magoo55

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  • Birthday 08/07/1960

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  1. San Francisco has severl " Microclimates" .Most of the ity , Mostly Western part, is Fogged In all summer. The T Shirt sellers at Fisherman's Wharf make a bundle from the unaware tourists who freeze their Butts off!! on their"summer" vacations !!. The Sunset Is Freezing all summer as is The Wharf. This is Summer in the sunset-Ocean Beach. If you visit SF then now is the time to go. This summer was unusual in having a lot of sunny weather. The Mission is District always 15-20 degrees hotten than The Sunset or Wharf. Now everyone knows the secret. I lived ther about 20 years, in All the Climate Districts.. :) MagooXX

  2. San Francisco has severl " Microclimates" .Most of the ity , Mostly Western part, is Fogged In all summer. The T Shirt sellers at Fisherman's Wharf make a bundle from the unaware tourists who freeze their Butts off!! on their"summer" vacations !!. The Sunset Is Freezing all summer as is The Wharf. This is Summer in the sunset-Ocean Beach. If you visit SF then now is the time to go. This summer was unusual in having a lot of sunny weather. The Mission is District always 15-20 degrees hotten than The Sunset or Wharf. Now everyone knows the secret. I lived ther about 20 years, in All the Climate Districts.. :) MagooXX

  3. My Brother's Keeper

    Hi Guys/ Ladies, The pic was so cute I had to post "Devil Eyes", my Sister/Hubby's brand new baby goat, only a week old, Ain't he Cute-- but those eyes !!! He plays with her dogs and thinks he IS a dog!! So funny LOL. My brother had to have a temporary Ileo last Jan and still has it .His Colon was perforated during a routine scope. He has Colitis but was not having any trouble , just routine. His meds( Sulfalazine works really well for him. He had Diverticulitis and was perforated during removal of a Polyp. He was released from the day ward although his belly was swollen with pain. Got peritonitis and spent nearly four months total in hosp. He was released too soon after a month and back in after ten days because he couldn't swallow food,He had a paralyzed muscle in the Pharynx which took weeks to come back to life. After a DVT and a clot in the lung he almost died a couple of times . Now the poor guy is back in for an Aortic Valve replacement.They knew about the heart problem last year and left it until aweek before his Reversal surgery to do an Angiogram, now he is stuck with the Ileo for probably another year!! The op was done two days ago and he came through it still breathing, happily . Now I discover he has MRSA. They say it was found in a nasal swab but with the Ileo and the large chest sutures I'm worried it will spread. I've had major surgery in an Irish hospital three or four times and had no complaints about anything at all except for one really Nasty nurse . His experience was Terrible . There was a such lack of attention and communication both between the Medical personnel themselves and with myself as the family contact that I had to go to the hospital almost every day to make sure he was taken care of . As an Irish person I don't like to go overboard about a single case but I would never allow myself-- or him to be treated there again. Just a litany of failures. Without my intervention , at least twice he would almost certainly have died. I had some horrible treatment in SF when I first got sick and wound up with less than a 50 / 50 chance because I was turned away from Kaiser , telling me I had hemorrhoids even after I told them that the toilet was full of blood every time I used the bathroom, could not eat, visibly emaciated, and was in extreme pain . I went to three different hospitals and saw four doctors !!! all the same result, they gave me a packet of powdered Gatorade and said " you'll be fine " . A private Gastroenterologist diagnosed me in about FIVE minutes and wrote a letter to get me into Kaiser. I stayed on a gurney for more than 12 hours , all night by myself in a hallway !!! before they did Anything for me !! My two brothers had to intervene to keep me alive. What comes around goes around. Now its my turn and he is still alive and kicking , going to see him tomorrow.We will see. Well the moral of the story is . No matter what hospital or country you are in you always need a " Wingman/woman" to keep an eye on things if you cannot do it yourself !! Don't get me wrong , 99% of the medical people I've dealt with were excellent, empathetic and great people but all it takes is one bad one to kill you. Nurses are my favorite people, my sister is a nurse in Washington and a great source of great advice when I need it . Good to be posting again. Sorry that my first new post is one long rant, except of course for the "Devil eyed goat"-- bouncing around like a wind up toy, so cute!! Love Y'all Magoo
  4. Hi there all, I;ve been offsite for a while . Changed gear for a while, on a writers site. I climbed a mountain too !! My ongoing rear end problems have improved so much I'm off to San Francisco next week Yipeeee, sunshine again. SF summer is Aug to DEC, kust in time !!!

    1. Cali_James

      Cali_James

      I live down on the central coast, and our spring/summer runs from February thru November! sometimes even longer! = )

    2. Nicola.from.NZ

      Nicola.from.NZ

      My beloved sister (and her hubby and daughter), live in Fremont. She is certainly dressed for warm weather when on Skype!!. Good for you Magoo :)

  5. Hi there all, I;ve been offsite for a while . Changed gear for a while, on a writers site. I climbed a mountain too !! My ongoing rear end problems have improved so much I'm off to San Francisco next week Yipeeee, sunshine again. SF summer is Aug to DEC, kust in time !!!

