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Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 22, 2024 - 2:38pm

 Antigone wrote:


So, I don't actually have asthma, after all. More tests!



Best two out of three?
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Mar 22, 2024 - 2:35pm

 Antigone wrote:
Well, apparently I have asthma. Who knew? 
{#Surprised}


So, I don't actually have asthma, after all. More tests!

Coaxial

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Location: Comfortably numb in So Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 9, 2024 - 1:09pm

 Steely_D wrote:
 Coaxial wrote:
Spare time
Watched the Good Bad and the Ugly a few dozen times.
 
He has led an amazing life and I wish him many more enjoyable years.{#Cheers}
Steely_D

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Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 9, 2024 - 12:49pm

 Coaxial wrote:
Spare time


Watched the Good Bad and the Ugly a few dozen times.


Coaxial

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Posted: Mar 9, 2024 - 12:34pm

 Steely_D wrote:
My 80-yr-old (not biological) brother is amazing. Recovering now from open heart surgery since stents wouldn’t have worked. 
Two time cancer survivor as well. He blames the vessel problem on the chemo he got, and not the 60 years of smoking, but who am I to argue, and why bother? My brother, let me tell you a little about him:
Community college in Lake Charles, degree in psychology.
Married a wonderful woman, and stayed married until she died a few years ago.
Learned Russian.
In the military, stationed in Germany.
Once home, opened a pet store.
Raising Bettas, and became the national editor of the Siamese Fighting Fish “magazine” (a pamphlet).
Deputy sheriff.
Professional photographer, mostly weddings.
National chess ranking, competing around the country.
Sold insurance.
Repaired black wood clarinets.
Taught 8th grade science.
Set type for his wife’s church.
Grew bonsai trees.
Rock hound.
Making home made hammered dulcimers.
Avid Trump suppporter.
World expert in Betta fish genetics, lauded on the society’s web page by people around the world. “Your contributions are legendary.”
Developed water supply system to scores of individual small containers to raise the fish - then found he had 100% female fry. Deduced it was due to the proximity to the city’s water supply so had to add a method to clean it of chemicals. Successful. So, about 20 years ago when he came to California to see the Sequoias and gather rocks, I went through the litany. “Jim, do I remember right? Did you…”
”Well. When I was in Germany….I was a ‘spy’. I was translating intercepted Russian communications for our military.” Already the coolest big brother in the world, he had to go and be a freakin spy
About 5 years ago I mailed back to him all his original Elvis 45s that I’d kept and played over the years. They weren’t worth much, but they were his so he should have them back.
We’ve had our differences (see “Trump supporter” above) but as we both have gotten older, there’s no reason we can’t be friends.
 
{#Eek}What did he do with all that spare time he obviously had?{#Bounce}
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Mar 9, 2024 - 11:16am

 Steely_D wrote:

My 80-yr-old (not biological) brother is amazing. Recovering now from open heart surgery since stents wouldn’t have worked. 
Two time cancer survivor as well. He blames the vessel problem on the chemo he got, and not the 60 years of smoking, but who am I to argue, and why bother?

My brother, let me tell you a little about him:
Community college in Lake Charles, degree in psychology.
Married a wonderful woman, and stayed married until she died a few years ago.
Learned Russian.
In the military, stationed in Germany.
Once home, opened a pet store.
Raising Bettas, and became the national editor of the Siamese Fighting Fish “magazine” (a pamphlet).
Deputy sheriff.
Professional photographer, mostly weddings.
National chess ranking, competing around the country.
Sold insurance.
Repaired black wood clarinets.
Taught 8th grade science.
Set type for his wife’s church.
Grew bonsai trees.
Rock hound.
Making home made hammered dulcimers.
Avid Trump suppporter.
World expert in Betta fish genetics, lauded on the society’s web page by people around the world. “Your contributions are legendary.”
Developed water supply system to scores of individual small containers to raise the fish - then found he had 100% female fry. Deduced it was due to the proximity to the city’s water supply so had to add a method to clean it of chemicals. Successful.

So, about 20 years ago when he came to California to see the Sequoias and gather rocks, I went through the litany. “Jim, do I remember right? Did you…”
”Well. When I was in Germany….I was a ‘spy’. I was translating intercepted Russian communications for our military.”

Already the coolest big brother in the world, he had to go and be a freakin spy
About 5 years ago I mailed back to him all his original Elvis 45s that I’d kept and played over the years. They weren’t worth much, but they were his so he should have them back.
We’ve had our differences (see “Trump supporter” above) but as we both have gotten older, there’s no reason we can’t be friends.



ok, once I got to the dulcimers I was thinking, no way!
.... actually you had me at the black wood clarinets.
I love people like him.   My Dad was a bit the same, rock hound, radio ham, started a hiking club, was a top hunter and taught fire arms safety, was a key member of local SAR, grew mushrooms in a shed out the back (no not those ones), taught himself to weld, made a trailer, was a very fine illustrator. I have no idea what kind of politics he would have pursued, but I am pretty sure we would have had major fights on that score too. politics isn't everything.

Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 9, 2024 - 9:33am

My 80-yr-old (not biological) brother is amazing. Recovering now from open heart surgery since stents wouldn’t have worked. 
Two time cancer survivor as well. He blames the vessel problem on the chemo he got, and not the 60 years of smoking, but who am I to argue, and why bother?

My brother, let me tell you a little about him:
Community college in Lake Charles, degree in psychology.
Married a wonderful woman, and stayed married until she died a few years ago.
Learned Russian.
In the military, stationed in Germany.
Once home, opened a pet store.
Raising Bettas, and became the national editor of the Siamese Fighting Fish “magazine” (a pamphlet).
Deputy sheriff.
Professional photographer, mostly weddings.
National chess ranking, competing around the country.
Sold insurance.
Repaired black wood clarinets.
Taught 8th grade science.
Set type for his wife’s church.
Grew bonsai trees.
Rock hound.
Making home made hammered dulcimers.
Avid Trump suppporter.
World expert in Betta fish genetics, lauded on the society’s web page by people around the world. “Your contributions are legendary.”
Developed water supply system to scores of individual small containers to raise the fish - then found he had 100% female fry. Deduced it was due to the proximity to the city’s water supply so had to add a method to clean it of chemicals. Successful.

So, about 20 years ago when he came to California to see the Sequoias and gather rocks, I went through the litany. “Jim, do I remember right? Did you…”
”Well. When I was in Germany….I was a ‘spy’. I was translating intercepted Russian communications for our military.”

Already the coolest big brother in the world, he had to go and be a freakin spy
About 5 years ago I mailed back to him all his original Elvis 45s that I’d kept and played over the years. They weren’t worth much, but they were his so he should have them back.
We’ve had our differences (see “Trump supporter” above) but as we both have gotten older, there’s no reason we can’t be friends.

kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 8, 2024 - 5:06pm

 thisbody wrote:
Praying for you and yours! - To me personally it helps to think I'm always in good hands (of God). All else seems secondary to that. (For me.) 
 
Thanks.  Prayers and positive thoughts are always welcome.  I let go and let God take over when this began 15 years ago. God is my autopilot.  I trust and believe that I will always land on my feet until I don't. 

.
Time to start journaling again.
{#Meditate}
thisbody

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Location: North (doubtful)
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 7, 2024 - 9:12am

 kurtster wrote:

Thanks.  Not frightened yet.  Don't know enough yet as to whether or not I should be.

I do know that the infusions are major bucks though.

But yes, I am in good hands.

Praying for you and yours! - To me personally it helps to think I'm always in good hands (of God). All else seems secondary to that. (For me.) 
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 7, 2024 - 8:54am

 Steely_D wrote:
oof. Sorry to hear this. Sounds incredibly complex and frightening. Sounds like you're otherwise in good hands, which is reassuring (?).
 
Thanks.  Not frightened yet.  Don't know enough yet as to whether or not I should be.

I do know that the infusions are major bucks though.

But yes, I am in good hands.
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 7, 2024 - 8:44am

 kurtster wrote:

Today I saw my new oncology NP.  

Today I learned about low IgG.   

Lymphoma and the Immune System

Normal levels are between 700 and 1400.

My most recent test on Monday came back at 234.  We looked at my testing history which was only 4 times since 2010 where the initial result was about 550.  But this after all of the chemo so not unexpected.  It was flat over the years until now where it dropped to this level. Lot's of reading yesterday and for the first time ever looking at how it ends, if something else doesn't get you first.  Next month will be the 15th anniversary of my transplant.

And so begins a new fork in the road.  Regular infusions and I only have one major serviceable vein left that is primarily used for phlebotomies and it usually blows out (infiltrates) when we infuse just saline.  I've already had four different ports so options are limited.

Also learned that having Covid also results in a marked reduction in IgG post infection.

Yee haw !



oof. Sorry to hear this. Sounds incredibly complex and frightening. Sounds like you're otherwise in good hands, which is reassuring (?).
kurtster

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Location: where fear is not a virtue
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 6, 2024 - 10:41pm

Today I saw my new oncology NP.  

Today I learned about low IgG.   

Lymphoma and the Immune System

Normal levels are between 700 and 1400.

My most recent test on Monday came back at 234.  We looked at my testing history which was only 4 times since 2010 where the initial result was about 550.  But this after all of the chemo so not unexpected.  It was flat over the years until now where it dropped to this level. Lot's of reading yesterday and for the first time ever looking at how it ends, if something else doesn't get you first.  Next month will be the 15th anniversary of my transplant.

And so begins a new fork in the road.  Regular infusions and I only have one major serviceable vein left that is primarily used for phlebotomies and it usually blows out (infiltrates) when we infuse just saline.  I've already had four different ports so options are limited.

Also learned that having Covid also results in a marked reduction in IgG post infection.

Yee haw !
Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Feb 21, 2024 - 6:49am

Well, apparently I have asthma. Who knew? {#Surprised}
black321

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Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 12, 2024 - 7:19am

 Steely_D wrote:

What I said was that there is a lot of misinformation out there. I didn't say that everyone in every category is wrong, so we need to walk backwards from that non-assertion.

