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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stem Cells and Cancer

Ok, I found this very interesting. In a recent report, scientists are now developing a way to fight cancer using stem cells from bone marrow. Now, I know that stem cell research is controversial (I for one believe in it as long as the cells are from your own body), but if they can take a portion of some of YOUR own bone marrow and eliminate your cancer, then I am all for it. The stem cells attack only tumors and not healthy tissue and your body will not recognize them as foreign invaders, leaving it safe and effective.
So far this study has been conducted on mice and in cultures, but has proved to be effective in lung, breast, and cervical cancers. Not to mention it is showing a promising 38% success rate. Though this is not available as of yet, the hope is for human trials to begin in 2 - 3 years.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Thought I would post

Not much to talk about at the moment. The past few days I have been feeling pretty good, which is unusual but great...I am not complaining:) My main problem is that I have started playing Heroes of Might and Magic 3 again...and once I start, I become addicted.
Can't help myself, I love video games:) Besides, I think of it more like emotional therapy than playing.
I see there are a few more followers and for that I am very appreciative. I am sorry I have not posted more lately, but my mood and health is on a roller coaster ride. I will try to post something tomorrow.
In the mean time, I hope all is well with everyone and will talk with you soon:)

Monday, May 4, 2009


I have been unsure what to write about lately. Quite frankly there is only so much one can write about cervical cancer and hpv.
However, not sure if I even had or have that. But what is it, if not that? That is what I was diagnosed with after all.
I am not a hypochondriac. I hate doctors...sorry but I do. Most doctors are morons and are only interested in the money, not the science. I do not need a doctor with bedside manner...I need one to diagnose me correctly and try to cure me. One that will try to kill whatever is killing me.
My symptoms are very common....they are not unique and have been explained. But when treated, they are still there.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine Flu

Ok, I know that this has either been declared an epidemic or is about to be (depends which website you visit). However, after doing some reading on this, I don't understand the alarm. From what I have research, this flu is just like getting the regular flu.
Symptoms include: nausea, vomiting, diarreah, fever, chills, fatigue, and abdominal pain. So what's the difference? Though I understand that some people have died from the swine flu, so have people died from pneumonia or respiratory infections.
My belief is that people panic too much when it comes to "new" illnesses. By "new", I refer to the fact that it's been around since the first case was reported in 1976. And by people, I mean the governments and scientist. They are the ones who start the uproars to begin with after all.
Some schools have even closed down due to swine flu. This I agree with, but they don't closed for head lice, chicken pox, or mumps. Are we overreacting to one disease, or not acting enough to other diseases?