- We love to strip and leave the clothes wherever they land
- We hate picking them up and sorting them in the laundry
- We love to eat and leave the dishes wherever they settle
- We hate cleaning the dishes, and if we could, we would eat out of the bag or on paper plates
- We like clean clothes
- We hate doing laundry
- We hate folding laundry
- We hate putting clean laundry away in the drawers/shelf/closet
- We love the ease of a pile of clean laundry in the morning to pick our daily wear from
- Some of us hate taking baths, but then are impossible to extract from the quickly freezing water
- A couple of us love THAT ball - and want it NOW - GET AWAY!
Why should I use my time separating my waste, when it obviously is not a priority to anyone?
don't count on the economy bouncing back. I am not an optimist on this one. The GOP will get in (the house) and successfully screw it up. More people will sit on their cash (gold, guns and bibles). Certainty and stability = good growth environment.I base my opinions on several things. First is what is going on in the country. People are pissed, scared, and confused. They know that something bad is coming, but what it is, no one knows. There seems to be a lot of talk about "something" and being prepared for it. Call it a Black Swan, SHTF, or zombie attack, folks are stocking up on gold, guns, and spam.
We will have another 3-4 years of uncertainty at least. If there is another "black swan" event, it could be longer. Throw in some government mandated inflation, and we will be lucky to beat Japan's lost decade.
YOUR MARROW IS CLEAR WITHOUT MYELOMA.What does it mean?
1. MILD PLASMACYTOSIS (3%).
2. NO EVIDENCE OF INCREASED BLASTS, CLONALITY, OR LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDER BY EITHER MORPHOLOGY OR FLOW CYTOMETRY.
3. MINIMAL NORMOCYTIC AND NORMOCHROMIC ANEMIA.
4. 1+ (OF 6) IRON STORES WITH MINIMAL FOCAL INCORPORATION OF IRON INTO SIDEROBLASTS AND NO RING SIDEROBLASTS.
Comment: Kappa and lambda light chain immunoperoxidase stains performed on blocks (A1, B1) show a polyclonal distribution of light chain staining in plasma cells. Deeper sections into block (A1) after decalcification also reveal more intact architecture with no evidence of plasma cell dyscrasia.
Would I do it again?
Can I do it again?
Will I do it again?
The odds are that I will have to do it again at some point. After that, I am out of options.
Jim, Fullerton, CA - Internet Radio recommendations
Jim likes Google Chrome. Leo does to and it’s pretty much all he uses. What he really likes is that if a page crashes, you exit the tab, not Chrome completely. That’s nice.
Jim wants to get a WiFi radio but they seem to be pricey and complicated to set up. Leo says they are. You have to set them up to log into your network. Then you have to find your favorite radio stations within the 25,000 available online. Leo recommends getting a radio that support RECIVA. It’s an online directory which enables you to set them up and then add to favorites. Then a radio that supports Reciva will just connect and download to your favorites.
But what about using an iPad? Leo says that’s an interesting choice, but it’s an expensive option just to listen to radio. Leo recommends the Sonos S5, which is a single setup speaker and it uses WiFi. They just have an on/off and volume. It works with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and can play not only streaming radio but also Pandora and other streaming options. The Speakers also can be placed all over the house. It’s pretty amazing.
I try to go to the YMCA on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ride the bike for 30 minutes (usually about 5 miles) then come home and putter around the house. If I sit down, there goes the inertia.
On "down days" I try to keep up with my reading.
I have been to Kaiser Sunset for an appointment with the BMT specialist Dr. Sahibi. I got a flu shot, whooping cough shot, and 9 vials of blood. Things still look good. She did change my Thalidomide from 100 to 50 because of my toes turning into unfeeling stumps. I must say, that the feeling is coming back, and it is a great comfort. The fingers still are numb, but you take the slightly bad to conquer the truly horrific.
Last weekend we had the girls cousins here -- Jay and Alana. Jay can come over any time. Alana needs to calm down and focus on what needs to be done. Five times I asked her to not go in the grass (doggie land mines) and six times she went out there. She doesn't like time outs.
I still get worn out (like now) and I don't hesitate to nap. Sometimes it is good to recognize your limits and make peace with them.
Well, I have to hurry up and relax so we can do Disneyland...
- My franken computer is in the shop, toasting both hard drives for the second time
- I am using a netbook that we use when we travel temporarily
- The GD netbook got a virus
- It infiltrated my G-mail account
- luckily, I don't have many addresses stored there.
- No way in hell my back is going to let me sleep on the ground
- I need a slightly more sterile environment to retreat to
- They don't have an Embassy Suites anywhere close
***This is not to imply that any of my friends ARE National Socialists of Germany. Replace NAZI with the political Flavor Of The Month, and you get my point. People that go with the FOTM are unreliable in my estimation, and when things crash (which they do), they are the first to denounce their previous selves. In short, they are flakes. Spineless, whipsawed sheep. Their opinions are as worthless as the ether that carries them.***
Wanna bet the pool is still broken tomorow?
Well, a few things have happened.
- I finally went and had the lasik eye surgery at the TLC center here in Fullerton. Worked great, but I now need reading glasses for the morning paper (it was inevitable).
