7/25/17 A Good Trip

Any trip to BATCC where you get good news is a good trip. My good news is that, in spite of my apprehensions, I am pretty stable and doing well after 15 months on the Ruxolitinib. My White Blood Cell count is high, of course, but less than the last trip as last time I…

7/24/17 Restless Apprehension

Sleepless in Houston is much less romantic than Sleepless in Seattle. But my having to type this on my phone will relieve you of some restlessness due to its brevity, and likely amuse you with egregious typographic errors. They always pop up when I try this. Editing one’s own writing is hard enough as it…

7/23/13 One Year in on the Ruxolitinib Trial

I am in Houston for a checkup. A couple of changes in my RLS medicine has me sleeping much better. The Ruxolitinib seems to be doing its job well. All in all, I am pleased. At least I am pleased tonight…I may be less so after my checkup tomorrow, but I expect good things. I…

6/3/17 Houston Tomorrow

Pneumonia. Then relapse of Pneumonia. Then no sleep since my restless legs medicine decided not to work at all. One simply can’t sleep when one’s legs are running marathons. Then nasty side effects from Levaquin (levofloxacin). Look them up and see for yourself what they are. Mine primarily showed up as an all over painful…

5/3/17 The Pneumonia Menace

After having had a good time at The Alabama Folk School, I returned home, more tired than I perhaps should have been. While I did not keep raucous hours at Camp McDowell, since I don’t keep raucous hours, I did not get much sleep. Sleep for me, is sometimes as elusive as Bigfoot. Have you…

2/1/17 A Trip into Decadence

Debbie and I made a trip to Houston on Sunday. I had an appointment at BATCC for my two month checkup for the Ruxolitinib clinical trial I am on. For a while we were making the trip every two weeks, but now, we have settled into two month, which is a lot better. Over the…

1/18/17 100% Literacy

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain Mark Twain had no peer. I have said that before, but it bears repeating. If I repeat that 231 times a day spread over seven different radio stations during drive time for a period of six weeks in a…