My point is that there are plenty of people out there who are very willing to tell you what is right for you, and without knowing what they know, you're buying a pig in a poke.


good common sense advice, be your own health advocate.
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2024 - 2:58pm

 black321 wrote:

Sure, lots of folks trying to profit off of the ailments of others â€¦. But one other thing we know is western medicine is awful at treating chronic conditions.  Meanwhile, these “old wives” know much more about alternative remedies that western medicine ignores, because they themselves can’t profit. 



What I said was that there is a lot of misinformation out there. I didn't say that everyone in every category is wrong, so we need to walk backwards from that non-assertion.

My point is that there are plenty of people out there who are very willing to tell you what is right for you, and without knowing what they know, you're buying a pig in a poke.
black321

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2024 - 2:45pm

 Steely_D wrote:


But much much more misinformation. Lots of nonsense speculation and superstition and old wives’ tales and snake oil. People with no background (have no idea how insulin really works or what a leaky gut really means) put out some half-formed ideas that don’t match up with rational biological processes and, when something goes wrong, have no accountability but do have your money and you’re stuck with the smaller bank balance and the runs.

First question you should ask when screwing with your biology to try to be “better”…



Sure, lots of folks trying to profit off of the ailments of others â€¦. But one other thing we know is western medicine is awful at treating chronic conditions.  Meanwhile, these “old wives” know much more about alternative remedies that western medicine ignores, because they themselves can’t profit. 


Steely_D

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Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 11, 2024 - 8:30am

 miamizsun wrote:

lot of good info on the web



But much much more misinformation. Lots of nonsense speculation and superstition and old wives’ tales and snake oil. People with no background (have no idea how insulin really works or what a leaky gut really means) put out some half-formed ideas that don’t match up with rational biological processes and, when something goes wrong, have no accountability but do have your money and you’re stuck with the smaller bank balance and the runs.

First question you should ask when screwing with your biology to try to be “better”…


miamizsun

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Location: (3283.1 Miles SE of RP)
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Posted: Feb 11, 2024 - 7:50am

 kurtster wrote:

Last weekend on C2C there was a show dealing with systemic inflammation and gut health.



leaky gut can be an issue
high insulin too
lot of good info on the web

DaveInSaoMiguel

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Location: No longer in a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 10, 2024 - 5:32am

 kurtster wrote:


Tartary Buckwheat in Human Nutrition

 In Tartary buckwheat, quercetin complexation with starch molecules has an impact on the in vitro digestibility of the starch and the appearance of resistant starch, thus altering the physicochemical properties of the Tartary buckwheat starch <66>. The effects of this quercetin–polyphenol complexation indicate that food products based on Tartary buckwheat will show lower digestibility. Indeed, the quercetin in Tartary buckwheat can reduce body weight, serum triacylglycerols, and low-density lipoprotein. In rats, a diet with 0.1% quercetin was shown to have significant effects towards lowering low-density lipoprotein concentrations in serum, with no such effects on high-density lipoprotein.

Tartary buckwheat has also been shown to prevent increases in body weight and fat deposition during high-fat intake in rats, although on the other hand, this was reported to protect against hepatic stenosis <67>. A buckwheat diet can also reduce insulin and ameliorate glucose intolerance in humans <19>

One of the many tidbits.  We've been talking about glucose levels in here.  It is a very long read but easy to understand and very likely worth the read.

Edit: one more 

Cyclitols (also known as D-chiro-inositols) have also been reported for Tartary buckwheat grain (0.18–0.20%) <81>. The synthesis of cyclitols is triggered by environmental parameters like salt stress and drought, and they can function as cryoprotectants. Accumulation of cyclitol metabolites is directly connected with abiotic stress factors. The environmental conditions of plants thus have an impact on the regulation of metabolic pathways for synthesis and accumulation of cyclitols <82>.  These compounds are known to have anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and other bioactivities in humans, as reviewed by Ratiu et al. <82>.

This ain't snake oil.

I bit.  We just added it to the diet.  Be interesting to see how it works.

C2C is more than just CT's and aliens ...


I stopped eating bread, cereal, goatmeal and anything with wheat or white flour in it. I've been eating Yuckwheat or sorghum  for breakfast. I mix in Chia Pet seeds and fresh ground flax seed, cinnamon, almond milk and fresh ground gloves to it and cook it in a pressure cooker. Doesn't taste as much like cardboard with the other ingredients. 
I've also been taking a supplement with Quercetin and Bromelain. 
One  improvement was that my triglycerides went from 150 down to 60 and my 'good' cholesterol went from 44 to 67.



black321

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Posted: Feb 9, 2024 - 2:16pm

 I'm not celiac but i had an autoimmune problems after getting lyme disease about 8 years ago...the last step to my recovery was eliminating gluten - wheat, barley, rye.  
If eat bread, slice of pizza...inflammation takes over and I feel like crap for the next day or two.

And quercetin is a great supplement, add with zinc at the first sign of a cold. 
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