Oh, Doctor, Doctor?

Right, lets go from the sublime, political matter of the US National Anthem, and various sports people, to the ridiculous, and talk about the state of my back!

Yes, its an actual fact, I’ve been told today that the results of the bone density scan are in, but unfortunately, the nurse dealing with the matter wasnt in today, and the receptionist admitted to me that the results were in ‘medical speak’, and that therefore she preferred that the nurse discuss them with me, rather than her, as they probably wouldnt have meant a lot to me, or her, in truth. Given I’m working tomorrow, it will be Thursday before I get the results now, but so be it.

Seeing as how, despite the painkillers, and various anti inflammatory gels and creams that I’ve been given to deal with matters, that I still have some degree of latent pain from it, I doubt the results are great, but we will see. But given that so far, I havent actually been given any pills, potions, or other delights to actually cure it, I will just have to wait and see the end results now. But at least the wait is nearly over!

No, I dont expect to be ‘put down’ or anything because of it, mainly because they dont do that sort of thing to people, only poor unfortunate animals, its fair to say. Equally, I dont really expect to be offered a new cybernetically enhanced back, or full body makeover, though yes, I cant deny I would love that! I’m sure they would if they could, but yes, unless some mad scientist knows otherwise, I dont think they’re actually available at present! ūüė¶ If someone does know otherwise, then yes, please, as soon as possible, if not sooner!

Being more realistic, I expect its going to be pills, of some kind, and some strength, to be honest. The 2 obvious ones (and it could be both), are estrogen (menopausal aged woman), and/or calcium. I hope its not too much of the latter, as it can lead to, err, bowel issues, of a delicate kind, as I have already discovered, after taking some voluntarily, and then stopping because of the results!

What I do pretty much know already, without even hearing the medical views, is that my days of working a 5 day week are numbered, if not already over. At present, its all the body can do to do 2 days in a row, let alone more! It will mean cutting back on the delights of life, like travelling twice a year to the US (pretty sure I can still manage one, and maybe 2 next year, due to funds already saved?), and it will mean that I will be doing the wheelchair through the airport thing again, probably for the rest of my travelling life.

One thing I will need to work out on that, is that both times, this trip, I was being met at the other end. Further trips, that might not always be happening, and I guess they would have to let me do it, but it might be more fun! In fact, at Manchester, I did the last bit from baggage carousel, to meeting point on foot, as it was easier for the wheelchair to stay that side of the building, and the helper just dealt with my cases for me, but anyway…

But yes, if anyone wants to provide me with a nice new, young, frisky, cybernetically upgraded body before my next planned flight in May, I would love that. In theory, I could have need to fly next month, but funds dont permit at present. But yes, NYC, for the reading of a musical, for an actress, well, I’d love to be there, but…

Right, video. I suspect this is as close as you’re ever going to get to a live Thompson Twins performance, though I’m not convinced all the keyboard work was live, all the same.

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Falling Apart At The Seams

And in this case, I’ll be very impressed if any readers have heard this song before, but some of us still have long memories lol.

Yes, strictly I am beginning to fall apart at the seams. Not literally just yet, though apparently bone thinning, and osteoporosis is to blame for my back issue. Yes, I’ve got my X-Ray results back already, which was surprisingly quick, but maybe they rush the bad news ones faster than the OK ones, who knows?

But yes, my back issue is actually a wedge fracture at the bottom of my thoracic spine, relating to weakening of the bone there. Yes, because its really just an old age issue, there isnt a lot they can do. So pretty much, they just want to give it a few weeks, see if it improves, stays the same, or gets worse before deciding on the next step to take. In the meantime, stick with the painkillers, use the (mild) steroid cream, and just survive as best I can. Oh, and seemingly I have colon issues which may be related to this, so need to get something to, err, clear them out of the way lol.

