10/25/16 Pressing On

I have worked for eight straight days and am just about to be nothing more than a flash in the pan. Everything we start out to do that should be easy and quick turns into something akin to a quagmire of mud in which you bog down, making progress as if swimming in a pool…

10/13/16 Organizing Thoughts

I seldom try to organize my thoughts when I start writing. Perhaps you’ve noticed. No doubt, you’ve noticed. I just start and let ‘er fly from there. “We probably need to start you back on regular treatment (formerly chemotherapy and immunotherapy, now just immunotherapy),” said Dr. Gooday at the Big-as-Texas Cancer Center (BATCC) on Monday.…

10/1/16 Time Distortion

I was a victim of time distortion. Needlessly, I might add, but victimized nevertheless. My old nemesis, amperage-interrupting fatigue, has returned, one of the many symptoms of CLL. Some days are better than others, but some days the power just goes out. I had two days like that this week, Tuesday and Thursday. There’s not…

9/27/16 Debates and Mandolins

Yes, I watched the debate. I was not impressed. Hillary promises things she can’t deliver while claiming her plan will create millions of jobs without increasing the national debt by raising taxes on the wealthy. Trump promises to create millions of jobs by cutting taxes on corporations. Neither one is likely to do either one.…

9/7/16 Racing Minds and Monkeys

Do you ever have a racing mind? Mine is going ninety miles an hour. I can’t sleep. All I can do is think of electrons, masses of electrons, and how they will be safely connected underground to feed new buildings while keeping existing buildings serviced and working properly so overhead lines can come down that…

8/28/16 Mourning and August Malaise

Several of you have e-mailed me since my hiatus from FaceBook, wondering if I am OK since I have not posted to my blog in a while. I am making it, me and this ruxolitinib, making it in spite of the August torpor, miasma, and malaise that strikes Mississippi every year. August is the most…

7/20/16 Eating Your Way Across I-10

The right-smart honorable Raymond E. Huffmaster, in all his over-alled glory, and me made the trip from home to Houston on Sunday, July 17, then back home on Monday after my appointment at BATCC. Debbie was not able to go, having duties with the grand-kids, and Raymond offered to take me…this time…every time…which is the…

7/13/16 Ruxolitinib, Day 27

I have been taking the ruxolitinib (Jakafi®) since June 17, which is nearly a month. I have been back to Houston to see Dr. Gooday, once, on July 6, and will return on July 18. This is a powerful drug and a Phase II clinical trial so I have to be monitored closely. Everything was…

7/3/16 Two Weeks and Counting

My life-long friend, David, and his wife Pat, have a wonderful home at Smith Lake in Alabama. That is where we are spending this weekend, celebrating July 4th, and my birthday. It’s good to have another birthday. Lots of folks probably wished they had had the chance at another birthday. I am thankful for mine.…