Akabutu’s Mouthwash

As part of my resolve to reinvigorate this blog, I’ve been probing the access logs to find out who has been reading the material while it (the blog) has remained static. It doesn’t actually tell me the ‘who’ part, but does give me an indication of the geographic origin of the connection, and the search term used to find the blog. For instance, I can tell you that someone in Singapore was studying the forearm flap photos on Jan. 10, 2010, and that someone in Belgium was having a look at my comments on the effects of Cisplatin on tinnitus. … Continue reading Akabutu’s Mouthwash

Third day in…

Hey, this carboplatin is a breeze! Whoo hoo! I am eating, only using half of the nausea drugs, and keeping everything down… yes, everything. I have yet to vomit since the introduction of the carboplatin into my system on Tuesday. There have been ‘hiccups’. But with the judicious application of that anti-psychotic novo–chlorpromazine, we seemed to have nipped that particularly ugly side effect in the bud. One of the questions that immediately jumps to mind is ‘why didn’t they use this drug before?’ Well, apparently it takes between 3 and 6 doses of carboplatin to have the same butt-kicking effect … Continue reading Third day in…

Good news and so-so news…

The good news is that the blood tests conducted this morning show that the key indicator looked for has jumped from 0.9 to 2.9 in the last week!The so-so news is that, based on careful consideration and discussion with the appropriate doctor, we have decided to go ahead with the last chemo therapy session. We gotta do everything we can that may make a positive difference. We will not be using the cisplatin, but a derivative that will not have nearly the negative effects on my digestive tract or hearing. Its called ‘Carboplatin‘. The documentation on the drug shows that … Continue reading Good news and so-so news…