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    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      No A.L.L. treatments since Week 37
      Bloodwork Results
      Potassium:  Bilirubin(Liver Function):  White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0):  Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0):  Platelets (PLT 150-500): 30  
      Blood: NO Platelets: NO Procedures
      Lumbar Puncture: NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: NO Chemo
      Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES Cyclosphomine: NO Cytarabine: NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): NO <--causes hair loss Dr. Notes
    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      So our first visit to Karmanos in Detroit. We were given Valet so getting in wasn’t too bad and traffic down from Davison was quick.  Front staff that checked us in was very professional and then a guide brought us to the room on the second floor where we had a pretty brief wait before being called back.
      Dr. Yang is another great doctor that is very knowledgeable. Leukemia is his specialty and he is very informed on Kate’s condition.  He mentioned it’s typically found in kids (under the age of 12) with around an 80% success rate of fully cured within three years. If she was 70 years old she would have a 10% chance of survival with treatment.  Dr. Yang said she might be somewhere in the middle being 34 years old but he wants to treat Kate as a child which means it’s more aggressive chemo treatment.
      So estimated treatment is 1-3 months of very aggressive chemo treatment. First 4 weeks is induction and then 6-7 months aggressive chemo then possible maintenance.
      she will have 20 spinal taps over the course of three years to make sure the leukemia hasn’t entered her spinal cord since it wants to get to her brain which would be not a good thing.
      unfortunately she will have to have multiple bone marrow biopsies to monitor the progress chemo is having on the cancer located in the bone marrow.
      during this process she will have routine blood transfusions to get her blood numbers up since chemo will bring them down.  Eventually after chemo kills the cancer cells, her bone marrow will hopefully start producing good cells.
      how the doctor explained it is the good cells are getting pushed out or over run by all the leukemia cells.  So chemo will hopefully kill this leukemia cells.
      Monday Kate’s hemoglobin was 8.8 and then Thursday (yesterday) it was 8.7 and when measured today it was down to 8.3
      Apparently when your hemoglobin drops to low you run the risk of bleeding and not able to stop the bleeding. They told us if Kate begins to bleed and we can’t get it to stop within an hour that I should drive her to the ER at Harper Hutzel which is attached to Karmanos and they will admit her then. Scary stuff.
    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      What is acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
      Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer that affects the white blood cells. These cells fight infection and help protect the body against disease.
      Patients with ALL have too many immature white blood cells in their bone marrow. These cells crowd out normal white blood cells. Without enough normal white blood cells, the body has a harder time fighting infections.
      ALL affects a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes, causing them to build up in the liver, spleen and lymph nodes.
      How common is acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
      ALL is the most common type of childhood cancer. It most often occurs in children ages 3 to 5 and affects slightly more boys than girls. ALL is most common in Hispanic children, followed by those of white and African-American descent.
      About 3,000 people younger than age 20 are found to have ALL each year in the United States.
      Siblings of children with leukemia have a slightly higher risk of developing ALL, but the rate is still quite low: no more than 1 in 500.
      What are the symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
      Symptoms of ALL include:
      Frequent infections Fever Easy bruising Bleeding that is hard to stop Flat, dark-red skin spots (petechiae) due to bleeding under the skin Pain in the bones or joints Lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin Pain or fullness below the ribs Weakness, fatigue Paleness Loss of appetite Shortness of breath How is acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated?
      Expect your child’s ALL treatment to include three phases:
      Induction — to kill the leukemia cells in the blood and bone marrow and put the disease into remission (a return to normal blood cell counts) Consolidation/intensification — to rid the body of any remaining cells that could begin to grow and cause the leukemia to return (relapse) Maintenance — to destroy any cancer cells that might have survived the first two phases Four types of treatment may be used during any of these treatment phases:
      Chemotherapy (“chemo”) — uses powerful medicines to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing (dividing) and making more cancer cells. Chemo may be injected into the bloodstream, so that it can travel throughout the body. Some chemo may be given by mouth. Combination therapy uses more than one type of chemo at a time. Stem cell transplant — includes replacing blood-forming cells in the bone marrow that have been killed by chemo and/or radiation therapy: A stem cell transplant gives the patient new blood cells from a donor’s blood or bone marrow. These cells grow into healthy blood cells to replace the ones the patient lost. Some types of stem cell transplants may be called “bone marrow transplants” because the cells come from the donor’s bone marrow. Radiation therapy — uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing. Targeted therapy — uses medicines or other treatments that target and attack specific cancer cells without harming normal cells. What are the survival rates for ALL?
      The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates 5,960 people will receive a diagnosis of ALL in the United States in 2018. About 1,470 people will die from the disease in 2018.
      Several factors can determine survival rates, such as age at diagnosis and subtype of ALL.
