Tag Archives: myelodysplasia

Read the fine print; consider the consequences

While browsing news, as I usually do, I encountered an article that the first “biosimilar” had been approved by the FDA. And a quick search led to a better webpage with more detailed information, even if it’s from the folks … Continue reading

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360DTG: Predictions of doom

I had to get up early yesterday so I couldn’t stay up late the night before and see the blood moon, but apparently the religinuts have declared a fairly routine astronomical event (the tetrad of blood moons) to be a … Continue reading

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Back to posting boring weight charts

It’s been a while since I bored my readers with my statistical analysis of weight charts but I actually have some new story since my last post where I’d regained some of my weight loss after my adventure with thinking … Continue reading

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???DTG: Now What?

Most people upon hearing they don’t have a fatal disease would jump for joy but not me. Yep, it was all a fire drill. All my countdown of days attempting yet another prediction was for nought. How could this happen? … Continue reading

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480DTG: Planning my death

This post’s title is not intended to be provocative but instead is a realistic exercise I must do. Most of us (including me, until about two months ago) know we’ll die but the details are usually fuzzy and somewhere distant. … Continue reading

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487DTG: Order is restored

With the announcement of a new successful gene therapy for CLL and seeing my sister-in-law in her second hospitalization my mind has drifted back to my MDS after being able to forget about it during vacation, so I’ll start my … Continue reading

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494DTG: Back at Starbucks (reluctantly)

I thought this might be my first Starbucks post since learning of my MDS but it appears I did another one before vacation. Amazing, 36 days just flew by so this really feels like how much time disappears quickly when … Continue reading

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500DTG: Back from vacation, nice lyrics

Looks like one of those round number milestones, 500, the countdown continues, but I don’t really know what to predict. We’ll see if I can apply Nate Silver to my own end. Meanwhile I returned from vacation late Saturday, just … Continue reading

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519DTG: This clock ticks fast

Yes this countdown certainly does move fast but is it even vaguely accurate? Yesterday I spent considerable time looking up actual journal articles (unfortunately mostly just abstracts since journals think I should pay them a fortune) and discovered there is … Continue reading

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527 days to go and all in my head?

Naturally my mind races all over the map given my recent news. While I don’t quite go into denial I do switch back and forth from more pessimistic to more optimistic on the basic question of longevity, or, IOW, which … Continue reading

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