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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Friday, April 15, 2005


The Food and Drug Administration has done it again. First, they pulled Vioxx from the pharmacy shelves. This time, they've pulled Bextra off the market. There's a good possibility they'll shut down access to all COX-2 inhibitors. If you're someone who has a chronic pain problem as I do, you know these medications actually WORK. I'll find out next week what kind of medication my doctor is going to prescribe to replace Bextra. I only hope it works half as well as what I'm losing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's to hoping they put Vioxx back as they say they will.

I work in orthopedics, and many people tell me that Vioxx was the difference between living an almost normal life and just existing.

Don't you hate the "class-action suit" attorneys?

12:11 PM  

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