      The five-year survival rate in the United States is 68.1 percent, reports the NCI. However, these numbers are steadily improving. From 1975 to 1976, the five-year survival rate for all ages was under 40 percent.
      Although most people who receive a diagnosis of ALL are children, the highest percentage of Americans with ALL who pass away are between the ages of 65 and 74.
      In general, about 40 percent of adults with ALL are considered cured at some point during their treatment, estimates American Cancer Society. However, these cure rates depend on a variety of factors, such as the subtype of ALL and age at diagnosis.
      A person is “cured” of ALL if they’re in complete remission for five years or more. But because there’s a chance of the cancer coming back, doctors can’t say with 100 percent certainty that a person is cured. The most they can say is whether or not there are signs of cancer at the time.
    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      As many of you know my wife has been sick for the last three months and Urgent Care told her it’s a viral infection and she just needs to wait it out. 
      After two months she lost 40lbs and appeared to have Jaundice with her coworkers telling her she has a gray tint to her skin.  Kate decided to try her primary care physician which told her the same thing, it’s a cold and you just need to wait it out.
      We had a parent from our sons FIRST Robotics team that mentioned she could have Lyme Disease which when looking it up, appeared to possibly be the answer.  We were just in Tennessee and she did lead the way down a trail outside our cabin which had spider webs (could of a wolf spider fell down and bite her giving her this Lyme Disease or a tick?) 
      Kate was having a difficult time standing, having to sit down because she was getting very nauseous and light headed.  Horrible migraines which her Primary Care physician prescribed medicine for that which you supposedly have to take as soon as you feel you have a migraine coming on but it usually made her super sleepy.  Loss of appetite where she didn’t want to eat anything but Tropical Smoothies for some nutrition.  I went to a natural health store and got her some Ginger Shots and some essential oils to help her fight a possible Lyme disease naturally (if it’s even that).  Forced her to take vitamins…. Based on one of my friends (rob) recommendation, I bought some Bovin Colustrum and encouraged her to take that since Indians used it to cure many illnesses and in hopes to beat this as well as several other “remedies” but nothing was helping.
       While working one day her supervisor recommended the doc she see's and it just so happens the doctor is in Davison (where we live), Bridgett Dyson, and Kate made an appointment with her this past Tuesday (2/4/2020).  I told her, if she says "it’s a cold" we are going to the Emergency Room because I know in my gut its not a dang cold. 
      The moment Kate walked into the office this doctor has immediate concerns as she confirmed that Kate did not look healthy and immediately ordered three pages worth of blood testing and told Kate if its urgent she will call her that night, otherwise will get with her on Thursday.  
      We went to bed and around 10:15pm we got a call which appeared to be spam call (no-caller id) but what spam caller leaves a message?  Kate listened to the message and it was her doctor saying she is calling right back and please answer.  So Kate answered the second time and the doc said, very calmly, that Kate's blood came back with some concerns and that she (the doc) strongly recommends Kate go to the Emergency Room right away (which I overheard since we were both in bed) so before she even got off the phone I’m getting dressed.  I rush her to the ER at McLaren in Flint and of course begin the waiting period. 
      Once we get pulled in the back room they look at what her doctor sent over and they wanted to double check for themselves so they also took her blood.  In a few minutes they came back and said, “How are you walking?”  When her doctor pulled her blood her hemoglobin was at a 5 (normal for women its between 12-15) and her White Blood Cells were at 1 (normal is between 4-11).  Now in the ER her hemoglobin is down to 4.3 and her white blood cell was down to less than 1.  NOW they are giving her a ton of attention and she immediately gets two bags of O negative blood (since she is O+) at the fastest rate they can perform a blood transfusion which is at 150 in hopes to get her blood levels up. Kate said it felt so cold entering her body and it tasted aluminum in her mouth reminded her of a Pepsi which is disgusting to her.  She asked for the coke version of O- but I guess they didn’t have any.  Did another blood work (checking to see if its raising her counts) and it did slightly but required a total of 5 bags of O-.
      So over the course from Tuesday night to Saturday noonish my wife had to get bone marrow biopsy so they can determine what blood disease she has.  Initial thought from the hematologist was a-plastic anemia but after the bone marrow biopsy it said it was for sure Leukemia but not sure which kind until results are back from Karmanos Cancer Research in Detroit which we received FINAL confirmation yesterday that it for sure is Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) or otherwise known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia which in children under the age of 12 has a good chance for cure and in adults they says there still is a chance to be cured.
      I’m sure I’m missing pieces since my head is drowning in knowledge of what this disease is.  I have to apologize that my time is reduced since I am doing everything I can to support my wife while she is going through this without breaking down myself.  It’s insane to think of a time where we were both healthy and just enjoying the day probably stressing about stuff that doesn’t even matter today or involved in drama that goes away.  Everything now seems so minor (except our Health Insurance).
