Chemo report

Update: I survived my chemo yesterday and those infernal (arctic!!!) cold caps. My doctor did not agree to raise my dose from 60 mg to the "normal" 75 mg yesterday, after all. When I begged her to she said, "Katherine, the last time you got that dose you thought you had had a stroke!" I remembered, hung my head, and mumbled, "Um, yeah, I guess you're right." So calmer heads -- and the lighter dose -- prevailed.

My treatment went well, but it was a long day. We dragged along the two enormous coolers filled with 100 pounds of dry ice ...

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Going in for Chemo today (Taxotere #3 of 4)

I'm heading off to the infusion center today for Taxotere dose #3. I plan to ask my oncologist to raise my dose back to the normal amount, even though I had a hard time handling a full dose #1. Hopefully this time things go smoothly, I stay lucid, sane, and healthy, and any remaining cancer cells hit the highway.

I've generally been feeling great since my last dose. I traveled to NYC on business for three days, met with a wonderful wigmaker, then vacationed in  Cape Cod for three days with my husband to pick mushrooms. On my ...

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Louisiana bans cash transactions for second-hand goods

Louisiana bans cash transactions

This summer, the State Legislature and Governor of Louisiana passed a law that bans individuals and businesses from transacting in cash if they are considered a “secondhand dealer”.  House Bill 195 of the 2011 Regular Session (Act 389) broadly defines a secondhand dealer to include   “…Anyone, other than a non-profit entity, who buys, sells, trades in or otherwise acquires or disposes of junk or used or secondhand property more frequently than once per month from any other person, other than a non-profit entity, shall be deemed as being in the business of a secondhand dealer. ” The ...

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The Federal Reserve Plans to Monitor Opponents on Social Networking Sites

Told you it was just a matter of time before the "powers that be" (government officials, bankers, media moguls, etc.) would start using social media to identify their opponents.

The Federal Reserve Plans To Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Google
The New York Federal Reserve Bank is embarking on an ambitious social media monitoring project. Starting this December, the Fed will be monitoring Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, and web forums in order to "handle crisis situations" and "track reach and spread of […] messages and press releases." A vendor proposal request (or RFP) from the Fed describes a "Sentiment Analysis and Social Media ...

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