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  1. rev.dennis

    Week 25

    Today we learn that once you move from Short Term Disability to Long Term Disability that you loose your job, or at least McLaren Healthcare Provider releases you so you don't have a job waiting for you when you come back. You'll continue to get your 50% pay until 2022 (so they say) but you don't have a job when you get better. You can apply for a job, but you aren't guaranteed a job. If you get a job, you don't carry over your seniority that you accrued over years of working. Just another "F U" from the world of having cancer.
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    Week 25

    Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
  3. rev.dennis

    Week 24

    Hopefully Kate can continue chemo this week Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
  4. rev.dennis

    Week 23

    Coming close to the end of July and this week Kate is hoping she is back on the treatment plan which means hopefully her blood counts are good. Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
  5. rev.dennis

    Week 22

    On the way home (about 10minutes away from the hospital) Kate got another fever. This is the third week in a row. We were thinking it was a negative side effect to Chi Tea since she had a chi-tea from BigBe on the way down to the hospital (which she loves) but since she got a fever both times we said this week nothing from Bigbe but she still got the fever. So now we are thinking it has to be one of a few things. First it could be the lynacane she rubs on her port to numb the area 1 hours prior to arrival. Second it could be the heparin they flush kates port with at the end of each blood draw. Again, the last three weeks all Kate has had done at the hospital is bloodwork (so checking her blood counts) to see if her numbers come up high enough so they can continue chemo treatments which they haven't been able to. Obviously it can be something more but thats all we have to go on at this time.
  6. rev.dennis

    Week 22

    Today we are in Detroit to get the bloodwork results.
  7. Here you will find some examples of how to utilize splunk in different ways. Example of how to find all hostnames and source files that are reporting data for a sourcetype index=* sourcetype="f5:bigip:syslog" hostname="*" | stats count by hostname host source This example will show you hostname - source and what are the stats per device so you can identify if all your devices are reporting to splunk as you thought. Also what devices are reporting a lot of data (maybe debug is turned on). Another pretty quick query that I prefer is this one | tstats count as totalCount earliest(_time) as firstTime latest(_time) as lastTime where index="*" sourcetype="f5:bigip:syslog" by host sourcetype | fieldformat firstTime=strftime(firstTime,"%Y/%m/%d %H:%M:%S") | fieldformat lastTime=strftime(lastTime,"%Y/%m/%d %H:%M:%S")
  8. rev.dennis

    Week 22

    Yesterday we found out that short term disability runs out at the end of August and we'll need to pay COBRA to continue the insurance to continue treatments. It will cost us $1280/month until Kate is able to go back to work. Not sure how but one way or another we must come up with that.
  9. rev.dennis

    Week 22

    Here we are on Week 22 of Kate's fight against Blood Cancer. Here are all the updates related to whats going on this week. ********************* Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
  10. Thursday July 2nd at 5pm Charlie Hosang took his last breath and the moment he was no longer holding the hand of his family here on earth his family in heaven took his hand. His younger brother Ken just passed away recently and I'm sure he was there (I imagine with a cold beer). Born May 19th 1932. We had some great times that I’ll never forget
  11. rev.dennis

    Week 21

    Welcome to Week 21 of Kates fight against cancer. ********************* Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
  12. rev.dennis

    Week 20

    Welcome to Week 20 of fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A.L.L.) which is a medical way of saying cancer in your blood. It's going to get more aggressive this week ********************* Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): . Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): Platelets (PLT 150-500): Transfusions Blood: YES/NO Platelets: YES/NO Procedures Lumbar Puncture: YES/NO BoneMarrow Biopsy: YES/NO Chemo Methotrexate via IV drip (avg __min infusion): YES/NO Vincristine via IV drip (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO Pegasparagus via drip (avg infusion): YES/NO Cyclosphomine: YES/NO Cytarabine: YES/NO Rituxan via IV drip (avg 4hour infusion): YES/NO Daunorubicin via Syring (avg 5min infusion): YES/NO <--causes hair loss
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  14. rev.dennis

