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Thursday, May 31, 2007


Who wants a delicious and relatively easy biscuit recipe?

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Descent

I watched The Descent tonight. This movie is well done. It’s definitely a creepy movie, and the atmosphere is great. The actual story leaves some doubt, but I think that’s intentional. The one single word to describe it is “chthonic”. Oh, the accents are quite awesome too. 8.7 out of 9.4 rabbit turds.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007


Who’s hungry?

And for after:

posted by neil at 11:02 am
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Thursday, May 17, 2007


I will be in Chicago from about dawn on 6/23 through 10am on 7/1. You have been warned.

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Monday, May 7, 2007


I highly recommend everyone watch this when they get a chance. It is 80 minutes long, but well worth your time. It’s basically a 1970s PBS documentary about weird inventions and crazy daredevils from the first half of the 20th century. I used to watch this all the time as a kid.

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Friday, May 4, 2007

Medical Imaging (Not for the Faint of Heart)

I got a CD of my medical imaging studies from the past few months today. Well most of them.

It all started with a Sinus Infection, which I thought wasn’t going away. This lead to a sinus CT on 1/9/2007. There was an ‘anomaly’ in the right frontal lobe region, according to the radiologist, but since that’s not really covered in the study, it meant another study was needed. The CT is below, marked where I think the anomaly is (it was pointed out to me by the doctor in the office, but it’s hard to really see… so I could be wrong).

So then the followup, a few days later was a head CT:

Ugh, this definitely showed something not right. Followup to this was an MRI/MRA, which was from an outside vendor, so I don’t have the image. And also an angiogram. I got a second MRI on 2/22/2007, which is below. You can clearly see teh CCM on it:

On 3/1/2007 I had surgery to have it removed. About two months later I had my 4th MRI (the third was the day of the surgery. I suppose if I bugged Stanford Hospital, I could get a CD of it…
So here is my latest MRI, from 4/27/2007:

You can see some “mass effect” in the before pic, the middle line of the brain is clearly pushed to the left. This is back to center in the after. There is some swelling and such, but the neurosurgeon says it looks real good, as does the incision.

posted by neil at 12:28 pm
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