2/1/19 Logic Thwarts Medical Experts, or Not

Several times, I have had doctors ask me, “Do you have any medical training?” Formerly, I was asked it in the manner of a rebuke, as if physicians were implying that it was not possible for me to have any valid opinion about the rabbit hole I could see them going down, that it was…

11/15/18 Ruxolitinib Moves On Without Me

I started the BATCC clinical trial on ruxolitinib on June 17, 2016. It was a two year trial designed test the effectiveness of ruxolitinib on alleviating the symptoms of CLL (fatigue, bone pain, joint pain, and others) by targeting cells that carried the JAK-7 enzyme, which produces inflammation. Inflammation is the source of many diseases…

10/27/18 Dental Wizardry

We always talk about modern medicine and its many miracles. Well, we’ve always had modern medicine. What we have not had was modern dentistry. Modern dentistry is a relatively new invention, and a good one. What dentists can do is remarkable. Thank goodness. I had a knot come up on the lower right side of…

7/14/18 Limitations of Time

We are all limited by time. As it slowly passes through the hourglass, we seem not to notice its steady, relentless flow. We start out with the hourglass full, but it drains into the lower basin, uncontrollable, irreclaimable, each grain a passing moment that can never be retrieved. When the glass is full, we are…

6/22/18 Deborah Robins – Home Fires

I am not a reviewer, nor a critic. I don’t like to criticize other’s work. It is often said about critics that they become critics because they cannot do. That leaves me right out of the critical realm, because I can and do. What I truly enjoy is the doings of others, especially when I…