My Non-Myoablative Autologous Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant (aka My Bone Marrow Transplant)

Let's start with the disease. We have three types of blood cells which are created in our bones. The red blood cells to carry oxygen, platelets to fix holes, and white blood cells, the police force of the body.

My police force has been going around killing perfectly healthy cells for the last couple years. That's what auto-immune diseases are.

Every new recruit that hits the streets is tainted, and becomes tainted right away, so this is what the doctors did.

First, they took a sample of my blood university, the bone marrow, millions of blood cells in training. Then, mostly over the last week, they gave me chemicals (the chemo) that killed off every single bad cop in the system. This has the affect of negatively impacting the red blood, platelets and university system, too.

For the next 8-10 days, I don't have any cops on the beat. It's blood anarchy, and the the medical condition is called neutropenic. They'll keep me filled with anti-virals, anti-fungals, and anti-bacterials, you can think of these as contract cops doing a temporary job. They don't have any skin in the game, so I probably will get at least a fever at some point, like a baby.

They already gave me back the bone marrow they collected, and I still have some left because they don't need to give the autologous (self-transplant) patients as much chemo as the allogeneic (used for blood cancers and other auto-immune therapies) but it is going to take about 10 days for my own bones to start making enough fresh new blood for them to safely let me go.

Let the boredom begin!


Debunking the Broken Window Fallacy

It says that, according to Keynes, it is logical for the government, facing a recession, break windows, to create demand for glass and window installers, to spur the economy.

Yes, it says that, but Keynesianism does not say that is the only source of truth. Keynesians might also say that the government has a job to try to control unemployment. This does not mean Keynesians are suggesting murdering the unemployed.

There is no broken window fallacy, just as there is no murdering the jobless fallacy, because people have some common sense and don't usually throw it all away in the name of ideology.


We need to impeach George Walker Bush

If impeached, he will never again be allowed to hold office in the government of the United States of America. Any executive agent, including Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Bremer III, can also be impeached, with identical consequences. They thought they could fix something by starting a fight. They thought they could fix Iraq by starting a war. Do not ask about the 100s of thousands of dead people. Do not ask about the 2 trillion dollars gone. We won't ever do it. But we need to.


What do you think he meant by witchcraft?

I mean, we all know witchcraft doesn't exist, right?

So, what do you think Mohammed meant when he said we need thank God for protecting us from something that doesn't exist?

113: The Daybreak
113:1 Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak
113:2 From the evil of that which He created;
113:3 From the evil of the darkness when it is intense,
113:4 And from the evil of malignant witchcraft,
113:5 And from the evil of the envier when he envieth.


They found us in Year 103

of the new Calendar.

It was totally unfair.

They were hovering over Earth, telling us, free people, that we had to exterminate lots of people.

They had determined, using their computers, unless we wiped out some of the people of the nations with the most aggressive recent histories, we'd never get along in the inter-galactic community.

So many people were killed. The English, the French, the Spanish, the Italian, the German, the Russians.

Then, with half the world's population gone, they told us they didn't need to do that. They only made us do it to show that they could.


I figure this is how it will happen

We'll send people into space, a colony ship.

Hopefully it will be the libertarians.

And as they are heading away, very fast

It might be 1000 years for us, and 50 for them

And so both mother and child

will have a claim

to being called

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