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thalidomide. my next-door neighbor's daughter was born with short arms similar to his.. both of her arms ended as one finger. Leslie was born in about 1958. She, as far as I know, never used (or wanted to use/wear) any prosthetics... last I heard, she was married and had two children of her own. GUESS WHAt:
not sure of the present circumstances but "they've brought thalidomide back and it is now regularly being used for something...
and it is now "FDA APPROVED" !
Ed Baker |
08.10.2012 at 07:40 AM
There was a little shop where I grew up which we called The Hobby Shop; it was where we went for balsa wood gliders and for slot car parts etc etc. One of the guys who worked there was named Glenn and he had one "full" arm and one partial one that was about half the length of the other and ended in a little hand with I don't remember how many little useless fingery appendages. He was older so I don't know what caused it (by older I mean he was in his 20s I'd guess when I was in my mid-teens). What makes him so memorable was that it didn't matter what the craft was, he was way good at it. He'd learned how to make awesome use out of the combo of "good" arm/part arm. We, who had two full arms, would get stuck doing something and we'd take it to the shop and bam! He was a hero of sorts.
Thalidomide was developed by a Nazi, by the way. You can quickly google it for the story.
This is what it's now used for, according to PubMed: "Thalidomide is used along with dexamethasone to treat multiple myeloma in people who have been recently found to have this disease. It is also used alone or with other medications to treat and prevent skin symptoms of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL; episodes of skin sores, fever, and nerve damage that occur in people with Hansen's disease [leprosy]). Thalidomide is in a class of medications called immunomodulatory agents. It treats multiple myeloma by strengthening the immune system to fight cancer cells. It treats ENL by blocking the action of certain natural substances that cause swelling." And yes, there is a warning that it's not to be used by pregnant women.
I hope my brother reads this because he will remember better than I do if it was the shop that was called Glenn's and if so what the hobby adept's name was.
08.10.2012 at 08:22 AM
besides what this drug does those heart medicine drugs that
what are the called ace inhibitors ? channel fanned blannel blockers?
mevicore, lipitor, Diovan, etc etc etc..ALL destroy (over time) the liver and kidneys of those who use them... AND the warning of this is right on the drug-discription/specs that come with the pill..
my dad had to take several additional pills to negate the "side" effects of the pills that were "saving his life" ... just before he died
"they" told him that he needed a kidney transplant AND liver dialysis
Big Med doesn't go after causes they just maintain/sell our bull-shit lifestyle and sell more pills and procedures...
I guess they cater to and foster and promote based on FEAR
fear of what.... death ?
got those same balsa-wood gliders too... and a cpl of those balsa-wood planes that you pinned the strips to a pattern then wrapped them in red paper, painted and put decals on... did a large one once and put a .025 engine on it and flew it round-and-round at the end of a wire....
the last hobby shop around D.C. closed about 10 years ago...
this one was the BEST place to meet single cute mothers !
Ed Baker |
08.10.2012 at 11:41 AM
My recollection is that The Hobby Shop was the name of the store; it was run by Ralph & Mid who had one son named Bob and one son (the hobby adept) who might or might not have been named Glenn...
Omo Bob |
08.10.2012 at 11:48 AM
well I was wrong... this Hobby Shop seems to be 'going strong'
and it is about 4our miles from me:
maybe they have some of that airplane glue that we used to sniff ...
what was it called? Airplane Dope ....
Ed Baker |
08.10.2012 at 12:08 PM
First, Ed, people who are sick enough will often risk side effects. Being ill does seem to bring out the animal will to chew a leg off it that's what it takes to survive another hour. As for big pharma, well, what can I say that hasn't been already. I'd prefer to think of Hobby shops, and .025 engines, and slot car parts (who made those slot car motors).
And thanks, Bob, then name Glenn just popped into my head. Some of the greatest moments of my childhood/teen years were spent in that place, with you by my side (or me by yours ...)
08.10.2012 at 12:36 PM
Remember the Pittmann DC-85A? That thing flew... Remember the slot-car track on Lincoln at Superba? Remember making the Blue Angels model when I stuck the ice-pick into my thumb-web trying to open the glue?
Omo Bob |
08.10.2012 at 02:24 PM
How could I forget ANY of that?
And why would I ever want to.
My brother. My brother.
08.10.2012 at 02:51 PM
Hey, thanks for litninesg to the show Jank people your support means a lot!Sorry to have scooped you all on the themes' topic I know fresh ones are mighty scarce these days but, if it's any consolation, I'm confident that the Jank Cast take on it will be much more thoughtful and erudite than ours. Looking forward to some steamy, theme-y discussion soon!Also, thanks lots for the thoughtful reply, Megan. We maybe should have held back our fanboy-druthers criticism until after we play the BSG playset I think you're probably right that less is more, especially when it comes to relationships in a Fiasco playset. If you ever get that Salem witch trials playset ready for action I would be extremely excited to see it I very much want to stir some Fiasco into my Crucible!Cheers,Miles
17.10.2012 at 01:38 AM
As a disabled gamer, I was ovrely excited to see this finally available. [I'm a quadriplegic with <50% functionality in my hands... both thumbsticks *and* triggers on a normal controller? not gonna happen.] Halfway through checkout, a friend pointed out to me that there is no compatibility on this device for the Xbox 360; so, I don't think it'll be helping *any*one in Halo 3 anytime soon. Fear not though: on his blog, BenHeck himself comments that a 360 version IS coming: June 5th, 2008 at 11:45 pmThe Xbox 360 version is forthcominge2€a6 it just takes longer because of licensing and what not.-Ben
20.10.2012 at 01:18 AM
That is awesome, esplliacey the ability to pop off the different elements and rearrange them. Might even be a good way to train the fingers on one of your hands through a greater range of precise motion.Oooh, imagine dual-wielding these. Forget sixaxis, here comes the EIGHTAXIS.
20.10.2012 at 03:59 AM
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20.10.2012 at 04:17 AM
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