Sunday, July 23, 2006


Berry cheesecake cooking, I'm not sure how it will turn out.  It's based on a green tea cheesecake recipe that I found to be very simple and quick to prepare. I guess-timated the quantities today as I didn't have a full packet of cream cheese, and had extra eggs to use up. I'll post the recipe sometime later this week.

Need to do a little more work before I crash. I have too many 7am starts for work this week.

I wish cross-continental meetings were easier to deal with.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pain update

I started the day at 6/10 with mostly diffuse pain, but also cramping in my calves, upper and lower back. This progressed to 7/10 at 2pm with a lot of gas. I discovered I was bleeding at 1:50pm. Massage took it back to 5/10, with much less diffuse pain, instead very localised pain at: my left foot - pain when standing, 8/10 spikes; front shins, sides and insides of knees and just above the knees on the outside of my thighs - random, 7/10 spikes; cramping - period, 8/10 with gas; chest, mainly right breast - 7/10 spikes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Robotic futures

This humanoid robot is so cool ;> Robotics has come a long way to synchonise such complex joints so well. If I didn't detest the theory behind electrical engineering, I probably would have gone into robotics.

Friday, July 7, 2006

Medical mystery.... still a mystery....

Lots of very bad things have now been ruled out by my recent MRIs (MS, lupus, liver and thyroid disease). Good as that is, it means I still don't have a diagnosis :-\ Inflammatory markers in my blood are elevated, as is the alkaline phosphatase level (ALP). Decided that the ALP level I'm hanging around is normal for me as it's been stable for nearly 6 months. Neuro mentioned sarcoidosis as the next checkpoint, I know nothing about that.He took me off amitryptiline (too many side effects, no good effects), to put me onto Neurontin. Will have to see how that goes for 6 weeks.