December 1st, 2012


[links] Link salad rocks the air guitar out of key

Review: Dark Faith: Invocations — LaShawn Wanak with some good things to say about Dark Faith: Invocations and my story "The Cancer Catechism" in particular.

New Pill Could Do Wonders for Cancer Patients — Leukemia, in this case.

Supreme Court to rule on patentability of human genesLower court ruled that genes can be patented once isolated from the body.

Prepare to trek new legal landscape after WA pot law change — Yeah, I'll bet.

Smart Tip: Peel an entire head of garlic in 10 seconds — I've seen this done before. (Via David Goldman.)

MIT develops miniature shape-shifting robots

Comfort noise — We actually deal with this in my day jobbe, but not by that terminology. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Electromagnetic Test Town — Ok, this is weird.

Man on FireOne man’s story of protest.

Attacker at Wyoming college kills two, commits suicideA man armed with a sharp-edged weapon that some media reports described as a bow and arrow killed two people, including a college faculty member, in Casper, Wyoming, before taking his own life on Friday. Yep, sometimes it isn't guns. But the mindless, nuance-free, literalistic conservative defense of the Second Amendment means that instead of being rare, thanks to the widespread availability of firearms, these kinds of killings are an almost daily occurrence. Feel safer now?

Pat Robertson challenges creationism“If you fight science, you are going to lose your children, and I believe in telling them the way it was,” Robertson concluded. What do you know? Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. (Thanks to Rick York.)

UN calls for urgency on climate, says Doha deal to delight no one

?otD: I know it's only rock 'n roll, but do you like it?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 11.0 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a (forgot to weigh)
Number of FEMA troops on my block forcing people to accept healthcare and committing voter fraud: 0
Currently reading: Neptune's Brood by Charlie Stross


[cancer] Chemo series three, session five, day two

This is my 29th chemo infusion since January of 2010, across three series. In the past two and half years since first beginning chemo, I'm spent more time on chemo or in immediate recovery, or in surgery and immediate surgical recovery, than I've spent being healthy, happy and whole. Such is my life. At least I am still alive.

At the moment the peripheral neuropathy in my hands is nearly crippling. My lower GI failed to move Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, and is now shut down by the drugs, so I will spend the weekend bloated and unwilling to eat due to there not being any room down there. I am tired and goofy, but not as unfocused as some chemo sequences have had me.

Me in the chemo chair yesterday
Photo © 2012 Lisa Costello. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

Today, I lay low and rewatch movies, probably the extended edition of Lord of the Rings. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my Mom) is here as primary caregiver, [info]the_child will be kicking about, and Lisa Costello is of course here. There might even be a visitor or two.