Friday, April 21, 2017

NOETIC SCIENCE

Some of you know me via discussion boards.   Politics, Religion, Random Randomness -

In 2008 -  Sarah Palin happened.   I woke up the night of the repeat on NPR to hear her blathering   her RNC speech.   Every bit of me, right down to my atoms went into a "OMG!  who IS this person???!!! "     I rolled out of bed, trumbled down the stairs, and as soon as I could I Googled, "Sarah Palin"

Since that day, I have been connected to so many of you.  And for that, I am forever thankful.  I woke up and learned that we can have discussions.  We have discourse.  We have voting booths.  We have the ability to make statements, to make a difference, to sit with others and we can share our views.   Sometimes, those discussions are heated.   But sometimes, it's interesting - and we learn - and we listen.  And then perhaps, heated again.

But I've learned to respect the ideas, the responses, the beliefs of others.  I love this about our coming together.

As many of you know, my time here on and with this planet and plane is limited.  I am so grateful for what I have with you all.  You have opened me.  I have learned so much.

And .... from that point - here I go: 

Beginning tomorrow I will start sharing info and links that speak to me.   I was planning to get it underway a few weeks ago , but ....meh.  Life had other plans.

First link:   http://www.nderf.org 

Click on "Experiences".  

Noetic Science :   http://www.noetic.org/

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Med update - April 11th

Originally began as a post for the Nomad Politcs site but decided to bring it here so it doesn't clog things over there) MRI results came back. Spoke with the liver specialist on the phone and he gave me the rundown. (I see him in person next week). It's a good news/bad news thing. He doesn't have the original scan from the previous dr, so he couldn't tell if there was more damage in the liver, but he said my numbers were all really good. Platelets, bilirubin, coagulation ability, etc. My MELD number (Model for End-stage Liver Disease) has dropped, and that is good. It's a number they come up with based on all of the results that come back from the blood panel. I was pretty high up there last time it was configured. It is what they base your place on a a transplant list once you qualify. I was in the 4th tier (highest / dire ) and I'm now down to the lower end of the third tier. Based on my numbers, it looks like the small bit of liver that's functioning is doing good work. However, bad news is that something is up with the pancreas now. Lesions, varices and such. This is new. It was perfectly clear before. So, we'll do another blood workup, add some additional cancer marker checks (I have one that is flagged, but they said the liver damage can do that, but they are watching it). Also have a mass on my spleen that they want to pay attention to. In a few weeks we'll do another MRI. I have pain but otherwise I have pretty decent days, so .... I'm going with glass half full for now. Unless I have a bleed-out internally or contract a whopper illness or get an infection, we're just going to keep a close watch, keep doing what I'm doing, make sure my body qualifies for a transplant in case things take a turn, and just keep on keepin' on! Next round of drs begins this morning at 8am. Was afraid of not hearing the alarm so go up at 4. I shall be napping today, oh yes I shall. I still don't have DISQUS set up, so any responses can be posted at Nomad's or you can drop a line to: GardenGate@southbuffalo.net I have more posts that are in draft mode. With everything going on with health things and then my step-father dying so suddenly a few days ago ( I can't believe it's only been a week!) and everything else, I just never end up finishing them. Seems like I'm coming into a more settled time though and I can get back to work with all of my online projects. Have a fabulous day!
Ronni / Buffalogal