Posted by lil jimi on December 31, 2016, at 3:01:07
In reply to Re: What happened? » lil jimi, posted by Larry Hoover on December 23, 2016, at 21:15:12
> > > What happened to this place?
> > >
> > That's what I asked when I returned a month or two ago, if not in so many words. It's spooky.
> > > I remember addressing the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Toronto, a few years ago, when I said during Dr. Bob's Psychobabble presentation that the people on Psychobabble had done more for me than the psychiatric care that I had received. In a room full of psychiatrists, that was heresy.
> > >
> > > I have never wavered from that belief.
> > >
> > Zounds Lar! Perfectly awesome. I, back in the day, felt you were a major contributor to the beauty of PBabble and I was and am still one of your many admirers. Your knowledgeability shone/shines a bright light on many of our psycho-pharmaceutical issues. It is a blessing to me to know you felt reciprocal benefits.
> > And it is now very great to see you post here once again, even if PBabble is a Ghost Town of what it was. Hope you're doing okay.
> > > What happened to Babble? What happened to Dr. Bob?
> > >
> > I been trying to figure this out since I posted my Ghost Story thread here a while back. Time and energy have slowed me. But I believe the story is in the Admin archive, somewhere.
> > > Lar
> > Great to see your name man!
> > How you been doing?
> > Still up north?
> > Chat us up and we can fill this place back up, Dr.Bob or no Bob!
> > Best,
> > Jim
> Sorry that I keep disappearing. I find my interactions with the Pilderbeast quite challenging.
> I have other chronic health issues than those that would literally be within the domain of this website, and sometimes I get quite overwhelmed. I know enough to adjust my inputs/outputs, and to keep my productivity at the forefront. I'm one tiny cog in an international scientific effort to develop nuclear reactors that simply cannot melt down like Fukishima or blow up like Chernobyl.
> All those electric cars that peeps dream of driving have to be powered somehow.
> I wish all Babblers a Merry Festive, and all the best in the New Year.
Hola Mi Amigo!
>> Sorry that I keep disappearing.
I think I'm keeping up with you on the 'disappearing'.
>> I find my interactions with the Pilderbeast quite challenging.
Cripes All Gautama!! I swear! I have been tying my neurons (both of them!) in knots trying to figure which arcane literature or what flavor of scriptural reference this was: I MEAN for Hours! Just now, only (finally!) Just Now did my CNS crash into this absurdly obvious, right-in-front-of-me, totally-unavoidable reference. My ears are ringing from the impact. I have theories about this kind of blindness. Another time.
Anyway, I don't have those interactions so I haven't seen those challenges my own self.
>> I have other chronic health issues than those that would literally be within the domain of this website, and sometimes I get quite overwhelmed.
See? I can still keep up!:
I was starting to feel the chest pain about now one year ago. Aspirin was making it go away, but the ringing in my ears (not related to earlier ringing) increased till I couldn't hear people speaking to me. January 5 I'm hospitalized and CAT scanned. Seems a whole fleet of small blood clots decided to be pulmonary embolisms. Bunches of them. Pain like never before. And I have a good range of intense pain episodes for comparison. Got these embolisms/clots from the DVT I had the previous summer, had treated and took blood thinner xarelto for.
By June I was probably recovered. It gets fuzzy.
At about that time I went to my primary care because I had these earaches and I had been taking huge doses of ibuprofen for the pain. This was a 'increasing pain; increasing dosage' thing extending back to last summer. I was up to a gram every 4 hours the week when I saw my doctor.
(You know? It's not good when your situation makes your doctor saying 'Well, you're don't have an infection' not a good thing.)
Doc examined me and said, "You don't have an infection."
My ENT finds the mass. CAT scans reveals a primary on the back of my tongue (on the right side, against my eustachian tube of the ear that was complaining) and it has associates in several adjacent lymph nodes. ENT does a biopsy which confirms it's cancer. I get a PET scan.
Squamous cell carcinoma, stage 4, HVP16 positive: seven weeks of daily radiation with cisplatin chemotherapy every three weeks. That was August 3 through September 22.
I will spare us more details. I can make them available if requested. But I shant spring them on the unsuspecting here. And this may not be the best of venues as you suggest.
But, I am doing fine. I am still recovering from the effect of treatment. I must regain my weight. A PEG feeding tube still gets nutrition to me since I haven't stomached solid food since August.
Tuesday the 27th I was PET scanned. This imaging will tell if I still need treatment. I won't see my doctors to get the report until the 6th. Word is the smart money is betting big that I'm clear. It's a safe bet.
So, Domain, Shmomain, I say!
>> I know enough to adjust my inputs/outputs, and to keep my productivity at the forefront.
Okay, you got me here. I thought I knew my ins and outs but my cancer treatments turned them inside out. I felt inside out and many other ways too. My understanding has been inside out repeatedly.
My productivity has been maintaining: my treatments; my sustenance; my medications; my sanity; my caregivers; my support systems.
>> I'm one tiny cog in an international scientific effort to develop nuclear reactors that simply cannot melt down like Fukishima or blow up like Chernobyl.
>> All those electric cars that peeps dream of driving have to be powered somehow.
What's your take on hydrogen fuel cells? Toyota has one in production now: the Mirai?
How about hydrogen internal combustion engine cars?
>> I wish all Babblers a Merry Festive, and all the best in the New Year.
Hear, Hear! May we each and every one observe our/their celebration(s) with/within our/their faith tradition(s)!
Or not, however it may please them.
But please be careful out there. Seems like a lot of good folks are not making it to 2017. We hope we all make it. We are good here. But don't let our guard down once we do get to 2017. Remain vigilant.
(i am not mentioning any "laser interferometer gravitational wave observatories": shhhhh!)
A Happy, Healthy 2017 to one and all!