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Day February 20, 2013

Watercolour data rendering tests February 20th 2013

Primary colour triad of Indian red, yellow ochre and cerulean blue admixtures on hot pressed, extra smooth 1401b watercolour paper.

Indian red to yellow ochre bottom row yellow ochre to cerulean blue

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PAD Cycle 2 February 20th 2013 UCLH Cancer clinic

My fist cycle of PAD finished last week and PAD cycle 2 started yesterday. A cycle is around a month so I’m into week 5 of the 8 weeks of treatment.


In cycle 1 I’ve had mild only mild side effects and apart from a bit of tiredness in the afternoonsDexamethasone only mild passages of nausea and no actual sickness. I’ve had some mild neuropathy but noting dehabilitating. My hair has dropped like a Christmas tree’s needles on boxing day but I was expecting that.

Aside from afternoons, I’m or less working as normal.

For the uninitiated PAD is a treatment protocol consisting of 3 chemo and steroid drugs: adriamycin, velcade and dexamethasone. Dex is a steroid which I take in huge doses over the first few days of treatment. It turns you into a bit of a nutter by turns gregarious and hypersensitive (dex rage).

You don’t get much sleep.

Expect lots of late night posting.

Daily Affect data February 20th 2013

For detailed description of parameters see the Data Methods part of this website

Stoicism: illness what illness = 7

Mood: Low spirits = 4

Control: some control =4

Discomfort: Mild = 2

Hat index February 20th 2013

Hat: Blue beat Mod

blue beat-mod