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MY HEALTH

24 January 2007

So, here's how it is. I was being troubled by a clicking and clacking jaw for the last half year and this finally stopped a month ago. In its stead came a cramped jaw muscle and general unpleasant feeling when using it. So I went to the doctor to check it out, or rather so that he could check it out. The diagnosis was hardly uplifting: nothing could be done. Nothing! So the short of it is that I will now for the rest of my life -barring surgery to remove that piece altogether should it get worse- have a painful jaw.

The long of it goes as follows: damn these sacks of meat and bone that we are saddled with in this life! I'm 23 years old for fuck's sake! I shouldn't already have to go through the process of year after year discovering another part of my body that's failing on me! These worthless bags of protein and carbon! Do you know what this calls for? Do you know it? Well I'll tell you.

Cyborg technology.

Mark my words, I will make a fortune one day and with it I will order the replacement of my body with flawless, stainless steel and easily replaceable limbs. I'm not looking for immortality. I'm just looking not to be stood in the way by a corporeal form that's slowly beginning to crash on me after only just having reached maturity.

Nothing wrong with that, I should say.

Roderick.