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Happy Birthday, Dan Henderson! 
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Post Re: Happy Birthday, Dan Henderson!
Indeed, Dan! Happy Birthday!

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Belated Happy Birthday, Dan! Apologies -- I've been busy and didn't log on for several days.

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I am *so* sorry I didn't see these back in March! Thank you all very much! At the time I was in the hospital getting my aortic valve replaced and a massive spleen abscess dealt with, both the result of a horribly nasty blood infection of enterococcus faecalis, picked up during a month in rehab following a broken leg, which itself was caused by a diabetic blood sugar crash that rendered me unconscious while I was standing up last October 26. And that wasn't the worst of it. At the time I went unconscious, I was gathering my luggage to take my girlfriend on a long-postponed bucket-list 12-day vacation in Italy.

And I'm still not out of the woods. I now have a new diagnosis of Charcot Foot, Stage 3 (I had never heard of it), the result of both the diabetes and the leg trauma, and I've been back in a non-weight-bearing cast for six weeks. If we don't get the foot stabilized, it will have to be amputated.

Somewhere in all that, I stopped getting emails from the Forum, and it didn't occur to me to check in until today, when I got an email from a friend referring to If
This Goes On..., which I posted in another thread, and discovered how much I had been missing.

So, while it *really* sucks to be me this year, I genuinely appreciate the birthday wishes. Thank you!!

Dan

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P.S.: For my aortic valve replacement, I had the choice of a mechanical valve that would last forever but require being on blood thinners the rest of my life, or a pig valve that would need to be replaced in 10-15 years but require no blood thinners. I chose the pig valve. So I guess, by some verse in Ecclesiastes, that makes me a walking abomination unto the Lord. Works for me.

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What you've been through has been horrendous, Dan.

Get well. And may 2017 be better for you than 2016.

FWIW, a few years ago Louis Farrakhan had something really wrong with where the sun don't shine. I've forgotten exactly what it was. To make a long story short, rumor has it that his rectum was replaced with the corresponding part from a pig. :lol:

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Thanks, Tom. I think I remember that story! You remind me of this disturbing offering from This American Life:

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While calamari comes from squid, the replica is supposedly made of hog rectum, otherwise known as “bung.”

The irony is not lost on Ben Calhoun, one of the show’s producers, and ring-leader [bah-ding-dang] of the segment, who notes:

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In restaurants everywhere, right this second, people are squeezing lemon wedges over crispy, golden, rings, dipping the rings into marinara sauce, and they’re eating hog rectum. Now they’re chewing — satisfied and deeply clueless. It’s payback for our blissful ignorance about where our food comes from and how it gets to us.

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