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September  15th.  2009
September  8th.  2009
August  6th.  2009
August  3rd.  2009
July  11th.  2009

Reading about molar pregnancy

posted 5 years ago


I am reading about molar pregnancy.  I’ve never heard of it before and it’s really bizarre.  It almost always occurs when a sperm fertilizes an empty egg that has no nucleus.  The fertilized egg will typically end up diploid with all chromosomes coming from the father.  The “hydatiform mole” is not a fetus or zygote, and of course it’s never viable at all, but it will grow very rapidly. They are a semi-common complication, occuring once out of every thousand pregnancies. They have to be aborted as soon as possible because there’s a decent chance they these moles will actually turn into a form of cancer called chariocarcinoma.  Chariocarninoma is malignant and aggressive. It often spreads to the lungs.

So basically, usually when you have conception->implantation->pregnancy, it’s the result of two haploid cells, a sperm and an egg combining into a zygote.  Some people put up billboards that say “If you’re pregnant, it’s a baby” and “life starts at conception”.  But you can also have a “conception” and “pregnancy” without a zygote. Basically, you can conceive and become pregnant with a metastic tumor.  I wonder, would religious anti-abortion advocates argue that a hydatiform mole has a soul and should be protected from abortion, or is it an exception to the “human life starts at conception” principle?

June  9th.  2009
June  5th.  2009
posted 5 years ago


A woman was in town on a shopping trip. She began her day finding the

most perfect shoes in the first shop and a beautiful dress on sale in

the second. In the third everything had just been reduced to a fiver

when her mobile phone rang. It was a female doctor notifying her that

her husband had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical

condition and in the ICU.

The woman told the doctor to inform her husband where she was and that

she’d be there as soon as possible.

As she hung up she realized she was leaving what was shaping up to be

her best day ever in the shops. She decided to get in a couple of more

shops before heading to the hospital.

She ended up shopping the rest of the morning, finishing her trip with a

cup of coffee and a beautiful cream slice complementary from the last

shop. She was jubilant.

Then she remembered her husband. Feeling guilty, she dashed to the

hospital. She saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about her

husband’s condition. The lady doctor glared at her and shouted, ‘You

went ahead and finished your shopping trip didn’t you! I hope you’re

proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying

yourself in town, your husband has been languishing in the Intensive

Care Unit! It’s just as well you went ahead and finished, because it

will more than likely be the last shopping trip you ever take! For the

rest of his life he will require round the clock care. And you’ll now

be his carer!’

The woman was feeling so guilty she broke down and sobbed………..

The lady doctor then chuckled and said, ‘I’m just pulling your leg.

He’s dead. What did you buy?

May  26th.  2009
5:09  pm

when push comes to shove (sorry) (he didn’t die)

posted 5 years ago


“In China, a guy contemplating suicide was actually pushed over a bridge by someone else. Chen Fuchao, piled under massive debt, was standing on a bridge when Lai Jiansheng, 66, decided he was sick of what he considered to be a “selfish activity.” Fuchao’s standing on the bridge had police quartering off the area, and traffic got backed up. Jiansheng shook Fuchao’s hand, and shoved him off the bridge, saluting him on the way down. Yeah. Luckily, Chinese authorities had already partially inflated an emergency cushioning, and Fuchao is in the hospital with spinal injuries; it looks like he’s going to survive.”



May  18th.  2009

I love

posted 5 years ago


the look on the cashier/ baggers face at the grocery store when they ask if plastic is ok and I say

“no, I don’t need any bags actually”

and turn and take off my messenger bag and then tell the bagger I’ll bag them myself.

This is especially fun if said bagger asks before the total is given and the total is over $100 worth of groceries which I promptly put into my bag and throw over my shoulder.

I like the look on the bagger’s face when I still say thank you and all he did was watch. He never knows what to say back. I just smile and walk out the door, hop on my bike and ride home.