Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ron Schlerf and Ocular Melanoma

I just looked at my blog.  Over these years, I have had over 18,000 views on my blog.  That is quite a lot.  It's mainly from the United States and Russia.  That makes sense because of Sensei Chinen's dealings with the Russian people.  

Today, I went to the funeral of Ron Schlerf.  It was a really good funeral.  The speakers kept me entertained while I was cross stitching.  They had the opening hymn, middle song, and closing hymn done the family.  The singers were really good.  It was better than usual what I hear during church.  It was quite weird though when I kept on hearing sniffling from multiple people.  It makes sense because it was a funeral.  There was real emotion from his kids too who spoke.  They were pretty raw.  His daughter said that Ron didn't regret trying to get rid of the cancer, even though it made him sick.  His children said that he really love cars.  I remember seeing a corvette on stilts in their garage when I went to their house for FHE.  Jan his wife didn't speak at all.  I hugged her afterwards.  She seemed to be doing well.  Afterwards, we saw family friends from the old 10th ward including the Spears.

So, I learned during the funeral that he died of Ocular Melanoma which metastasized to his liver.  I looked the cancer up on the internet.  It is pretty rare where 2,000 people get diagnosed with it each year in the US.  It occurs in men more than women.  About half of the cases metastasize.  When the cancer does that, the patient are given palliative chemotherapy.  So, I guess he had the cancer two years ago.  Probably, he fixed it with surgery and radiation.  However, it spread.  My sources said that taking the eye out won't really help with the mortality rate.  So, it makes sense that he died.  I just hope that I never get cancer.  If I do, I want cancer which is easy to treat and has a very good prognosis.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

100 Percent

Wow!!  I haven't posted since 2014!!!  Yikes, I haven't been writing lately.  So, I am going to focus on the good things which happened to me now.  I got a 100 percent on my test for medical terminology.  Today, I looked and applied to quite a few jobs.  I just hope I will get some interviews out of them.  I need a job now.  All of my money is dwindling down because I haven't had a job.  Now, since I am in college, I am no longer eligible for food stamps.  Ya, that puts pressure on me.  I just want to get out of here and get a real job which I like.  However, that is why I am going back to college so I can get a job and have my student loans forgiven.  Actually, this didn't take that much to write down which I like.  Usually, I write a whole bunch of novels which take forever.  Usually, I don't have time to do that.  If I do have time, I just spend it all.  Well, tomorrow I am definitely doing homework.  I hate homework though.  It was just nice working because I didn't have to worry about the stuff I had to do when I got home.  School is such a pain because it's a endless series of things to do.  At least I have 100 percents in both of my classes which has never happened to me before.  They are just medical terminology and interpersonal communication.  It's funny that if my classmates at Parker University were tested over the same thing in medical terminology, they would get 100 percent too on these tests.  It's really nice that Erin, the teacher, goes every single question before the test.  Thus, it makes it really easy.  At Parker University, we had to guess what they were going to test us on.  With some classes though, we did have old tests to look at which made it a lot easier.  I passed my diversified class because of the final which I got to look at.