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Sleep/Wake/Eat… Sleep/Wake/Eat…

I’m currently tapering off of a steroid (decadron) to reduce inflammation in one of my secondary brain tumors. The inflammation is the suspected cause of the latest “popup” complications of my cancer: a “balance” + tinnitus problem.

Since this is my third time in two years on “roids” (decadron/prednisone/decadron), I’ve had enough experience to detect the following, cyclical pattern of behavior while under the influence:

1) Sleep for 3 hours

2) Wake up and EAT, EAT, EAT

3) Hyper-Awake for 6 hours

GOTO step 1)

Or, if you prefer to reason about behavior modeling via “enginerd” state transition diagram views…

The “unnaturalness” of this behavioral pattern is very fatiguing, and not very good for weight control. However, all-in-all, it’s highly likely that it’s better than the behavior most likely to manifest during the alternative course of treatment ===> no steroids and death by brain hemorrhage. D’oh!

Nah, I’m just joking…. err.. am I?

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  1. August 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    Oh man… Great to hear from you. What is your favourite cure for the catastrophic munchies?

    • August 2, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      FOOD – virtually any kind 🙂

      Chicken wings are great. Since I’m “low carbing” and trying to starve the cancer via sugar deprival, pork rinds + dip is great too!!!

  2. August 2, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Wow, you are thinking like an engineer even in retirement! I am really feeling bad that we missed our opportunity to collaborate.

    • August 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      I’m just happy to be “thinking” at all. 😂

  3. August 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hey Anthony,

    Glad you are keeping a sense of humor with all this difficult shit. Can’t imagine.


    • August 2, 2018 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks bruh! Are you spinning some beautiful C++20 code yet?

  4. Christine Aresta
    August 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Omg. Laughing my ass Tio

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Dick Danjin
    August 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    My admiration and respect,I am almost 83 now I hope to do as well when and if my time comes.

    • August 2, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Dick. I’m honored that you’ve followed my blog over the years.

  6. August 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Hopefully, I can make some people laugh until it’s time for me to transition back into the unbounded, formless energy from which we all miraculously were forged. 😁

  7. August 3, 2018 at 2:36 am

    your attitude and mindset around this issue is as great as your view of engineering.
    wish you the best.

    • August 3, 2018 at 2:46 am

      Aw, thank you very much Amir for your kind words. I’m blushing as I type.

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