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Cycle 8, Day 1

Posted in Evidence-Based Medicine, Non-Invasive Diagnosis, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Health, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2011 by Leane Roffey Line

Some very good news. Marker Numbers for CA 15.3 have dropped to 367.8 from 568!!!! And, arecontinuing to go down. Also he did another test, a called a CEA on internal organs, like pancreas, lung, liver, and its normal! CA27-29 not back yet but it measures the same thing as CA 15-3, so I’m not worried.  I had Taxol and Avastin today, and though tired, I’m jazzed. Just proceeding as planned. Meeting with the onc short and to the point.

Blood panel and metabolic panel is holding steady. Overall fatigue is better, but the aches and pains everywhere from winter cold and humidity (both lack of and excessive days) have everyone aching.  I am still working on the chemo induced anemia, it’s getting better.

I’m on some new projects, like learning Esperanto just for kicks as part of my Steampunk exercises.

I’ll try to fill this post in a bit as the week goes on, just wanted everyone to know the whopping good news about the CA15-3. This puts the value right back where it was this time last year in January, believe it or not, so it’s wandered up and then down, then up, then down. All the details are in these posts, I’m really glad I chose to blog this story because I don’t think anyone could believe it otherwise. No one could say this cancer is curable, but they can say it’s controllable with today’s modern medicines. Not in all cases, perhaps, but new things are coming out every day. Hope is a wonderful thing.

LRL aka Joule Watt.


Scientists explore how the humble leaf could power the planet

Posted in Hydrogen Energy, Sustainable Energy on August 12, 2009 by Mark P. Line

Scientists explore how the humble leaf could power the planet

  • Artificial photosynthesis, eh? I guess I’d want to see how it’s going to be more cost effective with no more environmental impact than, say, you know, growing plants.
  • Funny. I submitted a project to the SpaceLab student outreach program back in 1973 when I was still in high school. The idea was to determine the feasibility of using hydroponic green algae as an energy and food source in space. My project was not selected to fly on the satellite.

Gas Is Everywhere

Posted in Non-Food Biofuels, Sustainable Energy on January 7, 2009 by Mark P. Line

Gas Disruption

  • Okay, this is what we’ve been waiting for.
  • Now watch how fast a vast European network of distributed biogas plants can emerge.
  • (Hint: A lot faster than they can switch electricity production over to nuclear, even if they wanted to.)

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

Posted in Global Warming, Sustainable Energy with tags , , , on November 13, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Alaska has huge amount of ice-trapped gas

  • Uh huh.
  • Tell me, what would it take to sequester the carbon from all that gas?

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

Posted in Internationalism, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy with tags , , on November 9, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

  • So, how much nuclear waste is going to be produced by those 4,000 plants, and where do they propose to put it?
  • Let me guess: waste disposal is “somebody else’s problem”.
  • If outlawing nuclear power is the only way to protect the commons, then that’s what needs to happen. It would have to be an international treaty, since waste emissions don’t respect national boundaries.

Utilities putting new energy into geothermal sources

Posted in Geothermal, Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy on November 4, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Utilities putting new energy into geothermal sources

  • Yet another sudden “innovation” that we could have been doing 50 years ago.

Australia plans electric vehicle network

Posted in Sustainable Emissions, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Transportation with tags on October 23, 2008 by Mark P. Line

Australia plans electric vehicle network

  • Aren’t we all glad that the very difficult technology underlying this effort has *finally* been created? It’s not like we could have been driving nothing but electric cars for the last 40 years or anything.