But yes, if any surgeon, scientist, or indeed mad scientist (probably most fun) has a new replacement cybernetic back unit they want to try out on a willing human volunteer, let me know. I would have said yes, regardless of this, but definitely will now. No, dont mind if it comes in flesh, chrome metal, or other material either! Though if its chrome metal, lets go the whole hog, and do the full body, OK? ūüėČ

Yes, work know. I rang them shortly after I found out, as I suspect I’m going to need a chair to fit in with my needs, regardless. Ideally something that puts no pressure on the back, but anything better than a standard chair has to be good. No, I dont think First Buses will provide me with one lol!

Irony is, today was my last day of self certification for medical reasons, so plan is to go back tomorrow. Of course, I probably now could get a certificate for my back, but I’m going to see how it goes, subject to how I feel in morning. But yes, nice to know that even before 60 (just), that I’m beginning to fall apart at the seams.

The video is a lesser Marmalade hit from over 40 years ago, that just seems apt

Thats life?

I know, a couple of pieces of real life whimsy, that wont hold much meaning for my mainly US readers on here, but anyway, just for once, you’ll have to live with it. Yes, I know the other blog makes more sense, but they were due the Dr Who, and Huddersfield comments, so…

Put it this way, yes, I know I’m feeling old. Even more so the last week and a half, or so, as the back pains that normally last 1-2 days at top, having been giving me hell since then. Finally, after nearly 12 days, it seems to be easing at long last, as I had managed to go 17 hours since last taking a painkiller, but just given in now, as back is starting to ache a bit more now, but yes, even then, still better than its been in a long while!

But what struck me today, was a friend, and ex work colleague announced it was her 60th birthday today. Incredibly, up to just over 7 years ago, she could retire now, if she wanted to! Now, like me, she’s got another 6 years to go before she reaches pension age. Before anyone says anything, raising the retirement age made sense, people now live a lot longer, so understandably we have to work a bit longer before retirement. Oh, and 5 years of it at least was the equality we wanted, as until that time, for many years, women retired at 60, men at 65! Now, by the time I retire, it will be 66 for both genders!

The people I feel most sorry for, are those, slightly older than me, who for the sake of a month or less, end up working a year more, just while things equal out. That would all be reached by the time I retire, for those wondering.

But yes, the last 10 days or so, I’ve been wondering if my back had decided to retire without telling me! Now, if anyone is doing research on cybernetically designed replacement backs, the answer is yes, I’d love one. Knees too, or even more ideally, a whole new body, but yes, at present, the back is the urgent need. So…?

Right, video time. I have to say that before tonight, I’d never heard of this group. But within an hour or so, I’ve become a huge fan. So no, please dont ask me anything about them, because I dont know. But yes, once in a while I love to try to make someone a star, and this is one of those moments. Their cover songs are brilliant, but this is one of their own. Enjoy!

Looks like I’ve been upgraded!

Oh believe me, I wish that was for real! Mind, if anyone out there reading this is saying, it can be easily done, or even trickily done, then yes please, I’d love it to happen! Feel free to shout, if you can!

So, tell a short story, last weekend, I decided I hadnt done any selfies in quite a while, so thought I’d give it a go. I did do a few at Christmas, but they werent great, so that means the last decent ones were in Hollywood, last October. This time though, I decided to have a bit of fun, and play up the whole robot look, while doing it.

Fine, I got a silver dress out, that I havent worn in a very long time, if ever, given its length, as its the perfect silver metallic look. Fine, for a robot, it needs sleeves, and in truth, it needs to be longer, at my age, given its definitely mini length, well above the knees! So fine, discretion, especially given the state of my knees, I put on a pair of silver leggings as well. The end result, this

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

As I say, too much flesh showing, but given I dont have a long pair of silver gloves, not a lot I could do. But fine, there was one bit of flesh that I could cover up for sure, my face. So tracking down my Cyberman helmet, and attempting to take pictures with limited visibility, I took these

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

Or for those who prefer a close up

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

Sadly, when I took the helmet off, I discovered I was still human underneath it, ah well…

Yes, it would be a lot easier if someone else was taking the photos, especially while wearing the helmet, as you really cant see a lot, wearing that, so if anyone wants to take a few for me like that (I have no funds to pay for lots of expensive photos) for whatever reason, then again, shout.

