Memory of my first eclipse by Jim Sampanes The date was February 26, 1979. The location was Taft Elementary School in Wyoming, Michigan. The school was abuzz with news that there would be a solar eclipse and the teachers would let us out into the snowy playground to witness it. There was only one caveat. … Read More »
Note: While I write this, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Affordable Health Care Act. Now the bill moves to the US Senate. Republican friends have assured me that I shouldn’t worry because this will never come to pass. The US Senate will not let this become law. I hope they are correct.… Read More »
I’m stumped! Of all the prescriptions I’ve filled over the years living with chronic illness, guess what is the toughest to get my hands on? Pre-filled saline syringes. Yep – you read it right! Normal saline! These 10 ml syringes don’t even have needles! I use them to “flush the line” of the drain from… Read More »
Post by Delete Blood Cancer.
When I had my first gout attacks as a result of my Polycythemia Vera, the doctor prescribed colchicine to provide relief. Colchicine is a generic drug that is 1,500 years old (it comes from the seeds of the autumn crocus) and was used by the ancient Egyptians and others to reduce inflammation and other pains.… Read More »