Monday, December 27, 2010

Grumpy Gus

Brother-in-Law, The Mouth, ended up going to the emergency room in the middle of the night, or early in the morning, depending on how you want to look at it.

He threw his back out on Christmas Day, and called and begged, and got a chiropractor at his usual chiro's office to come in on an emergency basis and work on him. After over an hour, he felt better, and came to our place for leftovers. Then he went home to rest.

Next thing we know, it is after midnight and his next door neighbor is calling us to say an ambulance is taking him in. They did x-rays and found nothing of course -- sciatica and herniated disks usually don't show up on x-ray. He would need an MRI for them to really find anything. So they gave him something slightly stronger than the naproxen sodium he usually takes, and tried to give him a prescription for a muscle relaxer, the same one he already gets from his doctor.

Sweetie went and picked him up and took him home. He stayed home and rested all day Sunday, and it really takes an act of Congress to get him to stay home from church so that tells you something.

So he gets to spend his week off work for the holidays in pain. It has turned him into a real Grumpy Gus, and i don't blame him.

Today is:

Calli (House) Day -- Aztec Calendar (a good day for all things hearth and home and family. a bad day to participate in public life)

Constitution Day -- Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Kwanzaa Day 2 -- Self-Determination

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

National Fruitcake Day (Unless, of course, you are like me and have spent your last several days with fruitcake relatives, at which point you get a day off from fruitcakes! ;D )

St. Fabiola's Day

St. John the Divine's Day (patron of Turkey; writers; against poison)

Third Day of Christmas

Visit the Zoo Day

Birthdays Today:

Heather O'Rourke, 1975
Bill Goldberg, 1966
Gerard Depardieu, 1948
Cokie Roberts, 1943
John Amos, 1939
Oscar Levant, 1906
Marlene Dietrich, 1901
Sydney Greenstreet, 1879
Louis Pasteur, 1822
Johannes Kepler, 1571

Today in History:

The Hagia Sofia of Constantinople is completed, 537
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World, 1512
The first public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England, 1825
Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, 1831
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried in Lewes Sussex, 1836
Ether is first used in childbirth in US, in Jefferson, Ga., 1845
The world's first cat show is held at the Crystal Palace, London, 1871
Carrie Nation's first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, 1900
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan, 1923
Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky is expelled, 1927
Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City, 1932
The Shah of Persia declares Persia is now Iran, 1934
The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations, 1945
Apollo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first orbital manned mission to the Moon, 1968
The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States, 2001
Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet, 2004

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