Monday, September 10, 2012

Boosting Energy

Before today's entry here is a picture of my childhood friend that I reconnect with a couple of months ago. This according to my Mom is the "adorable, handsome" Dave T.

Looking forward today as not much is on the agenda. I cancelled my lunch meeting due to some problems I am having with my leg. First aid cream, ice, and elevate. It has shown remarkable improvement since Thursday.

I need a boost of energy and I can get it right here in my home:

If I get to bored today I might think about cleaning my dishwasher. They need cleaning too.

I might also look through the junk around the house because sometimes junk isn't useless:

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Lady DR said...

Okay, Dave's a good looking guy, but I still think you've got him beat.

Glad to hear you're taking care of yourself and how the leg is soon back to "normal."

Interesting about watching re-runs. Maybe if I could watch the Mickey Mouse Club and Hit Parade and Tennessee Ernie Ford's show, it might work. Maybe.

Since I don't have a dishwasher and haven't had for over twelve years, I'll pass your message on to those who do (although you'd probably be surprised at the number of people I know who also don't have D/Ws)

The gene article was interesting, particular since I downloaded a book on alternative/integrative cancer treatments. It's slow going, as much of it is clinical and near-academic, but they do talk about genes and enzymes and targeted gene treatments. Unfortunately, since much of this is outside the "conventional" treatments of chemo, radiation and surgery, there are problems getting FDA approval, getting oncologists to prescribe these treatments and, thus, making them available only in clinical trials (a major hurdle, it seems) or the patient having to pay out of pocket for such, which are very expensive. When will we grasp the fact that conventional protocols of the last fifty years, even with some changes to the chemo cocktails, haven't worked, aren't working? When will we (gov't and insurance) be willing to embrace treatments which have proven effective, but which will cut into the extremely high profits of the pharmeucutical (sp?) companies and the like? The book has been enlightening to this point, as it does provide stats on genes and enzymes and the political issues, the latter standing in the way of treatments that could prove beneficial and, literally, life-saving to cancer patients, especially those in latter stages of the disease, while also addressing peripheral health issues.

Pat said...

Not so sure about reruns. If I've seen 'em once, that's usually enough. I do like to veg out w/tv, though. I'm heavily into cooking shows lately.

My dishwasher has been nonfunctional for years, so no lemonade for it.

Interesting stuff about DNA. So much we still don't know.

William J. said...


Thanks for the compliment!

The leg is improving but another problem arose so I have to get that in control too. Most of this stuff has to do with the lack of circulation in parts of the left leg which is a hangover from the accident.

Ah Tennessee Ernie Ford, always one of my favorites! As was the hit parade.

It does shock me on how many people do not have a dishwasher. I don't think I could live without one.

Interesting how the last article was in line with what you downloaded. I wish we would embrace outside the conventional treatments because I am from the school of nothing ventured nothin gained. Again the rich rule because they can afford to pay for their own treatments. If the nonconvential treatments were allowed they might cure some of the disease which in the long run would reduce the cost of treating the disease.


William J. said...

Hi Pat

I am not sure about the reruns either but if it boosts my energy I will even watch Gilligan Island reruns.

Neither you or DR has a dishwasher and I find that kind of amazing.

So much we don't know about DNA but I wish they would put some of their findings to use now instead of waiting until all data is in.


Interesting stuff about DNA. So much we still don't know.

Pat said...

I have a dishwasher, it just doesn't work. Tried to fix it once... not worth it.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

When mine went down I would have paid anything to get it going again.