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Current state: still fighting the metastases of the rectum cancer; chemos are done, major liver surgery in about 3 weeks

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/08/23

A long follow-up of Current state: still fighting with rectum cancer, but chances for better quality of life which does not even include everything, because so much happened.

So this is the current state; browse back via Twitter for more of the history which you can find at [Archive.is] Jeroen Pluimers on Twitter: “Too much to let sink in …” and [Archive.is] Jeroen Pluimers (@jpluimers) | Twitter.

Too much to let sink in, not just about the hospital results and upcoming surgery, but also about Cindy and Danny Thorpe who just lost their house in the California forest fires, despite it being on the humid side of the Santa Cruz mountains.
If you can help anybody affected by the #CZULightningComplex, please do. Many families there are going through a rough time for the foreseeable future especially because of the combination of fires and COVID.
If you are in that area: be careful, be safe.
For me it is mixed emotions time.
The chemo did make the cancer operable. Some tumors have shrunken, a few small ones are invisible, probably because of the chemo-induced hepatic steatosis, and no new tumor were found.
The prolapse has grown big: extended it is at least 10cm of bowel pushing itself outside of the abdomen causing many stoma leaks (5 full ones in 2 weeks time and 2 almost ones yesterday).
The good news is that it means there is hardly any intestinal adhesion.
The bad news: it takes 4-8 hours a day (of which 1-2 hours during the night) pushing the bowel back into the stoma so the output opening becomes unblocked and the poo can get out.
Though a temporary situation, this eats a lot of energy.
It means I need to find a way to keep my body in shape to prepare for surgery which is in 3-4 weeks (likely mid September).
The surgery will be tough as it will focus on 2 things:
  1. Removing areas of of the liver where the tumors are and were (which is about 30-50% of the liver).
  2. Likely remove the gallbladder, to minimise the chance of bile leakage (which is devastating when it gets into the abdomen)

    (Good news: no chance to get gallstones)

  3. repair the small intestine and remove the stoma.
It is going to be bloody surgery (because of the liver part) taking some 4 hours or more, likely ending up in the IC because the post-surgery risks.
This scares the hell out of me.
In addition recovery will take a long time, and even longer for liver tissue growing back (it will never reach 100%, but should be much more than 50% in a few years time).
I also need to re-learn how to poop, which likely means back to diaper age for quite a while.
So all of this means I feel very confused. Glad on the one side because I will loose the cancer and the stoma, but mixed about the risks and recovery.
More later.

–jeroen

Via [Wayback] Thread by @jpluimers on Thread Reader App: Too much to let sink in, not just about the hospital results and upcoming surgery, but also about Cindy and @danny_thorpe who just lost their house in the California forest fires…

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The biggest lie I tell myself is not about new years resolutions.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/01

The biggest lie I tell myself is “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it”

It’s likely older, but the oldest reference I could find was 2012 [WayBack].

So before I forget:

Happy New Year everyone!

With the above quote, it is no coincidence I started my blog even earlier (in 2009): it’s my off-line memory, way better readable than my hand-writing and indexed by various search engines.

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TUMBLEWEED Ordering cycle at boot with nss-lookup: named fails to start initially; workaround: manually `rcnamed start`

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/15

I have seen this on one Raspberry Pi 3 system: named failing to start during a normal reboot.

The solution is to manually rcnamed start as root after boot.

From [Wayback] TUMBLEWEED Ordering cycle at boot with nss-lookup, the rcnamed status is the same as on my system, but no solution in that thread:

# systemctl status named
● named.service - Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS)
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/named.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: inactive (dead) Jul 02 08:13:40 hpprol2 systemd[1]: nss-lookup.target: Found ordering cycle on named.service/start
Jul 02 08:13:40 hpprol2 systemd[1]: nss-lookup.target: Found dependency on time-sync.target/start
Jul 02 08:13:40 hpprol2 systemd[1]: nss-lookup.target: Found dependency on ntpd.service/start
Jul 02 08:13:40 hpprol2 systemd[1]: nss-lookup.target: Found dependency on nss-lookup.target/start
Jul 02 08:13:40 hpprol2 systemd[1]: nss-lookup.target: Job named.service/start deleted to break ordering cycle starting with nss-lookup.target/start

Apparently, sometimes there is a service startup dependency loop, and named becomes the victim of it, effectively rendering DNS inoperable.

My system was running this version of Tumbleweed:

statler:~ # cat /etc/SUSE-brand /etc/os-release 
openSUSE
VERSION = tumbleweed
NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
# VERSION="20200825"
ID="opensuse-tumbleweed"
ID_LIKE="opensuse suse"
VERSION_ID="20200825"
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20200825"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
LOGO="distributor-logo"

On an identical system, the boot just worked fine, so it might be timing related.

waldorf:~ # cat /etc/SUSE-brand /etc/os-release 
openSUSE
VERSION = tumbleweed
NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
# VERSION="20200825"
ID="opensuse-tumbleweed"
ID_LIKE="opensuse suse"
VERSION_ID="20200825"
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20200825"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
LOGO="distributor-logo"

–jeroen

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The multi-carrier platform for future-proof delivery

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/15

In case I ever need to setup shipment tracking: [WayBack] The multi-carrier platform for future-proof delivery.

We believe delivery is the biggest game changer in e-commerce. So you need software that makes shipping easy and your customer happy. We do just that.

–jeroen

 

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Having the Tom Bihn Brain Bag as day-to-day backpack, I wonder about the PeakDesign Travel Backpack

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/15

Having the Tom Bihn Brain Bag as day-to-day backpack, I wonder about the PeakDesign Travel Backpack.

The features I like most about the [WayBack] Tom Bihn Brain Bag are:

  • that it has 2 big main compartments,
  • the rail system allowing easy attached removal of one or two laptop caches [WayBack],
  • the freudian slip insert [WayBack],
  • the snake charmer accessory [WayBack],
  • the materials last forever
    (my first lasted 20+ years, so I gave it to mentally retarded brother. To bad he disposed it, not realising how durable it was “it was too big for my work-stuffand too small for my diving flippers, so I threw it away”)

Two more things I like, but are not available any more (new products are being designed for them):

I wonder about the material differences between the two too backpacks.

Here are some links if you want to compare them yourself:

Via: [WayBack] After 2 weeks of researching I finally bought what I believe to be the best carry on backpack in the world: The #PeakDesign Travel Backpack. Seriously i… – Jason Mayes – Google+

On fabrics:

 

–jeroen

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Forced routing of selective emails to ISP SMTP via Mikrotik Routing | Syed Jahanzaib Personal Blog to Share Knowledge !

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/14

For my link archive: [WayBack] Forced routing of selective emails to ISP SMTP via Mikrotik Routing | Syed Jahanzaib Personal Blog to Share Knowledge !

–jeroen

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GitHub – pierrejean-coudert/delphi-libraries-list: List of Delphi Libraries and Frameworks

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/01/14

For my link archive: [WayBackGitHub – pierrejean-coudert/delphi-libraries-list: List of Delphi Libraries and Frameworks

–jeroen

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