HELP! Where can I get “JUST MAYO” at a fair price? Sister-in-Law has health problems with other types of Mayonnaise! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ


Fire Tablet Review

My old Amazon kindle fire tablet finally gave up the ghost! It’s really hard to kill those things no matter how much you try. Anyways I talked my older son into getting me a brand new eight inch fire tablet with 32 GB built in memory and a 128 GB sd card. It was on sale for Prime day so it wasn’t too expensive but it was still a splurge. Prime day coincided with my birthday and I don’t know how many birthdays I have left. So I played the sympathy ploy shamelessly to get something I wanted.

These new fire tablets are sweet and the price is right. I installed the Google play store on the Amazon fire using an internet procedure even though Jeff Besos may get upset. Works great with all the Google play store apps that I use and are not available on Amazon. I am sure Jeff will still make some money on my purchases so he shouldn’t feel too bad.

I was having difficulty turning pages on a dead tree Bible because of chemo frozen fingertips so it’s very pleasant to have a quick modern tablet to use for reading again. The fire can really hold a lot of books, pictures, apps, music and video. I have nothing against paper Bibles but it’s very convenient to have a library offline and the internet at your disposal while traveling in a small compact form. I will soon be traveling for SBRT radiation treatments at least and I am willing to bet that chemo will strike again. My cancer proved resistant to the initial chemo so any new chemo will be a different type.

The fire is the only tablet I would buy for my purposes since its very economical. Alexa is fun to mess around with and it’s actually kind of practical for its voice control entertainment capabilities especially when you are making a messy meal or are doing anything else at the same time. Hope it lasts like the kindle fire tablet did for me. ๐Ÿ˜‡

Cyber Knife does not use a laser.

I will be having Cyber Knife surgery which does not use a laser. The doctor had described it as “laser” radiation. What he really wanted to say was laser like focused radiation over a small area.

The two centimeter cancer in my right lung will be burnt out using strong tightly focused radiation. A “seed” may have to be implanted first to make the radiation hit the right target and nothing else. I will hold my breath for 15 seconds during each pulse and this will take 3-5 sessions in Milwaukee. They need to be careful not to damage the heart or anything else. This almost sounds like some dates that I went on when I was much younger.

Is Acupuncture the Answer?

My oncologist suggested I get acupuncture to treat my frozen feet and hands. When my older son and wife heard about this suggestion they recommended I get a new oncologist. I have finally managed to get them to agree on something. Too bad they are both wrong in my opinion.

The severe numbness may have been caused by chemo medication or possibly prolonged use of two pain medications that were needed. Apparently there has been some good scientific research done on this exact situation and acupuncture works for a large percentage of people. A reputable cancer society has donated some money to subsidize these acupuncture treatments for appropriate cancer patients. The first three sessions are free so I can fit them in my budget. The rest are $25 per session which is a steal from what I have seen but that will not fit in my budget unless acupuncture really gets the job done by allowing me to walk without falling down and breaking my neck which has almost happened a few times.

I will also eventually be getting standard physical therapy but it is very time consuming and I believe it also has a tiny copay. I will also be getting special stockings to treat this condition which I am sure will be very stylish and comfortable in hot weather. I am actually hoping the frozen numbness will just go away by itself because I am no longer taking any of these medications.