that Thomas Covenant (a leper) had to conduct in those trilogies... by the way, have you read them?

Yuhong Bao on 28 Jun 2013 4:23 PM:

I hope you will blog about this hotfix on Unicode and ZIP files: support.microsoft.com/.../2704299


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