I’m back in the hospitap – only this time I’m doing my exercises to stay shape.
It looks like everything is getting finalized. I’m exhausted.
I visited my friend’s oncologist today. Unfortunately he had nothing new to say. He just confirmed my current treatment... I was s little disappointed,
After some tears I have sold the business to a friend.
Danny had a tough time last. He threw up several times and were not sure why. On the advice of the advice of a friend the Vorlon Wife cooked him up some hamburger and rice to help settle his stomach.
He reduced the sleep of both his mommy & daddy.
I finished my exercises and I feel exhausted.
I’m off to bed.
I woke up last night, turned on the light and looked around the bed to see where Danny Boy was. The Vorlon Wife was on the left; Danny was in the center at the bed’s head’s keeping his little head on a little pillow.
I hought the hair I was feeling in my sleep was her. It was him not her.
Someone sent me this link and it sounds good.
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs. Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.
DCA attacks a unique feature of cancer cells: the fact that they make their energy throughout the main body of the cell, rather than in distinct organelles called mitochondria. This process, called glycolysis, is inefficient and uses up
vast amounts of sugar.
Until now it had been assumed that cancer cells used glycolysis because their mitochondria were irreparably damaged. However, Michelakis’s experiments prove this is not the case, because DCA reawakened the mitochondria in cancer cells. The cells then withered and died (Cancer Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2006.10.020).
Michelakis suggests that the switch to glycolysis as an energy source occurs when cells in the middle of an abnormal but benign lump don’t get enough oxygen for their mitochondria to work properly (see diagram). In order to
survive, they switch off their mitochondria and start producing energy through glycolysis.
Crucially, though, mitochondria do another job in cells: they activate apoptosis, the process by which abnormal cells self-destruct. When cells switch mitochondria off, they become “immortal”, outliving other cells in the tumour and so becoming dominant. Once reawakened by DCA, mitochondria reactivate apoptosis and order the abnormal cells to die.
“The results are intriguing because they point to a critical role that mitochondria play:
they impart a unique trait to cancer cells that can be exploited for cancer therapy,” says Dario Altieri, director of the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center in Worcester.
The phenomenon might also explain how secondary cancers form. Glycolysis generates lactic acid, which can break down the collagen matrix holding cells together. This means abnormal cells can be released and float to other parts of the body, where they seed new tumors.
DCA can cause pain, numbness and gait disturbances in some patients, but this may be a price worth paying if it turns out to be effective against all cancers. The next step is to run clinical trials of DCA in people with cancer. These may have to be funded by charities, universities and governments: pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to pay because they can’t make money on unpatented medicines. The pay-off is that if DCA does work, it will be easy to manufacture and dirt cheap.
Paul Clarke, a cancer cell biologist at the University of Dundee in the UK, says the findings challenge the current assumption that mutations, not metabolism, spark off cancers. “The question is: which comes first?” he says.
I didn't d0 much do today. I DID repeat my exercises and find them a bit challenigng, I think the previous day's workout tired me out. I may slip back to do my exercise every other day.
Today I did pretty well, but I am looking forward to bed. I just wish the long term prospects were more promising.
I emailed someone in Korea about some new virus theory.
Today we contacted another oncologist recommend by a doctor friend.
I have discussed selling the business with someone who does someone what I does what I do. Im’finding this difficult process. I try to explain the why’s of the sale process.
When I start explain it, I start to tear up cannot continue.
I felt a little better today. However, although I feel a better than the picture technology is providing.
The physical therapist just called an appointment for missing our appointment this morning.
I’m tied and I hurt tonight. I’m ready for bed. Tomorrow I’m calling Huston and seeing they have to say about my condition.
I saw my GP for my high blood press sere Friday. He had seen my CT result; he suggested that IU might want to put myself on alternate treatments.
I have contacted a doctor friend and he has promised to rum down some leads for me for a place in Texas.
I’m still tired tonight.
I saw my GP today and he suggested I consider alternative treatment as what as I ‘m not what doing now rearmaments as.
The physical therapist stopped by and told me I had not been a good boy in keeping up with my exercises. I have rededicated myself to the task. I did not sleep well last tonight.
I’m a little tired tonigh.
I was pretty tired today, everyone tells me look better when I walk, and I guess that is good. It seems I am finally recovering from my hospital stay.
I’m feeling quite tired tonight.
The visiting nurse stopped by and told me my blood pressure at 155/95 was too high.
I don’t why it’s as which as it is. It’s been higher than normal for the last four months.
I’m feeling tired tonight, but I spent some time at the office. I came home very early today and took a long nap. I’m ready for long sleep.
I did not do too badly today. Although I still get pretty tired by bedtime.
We’re starting to teach the Vorlon dog some bad habits. Even though we put any table food in his bowl, he has already smelled it cooking. Now he’s starting to growl for some people food when we are eating. From now on he only gets dog food.
The Brother-In-Law stopped by today and the dog seemed to accept him fine. The formula seems to be to muzzle him until he settles down. I think he really wants to be friendly. He’s just a bit scarred.
I was looking for slippers for Danny when it snows and come across this web site.
I felt considerably better today. About shortly after lunch the Vorlon wife’s childhood friend and her niece and husband stopped by. As soon as they showed up she put the muzzle on the Vorlon dog. Danny Boy settled pretty quickly. With the muzzle on they took him for a walk. Upon return, they took off his muzzle. Shortly after that he visited everyone's lap voiced his approval of their belly rub efforts
I judged myself as too tired to carry on. For now, I’m going to bed,
I spent today lying around. I just didn’t have the energy to do much of anything.