Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas All

This sonographer is celebrating another Christmas with family.  We ventured out of Houston during one of the worst storms in American weather to travel up to north Texas to visit my mom and pop.  They are both in the mid eighties.  They are as well as you can be when you are that seasoned.  We made it up in 10 hours due to the ice storms plaguing Texas last Friday.  It was rough.  My Daddy took us out to dinner on Saturday night.  We ate steaks at a restaurant in Wichita Falls, Texas.  McBrides is a wonderful place to go if you crave mesquite broiled cow.  We ventured down on Sunday morning to visit my mother and her husband.  Not all families stay together as many of you know.  We were met with ribs, and brisket, and warm rolls and the usual array of veggies and salads.  Mom made some pies.  I am not a person that likes sweets, but I will eat what my mother cooks.  The outside temperature in the wee hours (8 am) of monday was 27 degrees F.  We loaded up and shoved off at 11:00 am.  Smooth sailing till we hit Houston.  Always a nasty place for cars and trucks (Mostly big ass trucks....Why do people drive them now with gas so high)?  I guess they make more money than I do. This morning I was woken by my wife's pekinese dog opening packages under the Christmas Tree.  I kid you not!

The dog found his chew toy in a box, and managed to get it out.  It was squeaking at 7:30 AM. and he had also managed to open other boxes. My wife posted the video on here facebook account.  My wife and son soon came down to enjoy the usual Christmas festival of spreading paper all over the living room to see what Santa left us.  I got some wonderful dress pants.  My son got his new HD TV for his bedroom. (I had nothing to do with that gift).  My wife got muk luks(spelling).  Boots that are warm.  I have a new wide screen monitor for my computer.  My old Samsung monitor was gently going to the grave.  Thanks Samsung for a flat screen that lasted 12 years.  My son gave me a new computer keyboard because I tapped on the old monitor to wake it up.  He thought I was making noise on an old keyboard.  Old monitors need to be tapped to life.

Today is a balmy 53 degrees F.  My son got some cash, and he will use it to buy a new skateboard.  I think he is great.  He is athletic, and has so many GF's, He must be careful lest he gets molested.  He is a smart looking gentleman!

Anyways.  Be blessed all.  I am now an ultrasound contractor.  I will travel anywhere to see patients or provide education.  I am hoping 2014 will be a better year for business.  Contact me if you need some help in the ultrasound business.  Merry Christmas.  Be safe.  TJW

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

God Bless You All. Merry Christmas. Here is Krampus. A German Legend. Off Topic

This is Krampus.  He is the Anti Santa Claus  He is nasty and is a Germanic favorite for many years.  I post this because my wife who is a nurse likes to do the Krampus march in Houston.  We could not go this year because the weather was bad.  We wanted to go.  Conditions were unsafe to travel down town.

On another note, be safe in your travels.  Do not drink and drive, and do not piss off the TSA people.  They are already pissed off at themselves. Police are pretty mad nowadays also.

Be well prepared to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Blessings to all.  I will post many things in the New Year.  TJW

Monday, December 16, 2013

Great Stuff! Clots busted with Ultrasound!

I am happy announce that ultrasound has entered main-stream thrombolysis.  Here is the article I have been waiting for.  There is hope for people with DVT and clots to the brain.  God Bless you researchers who have documented this wonder procedure!

Here ya go.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 13, 2013 -- Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive way to break up dangerous blood clots. But though many researchers have studied the effectiveness of this technique, not much was understood about why it works. Now a team of researchers in Toronto has collected the first direct evidence showing how these wiggling microbubbles cause a blood clot's demise. The team's findings are featured in the AIP Publishing journal Applied Physics Letters.

Blessing to all at Applied Physics Letters.