Or ideally, if someone wants to genuinely turn me into a robot, oh please do!

Right, the video. A tribute to the most famous robot ever, just maybe? Yes, fine, maybe I should have gone with the original, Debbie isnt as strong a singer as she used to be, sadly. Hardly surprising, at her age, but anyway, who am I to talk?

Lets talk mind control

The interesting thing about the mind control used in stories on the Archive, is the wide variety of methods used.

We have everything from the highly¬†possible (or practical?) like hypnosis, which exists, but not necessarily in the ways its used in stories. At the other end of the scale you have the far-fetched, like robotisation chambers (yes, I know, guilty as charged), and nanite injections to change people dramatically. Or alright, as I have done more than¬†once, a combination of both. There are others equally ‘ridiculous’, the meteors from space and the like, but hey, lets joke about my own stuff lol!

Hypnosis works,¬† I know, at least in a therapeutic sense. I’m told it only works in a way that you want something to happen, but as I’m not an expert, I bow to others about this. Certainly some of the stuff in stories is so against peoples personal judgement, but if, unlike the stories, it was done at a steady pace, could something like that be done? No idea, but maybe?

Subliminals, no, I cant see how something like that could really work, but someone might tell me otherwise. I suppose in the sense it bears some relation to visual hypnosis, it might work, but I’d be doubtful about that.

Pendants and necklaces with the power to control minds, would make jewellery buying a whole different matter, wouldnt it. Sadly fiction, but if it was true, I’d be trying to buy up any with a connection to Louise Brooks lol!

Brainwashing, and/or Mind control helmets, oh I wish, but sorry, I cant see it at present. I suspect electro stimulation of the brain is possible, there are enough places suggesting it is, as a cure for depression, if nothing else.  How well it works, no idea, never tried it. And lets face it, electro shock therapy has wildly varying results, to put it mildly. It has caused memory loss in the past, but not in a controlled sense, only a random one. Not enough to truly call it brainwashing I suspect.

No, sadly there are no mad scientists with chambers that can turn humans into obedient robots. Lets face it, the amount of electricity that would be needed to do something like that would probably kill the person first! Similar methods for turning women into large breasted, small intelligence bimbos, just as much of a no-no at present. But they are fun to read about.

And lets not even go down the road of intelligent lumps of rock landing on Earth from outer space, lol!

But yes, as works of fiction, they are fun to read.

Lastly, one friend is taking an enforced break from the Forums for a while, for a reason I know, but cant mention. Let me just say I hope it all goes well for him, and leave it at that. One other, I wish she’d listen to advice, and get some help if she really needs it, which I suspect she does.

New body please!

Yes, every so often I find a problem of being over 50, the body starts to hamd out aches and pains, and I start wishing I could either get a new one, or at least have the current one upgraded a bit. Sadly, fembot bodies are not yet readily available,  and replacement backs arent exactly yet available medically either!

Yes, yet again my back is playing me up badly, I¬†‘cleverly’ managed to step on an uneven surface on Sunday and jarred it up. I know, my own fault, but thats not really a consolation at present. I suspect the fact that my knees have also¬†been playing me up today is probably related to it, the fact that I’m adjusting my stance to compensate for¬†the back and all that! So yes, today I’m feeling my age, even if people keep telling me I dont look like I’m approaching my mid fifties!

So if there is anyone out there who could cybernetically enhance my back, let me know! Obviously the full fembot makeover would be even better, but as I say…not in my lifetime I suspect?

Or maybe a mind swap into a new female¬†body, now that might be fun!¬†Clearly can be done lol, you only have to look at the following video to see that! And yes, I wouldnt mind doing a mind swop with the blonde in the video, as she was then at least! ūüėČ I have no idea what film this is from, no clue from You Tube as to the answer to that.¬† But lets face it, this fits most of my fantasies very nicely, the helmets look great, and the process would certainly appeal too. Does seem the scientist concerned might be looking for some humans to try his machine out on, just need to know how to contact him!

A mind control film, what a delight to find. Only shame is its fiction, not a documentary! ūüėČ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynCnPlgH2fs&feature=related