Well for the family of MR members that I have shared so much with last year (my partners emergency surgery, and his job layoff) and this year with my job being downsized (back to the retail floor). Got another blow today. Just got back from the ER. This time it was me. Started off with a fright, of thinking that I was having a stroke. Was going numb on the left side of my face. Fortunately it wasn't a stroke; but diagnosed with Bell's Palsy (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/bells/bells.htm). I am to call a specialist later this morning for future test. But boy was it a scare. The name sounds scary, but from the limited stuff I have read, not that bad all things considered. Just happy that I passed the 5 year mark at the job, so that I have 3 weeks vacation this year. The hardest part is trying to eat or drink. When I drink t looks like someone slipped me one of that dribble cups. And with the eye patch and my shaved head, I am ready for the next James Bond film (just need to get one of those cool black ones).