    Week 19

    Kate had to report that she did fall down walking out Tuesday which helped explain all the bruising she has on her hands and legs mainly.. especially her knees. They said she has to keep her leg elevated since it appears swelling has move all the way into her foot. So elevate and ice the leg and if it doesn't go down she could have a blood clot so we need to monitor it. The following treatments can be done at home: Ice therapy Apply ice immediately after the injury to reduce blood flow around the area. Cooling the blood vessels can reduce the amount of blood that leaks into the surrounding tissue. This can prevent the bruise from being as apparent and reduce swelling. You can use a reusable ice pack, a bag of ice, or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a cloth or towel. Ice the bruise for 10 minutes at a time. Wait 20 minutes before reapplying. Heat You can apply heat to boost circulation and increase blood flow. This will help to clear away the trapped blood after the bruise has already formed. Applying heat can also help to loosen tense muscles and relieve pain. You can use a heating pad or a hot water bottle. Soaking in a hot bath is another option. Compression Wrap the bruised area in an elastic bandage. This will squeeze the tissues and help prevent blood vessels from leaking. Using compression can lessen the severity of the bruise and help to reduce pain and swelling. Elevation Elevate the bruised area so that it’s above the heart. This helps to relieve pain and drain fluid away from the bruised area. Elevation can also reduce pressure and compression. This gives you the perfect chance to rest and relax, which can also help the healing process. Arnica Arnica is a homeopathic herb that is said to reduce inflammation and swelling, thus making it an ideal treatment for bruising. A 2010 study found that topical arnica ointment effectively reduced laser-induced bruising. You can use an arnica ointment or gel on the bruise a few times per day. You can also take arnica orally. Vitamin K cream Vitamin K is an essential nutrient that helps with blood clotting. Vitamin K cream was shown to reduce the severity of bruising after laser treatment in a small 2002 studyTrusted Source. To use this treatment, gently rub vitamin K cream onto the bruise at least two times per day. Aloe vera Aloe vera has been shownTrusted Source to reduce pain and inflammation. You can apply it topically to the affected area. Make sure to use a gel that is pure aloe vera. Read the label carefully to check for additives. Vitamin C Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to promote wound healing. You can also find gels, creams, or serums that contain vitamin C. You can apply these topically. You can also take it as a supplement. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well. Pineapple Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapple. Bromelain can help to reduce the severity of the bruise and reduce inflammationTrusted Source. You can eat pineapple or take bromelain supplements. You can also apply it topically as a cream. Comfrey Comfrey is a plant that is often used to treat skin ailments and inflammation. Comfrey creamTrusted Source has been shown to have healing powers that can be used to treat bruises. You can apply the cream to your bruise a few times a day. You can also make a compress using dried comfrey leaves. Steep the leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes. Then strain out the liquid and wrap the leaves in a towel or cloth. Apply it to the bruised area. Summary Bruises may take a few weeks to heal. Take care to rest your body to allow for maximum healing. Using some of the home remedies described here can help to speed up the healing process. Keep an eye on your progression. Keep in mind that bruises can be the result of a severe sprain or fracture or even a blood clot. Call your doctor if: the injury seemed minor, but you’re still experiencing pain after three days you develop a lump over your bruise you seem to be bruising for no reason you notice blood in your urine or stool These are symptoms of a more serious injury.
  15. rev.dennis

    Week 19

    We are down in Detroit this Friday for another bloodwork since her platelets were so low last time being only 7. Bloodwork Results Potassium: Bilirubin(Liver Function): ] White Blood Cells (WBC 4.0-10.0): Hemoglobin (HGB 11.5-16.0): 7.8 Platelets (PLT 150-500): 11 Transfusions Platelets: YES (typically take about 30minutes via port once they start)
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