Quick update on the whole health thing...

Went up to Kaiser Sunset on Thursday, met with Dr. Sahebi. All the blood work is OK, nothing unusual. I have a bit of sinusitis, so she gave me MORE antibiotics and told me to take some B-6. I get to visit with her only every other month now, so that is getting better.

My back is still a bit bothersom, and I will start working on that now.

Dinner is up, gotta go.



Yes, it's over 80 degrees here. We broke out the "hillbilly hot tubs" and splashed around for a while. Still a bit breezy, but it is a warm breeze. Oh, how I pity those back east, or even up north (Gart and Gina). Yea, it's earthquake weather, but I can deal with that.

Of course I am working on the computer, sorting through thousands of pictures. Downloaded a program to sort through and find duplicates, and I had 7669 duplicate pictures, in 3009 groups. That is out of 18060 total pictures. Boy, that's a bunch.

For Christmas, I got the Kodak Zi6 hi-def camera. Pretty cool, basic, and so far, rugged. I took it on Grizzly Rapids, and it survived. It does poorly in dark situations, but I expected that. I will upload a video and see how it works.

Have Fun!


It's 10:15 pm. It's 72 degrees out side.

Just saying to all you east coasters...

The santana winds are blowing, and it is WARM. I just went outside to check on things, and the particulate matter in the air was quite visible in the light of the Mag light. It was windy when we went to Disneyland on Friday night, too.
They call this earthquake weather...

I'll be in my bunker.


Well, my golden locks are slowly returning to the point that I actually used shampoo today. Just a drop, but it did lather up in the shower.

Problem is that it is no longer golden... gray on the sides and dark on the top. We will see.

It is nice to have my energy back. This week I actually worked in the yard some, did a bit of plumbing, and worked on a project for NJS some.

Now, if I can only get my brain back on track. I seem to have serious challenges with names. No kidding. I was at a holiday party, met some folks (I have known them for years), and could not place their names. Everything else I knew, where they lived, what they do, their favorite color, everything. Total blank on the names. It also happened in the chemo lab. I saw the Cancer Coordinator Maven, and it took me several hard thinking minutes to place the name. Quite frustrating. Doesn't seem to effect people I see on a daily basis, but I have been out of circulation for a while.

I also need to get my flexibility up. I have troubles getting up out of a chair (nothing like last year), and my balance is a bit off for a second. If I get on the floor, I am like a drunk walrus trying to get up. I used to be able to put my hands behind my back and stretch, no more. With time and activity, I hope that this will improve.

Gotta finish dinner...

Update of the day

OK, so the clamoring of hate mail asking "what's new?!?!?" has reached a zenith, and I am responding.

Actually, I doubt that any one is actually reading these posts anymore, so here goes.

I am doing fine. Need to loose weight ( somehow the doctor recommended increase in caloric intake expired all over belt line), need to get moving and flexible again, and work on my chemo brain.

With the new year I can eat mostly what I want, but I need to go on a diet. What a crux. I actually had a salad last night for dinner, first in months. I can now expand my meal options a bit more, and concentrate on eating less of those expanded options.

In other news, Christmas has come and gone, Santa was VERY generous to the girls, and myself. We had a visitor, Mr. Skunk, who occupied the crawl space under the house for a week. Holly shamoly, did that stink. He left on Christmas day, but left the damage for me to fix up. He thrashed two screens that covered the underside of the house, I reinforced one, and need to repair the other today.

As per a recommendation of a good friend, I put mothball crystals under the house to keep him away. Now the house has a whole new flavor!

Just can't win.

The girls need a new keyboard and mouse, because, while they light up, they don't actually work. Perhaps Dad will get a new keyboard and mouse, and donate his old one to the girls.

HAIR UPDATE: I know, everyone LOVES my bald, lumpy head. Sorry, it's cold out and I'm tired of shaving it. Not only that, after I shave it, it feels weird. Weird like, it is somehow not a part of me, just a patch of leather on the back of my head.

Anyway, it's coming back in, dark on the top, grey on the sides. My aunt thinks it will come in curly. Joy. One thing is for sure, I have no male pattern baldness to worry about. Other body hair is coming back, somewhat itchy though.

Well, that's enough for now, gotta go console my wife, who is watching her Pen State team get beat by sUSC.