November 11th, 2011

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[links] Link salad wishes you a happy Veteran's Day

[info]jorhett with an interesting review of Green

What’s the language of the future?

Healthcare Needs Insurance Companies Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle — Single payer has its issues, but the current system is rife with problems.

'Pristine' gas from early universe discovered — A dish of partially-eaten beans was discovered nearby.

NASA's Newest Mars Rover Prepares For Close-UpCuriosity, scheduled to land on the Red Planet in August, will try to determine if conditions were ever favorable to support microbial life.

‘Report any suspicion of the abuse of a child to law enforcement authorities’Slacktivist Fred Clark with a roundup of link regarding the disgusting mess at Penn State.

In Shocking Twist No One Could Have Foreseen, Kochs' Family Empire Founded on Government Handouts — If you don't know who the Koch brothers are, spend 20 minutes with Google. Trust me on this.

Remains of war dead dumped in landfillThe mortuary in Delaware, the main point of entry for the nation’s war dead and the target of federal investigations of alleged mishandling of remains, engaged in the practice from 2003 to 2008, according to Air Force officials. The manner of disposal was not disclosed to relatives of fallen service members. Imagine if you will the reaction in the media, and on the radio and TV talk shows, if this had gone on during the Clinton or Obama administrations. We'd still be hearing the howls of condemnation. But Bush? No worries. The consistency fetishists on the Right will give this one a pass since no liberals were involved who can be punished through years of media harassment, I guarantee it.

?otD: Numerology, anyone?




11/11/2011
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo fatigue)
Body movement: n/a (too sick)
Hours slept: 13.0 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently (re)reading: The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett

cancer-do-not-want

[cancer] Off to infusion center

Well, as of last night, I had diarrhea for eleven days, strained abdominal muscles from the violent cramping, a cold for four days, chills, a 100.5 fever and serious food aversions. They still wanted me to come into the chemo infusion center.

This morning, I've slept 11 hours, the fever has broken, the cold seems to be either on its way out or gone, taking the chills with it, and though I still have the diarrhea, I made it almost eight hours last night without cramps or a bowel movement, which is the longest I've gone (or haven't gone, as it were) since a week ago Sunday.

I have leveled up and merely feel like crap, as opposed to the dreadfulness that was yesterday.

Amazing what a good night's sleep will do.

At any rate, off to the infusion center shortly. See you all on the other side.