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29
May
10

A Kick in the Crotch

Posts have been few lately. Sorry about that. I’ve spent the last year getting healthier than I have pretty much ever been. Got a new pain management doc who did wonders with my neck and neuropathy. Went from about 20 pills a day to 2. All along, though, my blood work was a little wonky. My GP tests me regularly because I take Lipitor for cholesterol issues. Well, after a year of abnormal test results and no sign of infection… I got sent to the hematologist. 8 days ago I received my diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It cannot be cured. But with treatment, it looks like I can live a very full life and “likely die of something else”. So rather than be depressed over the fact that I have CANCER, I’m actually glad that my docs caught it. If this goes untreated, there would have been a lot of really important stuff that I would have missed.

Right now I am in the process of being “staged” which involves a variety of tests, some tedious, some disgusting (banana flavor does NOT make barium better), some that just seem to take forever… When that is over, my hematologists/oncologists and my specialist from MD Anderson will get their heads together and figure out what kind of lovely chemotherapy I get to have. I’ll keep you posted.

The name of this blog is “Non Sequitur”, which roughly translates from the Latin as “it does not follow”. I thought it was appropriate because my stream of consciousness thought process is usually a bit disjointed. Turns out that Leukemia is the same way. I feel fine. I actually feel much better than I have in quite some time. I don’t feel sick in any way. It does not follow that this has happened.

28
Mar
10

Ladies: Travel Plans?

Some enterprising travel agent/tour operator is making plans, I’m sure…

24
Mar
10

Put a Ring On It

Words fail me…

23
Mar
10

This is a big f——- deal!

Biden dropped an f-bomb today (big deal). His boss took a moment to check Biden out and apparently doesn’t think it’s so…

20
Mar
10

Gun Pride

Click to embiggen. Thanks to Oleg Volk!

17
Mar
10

All Grown Up

16
Mar
10

NSFW: Prius Truth

I do not dispute the fact that Toyota has experienced a few issues with their cars. I also am pretty sure that the situation has been WAY overblown by folks who are A) idiots, or B) opportunistic scammers looking for a payoff, or C) a combination of the previous.