- The puppies chewed my reading glasses.
- We got new sliding glass windows in the back. Soon, a center window will be installed with a doggie door insert custom made. The windows are realy cool, when you close them you almost get a Star Trek "woosh" when the window seal catches.
- The puppies chewed the new trim on the windows.
- Yard work has taken over my life, getting ready for the 4th of July party. Whacked back the hedge with the help of the Jay monster, Mom, and Dad. Planted a bunch of annuals with the help of Mom. Given a few weeks, it should look nice.
- Yes, the puppies have discovered the joys of digging in the dirt. Once, they dug a nice sized hole right behind my back (I was picking up poo, not watching them). It was in the middle of the yard, right where I could step in it and kill myself. Grrrr...
- The back yard grass has realy taken a beating with the dogs. I will over seed this weekend and hopefully get rid of all these small holes and brown spots.
My back went south Saturday night, and Sunday was just miserable. While It is slowly getting better, once in a while it "catches" and all those bad old memories come back. Coughing doesn't help. Especially the cough jags that I have with this allergy/cold thing.
Oh, and the Sudafed seems to mess with the thyroid pills.
It's 3:45, time for a nap...
Visited with the grands, and considering, they seem OK. Did a bit of work around the house for grandma, nothing serious, but she needs new valves on her washer, and the roof is fine for now, but coming to its chronological end soon.
Pauline and Bob were fantastic hosts, as usual. Went with Bob to Cabella's and finally found a belt that I can wear through security. Re-installed XP on his computer, and it works great now.
While up there, I don't know if it was the altitude, humidity (or lack thereof), or the cold, but I had cramps all over. It took me a few days to recover, once I got home. I think I actually pulled a muscle in my leg when I got home.
As I write this, I am having an old experience that I hoped I had left in the past. Those mid back, sharp twitches that suck the air out of me have started up again. Not fun. Hopefully it is because I pushed myself a bit too far today, carnying some new plants when we went to the Arb today (got some peanuts to plant for Jenna and tomatoes for me).
I should rest now...
It has been a great ten years, and I hope only the first of many decades with the love of my life.
Yes, we have been through a lot recently, but we did get through it, and will continue to get through these things in the future.
Infusion went well, as usual. This time, though, the aridia really hit me afterwards. I never experienced the fatigue before, so it was new.
Dr. Sahebi (Kaiser BMT specialist) was pleased with my progress, and took me off another pill. I still have to take the Thalomid, but that's OK. Now it's just vitamins and supplements.
Dr. Lee (Kaiser Oncology) was pleased with my progress too, but was concerned with my white blood count. I get another CBC next week to check on that. He also wants me to take B-12 for my blood. Perhaps I will just eat more steaks.
Toes still tingle, fingers still a bit numb, but that comes with the nerve damage and Thalomid. Balance is a challenge when you can't feel your toes to make the billions of micro corrections you make when balancing.
Cramps are still there, and I can feel it when my feet get cold... it gets painful when you are standing still and your feet cramp up. Looks real bad when one falls over with foot cramps and bad equilibrium.
Well, I need to get dinner started...
Does that make me weird or something?
Don't answer that.
With the one drawn yesterday, I assumed that something was amiss, and it almost was.
A few weeks ago I went in for another test (thyroid) and they drew for everything BUT thyroid. E-mailed that doctor, and he said "No problem" and I went on my merry way.
Yesterday comes along, and only one vial is drawn. OK, that is for my infusion that I had today, "No problem".
Yesterday I made an appointment for a follow-up with the BMT folks up at Kaiser Sunset. The old tests are getting a bit stale (Multiple Myloma comes up fast) so I checked with Lisa (the Angel of oncology) today and she said that I have more tests to take.
I was at Lakeview anyway for my monthly Aridia infusion, so afterwards, off to the labs for five vials of data.
Now that I am home, three pizza slices and two glasses of 2buck chuck, all is good with the world.
now if only I can wobble to bed.. . .. .
Yes, I was shocked too.
I will probably have more later this week, as it is a busy week. Thursday up to Kaiser Sunset for an appointment with the BMT folks, then Kaiser Lakeview on Friday for my regular oncologist.
Damn, that means I have to loose 10 pounds by Friday.
Well, I better sleep on that one.
She is reading The BOOK OF VIRTUES by Bill Bennett. I am so proud, she is only six.
Hopefully, some of it will stick.
Time to yell at her to get to bed (it's late!)
- Weather is great, wish you were here.
- California sucks, stay away.
- Palm Pre works great, which is good because the phones have been down for weeks.
- Phones are up (14-Feb-19 11:55 PDT). Call later, see if it remains.
- Kristin's Grands are having health challenges in PA, but her Mom is there to help.
- Granpa remains in hospice, has been dreaming of aliens and hillbillies. He hates hillbillies.
- Don't we all hate hillbillies?
- Aliens are OK, hillbillies scare me.
- Cramps are back.
- Got seven vials drawn on Tuesday, results look OK.
- Ashley's party was nice last night.
- Dogs trashed the house this week. Anyone want beagle sausage?