A Little Medical Update for Posterity’s Sake

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: After a bunch of tests and a few tense moments, I was released back into society with a nice stack of papers with instructions, I suppose, on how not to die right away.

They told me “yes, there is some new clotting” and “no, there is no new clotting”

Then they wrote on one of my little papers “There is decreased opacification of branches to the right middle lobe which is site of prior pulmonary embolus” which I have no idea if that is good or bad.

Either way… I’m still here and still in pain but will keep doing what I am doing.

Interestingly, while I was undergoing many of the tests, they had these nifty lightboxes on the ceilings for people to focus on. We used to make them for TV studios back when I did that kind of crap. Made a bunch of them for MSNBC’s studio that I worked on. Funny how they’ve made their way into the healthcare world. Took me back a little.


Hi guys. I am going to be heading over to the hospital this morning to have them run these damn tests I’ve been putting off for a couple of weeks. The pains in my chest have been getting worse and my doctor’s appointment this Wednesday is looming ever closer and if I don’t do my homework, he tends to pout a bit. I’ve been putting it off for far too long and like everything else, you can only get away with that for so long.

I’m hoping they will say it’s no big deal, but with my luck they might want me to stay on for a few days and so I am telling you guys this in the eventuality that I don’t have any new articles put up for a few days in a row. I don’t typically do that so I want to make sure people don’t jump to the wrong conclusion.

Jane Hampshire from FireDogLake eventually shut down her website for “health reasons” this past year. A hip problem from what I understand.

That’s not happening here.

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See Spot. See Spot Drool. Drool Spot Drool.

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Oct. 9, 10am – He is still having trouble eating and drinking but he’s still in good spirits. Looks like we found a vet which will accommodate us and poor little Spot, the snaggle-toothed feline. Should be able to provide an update on the saga later this afternoon.


UPDATE: I finally heard back from ACT. They say they don’t do major vet operations anymore or feline dentistry. They suggested I contact the Humane Society of Tampa which I have now done. I am looking to get him an appointment there or at a local vet for tomorrow. Jan10 came by and we went to get him some Baby Tylenol since the vet said it was just as good for him as aspirin and I gave him some of that, some water and chicken broth via an eye dropper. The tooth is still pretty solid in his mouth. We will see how it goes tonight. Thanks everyone. will keep you up to date.


This is Spot. He’s a 12-year-old rescue living with me down here in Tampa. I’ve had him since he was about 5 months old. As you can see, he can’t close his mouth. He has a bad lower canine.


Spot was the first pet I adopted when I relocated almost 13 years ago. He’s now one of three cats and a dog named Church.

A vet once asked me “where’s the spot?” and I told him “he is the Spot”

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A Little Perspective on YouTube Vs Blog Exposure (or… An Artist Rekindled)

by Scott Creighton

Hi everybody.

As some of you know, I made my article What’s the Story with Ahmed Mohamed and his Ridiculous Briefcase “Clock”? The Answer Lies with his Father  into my first real YouTube video on my American Everyman channel. It was kind of rough around the edges and I’ve been getting a lot of good constructive criticism on the effort so my next one will be better, I promise.

A lot of you have been telling me this move will garner a bit more exposure for the work that I do here and that’s a good reason to do it. But I wanted to share something with you guys that I don’t do very often but I think it will help you understand why I am doing this.

I’m very excited to tell you guys that the video has now been viewed over 650 times and received some comments and some “likes” and I’m very happy for all of that.

But let me show you something:

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Introducing the American Everyman YouTube Channel (introduction video)

by Scott Creighton

Yes. I am now in the process of making videos. And it is humbling. This is a quick little introductory video. I couldn’t edit it in Movie Maker because the damn thing doesn’t seem to want to let me sign into YouTube since it wont recognize my user name or password. Is it YouTube? Is it Google+? Are they the same? Are they different? What is the meaning of life?

You know it took me 3 hours to get a picture loaded as the header on my channel? 3 fucking HOURS!

Anyway, thank you all for your support of the website. I know I have been promising for a while to start doing videos so the info I post is easier to access for you guys.

I am currently working on trying to figure all this stuff out. Please bear with me for a few weeks. I will have a video up in the next couple of days, a real one.

If any of you guys have tips or hints, please feel free because I literally have no idea what I am doing.

Thanks again.


And don’t forget, I’ll be on Tom Kiely’s show tonight starting at around 7:30 eastern. The show starts at 7. It’s always fun talking with Tom and he will be having Gilad Atzmon on as well this evening. Should be fun.

You can listen live here. Call in number is 512 646-1984

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Iain Duncan Smith ‘should resign over disability benefit death figures’, says Jeremy Corbyn

(I know for a fact that this process of reviewing disability claims in order to kick the disabled off of the worker’s insurance program they paid into their entire working lives (Social Security Disability) is taking place right here in the United States as well. I know because I am one of those being “reviewed” and am now in the final stages of a 19 month process waiting for my final hearing. In the UK they have been doing this since 2011 and they have found thousands of disabled people “fit to work” who ended up dying when they were forced to return to work by these neoliberal careerists who were tasked with reducing the numbers of people on disability in the UK. These Ayn Rand loving ghouls are literally kicking the sick and disabled out onto the streets to die.. cutting away the dead flesh of society, as they say. In their minds they are performing an Objectivist service for the nation. Kick out all they can possibly justify and the ones who are faking will go back to work and the ones who are really sick and disabled will die off thus “thinning the herd” and improving conditions for the rest. It is a monstrous ideology they hold and it is happening right here, right now, before our very eyes. Though I have been reluctant to report on my own experience with this process here in the states, I have decided I will do so for as long as I can.)

from the Independent

Iain Duncan Smith should resign after the release of statistics showing thousands of people died soon after being found fit to work in disability benefit tests, the frontrunner for the Labour leadership has said.

Jeremy Corbyn called for the Work and Pensions Secretary to step down, and said the Work Capability Assessments had left some disabled people in “despair”.

“He should never have been appointed. Yes, he should resign because these figures are so frightening and so disgusting,” he told a hustings event hosted by the Daily Mirror newspaper.

“I’ve had people with mental health difficulties as well as physical difficulties who are absolutely in despair because they’ve been declared fit for work and are absolutely not.”

The Department for Work and Pensions battled for months not to release the numbers, with Mr Duncan Smith at one point telling Parliament they did not exist.

But the statistics, released on the order of the Government’s transparency watchdog, show that between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died after their Work Capability Assessment told them they should start looking for work.

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