Profanity Plus Pot

August 20, 2019 2 comments

BD00 heartily endorses the “Profanity Plus Pot” approach to managing stage 4 cancer. The tactic is necessary, but sadly insufficient. To close the sufficiency loophole, we have to come back down to earth, bite the bullet, and engage with the world of surgery, chemo, and immunotherapy.

Categories: Cancer, Cannabis

Shooting For The Max!

August 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Here is a current snapshot of my health care costs year-to-date.

I’ll be shortly surpassing my $3000/year maximum out of pocket cost for the third year in a row. Whoo hoo!

Oh, and that goes with the $675/month premium I have to pay for individual health insurance under COBRA. That’s $11,100 per year in medical expenses alone.

At least I don’t have any student debt, a mortgage, a car loan, or any kids in day care. What a country.

Categories: Cancer

Skirting The Zombie Threshold

August 5, 2019 3 comments

I used the following dorky pic in at least one post so far. My instinct tells me I’ll be using it as a “context enabler” for (hopefully) many future cancer posts…

Since I’m a newly minted medical marijuana program patient in the great state of NY, I’ve been trying to find just the right dosage of cannabis for me to effectively handle those pesky “pop up” peripheral neuropathy hot pain flashes, constant numbness in my lower extremities, and newly-acquired anxiety flare-ups. The trick is to handle those wonderful cancer complications while simultaneously remaining consciously functional on a deterministic basis.

Of course, since I was, ummmm, a moderate cannabis user when I was younger, I preferred to err on the side of over-medication. My motto back then was to gradually increase the dosage until I started: “Skirting The Zombie Threshold!“.

The pics below show examples of successful and unsuccessful dosing regimens. In the top pic, the transition from “pain” to “zombie” is quick and effective. The result is that the pain is kicked out of mind and the user lives happily in the present moment. She’s skirting the zombie threshold. Whoo Hoo!

The self-dosing attempt in the lower pic is an example of an abysmal failure. Since the zombie threshold is woefully unattained throughout the duration, thoughts of pain seize the day by holding the mind hostage to their incessant need for unfettered attention. I hate when that happens 😦

 

Actually, “Skirting The Zombie Threshold!” was never my motto. I just made that shite up on the fly because Eckhart Tolle told me to, and….. I’m the mighty BD00..

https://bulldozer00.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/einstein-make-shit-up.jpg

 

Categories: Cancer, Cannabis

A Simple Reboot

July 31, 2019 3 comments

Uh oh, Burnadette Radner went down yesterday.  All radiation treatments were cancelled for the day. Of course, the rad team said the cause of failure was a “software bug“. I told them I’d review the code in exchange for a copay if they needed help 🙂

 

This morning, I asked if the “bug” was fixed. They said they rebooted Burnadette and tested the system, end-to-end, like they do every morning. Uh, Ok. I’m just glad I wasn’t the first patient today.

 

Categories: Cancer

Burnadette Radner

July 29, 2019 1 comment

Meet my newest friend, Burnadette Radner:

Burnadette is an engineering marvel and she’s helping me to scorch cancer cells like Tony Montana scorched his enemies.

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Categories: Cancer

X Marks The Spot

July 26, 2019 1 comment

And on the second day, he said-eth unto me: “Let there be more radiation!” And I said-eth in return: “Those markings don’t look too accurate, and the one on my stomach makes me look fat!

 

 

Categories: Cancer

A Nice Surprise

I just received the insurance claim for my 5 hour stint in the emergency room two weeks ago. Since I had a CT scan and an MRI taken during my stay, I was expecting something in the range of $10k. Lo and behold, the bill was less than $5k.

Categories: Cancer
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