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For those who missed me, I had a stroke.

18 days in the hospital and therapy. A small bomb went off in my head and blew out my right-side coordination and balance. Typing is a bit of a chore since it is mostly left-handed. Since I can tend to my basic needs and get around with a walker, they sent me home today. Naturally I wanted my pals in the Lounge to know why I haven't been around.

I also have a newly-diagnosed case of diabetes (which seems to have caused the stroke), and I seriously think that's more of a pain than the stroke. Diabetes is expensive, man.

-- Mal

Slightly OT: for anyone who noticed I've been absent, I had a stroke.

18 days in the hospital and therapy. A small bomb went off in my head and blew out my right-side coordination and balance. Typing is a bit of a chore since it is mostly left-handed. Since I can tend to my basic needs and get around with a walker, they sent me home today. Naturally I wanted my pals in HoF to know why I haven't been around.

I also have a newly-diagnosed case of diabetes (which seems to have caused the stroke), and I seriously think that's more of a pain than the stroke. Diabetes is expensive, man.

-- Mal

It's not politics, but...

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20141031_Merger_of_Abington__Jefferson_is_sign_of_the_future.html

Abington Hospital and Jefferson are planning to merge, as are Penn and Lancaster.

Growing up where I have, I have watched Abington slowly but surely eat up what seems like 90% of the township. Amazing how much profit those places make.

"Standard & Poor's this month affirmed its "A" rating for Abington, citing unrestricted reserves of $676 million, enough to pay for 338 days of operations and more than twice its long-term debt."

Good thing, too, my mother gets her pension from Abington.

-- Mal
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