    • By rev.dennis in Linux Help Blog
      Yea a long title for something pretty simple
      So what the heck is the Message Of The Day on CentOS?
      Well it gives the ability to provide information to users who log into your server.
      FIRST we have the banner which is defined in your sshd_config
      sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config Browse or Find Banner and mine looks like this
      Banner /etc/login.warn So if you open up the banner (/etc/login.warn) it looks pretty straight forward and simple which you can customize that you like
      ************************************************************* **               NETWORK TEAM JUMP-TEST SERVER             ** **          (accounts are local, no AD integration)        ** **                                                         ** **        All connections are monitored and recorded       ** **Disconnect IMMEDIATELY if you are not an authorized user!** ************************************************************* login: Once you authenticate to the linux server with your credentials you may be presented with the Message Of The Day (motd)
      [SSH] Logged in (password) Last login: Thu Nov 19 15:28:05 2020 from ===============================================  - Hostname............: usdet1cent.thezah.corp  - Operating System....: CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)  - Disk Space..........: 703M remaining ===============================================  - CPU usage...........: 0.05, 0.07, 0.05 (1, 5, 15 min)  - Memory used.........: 3152 MB / 3789 MB  - Swap in use.........: 521 MB ===============================================  - Users Logged on.....: dhosang ===============================================  To create something like the above to be displayed once logged in, create a file called login-info.sh (for example since you can name it whatever you want) and put it under /etc/profile.d/ since all scripts in this directory will run once a user logs in.
      cat /etc/profile.d/login-info.sh #! /usr/bin/env bash # Basic info HOSTNAME=`uname -n` OSVER=`cat /etc/centos-release` ROOT=`df -Ph | grep sda1 | awk '{print $4}' | tr -d '\n'` OLUSRS=`who | cut -d' ' -f1 | sort | uniq` # System load MEMORY1=`free -t -m | grep Total | awk '{print $3" MB";}'` MEMORY2=`free -t -m | grep "Mem" | awk '{print $2" MB";}'` LOAD1=`cat /proc/loadavg | awk {'print $1'}` LOAD5=`cat /proc/loadavg | awk {'print $2'}` LOAD15=`cat /proc/loadavg | awk {'print $3'}` echo " ===============================================  - Hostname............: $HOSTNAME  - Operating System....: $OSVER  - Disk Space..........: $ROOT remaining ===============================================  - CPU usage...........: $LOAD1, $LOAD5, $LOAD15 (1, 5, 15 min)  - Memory used.........: $MEMORY1 / $MEMORY2  - Swap in use.........: `free -m | tail -n 1 | awk '{print $3}'` MB ===============================================  - Users Logged on.....: $OLUSRS =============================================== " Here is another example..  maybe the above one is to busy so you may prefer a scaled down version like this one
              - CentOS Linux release 7.9.2009 (Core)         - Kernel 3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64 System information as of: Thu Nov 19 16:43:41 EST 2020 System load:    0.08    IP Address: Memory usage:   0.0%    System uptime:  16 days Usage on /:     13%     Swap usage:     0.0% Local Users:    4       Processes:      448 So the process is the same..  add the .sh file that has been marked excutable by running something like chmod +x /etc/motd.sh
      Here is code you would use to get the above
      #!/bin/sh # clear #figlet -f slant $(hostnamectl --pretty) printf "\n" printf "\t- %s\n\t- Kernel %s\n" "$(cat /etc/redhat-release)" "$(uname -r)" printf "\n" date=`date` load=`cat /proc/loadavg | awk '{print $1}'` root_usage=`df -h / | awk '/\// {print $(NF-1)}'` memory_usage=`free -m | awk '/Mem:/ { total=$2 } /buffers\/cache/ { used=$3 } END { printf("%3.1f%%", used/total*100)}'` swap_usage=`free -m | awk '/Swap/ { printf("%3.1f%%", "exit !$2;$3/$2*100") }'` users=`users | wc -w` time=`uptime | grep -ohe 'up .*' | sed 's/,/\ hours/g' | awk '{ printf $2" "$3 }'` processes=`ps aux | wc -l` ethup=$(ip -4 ad | grep 'state UP' | grep -v virbr0 | awk -F ":" '!/^[0-9]*: ?lo/ {print $2}') ip=$(ip ad show dev $ethup |grep -v inet6 | grep inet|awk '{print $2}') echo "System information as of: $date" echo printf "System load:\t%s\tIP Address:\t%s\n" $load $ip printf "Memory usage:\t%s\tSystem uptime:\t%s\n" $memory_usage "$time" printf "Usage on /:\t%s\tSwap usage:\t%s\n" $root_usage $swap_usage printf "Local Users:\t%s\tProcesses:\t%s\n" $users $processes echo [ -f /etc/motd.tail ] && cat /etc/motd.tail || true Hope that helps


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