20100929

Stomp the house!

The U.S. house passed HB 1362. Now onto the senate. I'm not sure if I like the idea of being tracked. I'm not very familiar with the law, but I'd think having a collective agency monitoring trends of MS/Parkinson's definitely would be a good thing. Information is power. Hopefully it'll be wielded properly.

And the title is in reference to a Fresh Beats episode. My daughter loves them!

20100922

Dissapointed on infusion day

So I had quite a shock at my infusion today. The AIC nurse who never misses missed. I was absolutely surprised at that. I'll have to refer to her as the AIC nurse who missed once, only once. She only had to stick me one more time in the wrist : ( but it definitely could be worse. Even the best sometimes miss! I can't fault her though. My veins were all sorts of stickable when I went to bed last night. When I got into the hospital, they just all receded as far as they could. I was astonished! My wife calls it white coat syndrome.



Infusion 2010.09.22

20100920

Two whole weeks

I'm at the point of not smoking for over two weeks. Wow! I'm very determined in this effort and am finding it easier than I expected. Yea me! The worst part, I've got my first infusion without smoking this coming Wednesday.

20100914

Over a week

Its been over a week (monday marked a week) since I quit smoking. I'm happier because of it, and really think this is the time I'll be ending it. I've felt more dedicated to the cause than ever.

20100913

Rx Mary Jane

From the mouth (or hand) of Dr. Andrew Weil

FTA:
"Research into possible medical uses of Cannabis is enjoying a renaissance. In recent years, studies have shown potential for treating nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, alcohol abuse, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, Alzheimer's disease and anorexia nervosa.

But perhaps most exciting, cannabinoids (chemical constituents of Cannabis, the best known being tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) may have a primary role in cancer treatment and prevention. A number of studies have shown that these compounds can inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animal models. In part, this is achieved by inhibiting angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels that tumors need in order to grow. What's more, cannabinoids seem to kill tumor cells without affecting surrounding normal cells. If these findings hold true as research progresses, cannabinoids would demonstrate a huge advantage over conventional chemotherapy agents, which too often destroy normal cells as well as cancer cells."

Emphasis is mine.





Its beautiful!

20100908

I've quit smoking

Due to my MS I've been trying to become more healthy in my life...that and I have a kid now, which is the ultimate motivator, so I've quit smoking!!! Two days so far!