Happy birthday to me...

I have deep thoughts on this day, but they don't go much beyond breakfast... Hurry up and get here parents, I am hungry!

Nom nom nom

Tar, Feathers

Nothing could be better for all the Congress critters in Washington D.C. at the moment.


Cancer update

Last week I had three trips to Kaiser -- one infusion and two doctor appointments.

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...


Finally, a funny GOP video...

It's funny because it's true!


Ahhh, now that's better!

Five vials today, and all I had to do was to beg for it.

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.. . .. .


A new blood draw record!


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.