It may make my brown eyes blue

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/08/16 09:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/08/16/452036.aspx


(computerized apologies to Brenda Gayle Webb, better known as Crystal Gayle, for the use of her song title)

The other day I was talking about Novantrone. Well, I did not bring up this 'napalm of the MS world' first, my neurologist did. After some careful thought, I decided to go ahead with it. So I saw the NP, had some tests done and will be doing a few more this week. And if all goes well I'll be finding out if the whites of my eyes will have a bluish tinge for a few days.

Or, I could instead be inspired to hum Behind Blue Eyes, by the Who. :-)

Also today, Yuriko (who runs the work for several of the drug studies that take place at the University of Washington for MS) was calling me today to find out whether I might qualify for a study. As I suspected, Novantrone will take me out of the running on that, too. I guess timing really is everything.

And then also on the unfortunate side of all of this, after a long journey to finally be able to donate blood (described previously in this post), I am actually taking myself out of the running once again (there is no surer way to disqualify oneself than to be in any way immunosupressed!). But I do get to donate one more time (this week) at least!

I'll let you know how I feel after I have destructive chemicals infused. Seems like it ought to be a party....


# Serge Wautier on 16 Aug 2005 9:18 AM:

I hope you have fun at the party :-|

# Steven on 16 Aug 2005 9:26 AM:

Wow. I hope this is going to happen and that it works out well for you.

# Mihai on 16 Aug 2005 12:08 PM:

Is this a fremen thing? Is Novantrone based on spice?
(I am quite sure you have read Frank Herbert's Dune, but if you did not, you should).
Good luck.

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