  6. Hi there all, I;ve been offsite for a while . Changed gear for a while, on a writers site. I climbed a mountain too !! My ongoing rear end problems have improved so much I'm off to San Francisco next week Yipeeee, sunshine again. SF summer is Aug to DEC, kust in time !!!

  7. Magoo55

    Hi Guys, I've been quiet for a while now so I thought it was time I added a short piece. I'm in Navan, Ireland at the moment. I had a scope a couple of weeks ago and my rear end looked like chopped liver inside. It's been giving me a lot of trouble recently. I'm using Flagyl and Colifoam, a steroid foam that squirts in there with a syringe type gadget and they seem to be working. I have another scopoe tomorrow and hopefully it will look better. I'm going to San Francisco in the last week of August and tomorrows scope will let me know if its safe to go . My brother and his two sons are coming in Sept and I will be in SF while he is here . His wife is not in good shape and I will be keeping an eye on things while he is here. She is in a wheelchair now and has fallen a lot of times because of a bad knee and back. Nobody seems to know how to help her . The America's Cup yacht race is being held in the bay this Aug and Sept so I will catch some of that , hopefully. I'm staying at my brothers house just outside Dublin for a few days.. We had summer her for a couple of weeks and it was so nice . This country is just magic when the weather is nice. The temp went up to 85 for a few days!!! . Its been 20 years since Ireland had two weeks of this kind of weather. My pics are on my computer at home , I'll post when I get back. I was swimming every day for two weeks in a nearby lake, it felt so good, I had no ' accidents; , got no funny looks. In fact I met some beautiful young ladies who gave me no funny looks even with my shirt off !!! Really hepled my confidence.There were visitors from all over the planet swimming at the small sandy lake beaches. Irish women seem to have have become better looking in recent years,!!! very impressive, they look after themselves better in general and they look fantastic. People are so much more pleasent when the weather is good, they smile and are much more pleasent in the shops . Weather makes such a difference to peoples attitude, how they get through the day . When the weather is bad, as it usually is people always look so miserable ( for good reason ) . The weather is still pretty good so people will be smiling for a while longer. Gotta go. Later guys Magoo55
  8. Summer has arrived in IRELAND , ITS ABOUT TIME . If there is an Ad in my blog - sorry . Trying to figure out how to get rid of it . Love to all on Oland .

    1. magoo55

      magoo55

      Hi there all my friends at OLAND . I've been offsite for a while, had to change gears for a bit. My rear end is better, much. I'm back to San Francisco next week, some sun finally-- Yipeeee. SF summer is Aug to Dec , just in time for The America's Cup on The Bay, lots of good pics.

  9. Summer has finally arrived in Ireland Yipeeee!!! If there is an Ad on my blog I don't know where it came from , I'll try to figure out how to get rid of it ??Heading back to SF in August .

