Monday, September 22, 2014
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Billingsley’s Bullets: Is periodic blindness normal?

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From page A4 | March 14, 2014 |

Recently I ended up in the hospital emergency room with a swollen hand, forearm and elbow. The culture they took showed a staph infection in the bursal fluid. One of the people who was very helpful and nice in the emergency room was Mo Brutko. She quickly deduced that the reason I was there was because my wife, Monika, made me go to the emergency room for a medical opinion. Basically, Monika was not interested in my opinion and wanted a doctor’s opinion.

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Bob Billingsley

Bob Billingsley writes Heard Over the Back Fence three times a week, keeping his pen on the pulse of the community. He also writes a biweekly column called Billingsley's Bullets, in which he uses “sideways” thinking to make your day a little easier to handle.
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