Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Plumbers Tape

It has been over a year since I first tried MLN8237. A run of 16 months on a single agent is pretty amazing all in all. I take Curcumin C3 complex when not taking the study drug along with a few other complementary supplements just because I believe in them. At an IMF Patient and Family Seminar in Boca Ratan I learned that this drug does not preclude me from surgery like so many therapies do and was in fact encouraged to pursue my options with respect to reattaching my elbow to my shoulder.

Plumbers Tape
I am delighted to report that a short piece of plumbers tape, 8 dry wall screws and some putty have been successfully installed in my left humerus. No pain, ever (which is really weird), accompanied by rehab next to the Atlantic on Amelia Island have me smiling ear to ear. No more mal-union after 4 years of attempting to abandon all my southpaw tendencies.

Thanks to folks like my amazing wife, Margaret and so may others in the world wide MM support network I can confidently recommend regular slathering of Manuka honey on a healing wound, some boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), a wee Poke (Phytolacca americana) for a healing bone and plenty of curcumin for immune, inflammation and anti-MM support fits the "first do no harm" and most likely helps significantly.
A Great Blue Heron and a few Roseate Spoonbills enjoying the bountiful inter-coastal waters near Amelia Island, Florida