Friday, May 12, 2006

A Week of Medicine

Much of my time and energy this past week was spent at Sloan-Kettering getting ready for the beginning of a full dose of chemotherapy for my recurrent Multiple Myeloma Cancer (bone marrow and blood). Last night they transfused with 2 units of blood to deal with the anemia I have been feeling. Then last night and this morning I began taking the chemo in oral dosage. Too early to say how all this is shaking down within my system but I am feeling a sense of different drugs doing different things in my body. One makes me alert, another makes me drowsy, but most of today went well. I appreciate your prayer and ask you also to pray for all the incredible medical people who are doing so much for me right now and in their research for the long haul.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Amnesty international and Abortion

If accurate, many reports now circulating indicate that Amnesty International is about to add abortion rights to its agenda of human rights. This is a very sad development for many of us who have supported and been inspired by their work. This move is obviously dictated by the agenda of elite ideologies in the developed world and reflects nothing so much as their narrow political agenda. How this change may come about, who is pushing it and how does it get decided? Thus far, all very mysterious, or secret! A very tragic moment for a huge coalition which will now splinter apart over the most fundamental human right - the right to life itself.