2 Weeks and 2 Days Later…

Don’t worry, I’m feeling pretty good. I still need naps. I’m on a strong course of antibiotics and so far, no side effects. I had a blood test and a CT scan on Wednesday and the news was good on all counts. My white blood cell count is still too low but has significantly recovered […]

Day 3 in the hospital

This is all trickle down effects of the chemo. I still don’t feel any cancer, which is fine with me. As far as we can tell the cancer is under enough control that we can afford to liberally spend our time on dealing with my infection, and it was effects from the infection that put […]

Infections on the liver are no fun

On Monday morning I got severe shivers and strong nausea. If you’ve been reading all these post you’ll know about the events I’ve called “sugar crashes”, and this was just like any of the others, I ate an orange to build up some sugar, and then nibbled on a fried egg and cheese sandwich to […]

Don’t confuse your POC with a real MVP or else you may end up SOL with a POS

Do I have your attention? I was at an all-hands meeting for work. One of the presentations was a review of a successful project that encouraged employee participation and hopefully taught them something along the way. During the presentation the product owner noted that the project was a Proof Of Concept, testing several things about […]

We’ve got it on the run!

I got my latest chemo infusion on Thursday. So far I’ve got the side effects under control. Not only that but my CA19-9 marker is still dropping and with the Thursday CT scan, the tumor is still shrinking. We’re going to let this bet ride for a few more weeks ’till the next CT scan […]

Yeah, Starliner failed, but that’s what’s supposed to happen before using it

Boeing and NASA are going to run a full code review on the “Starliner” after uncovering some terrifying embedded problems with the spacecraft’s operational code. Most people tend to think of code as some monolithic thing, put together by a sharp team whose embers know what each other is doing. Nothing could be further from […]

A Most Uneventful Infusion

When nothing particularly bad happens, this is a reason to celebrate. I’m on my 3rd day after my infusion last Thursday and I haven’t been sick once. It’s the little things. I have felt tired, and have taken naps: Once on Friday, twice yesterday, and once today. Napping cut into my nausea a lot. If […]