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eyepaint

What has happened to Chestly?

Replies:   REP
REP

@eyepaint

He is in a care facility in Texas. No access to the internet.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@REP

He is in a care facility in Texas. No access to the internet.

We need to add that as a tagline in ANY discussion where someone mentions CMSix. Invariably, someone asks.

Ernest Bywater
Updated:

About 2 years ago the issues were:

1. Internet Access in the nursing home was bad,

2. He needed a replacement keyboard of a very specific type as he couldn't use most modern ones due something about the physical aspect of the keyboards.

3. He was very depressed and had no interest in his stories then. However, he'd just had some major surgery which seriously affected his mobility, so the depression was understandable.

As of 3 months back he was still registered in the US systems as owning his home, and still alive.

Doing ID checks on Chessley are hard because there are several family members with exactly the same name full name, and he was the 6th in his generations with it, thus his pen name. Several months ago one of his cousins with the same name died in the same county and many people thought it was him, but it wasn't.

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Vlad_Inhaler

I thought he had moved to somewhere S of Houston, although there were a number of people with the same surname there so it could have been a false positive.

Ernest Bywater

A few years ago he blogged about being in the Rose Haven Nursing Home in Atlanta, Texas. He was still there about a year later, and last I've been able to confirm is still at Rose Haven while still owning his house in Atlanta, Texas.

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@Ernest Bywater

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he have diabetes which led to the lose of his foot?

Replies:   docholladay
docholladay

@blurred

Yes. One of the many risks that go with diabetes.

Replies:   blurred
blurred

@docholladay

Something I hope I never ever get.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@blurred

Something I hope I never ever get.

Believe me, I have it, and the outlooks for diabetics have never been as good as they are now. And typically, it's not the things you expect to get which end up hurting you, it's those that you don't anticipate.

The problem for diabetics is, if you don't check for minor cuts continually in hard to examine areas, it can easily lead to complications. Once you become indisposed, either bed-ridden or, heaven forbid, temporarily homeless, it's almost impossible to do those kinds of inspections to insure that nothing is going south.

But when I first became diabetic at 16, I was informed that, if I'd caught the disease ten years earlier, I'd have died within five years! With the advent of insulin pumps and constant blood monitoring, it's easier to catch problems LONG before they become problematic.

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

I have it, and the outlooks for diabetics have never been as good as they are now.


If you keep it under control.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
paliden

If you read his blog you will find out that he lost his foot due to gangrene. To find out how he got gangrene - read his blog.

Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

If you keep it under control.

In my world, you keep it under control until you don't, and then you go to the emergency room. In the old days, I'd end up there, involuntarily, about once a year. Now it's closer to once every five.

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