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[Error: unknown template qotd]I had surgery on my neck at 2 & then again just shy of 3. I remember being held down by a doctor and a nurse to have the anesthesia and I was having none of it, fighting them tooth and nail the moment my parents were out of the room. I suspect it's the 2nd surgery I remember. The next earliest memory I have was about 4 months after the operation, when my sister had a febrile seizure. Mom was home alone with us when it happened and I remember her putting my sister in a sink with ice to cool her down.

Perhaps it's no surprise I went into medicine with 1st memories like these.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Paloea Beach, between Wailea and Makena on Maui's south shore!
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Retire! Travel a little bit, and then find a volunteer position in a clinic where I could work a couple of days a week. In my spare time, pursue my interests - study language, write and create.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]"Share the joy and it's multiplied; share the pain and it's divided.

The first time I ever saw my father weep, what when my grandfather died. It was his father-in-law, not his father. I was 13 and having a hard time dealing with my grief. I was just sort of numb. Pop sat me down and told me those words. Shortly thereafter, the damn burst.
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Some things I think are best kept to themselves.

How often are the gifts, talents or training of one person taken advantage of by others? Just ask a physician who's constantly asked in social settings for medical advice how she feels about it. Similarly, lawyers for legal questions while at the theater, the gym or the supermarket.
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Cinnamonbear wasn't available. That's been a variant I've used in every email address I've ever had. Thus was born, Osodecanela. It's as close as EspaƱol gets to cinnamonbear.

After all, what would you call a ginger bear?
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[Error: unknown template qotd] My earliest memory involved having surgery. I was born with the developmental thyroid cyst, something that occurs in roughly 1 child per 5000. Mine unfortunately became infected and was operated on twice, the first time right when I turned two and the second time month or two before I turned straight. It's the second surgery that I remember.

I remember being "very brave" as long as my mother was there, but the moment she left the staff simply pinned me down, and held a mask over my face. I was convinced they were going to kill me. I remember screaming into the mask, and kicking the nurse who was holding my feet. Then everything went black. When I woke up after the surgery, I was in a bright sunny room. I remember opening my eyes, shutting them very quickly, and then opening one eye just a slit to see if I was alone. There was a nurse there. I remember deciding I had better be very still. 'They' had tried to kill me, and for whatever reason, I was still alive. I was afraid if they realized I was still alive, the nurse would finish me off. Besides, I had all this stuff on me and my neck really hurt. I'm not sure how long it took me to fall back asleep.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] a childhood dream of travel was to see Venice. The city rising out of the water captured my imagination. I finally made it there at 48.

I was enchanted & hope to visit there again at least once more before I shuffle off this mortal plane.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]So there is something that dates back to my freshman year in college. Chunky peanut butter, extra crispy bacon, & banana on the lightly toasted whole-grain bread. The combination is to die for & probably 1500 calories per serving, so it's not something I indulge in with any frequency. Oh yeah, & a glass of ice cold 1% milk on the side.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] I knit. And since most folks aren't used to a man knitting, I usually brings up interesting conversations. Generally, it's a sock I work on in the air. Extremely portable, takes up fairly little space, and usually impresses non-knitters, since there are usually 5 or 6 double pointed needles in play, making it look much more difficult than it is.

Sometimes I,ll watch the in-flight movie, often while still knitting (sox are that easy!), and sometimes I'll put it all down to read a book or do a sudoku.
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What really chaps my butt are those who add 'tate' to an already existent word. At an orientation, one gets oriented, not 'orientated'.

A few weeks ago, I actually heard someone complain about feeling 'disorientated' *shudder* *face palm*
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Fountain pens, especially antique ones.

There is something sensual about the act of writing. For me, using a fountain pen makes it all the more pleasurable. I have about 3 dozen, dating from as early as teens and as recently just last year.

Favorites? I have several. To look at, I'm really enamoured by a 1940 Parker silver pearl vacuumatic, & I love the elegance of my 1920 hard black rubber Waterman 42 1/2. However, the three I write the most with are a '44 green transitional Esterbrook, a blue level fill Sheaffer from the early '50's & a '57 black piston fill Mont Blanc. The latter two are the only pens I have with windows, a handy feature that let's you know when your ink is running low before you run out.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Insomnia? Unfortunately all too good a friend; nothing seems to help me other than getting out of bed for a bit and either watching or reading something boring.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]The one that comes to my mind is Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strangeland". Though it's been at least 20 years since the last time I opened it, I think I've read it half a dozen times in my life.
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Sort of. I'm a migraineur and red wine is my main trigger. It's a guarentee of misery within 30 minutes of taking in any red wine, so I avoid the stuff like the plague.

It also does mean I don't always recognize the flavor.

On a couple of occassions I've eaten food that was cooked with red wine (like a beef bourginon), not knowing I was consuming said red wine, and subsequently gone into migraine by the time dessert was served.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Two words- My husband. In my lifetime, I have seen so many good relationships fail. Odds are often against, rather than in favor, I think especially for folks whose sexual orientation is other than straight. I think there are more social challanges & fewer social supports. After 28 years with him, I am more in love with him than I had ever though possible. His love is absolute and unconditional & for that, I thank my lucky stars.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]. The restaurant scene from When Harry met Sally!!

Billy Crystal's bravado in the early part of the scene, asserting that no woman had ever faked orgasm while having sex with him, which set the stage for Meg Ryan's faked orgasm there at the table. It would be hard not to steel the older woman's closing line, "I'll have what she's having." however.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] Actually, this did happen to me. After thinking about it for a several weeks, I declined.

In retrospect, I'm glad I said no, though it was a difficult decision at the time. Their marriage subsequently failed and I no longer have contact with either of them. Watching both their marraige and my relationship with each of them unravel was awful. Had there been a child involved, that I had helped conceive that now I would not be able to have any contact with would have made that so much more painful.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Yes, I believe in marriage; I'm a married gay man (1/2 of one of the 18,000+ couples that married here in California prior to Prop 8. On our 27th anniversary together we made it legal. Our only regret was we had to wait that long.

As to who is more likely to seek sex outside the marriage, my suspicion is it's which ever half of the couple has the higher sex drive, which more often than not, is likely to be the male partner in a heterosexual partnering. In my experience testosterone is a pretty potent factor in driving a man towards sexual activity.
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[Error: unknown template qotd] This makes me laugh! That I'm lying in bed & posting to Livejournal on an iPhone wifi'ed to my home LAN is something I never thought I'd be doing.

What would I love to see? A true neural interface where your thoughts would comand and control the computer. Now how Star Trek:Next Generation is that?

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