A Miracle of Medical Science

One has to be taken on an empty stomach at least a half hour removed from the other and (when possible) two hours from other drugs. Good luck.

Seriously, how is this even possible for humans to follow?

I traded messages earlier with Frank Clifford (aka Flank Clipboard). He’s at Yale getting his insides trimmed a bit. Like me, Frank is a veteran of the Medical Industrial complex.

A few years ago I helped Frank find a drug he needed which wasn’t yet available. He and I are prime examples of better living through chemistry. We are miracles of medical science.

My pill list is kept on a spreadsheet. It’s become too complex to deal with by hand.

Take the two new pills added to the list yesterday. One has to be taken on an empty stomach at least a half hour removed from the other and (when possible) two hours from other drugs. Good luck.

Seriously, how is this even possible for humans to follow? My daily pill count is well over 20.

These two new meds are treating an ulcer that could have been brought on by other drugs or my cancer treatment in general. My specific regimen of pills is probably one of-a-kind. Who knows how they all interact?

Back when I lived in Hamden I had my back repaired with a lumbar discectomy. Without surgery I’d be unable to walk today.

Now I’ve been freed from pancreatic cancer through surgery, a half dozen or so ‘procedures,’ 12 chemo sessions, 28 radiation treatments, IV iron and a bellyfull of drugs.

BTW, three more bags of iron coming. The latest blood work says I’m anemic, just not as anemic. It also says my cancer markers remain negative.

It’s crazy. Look at all that’s been done to me. And yet, I’m about to walk upstairs, take a shower, put on a shirt and tie and do the weather in Nebraska.

In the history of humankind the cures Frank and I received are nothing short of miracles.

12 thoughts on “A Miracle of Medical Science”

  1. Wish you were putting on a shirt and tie to do the weather in CT!!
    Loved seeing you this summer!
    A spread sheet for your meds…interesting idea πŸ™‚

  2. When we get older our memory not quite like it used to be..love the idea of a spreadsheet..now I’ll need lessons in EXCEL!! What next?

  3. Geoff, Sometimes it’s no fun getting older. My bride also takes dozens of pills every day. Fortunately for her, I am in charge of preparing her daily setup of the pills. Being only 85 , I just take a few. We hope that you beat the new ulcer problem quickly. We are also very sorry that you will not be one of the permanent weather people on Ch.8. We loved seeing you this summer and wish that you were able to stay.

  4. We’re glad for every bit of help you have received, it gives us hope. I believe in Karma, you must have some good stuff stored up. I know it’s not all roses, but you seem to cope, and have many pulling for you. Coventry Connecticut wishes you well

  5. Hi again, Geoff, 20 pills I wonder if they fill you up so your not hungry, just kidding! I thought I was bad and I only take 8 at night and 5 in the morning. Been taking these for a good while now! No more cancer though so that’s good! You and Frank take care of yourselves. We are sure going to miss you on channel 8. Gil
    is back in the morning probably when you folk are still sleeping. His show is on at 9 am here!
    Take care πŸ™‚

  6. Geoff I am going throughu chemo for liver spots. I had lung cancer which in remission the think the live might haven gotten it from the. but i am doing good except for the belly pain best of luck with your weather station

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