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Last night I set up tethering on my iPhone so I could get work done while I had to wait for the guy from Comcast to fix things. It was faster and more reliable than Google's free wifi. It's also expensive, so I will see about canceling it when I'm sure I won't need it.

The Comcast repair guy showed up a little after 2pm; apparently someone doing the dispatching decided I wasn't there and had told him not to come for my noon-2pm time slot, but this got resolved when I called at 1:55pm going "Where's my technician?"

As required, he had to check all my in-house connectors and then the feed coming into the house. As I had already figured out, there was no Internet signal coming in. I don't know how he figured it out, but three houses down someone had put a hardware filter on the line that blocked the Internet signal. He of course removed it, and my Internet service came back. What neither of us could figure out is why someone put a filter on the main feed rather than the feed going to the house that wasn't supposed to get Internet access.

Before that I had a follow-up appointment with my gynecologist. My fibroids have not grown; if anything, they may be shrinking slightly. This is very good. The best part is it counter-indicates surgery(!!!!!).

Even cooler, remember how I went for genetic counseling? Well, it turns out that there's going to be some kind of study done by El Camino Hospital and a startup where they're going to do free testing of DNA of 25 people who have high-risk family histories -- and I'm at the top of the list to be tested!

Date: 2012-04-06 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] hms42
Glad to hear your internet is fixed plus the better news on your health.

Fine & good

Date: 2012-04-06 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] capplor.livejournal.com
that the fibroids are shrinking, but HOW DO YOU FEEL?

Re: Fine & good

Date: 2012-04-06 07:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] figmo.livejournal.com
The pain has greatly reduced over the last few weeks. I occasionally feel pain, but it's nowhere near where it was. As I type this, I am feeling no pain.

Date: 2012-04-07 10:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-04-06 10:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sodyera.livejournal.com
Of all the lists to be on top of! Stay well.

Date: 2012-04-06 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smoooom.livejournal.com
Sounds like good news all around. Awesome, hope things continue to improve.

All levels

Date: 2012-04-09 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apipiyalotl.livejournal.com
Great for study. Fab for the incredible shrinking fibroids. Hoots of laughter for the improper filter. Glad they found it.

Date: 2012-04-11 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sfo2lhr.livejournal.com
If you are on AT&T you can tether via your iPhone by jailbreaking and installing the MyWi app from Cydia. I have been doing that since 2009. MyWi has a one-time cost but other than that it's free, and just uses your iPhone data plan. Not sure how it works on Verizon and Sprint, but just check the MyWi web page.

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