MYSMS app review

Found a great app for texting on all platforms using your regular cell phone number.  The app is called Mysms and it works well.  I currently use it to replace my standard android texting app on my phone and synchronize text messages with my chromebook/tablets.  It has a very small yearly fee but it is well worth it to me because I use my tablets and chromebooks a lot.


CT scans really find every fault.

Had some gloomy results from a CT scan ordered by the oncologist.  If the doctors keep looking hard enough they will probably find out that I have bubonic plague and leprosy too.  Might as well live at the hospital.  At least it gives me some material to add to my next book.  Hopefully everything is easily taken care of quickly but that may be too optimistic.  My immediate treatment plan is not changed due to the CT scan results other than more follow up testing.

1. There are new nodular densities suggested at the lung bases, especially
at the right lung base measuring 7.7 mm. These are nonspecific, but
metastatic disease cannot be excluded. Recommend close followup.
2. Dilated ascending aorta, not definitely changed, but which merits
3. Suspect thyroid nodules which could be assessed with ultrasound.
4. Borderline right hilar and infrahilar lymph nodes, likely unchanged, but
which merit attention on followup.
5. Gallstones, with no definite evidence for acute cholecystitis.
6. Additional findings, as discussed.

Having Chemo Right Now.

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Having my first day of a new type of chemo infused through my chest port.  First part of the infusion made me a little nauseous when I coughed due to a mild cold but the feeling went away.  I have pills for nausea but I haven’t needed them yet because it’s not that bad.  Need to sit here for about three hours.  Some of my fellow patients don’t seem that patient and are a little rude to the poor nurses.  Good thing the nurses are experienced baloney artists and have thick skins.

The plan is to give me the two chemo drugs over three days every other week.  One drug is given in the hospital over three hours and the other drug is given with an at home pump.  Have to make sure my cat doesn’t bite the line in half while I am sleeping which would cause a true hazmat situation and may even harm the cat.

My traveling home nurse was unable to change the silver coated dressing on my caboose yesterday because of a severe snowstorm.  They would have changed it here in the hospital but I didn’t bring it along.

I can’t touch or eat anything cold for the next two days because of the kind of chemo that I am getting.  Apparently it can cause a bad burning sensation?  Good to know before I drink my ice cold mountain dew!  They are bringing me some room temperature snacks and cranberry juice to chow down on while I am fully reclined in the lazy boy type chair.  Living the sweet life for the next few hours.  I don’t even get this type of luxurious service at home.  If I turn my phone off no one would even be able to contact me from the outside world.  Might as well enjoy the good service and restful atmosphere.



How To Write Your Book

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I like to write using Google Documents and publish my books on Amazon.  The entire process is completely free and relatively painless.  You can publish your books on Amazon for reading on Kindle Unlimited, Kindle for sale and Hard Copy on demand.  I have written and published one book on Crohn’s disease.  I am planning to do a series of books oriented in a similar fashion based on my life experience.  All books will be available at Glenn’s Books on Amazon .  I hope they will help whoever reads them overcome similar problems and enjoy life.

Youtube has some excellent videos that detail exactly how to use Google Docs to write books and publish the books on Amazon.  One group of videos that I have found useful is available at Glenn’s Books on Youtube  .  Google Docs combined with a modern chromebook makes the actual mechanics of writing less stressful and faster for me.  Microsoft Word and a standard PC with the latest Window incarnation will also get the job done but I don’t like bloated slow software, physically hot laptop computers, expensive hardware, expensive software and a total lack of free virus protection.  I always prefer the K.I.S.S. method of doing anything: “KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID”.  Chromebooks can get this same job done easier and cheaper than a PC using Microsoft Windows.