Thursday, April 29, 2021
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
I keep having friends who are going through cancer. It's distressingly frequent. I have 4 friends on social media right now who are going through treatment for breast cancer.
One thing that I notice is that some people are horribly afraid of chemo before they start it. Some of them refuse chemo out of fear -- a treatment that might considerably prolong their lives.
I am often a bit reluctant to share about having had chemo. I'm afraid that acting gigs might discriminate against me if they knew.
I'm realizing that I should share though. I was in chemo twice and I had a positive experience both times. It's not so bad.
The first time I had the carbo-platin/taxol combination. The taxol is what makes you lose your hair. The carbo-platin is what makes you nauseated.
What people don't realize is that there have been huge advances in anti-nausea drugs. I never threw up once during chemo. I had a few instances of breakthrough nausea but I just took some extra ginger or Xofran and I was fine.
I was often fatigued a few days after chemo. Not right after, because they gave me steroids, but 3 and 4 days after. But most of the time I felt fine.
People should be aware that taxol does cause long term nerve damage. Fortunately, it's just some small numb areas in 2 toes on each foot, for me.
The second time I had chemo I had the carbo-platin/doxil combination. To my surprise, neither of these drugs caused hair loss or nerve damage.
Doxil is associated with heart damage, but I seemed to tolerate it alright, at least at the time. I have a slight tachycardia now, but I have reason to believe that that may have been there all along and worsened by my current medication, Zejula. It's well managed by Atenolol.
Again, I had fatigue a few days after chemo, but then I was fine -- and I only had to have these drugs every 4 weeks the second time.
I took selfies when I was bald during the first chemo. I had a lot of fun with being bald, and trying hats and scarves. I wasn't a big fan of wigs. I have a large head and my wig never fit very well. It was nice and warm though.
Anyway, I made up a google photo album of chemo selfies, to show you that I was having a good time with the look. I haven't been willing to throw away those scarves, because they're so beautiful, even though I don't wear them any more.
Here's the link to my google photo album
One of those pictures is with Don McLean after a concert by him. I even got hit on after that concert, because someone liked my headgear with the pearl fringes so much. I didn't take him up on it, but it was flattering.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Photos of components of the audio system (missing photo of power supply)
What we need is to go from 6.5 mm audio male to USBA audio male.
I accidentally brought TRS rather than TRRS cables. I returned them to Amazon and ordered new ones. I left the surge protector, as those are always useful
We’ll likely need a Daisy chain of cables.
Image of what I’ve ordered. The 3.5 mm female to USBA male includes a chip
- 3 Crown PZM-30GBP mics installed in ceiling (communicating via XLR cables through hole in ceiling near east wall)
- AMR aps4 phantom power supply (3 input XLR cables; 3 output XLR cables on floor; 3 switches: power, lift in & lift out; plugs into wall to power on mics) (need to take picture of this, put up an image that I found online.)
- Harbinger HA80 mixer (takes the output XLR cables from power supply; uses 6.5 mm audio output -- use 8 Ohm output, not the line out)
- 6.5mm to 3.5mm Trrs Adapter (Bietrun?) (female to male)
- DuKabel USB to 3.5mm Jack Audio Adapter, USB to Aux Cable with TRRS 4-Pole Mic-Supported USB to Headphone AUX Adapter Built-in Chip External Sound (female to male)
- Cablesforless USB 3.1 Gen 1 C Male to A Female Adapter 5G 3A (female to male)
Monday, April 5, 2021
My sister-in-law in Georgia has given me some additional information about the new Georgia voting laws which give a...Posted by Anne Barschall on Monday, April 5, 2021
Comment on her response by another person