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Name: Dalton Ivey
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Hometown: The Outer Banks
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Current location: Minneapolis, MN
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I wonder about my doctors sometimes...

Nowadays, we all have to fill in various forms and stuff online, and offices and hospitals have sites where one can do many things in regards to their health. However, I wonder if they actually read them. Case in point: I have now filled out some 'forms' that the orthopedic doctor requested. And, for the third time, they asked me about mental aspects of my life and the effect that my injuries may be having. Now, I decided a while back to stop holding back when it comes to being honest about my medical state, regardless of whether I like it or not. And, for the third time, I point out that I am suffering from issues regarding being a crippled failure, and that I don't see anything ever improving. So far, no one has said anything to me about these 'forms'. I will await the next appointment and see if they mention anything. I bet they won't. I suspect that they are thinking, "Well, that is a can of worms that I do not want to open!". And, I consider them smart for thinking that way. Because it is a can of worms. Hell, it is a VAT of worms. And, although all of this was in place before the accident, said accident has given the monster fresh fuel. I don't know... maybe I thought that reading this would at least warrant a question or two... maybe a referral or something? But, I also know the greed that lives in the medical profession these days. Whichever it is, I find it very unsettling that one can point out something as serious as my mental state is and get nothing back from the medical profession. Kind of telling, actually. Anyone care to bet on why?

I am thinking, "Nah, he can't afford that kind of help, So best to just hope it doesn't act up until we release him. Then, we won't have to worry about it."
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Thu Sep 29, 2022, 06:18 PM (4 replies)

So, the physical therapist asked me a question yesterday...

She asked, "What do you want out of this (meaning the physical therapy), what hobbies do you have, what do you do for a living, etc.?". I was actually taken aback. Not because of the question, but because, as someone who is literally just marking time these days, I have no ambition, no 'goals' to accomplish anymore. They are all gone, as far as I am concerned. All of the things I wanted to put into life and get out of life failed miserably. So, how does one answer such a question? Well, one choice is to lie like a rug and mention some of the failed wreckage as things that were still alive and being pursued. It really sucks that I had to do this, but what else was I supposed to do, casually look at her and say, "Nothing. I am a shell of a human and I am not even sure why we are here. I am just being a robot when it comes to this injury and rehab thing, but getting as much functionality back as my body can handle is not appealing. It is a bit silly to be honest. I am not long for this world anyway... why are we doing this again?"

Anyone else find themselves in this position? I am curious because I was really caught off guard by this question and I am pretty good and babbling without pause if I have to. Yet, it still threw me. Anyone else ever do this?

(Quick summary: I was biking and a vehicle pulled out in front of me. I hit the front fender and it tore all of my left rotator cuff ligaments as well as a good part of my bicep as well. I put a really good dent into the vehicle, so bad that it took three people to yank the passenger door open. Not bad for an old defensive lineman.) They have stitched all of it back together and the healing has begun. I started therapy yesterday. Also, this accident happened the day after I went to the doctor to see about my right shoulder, which was giving me fits of pain and weakness, and was supposed to be going to the orthopedist because of it... until the next morning. Sigh.)
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue Sep 20, 2022, 12:02 PM (23 replies)

The shoulder surgery went well.

it is still completely numb and braced. I am still zonked out of my mind from all the meds. Now, the healing part begins. And, remember, I do not do pain. So, I feel so sorry for my beloved hubby.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:49 PM (9 replies)

I am not sure if this is the proper place for my post but...

I have just returned from CONvergence, the annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror convention held in the Hyatt Regency downtown. It was a lot of fun and everyone was glad to be out and about. It was a fully masked event as well as requiring full and current inoculations per CD guidelines. This event is one of the things I really like about being here in the Twin Cities.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Aug 14, 2022, 07:28 PM (6 replies)

I do not handle pain well.

That means any pain, but especially physical pain. Now, thanks to a stupid bike accident, I am having issues with doing anything in life as well as sleeping because the only time this shoulder really goes off is when I lay down. I am having to sleep propped up, which I am not accustomed to. I was finally able to get an MRI after a failed attempt last Thursday due to the issue I mentioned. (Getting that MRI requires laying down with the shoulder in a prop. It was agony the first time, but the doc gave me some strong stuff and I practically was a zombie in the doughnut this time.) I will find out just what has happened on Tuesday. It might be a torn rotator cuff, which would require surgery and would pretty much immobilize me for just under a year. I doubt I can do this without more strong meds and I hate those things, but I hate pain even more. Not to mention the fact that they may try to suspend my use of medical cannabis, which is why I am not freaking out as I type this. (Well, keeping it to a low grade freakout is what it is doing, but this is really fucking with me and I don't know what to do.) We are not in a good position for this, should my insurance or my auto insurance (in this state, I am covered as a driver of my bike as well as my car). I already expect the premiums to go up and that may be bad as well. Thanks Federal Government, specifically SSDI, for letting me end up like I have. That is what I get for believing all that propaganda I got in school. I still kick myself for falling for it.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Jul 31, 2022, 10:52 AM (11 replies)

It never rains, but it pours.

