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We have so many passions on a wide range of different things that we have a website to cover all these different areas. Here you won't find us requiring you to pay out money for information since this is a community website for all of us to enjoy, grow and research.
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We are a community driven site that gets bigger and stronger with more comments and input from the community. Every question and answer may help others looking for something similar. Only rule, treat others as you would like to be treated.
Learning from others helps us grow together is what theZAh is all about. Knowledge waste management system is another useful term meaning you have all this knowledge but may forget or unable to retrieve this knowledge when you need it. Sure you'll find it eventually on the internet if you search hard enough but hopefully you'll share and find information here at theZAh.
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We have years and years of a wide range of technical knowledge that we want to share with you.The Tech Side of MyWiseGuys is also referred to as hosang I.T. which focuses on the technology aspects of the site to include website info, F5 LTM, F5 GTM, F5 Viprion, Infoblox and QIP discussions for the DDI world, Networking with the different Cisco technologies and the list goes on and on. We find technology fascinating and it’s always developing and building into something new and different for instance cloud technology like AWS, Azure, Google. We would love to discuss any of these topics with you in our forums.
Our top DJ, DJZAh, has knowledge in the music industry that he wants to share with you for free, no cost to you.
For anything MUSIC we rely on DJ ZAh. Music whether using Video, Karaoke or providing high quality digital entertainment through a leader of music delivery, you and your event is the number one focus. So many others use what they can get away with for equipment and you can tell when you hear popping noise from bargain cables or you walk away from an event and your ears are ringing like crazy and thats because the speakers are amplifying noise or using a windows laptop that crashes. In 11 years, never happened at a DJ ZAh event.
Our Reverend grew up catholic and found that he is not a fan of politics that typically follow different faiths so became non-denominational but agrees there is no wrong religion if it helps you maintain your faith
This is pretty much what it sounds like. If it takes fuel then you may find interest in this group where we hit Offroad, Street, Water and whatever else.
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Latest Blog Entries
By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the JouneyIt’s 3am on 2/17/2020 and we are in a room on the 9th floor in Karmanos Cancer Facility in Detroit.
This is the beginning of the Induction process which in short means the beginning of chemo treatments while keeping a close eye on Kate during the process. The doctor believes this will take less than a week this visit but the Induction process is typically a week.
There are four phases to chemotherapy treatment:
The first phase is called Remission Induction. Treatment during this phase is designed to kill the leukemic cells in the blood and the bone marrow, putting the disease into remission. The second phase is Central Nervous System Directed Therapy. This phase kills cancer cells in the central nervous system and prevents the disease from spreading to the spinal fluid. The Consolidation/Intensification phase is given after the disease is considered to be in remission. It's designed to kill remaining leukemic cells that may be inactive but could begin growing again and cause the leukemia to recur. This phase usually lasts several months. The maintenance phase is the final phase of treatment that lasts for two to three years. It's used to kill any remaining cells that could cause a recurrence. Medications are often given at lower doses. stay tuned for more updates
By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the JouneyTonight Kate developed a fever (running 100.5) and whats scary is they say if you have Leukemia and get a fever you must go to the nearest Emergency Room since its more than likely an infection which can prove to be fatal. So right now we are calling 1-800-Karmanos to find out what they want us to do.
Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) present with either symptoms relating to direct infiltration of the marrow or other organs by leukemic cells, or symptoms relating to the decreased production of normal marrow elements.
Fever is one of the most common symptoms of ALL, and patients with ALL often have fever without any other evidence of infection. However, in these patients, one must assume that all fevers are from infections until proved otherwise, because a failure to treat infections promptly and aggressively can be fatal. Infections are still the most common cause of death in patients undergoing treatment for ALL.
The doc called Kate and said she needs to immediately get down the the hospital because it means it could be infection.
we are packing up and heading down
By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the JouneyLast night Kate called the Support line for the Homecare nurse complaining on how much the bandage hurts after they redid it during our Hospital visit yesterday (Friday). Kate was complaining of a burning sensation and very uncomfortable. A homecare nurse showed up and was very polite and helped explain how to clean the pic line with basically salt water and yea, I got my intro on how to do this myself for Kate. She re-bandaged it up and Kate kept thanking the nurse because it was like night and day difference. She is no longer after the polite home care nurse re-bandaged Kates pic-line.
Now if I could only get Kate to relax... I'm trying to restrict her some so she doesn't get her blood flowing. In my mind, more blood flow means the quicker the cancer can spread since it is a cancer of the blood. Of course thats my logic and I really don't want to loose my wife.
What is a PICC Line? Below is a pretty good illustration but its basically a quick way for doctors to pull blood from within having to re-stab kate with a needle every-time. It's also a place for the doctor to administer the chemo treatments. She has to keep moving that right arm so it doesn't get buildup on the line as well as get clogs.. we don't want to get clogs in the line which is why I get the pleasure of flushing the line out daily.
By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the JouneySo 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 JouneyCame home from a tough appointment today to find a care package waiting for Kate.
one of the sweetest women at Mclaren health plan is always looking out for how she can encourage and help others. One of those ways is through her “Abby Angel’s”. She lost someone and decided years ago to light the path for others struggling by giving these angels when they are needed. It is an honor to be gifted one by Lana because it means that she is now a warrior for your battle.
We came home today to a package of an Abby Angel from Lana’s personal collection to watch over and protect while we fight this battle. Words cannot express the thoughtfulness and encouragement that this angel and sweet Lana has instantly brought to our home.
Thank you all for being part of our warrior tribe. With this much determination, there is no way we won’t succeed in our battle.