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Just Sven
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11 days ago

Monday -- back to the grind.

Just Sven
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11 days ago

I mentioned yesterday that I broke my toe -- I have no idea when or how it happened, but it’s likely that somehow cats were involved. It’s a smallish horizontal fracture on the outside side of the toe.

Just Sven
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11 days ago
Reply to  Mac

Heh. Was just seeing if you were awake, Mac.

Just Sven
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11 days ago

I gathered up all of our squirrel’s belongings over the weekend. Disposed some; stored some. A sad task. I had left his housing outside these past several days with the door open hoping that maybe he had somehow survived -- silly, I know -- but time to put away childish things.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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11 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

That’s got to be hard, Sven. I’m truly sorry.

Just Sven
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11 days ago

Thanks, Paddy. Here he is on his last day.

Last-day
Paddy O'Furnijur
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11 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Just a little guy.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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11 days ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, and Mac!

Sven -- I’m sorry to hear about your toe. That has to be painful. Do you have to wear a boot or do anything to keep it immobilized?

Just Sven
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11 days ago

They sold me a walking shoe, not so much for immobilization, but to keep me from bumping it. The pain has been relative -- what was keeping me up at night for the past week was mostly toe/joint swelling and pain, and they think that’s more of an arthritis thing than the broken toe. I went in yesterday thinking it was gout -- something my father suffered from in his later years -- and they ordered x-rays just to be thorough. The doctor was as surprised as I was that there was a fracture. Blood work results back in a couple of days and we’ll see what they say.

What’s annoying is that this year healthwise, I’d been getting good news that various ailments I’ve been seriously dealing with for the last five or so years were all looking good. Like I had turned a corner and now this.

Just Sven
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11 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Blood work results -- my uric acid is higher than it should be -- in the gout range -- so that’s probably a problem to work through. Logic:
Gout is a rich man’s disease
I have gout
Therefore, I am a rich man

Paddy O'Furnijur
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11 days ago
Reply to  Just Sven

Never argue against logic.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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10 days ago
Reply to  Mac

I’m sorry to hear about Elena’s father. I hope he can get both conditions under control.