This morning I sat on a rocky formation watching the water rushing back and forth. I love the sounds the waves make and enjoy seeing wildlife flying overhead. Nature makes me happy. To recap: On Sunday, June 3rd, I completed … Continue reading →
After enhancing the bioavailability of curcumin using polymers, a group of Washington State University researchers proved that curcumin can increase bone growth by between 30% and 45% in a matter of weeks: “The presence of curcumin in TCP results in enhanced bone formation after 6 weeks.” (Quoted from the abstract.) The researchers are currently testing…
It was June 15, 2005, that I got the ‘official’ diagnosis over the phone. We knew, really before that, but it had to be official. The bone biopsy was done by a neurologist surgeon since it was on the spine. It was a pretty horrid experience. I didn’t feel anything but was conscious and I could feel […]
Wow, it’s been a long time since I last published a post. Everything is fine, more or less…This has just been a super busy period… In a nutshell: our two mischievous kittens (see the awful cellphone photo on the right) were spayed a couple of weeks ago after the scare with Pandora’s heart turned out…
In the front area of my home is a Pacific Dogwood tree. I enjoy admiring this beauty of nature each time I look out the window. The tree blooms in April and May and it is the provincial flower of … Continue reading →
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My May blood test results remained mostly the same as April. My M protein (specific measure of cancer levels) remained the same at 20. It is difficult to get an accurate M protein value with my particular type of multiple … Continue reading →
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Let’s see, my labs came in but I had to call the nurse to get the results. My doctor is on call for other doctors this week so he is slammed. My CBC is all the same and normal, Kappa light chains went up to 15.0, Lambda was the same at 11.1, the ratio went […]
I used to read a lot of different blogs. Some about simplicity, some about minimalism, some about organizing, and lots just about life and peoples different experiences. Some were about Myeloma and others about nothing in particular and some about frugal living. I use to read Andrea Dekker and liked her organizational skills. But she […]
Saturday evening as the sun was setting, I headed to a nearby forest. I always meet nice people that chat or say hello. Yesterday a jogger enthusiastically provided advice on cool places to explore and photograph. I love spending time … Continue reading →
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This morning I travelled to the beach to relax and listen to the sounds of birds and waves. I found a log where I watched people walking their dog or relaxing with a friend nearby. There is something about watching … Continue reading →
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