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January 30th, 2007

10:26 pm: Not a TIA
I'm starting online so late because I had the appt with the neurologist today and it's a long drive on two high-speed highways with accidents every day. I left early and got there early, she had an emergency, and then we talked for an hour. I came home on the same highways in rush hour.

From the tests and my description, she decided that 11/8 wasn't a new event, but an extension of the original stroke in 1987. I had a watershed infarct back then, which makes it easy to have more incidental neuro problems. This is a good diagnosis because it means no new brain damage. I drove home on those highways in rush hour, fed the cats, and napped for four hours. I have an EEG at the same place next week, so I will be late next Tuesday, too.

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10:35 pm: Some Bits from Parts of Today's WashPost
I got about halfway through the paper waiting for the doctor and noted these items:

Allan Sloan goes into detail about Bush's proposed health insurance changes and how "you discover a plan embedded in them that would effectively trim future Social Security retirement benefits for some people, while reducing their current Social Security tax payments to help pay for health insurance." Some low-income folks could see their retirement money cut in half.

Google has decided to smother Google bombs.

An article in Business was about how more American businesses are selling to other countries now, and one exec said "It would be wonderful if all we had to do to survive was sell to Americans, but the earth is round." Uhhuh. And what does that have to do with export?

Hmmm, I notice that there's nobody on my flist with a February birthday. That's odd.

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