Most of my evening was spent watching “David Letterman: The Mark Twain” prize on PBS. Eddie Vedder’s cover (along with Paul Schaffer on piano) of Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me In Your Heart” was superb.
If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo Keep me in your heat for a while
Sometimes TIME magazine will name a common group of people as their Person of the Year. 2014 was the Ebola Fighters. 2011 The Protestors. 2002 The Whistle Blowers. This year I have a feeling it will be women or something related to women such as those who report sexual harassment.
In 2013, the Post-Polio Health International (PPHI) organizations estimated that there were six to eight iron lung users in the United States. Now, PPHI executive director Brian Tiburzi says he doesn’t know anyone alive still using the negative-pressure ventilators. This fall, I met three polio survivors who depend on iron lungs. They are among the last few, possibly the last three.
One of them is an attorney in Dallas, this picture is of him writing his memoir. You’ll notice he has an Amazon Alexa device on his desk which I bet he finds invaluable.
One of the subjects of the article let the author try her iron lung.
I climbed into the bed tray, slipped my head through the hole, tightened the collar, then flipped the switch that controls the pulley that closes the tray into the main canister. As the system locked me in, I had a quick wave of claustrophobic panic and my instinct was to take deep breaths, but a motor was controlling that. I tried to describe the feeling to Lillard, but the machine was inhaling for me, so no sound came out. I had to wait a moment for the release.
Infant unit nurses when the earthquake hits the hospital