  10. Hi there ALL my Ostomyland friends . Well its been a while , I've been remiss . I'm still in Ireland but I'll be heading back to US in late August . Our summer finally arrived in this cold, wet land . The farmers are all out cutting their hay and there is a beautiful smell of freshly cut grass everywhere . Meeting the huge tractors on these tiny roads will give you a bit of a trrill !!!! they don't slow down when they approach , they assume that you know the roads -- beware . If this country had this weather all the time nobody would ever leave . The countryside looks uninhabited here in the West , the grass is still " forty shades of green ' ( Not Grey!!! ) , the beaches with their sugary sand and the local lake is warm enough to swim in . The water at the beaches ( Enniscrone ) on the Atlantic is still very cold to swim in so I've been going to the local lake to get some swimming in . The lake near my house ( Lough Conn ) is spectacular when the weather is nice and its little sandy beaches arealmost deserted . The scene is framed by a circle of mountains not very far away . We've had about 75 - degrees for about two weeks now !!! - unheard off . It must be 20 years since we had weather like this for more than a couple of days . Our Atlantic High Pressure system is sitting right where we like it - right over the whole country . I can't get enough of it . It effects the people here so much when we get this weather .Everyone is smiling , they say " have a great day " in the local shops and they actually SMILE . It is like a different country when the sun shines like this . The drivers are allhappy and polite with all their windows open - " we can actually drive with the windows open " !!! I had my Pouchoscopy in dublin a couple of weeks ago and it looked pretty horrible in there . The passage is very narrow and looked a bit like chopped meat !!!! I got no anesthetic so I'm surprised that you guys in the US didn't hear my screams !! it was very painful , think double sided dagger being shoved in there . I'm using Colifoam / Proctofoam and Flagyl . These have relieved the swelling and pain so it is much better now . Going backon August first for another look . I'm heading back to NY and the San Francisco in the last weekl of August . My brothers wife is now in a wheel chair in SF because of her knee and back problems . She seems to be mentally confused also , possibly wrong meds or too much meds . Herr husband ( my brother ) is taking their kids and one fiancee here to Ireland in Sept and he cannot go and leave his wife alone so that's where I come in . I would have loved to be here when they get here and take loads of photos but ... So I will go and stay with his wife while he and the boys are here and the brother from NY .I'll miss the family gathering but all in a good cause . My poor brother was a nervous wreck when he came last time and his wifw was walking then , badly but still walking , now she is in the wheelchair with a $5,000 brace on her leg . The brace is no good if she doesn't exercise the leg . I'll try to get her out of the chair and walking if she will cooperate . I wanted to photograph the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay in Sept , unfortunately that is the week they are coming and I will be looking after Janet . I'll catch the practice races so that's OK . My brother here in Ballina had his Colon punctured ( has Colitis , DD, and Ankilozing Spondalitis ( Spelling ??). during a Colonoscopy over a year ago and he was supposed to get it reversed this week . This has been postponed now for at least a month . The economy here is really having a bad effect on hostitals and tests and operations are postponed all the time . So we have to drive to Galway next Monday to have a Cardiac Cath to check something they found in his heart . They knew about this heart thing last year and waited until the week before the surgery to do something about it and of course the hospitals are swamped with patients .A lot of hospitals were closed so the big hospitals have way too many patients to deal with . I've been trying to write some stuff like short stories and posting on a writers site .I got a lot of reads and they seem to be very popular but I'm not ready for prime time yet . I'll put up a link when I figure I won't be too embarrassed letting you guys see it . I haven't been doing a lot on my building project . My butt has been troublesome and kept me from heavy work .I do a bit when things feel better but not nearly enough . I can't really afford to get a crew in to do it but It will eventually get done , thats my motto . I saw a great poster on the internet of Jack Nicholson .His hair is sticking up crazily and he has several days of stubble , crazy grin on his face and the caption says . " Life got a hell of a lot easier since I stopped giving a F...K " Thats the attitude I've decided to adopt . " don't Stress and you won't be stressed ." You can only change the things you control so don't worry about the things you cannot change " , recognize that ?? Well I'm going off to the lake for a swim and then to my sisters for barbecue . A barbecue in Ireland -- that is one for the record books !!! I got a new TV and it has WI-FI built in . For you techie gadget people out there it actually works !!!! often they don't do what they say they will . With Netflix its great . I turned off my Satelite service , saving about 60 Euros ( about $90 ) a month . You know what ,I don't even miss the service ( Sky ) I get everything from thei nternet . OK enough for now .
  11. Keep up the good work Jason and Co ...      I met up with someone from the site in person --   I hope she didn't think I was Creepy    I don't think so , I definitely didn't make a nuisance out of myself and It was nice to actually meet someone from the site  , just once . I think we both knew that the other was fairly normal - except for  our   plastic friends .  The neediness and weirdness does not have to be exclusively male territory    been there , seen that .  You're absolutely right , I have a Pay-as-you-go  ( Tracfone ) and an Irish PAYG - Tesco but have exchanged numbers with only one person .  I would never make an unsolicited or uninvited call or expect one without first getting in touch through Oland for approval . Not everyone who might want to talk is a weirdo , being too defensive can , I believe , be counterproductive but everyone must be careful . I think Oland provides plenty of ways to communicate without giving out private phone numbers and that's good enough for me .    With the Pay as you go phones you can put in a new SIM chip and change the number ,  do not give your home - land line phone number . I have an email address I use for my personal email and I have a couple of ohers I use  when I am asked by websites for an email address  or someone I don't know asks me for my email .  Create an email address which you can discard  if a weirdo gets it  .  Keep  your personal stuff personal .        It was kind of liberating to put my photo  - Ostomy included -   in my gallery  but that was my decision .   Thanks for the reminder Jason . Magoo
  12. Here I am , back in Ireland . Flew back yesterday from New York ( Newark airport ) with my sister and her husband .The weather is not too bad , not raining yet !!!

    1. loisw

      loisw

      Hi Eamon, Does your computer have hiccups? Good to hear from you.

    2. andypig

      andypig

      ssssssssso good you made it lol

    3. sthorough

      sthorough

      Feeling good to be back?

  13. Here I am , back in Ireland . Flew back yesterday from New York ( Newark airport ) with my sister and her husband .The weather is not too bad , not raining yet !!!

  14. Here I am , back in Ireland . Flew back yesterday from New York ( Newark airport ) with my sister and her husband .The weather is not too bad , not raining yet !!!

  15. Here I am , back in Ireland . Flew back yesterday from New York ( Newark airport ) with my sister and her husband .The weather is not too bad , not raining yet !!!