July 24, 2005

Do you want the good post or the bad post?

In civil rights news:

Washington, DC - Hordes of Undead-Americans from District of Columbia-area cemeteries descended upon the nation's capital today to lobby Congress for equal protection under Federal laws which prohibit employers from engaging in discrimination during the hiring process.

"Under Federal law, it is illegal to discriminate, in regard to employment, against anyone because of their national origin, race, sex, sexual preference, religious preference, age or disability - but not because they have died and then returned from the grave. What kind of country protects those who are out of the closet, but does not protect those who are out of the casket?" complained Larry Wolnitz, an accountant who perished in a car crash in October 1978.

Now, if thouest dare, read more, but do not say I did not warn you:

Barbara Enser wasn't very comfortable at first with the idea of using maggots to clean the wound on her right foot. But if it meant saving it from amputation, she was willing to give it a try.

The 57-year-old Bay City woman was diagnosed with diabetes 40 years ago and subsequently lost her left leg to the disease. She also suffers from neuropathy, meaning she has no feeling in her foot or leg, and ulcers or wounds can develop from constantly putting pressure on the foot.

For the procedure, the maggots about 2 millimeters each in size are placed on the wound, then surrounded by an adhesive foam, clear tape, and a gauze bandage.

By July 8, the maggots had swelled to twice their normal size and eaten away part of the infection. When Dowling removed the bandages two days later, Enser's foot was looking better. Healthy, pink skin was replacing the dead tissue, and the swelling was down in her foot and ankle.

You're welcome :D)

Posted by William Teach at July 24, 2005 07:35 PM | TrackBack
Comments

yeah, I really liked the part about the maggots.

Posted by: Jay at July 24, 2005 09:32 PM

Actually, the maggot treatment is fairly old--been around for decades.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 24, 2005 09:42 PM

Zombies, good.
Maggots, bad.

/TJ

Posted by: TJ at July 25, 2005 09:27 AM

But when was anybody ever healed by zombies?

Posted by: Jeff H at July 25, 2005 03:00 PM

Oh come on, the maggots weren't that bad.

Posted by: Nettie at July 25, 2005 06:24 PM

Better than losing another limb, to be sure.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 25, 2005 07:29 PM

OK, people were supposed to go "Eeeewwww, Teach, that was just so wrong!" :)

Posted by: William Teach at July 25, 2005 09:04 PM

Well, I don't know if the fact that I didn't find it disgusting is more a reflection on you or on me.

Posted by: Nettie at July 25, 2005 11:05 PM

It's all on Teach, Nettie.

Posted by: Jeff H at July 26, 2005 12:48 AM

Eeeewwww, Teach, that was just so wrong!

Happy now? :)

Posted by: Ogre at July 26, 2005 06:57 AM

Yes, thank you :)

Posted by: William Teach at July 26, 2005 10:01 AM
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