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Dear John,
My father was in the army and we were taught to give respect to anyone who had achieved something in life and I am sure you have - by calling them Sir. Even though I have a lot of elder people working for me - they call me Sir and I havetried my best to get them to cll me by my name - but I have no reason why they refuse to. Seeing the mess in life you have been though and the misery I have - I think it is okay to call each other by our first namesSmiler

I am attaching some more jokes and hope you enjoy them just as much as the others and keep posting more amusing things that have taken place in your life as I will - all the twists and turns which has left a lot of people amazed.

I have just completed seven years of no eating or drinking orally( am on a peg tube) and the tracheostomy which the doctors luckily kept it in such a way that had the found any way to help me get back to eat - I would not ned it in any case. I have both my larynx intact but are usless as I breathe and talk to through my stoma. Well - I used to do that till a few months ago - when I created "An Orator" as I call it. Its made of high grad silicon a fits really well onto the stoma button and opens only inwards and has jsu enough space to exhale comfortably. The moment the air gets suck in - I have normal speech. The doctors are trying them out on other patients and so far have been pretty happy with its progress. The imported robotic ones are not just expensive but have to be imported into the the Country - and its all upto the importer when he wants to imprt it. The normal price for the robotic one is about 300 US$ and all that mine costs in 50 cents- which include packing , distribution and the profit margin!
I am truly looking for more posts from your end.
With warm regards from Barcelona at the moment,

Deluded patients think they have lost body parts or their souls, and often believe they have died. Also called Cotard's syndrome, the mental disease has been found in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Two year-old Abys DeJesus grew dark, hairy patches on her face. Doctors said she has a condition known as Human Werewolf Syndrome. The disease is called werewolf syndrome because people with it look like werewolves - except without the sharp teeth and claws. In Mexico, a large family of men had hair that covered their whole face and body. Two brothers were even offered a role in the X-Files TV series, but they turned the offer down.

A large family simply known as the "blue people" lived in the hills around Troublesome Creek in Kentucky until the 1960s. They were the blue Fugates. Most of them lived past the age of 80, with no serious illness - just blue skin. The trait was passed on from generation to generation. People with this condition have blue, plum, indigo or almost purple skin.

A patient's sense of time, space and body image are distorted. People may appear tiny or patients may feel that part of their body shape or size has been altered.

There are people out there who go to great lengths to avoid the sun. If they are caught in the sun, their skin will blister. Some of them have pain and blistering as soon as the sun touches their skin. Ok, so they're not actually vampires. They don't drink blood and sleep in coffins, but they do suffer from a rare disease that has vampire-like symptoms.

The main characteristic is that patients are extremely startled by an unexpected noise or sight. It's not just twitching when someone sneaks up behind you. Patients with this disorder flail their arms, cry out and repeat words. First identified in some of Maine's lumberjacks of French-Canadian origin, the odd reflex has been identified in other parts of the world, too.

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is best known from dramatic photos of people with grossly enlarged or swollen arms and legs. The disease is caused by parasitic worms, including Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, and B. timori, all transmitted by mosquitoes. Lymphatic filariasis currently affects 120 million people worldwide, and 40 million of these people have serious disease. When an infected female mosquito bites a person, she may inject the worm larvae, called microfilariae, into the blood. The microfilariae reproduce and spread throughout the bloodstream, where they can live for many years. Often disease symptoms do not appear until years after infection. As the parasites accumulate in the blood vessels, they can restrict circulation and cause fluid to build up in surrounding tissues. The most common, visible signs of infection are excessively enlarged arms, legs, genitalia, and breasts.