April Updates

Had an appointment with Dr. Mudumbai a week ago. He said it looked better, but the deposits on my retina which is messing with my vision are clearing away slower than he would have liked. Regardless, it’s a slow process, he said, and if it didn’t look better in two months I’d get some drops […]

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Slowness

Spring quarter starts later today. Still taking antibiotics. Nothing else really worth talking about.

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Pontential Infection Vector?

Remember that ubiquitous lanyard that I always have on me which is attached to the ID holder and keys? That lanyard that is never washed or cleaned and I always twirl through my fingers, chew on, and play with? That lanyard which I dangled for Reno to play with and gnaw on? Yeah, I suspect […]

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Medical Updates and Diagnosis

Hello Everyone- (Note: This is longer than I initially intended. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, it basically says that the eye issue was caused by an infection, and it isn’t sarcoid. And also that I’m still alive.) In case you didn’t already know, the surgery went well and I’m healing up […]

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I hate cats.

Dr. Mudumbai just called. Seems I tested positive for Bartonella henselae, also known as “Cat Scratch Disease,” and that this is most likely the cause of my eye inflammation, which is not an infiltrative cause, but infectious. I’m off the steroids, and I’m going to an already scheduled appointment this Thursday with him to see […]

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Amusing

(10:33:09 PM) nikky/Home7EF30603: Eddy. (10:33:26 PM) nikky7EF30603: The new arrangement is just what I’ve been picturing forever. (10:33:31 PM) Eddy: Hey (10:33:39 PM) nikky/Home7EF30603: And I’m also going insane with these steroids. (10:33:57 PM) nikky/Home7EF30603: So if something is abnormal when you return, don’t panic. (10:34:10 PM) nikky/Home7EF30603: I probably had what I felt was […]

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Steroids

These steroids? They don’t mess around. I’m eating aroud 4000 calories a day, having cravings like I’m pregnant, and totally mentally twitchy and loopy. It’s like I’m back in 8th grade and on twinkies, and my mind is mentally melting into some weird state of total craziness. And tomorrow I have an x-ray, a final, […]

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Treatment?

Finally after some more tests to make sure I don’t have any hidden infections in my lung that would complicate steroid treatments, I began a three day 1000mg/day infusion of anti-inflammatory steroids on Thursday. Those will finish Saturday morning, and after that I’ll be taking some oral steroids for the next 6 days in order […]

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