So, I was riding my bike yesterday morning when a lady pulled out in front of me and I hit her. I am okay for the most part, but there is going to be bills for all that medical treatment as well as repairing her car. I have nothing. So, even though I loathe asking for charity, it seems I have little choice in this matter. No, I am not sure who is actually falls under the 'blame' umbrella, and we are trying to get some legal help on this matter. Of course, yet again, being un-wealthy means I am in that second tier as far as getting real justice and/or assistance. This is what I get for trying to stay healthy. And people wonder why I am a cynic.

I know nothing about GoFundMe or any of that, so I will have to post the link once I figure it out. Thanks for reading this.

Oh, I forgot to say that I am really struggling to sit and type now, so please be patient.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Fri Jul 15, 2022, 04:32 PM (10 replies)

McConnell Says Labor Shortages Will End When People Run Out Of Stimulus Money

For over a year, lawmakers and businesses have been bemoaning how they can't find workers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his own theory as to why at an event in Paducah, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

"You've got a whole lot of people sitting on the sidelines because, frankly, they're flush for the moment," the Kentucky Republican said. "What we've got to hope is once they run out of money, they'll start concluding it's better to work than not to work.


That's right. As soon as those lowly peons stop trying to act like they are human beings, we can get back to the levels of exploitation we had before the pandemic. Just let them all run out of money and they will be crawling back. After all, nothing is more important than money. NOTHING. And, if you say otherwise, then we will have to have a little talk with you. We can't have anything interfering with the top money hoarders making even more money!

That racist turtle is evil. There is nothing else that explains him. And, he is not alone.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue Jul 5, 2022, 07:30 PM (20 replies)

In the movie 'Joker', the lead character goes on a talk show.

And, in the crescendo of that scene, he says, "What do you get when you cross a mentally ill loner with a society that abandons him and treats him like trash? I'll tell you what you get! You get what you fucking deserve!!"

And, he is absolutely 100% correct.

Why do I feel the same way? (BTW, I am not going on a killing spree. I will just sit back and watch the consequences of that statement play out. Because they will.) Our society does not give one rats ass about anyone who does not play their game. And our society will pay for it. I only wish I could be there when it happens. I deserve that much at least.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Sun Jun 5, 2022, 01:29 AM (5 replies)


Well, I am not doing well at all. I had an appointment to do a followup with a cardiologist. I had a complete brain fart last Wed. as my brain had decided that the appointment was on that day. I drove over there and had the desk person tell me that I was wrong. So, the appointment was today. I decided to grab a nap around 1:30... and slept through the entire thing. I was supposed to be getting my atorvastin and my metoprolol renewed. They keep going back and forth as to whom is supposed to be prescribing them. Typical bureaucratic shit over things that should not be this difficult. I am slowly becoming such a burden to my spouse. This is untenable.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Tue May 10, 2022, 07:51 PM (17 replies)

New Mexico GOP leader Kimberly Skaggs, family accused in straw donor scheme

Source: Las Cruces Sun News

LAS CRUCES – Last week, the executive director of the state Republican Party was accused of using a shell company to funnel campaign contributions in a special congressional election last year.

Kimberly Skaggs, named in the Federal Elections Commission complaint, is a Las Cruces resident who ran for state Senate in 2020 and later assumed leadership of the Doņa Ana County GOP.

Also named in the complaint is her husband, Joseph Skaggs, an elected member of the Doņa Ana County Soil and Water Conservation Board; and Teryl Jay Skaggs.

On Saturday, Kimberly Skaggs issued a brief statement responding to the complaint: "I want to assure you that these claims are false and that I have done absolutely nothing wrong."

Read more: https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/new-mexico/2022/04/27/new-mexico-republican-leader-kimberly-skaggs-family-accused-straw-donor-scheme/7445408001/

Of course you haven't, Kim. The Republican party is the very essence of ethical.
Posted by OldBaldy1701E | Mon May 2, 2022, 10:35 AM (5 replies)
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