I go in tomorrow for some surgery so I can start eating again and maybe even sleep comfortably for a while. The doctors aren't sure yet whether it will be in-patient or out-patient due to the scale of the operation but we *do* know that I will have tubes hanging out of me for at least a week. They are going to try to drain and seal the 3 most offending groupings of cysts. Consider that I have literally thousands of cysts inside and out of a liver that fills my entire body cavity. The surgeon…
I came across an article in the Google Health section today on Steve Jobs taking a medical leave of absence. He's had his new liver for about what ?,...8 months now ? I wasn't aware that his liver transplant was related to pancreatic cancer. It is my understanding gained through experience with the transplant evaluation process that previous or current cancer greatly reduces your chance for transplant, the logic being that we want livers to go to those who have the best chance of thriving…
ARRRgh,...this proves that it is sometimes easiest to forget the most obvious. JiiiiM !!!
(AnneLidaFilms), thank you. I'll be adding to this blog, I'm sure. I was trying to wait until I felt, uh,
articulate ?,coherent?..which is why this took so long. I finally decided I couldn't wait for that or we'd all… Continue
S.A. Murray left a comment on my "Brush With Dizzy" blog asking if I had a photo of myself with Dizzy Gillespie from our meeting many moons ago and sadly, I don't have one. Cameras were not aloud in the auditorium where he was performing. This made me think of many other lost photo ops throughout my long strange trip of life so far, and a couple that were not lost.
,...and now for some… Continue
In the year 1983 when I was 18 years old, I was fortunate to get to see Dizzy Gillespie play in a small auditorium on the campus of South East Missouri University. He played from the soul brilliantly, as he always did, and the back up musicians were phenomenal as well. I loved the way he seemed to go out of his way to feature the other musicians and I will never forget the way the audience members were singing along, not with their voices but with slight undulations of their bodies and blissful… Continue
This was just what I needed this morning. It goes great with coffee *snicker*,...oKAY, cover your keyboard with a waterproof tarp first * devil on left shoulder pouts while angel on right looks all haughty *.
If the embed doesn't work, copy this into your browser or click link :… Continue
My husband wants to buy me a new digital video camera and I really need one. My old analog Sony is finally, after 15 years, sputtering out. I always hate to retire old equipment because the saying,
" They don't make 'em like they used to. ", is so very true.
I need something that is very Mac friendly. I don't want to have to buy more software or hardware to use it. I want to be able to plug it in and import directly into imovie without having to convert and de-interlace before… Continue
Occasionally someone asks me about one of my old videos so I'm going to post the links here in batches. They are sitting at Live Video but I have them set to private there because I got tired of having to log in 3 times a day to rid the comment sections of porn-spam,..and yeah,I could set them to no comments allowed but that just rubs my scales the wrong way.…
I am SO SICK and TIRED of the CONSTANT POLITICAL bickering on this site !!! For CRIMeny,...BLACK is white, UP is down,...CATS and DOGS LIVING together,....MASS hysteria !!!. Can't we agree to disagree ???…
Unfortunately, our road trip this year was not for fun. John and I spent a week at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN last month in the hopes that I might get liver re-section surgery so that I could re-gain some semblance of quality of life but due to the plurality and distribution of my cysts, I am not a candidate for the surgery.
Polycystic liver disease is a hereditary disease caused by mutated genes. Cysts form and then the…