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Entries from September 2007

Second Epidural

September 24th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Derek went in for his second epidural this afternoon. The doctor used a little more local anaesthetic, and Derek said it was much less painful. There was not much (if any) improvement in his back pain after the first shot two weeks ago, but the Doctor said this shot was a different steroid that works […]

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The Great Linux Experiment

September 21st, 2007 · 14 Comments

I finally decided to give Linux a try. I took an old computer and installed Linux on it (Ubuntu 7.04 if you’re curious), then added a “KVM Switch” so I could share my single monitor, keyboard and mouse between that computer and my existing Windows 2000 computer. Without going into a lot of detail, I […]

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Disc Prolapse

September 5th, 2007 · 12 Comments

Not me — Derek. He’s been complaining about lower back pain for a while now, and finally it got bad enough that he went to see the doctor. An MRI shows that he has a prolapsed disc in his lower back. You can see the prolapsed disk below the center of the picture, where the […]

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