Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

7:37 pm:
A phone came in yesterday from Kaiser Pathology informing me that lab results identified Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the tested tissue.

From Google:
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is usually not life-threatening, though it can be aggressive in some cases. Untreated, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin can grow large or spread to other parts of your body, causing serious complications.

I have an appointment at Kaiser Medical this morning to attend to this skin cancer.




11:35 am:
Doctor Visit
The Kaiser doctor who attended to my skin lesions is Jennifer Mueller, MD. She is a very amiable lady. Attentive, concerned and yet relaxed.

Dr. Mueller explained that my lab results should be given to me by the end of this week. However, it is not necessary to wait for those results in order to remove the several lesions.

Liquid nitrogen removes these skin growths by destroying the very top layer of the skin. For me, this procedure is pain-free.

Every time I visit my Kaiser doctor, my  stats are taken:
Blood Pressure: 127/73
Body Mass Index: 22.24
WEight: 155 lbs
Temperature: 97.3
Pulse: 70
Respiration: 18
Oxygen Saturation: 97%

These are my stats today. Pretty good, huh?



6:32 pm:
Señor Tránsito To The Body Shop
In yesterday's 2:35 Blog post titled:
Wow!
Double Wow With Sugar On It!!
....we told you about Tránsito being admitted to the RBP Auto Collision Center!

It very likely that it will take 2-weeks or more to complete Tránsito's repairs. Of course, Tránsito may receive a repair estimate that is more than his worth. In that case, our insurance company will issue a check to us for the value of Tránsito.

Tránsito at the accident scene.
Monday, September 17th, 2018


7:05 pm:
A New Tránsito
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, we published in our Blog a prioritized To-Do list.

One of those To-Dos is:
➜ Purchase for Scampy, a proper tow vehicle [May 2019].

However! With Tránsito now in the body shop for who knows how long? And the strong possibility of Tránsito being declared a total loss, it appears that the above To-Do for May 2019 is likely to be reprioritized from
May 2019 to immediately.

We went shopping for a tow vehicle today. Taking everything into consideration, the tow vehicle that we found to replace our 2012 Señor Tránsito is, would you believe, none other than a:

2018 Ford Transit Connect Cargo Van XL LWB [Link]


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Is this the New Señor Tránsito?



Pretty big interior!


Horsepower: 
Our 2012 Transit has 136 hp
The 2018 Transit has 169 hp

Note: Reader have commented on this Transit having a front wheel drive. I will NOT be buying this truck it has a front wheel drive.


10:22 pm:
Fried Salmon
From the Walmart Grocery, I bought a nice salmon steak. Here's how I prepare it:
➜ Using cooking scissors, cut up the salmon steak into small chunks.
➜ Place Italian bread crumbs in plastic bag.
➜ Dampen salmon chunks in water and place in bread crumb bag and shake.
➜ Fry each chunk on all sides until dark. Season chunks using garlic salt while frying.
➜ Warm up garlic-butter dip.





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Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 177 feet



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26 comments:

  1. I had one removed from above my eyebrow. The "freezing" was the worst but I healed quickly. I have a little white spot as a reminder. You're a trooper and all will go well.

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    1. Bev,

      All did go well. I had the lesions frozen off this morning.

      George

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    1. It was over this morning. I guess my luck is holding! 😎

      George

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  3. Thankful you got on this so quickly, George! 🙏

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    1. JJ,

      Yes! I am thankful too!

      George

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  4. Just one more thing you need to "fix". Good luck

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    1. As Forrest Gump would say, "One less thing!"

      Had it done this morning.

      George

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  5. In the past 20 or so years I've probably had 8-10 of those either peeled or frozen off. It's usually not a big deal.
    Best wishes,
    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      It wasn't a big deal for me this morning.

      George

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  6. I hope your caregiver is able to get it all and the procedure is quick. 🙏

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    1. Gary,

      The "procedure" happened this morning. It's over.

      George

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  7. Tránsito's replacement still is FWD. Doesn't matter how many HP it has. It will slip on steep hills. You need traction on the rear axle George!

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    1. José,

      I will not be buying a front wheel drive. I made a mistake.

      George

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  8. George, does this new 2018 Ford Transit Van you are considering have rear wheel drive?

    Also, if the insurance company totals old Transito, make sure they add in what the company approved for repairing the a/c and signal light repairs, as that was also damage as a result of the accident.

    If it turns out that the insurance company will pay for only repairs, what you see on the outside of Transito may not be the only damages; the shop needs to check internals, like the axle, any engine damage not immediately apparent when you drove it, wiring to include all electrical, irregular wheel alignment, and whether Transito's frame was bent.

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  9. George, if your new van is front wheel drive the same as the old, you're going to have the same problems with loss of traction on hills. You need rear or all wheel drive to prevent that.

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    1. John,

      I will not be buying a front wheel drive. I erred in reading the specs.

      George

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    2. Yes, carefully check the specs of the potential new vehicle against the specs you personally listed in one of your previous posts; I think we all had a little input into that specs list, some of which I'm sure you either accepted or rejected.

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    3. Dee,

      I do make mistakes, from time to time.

      An example of my latest mistake was my believing that the Ford Transit that I was planning to buy was a Ford Transit 150. Actually it was a Ford Transit Connect.

      I wonder why Ford names sooooo many vehicles "Ford Transit?"
      This kind of naming has got to be a bit confusing to other buyers, besides myself. It would be better I feel, if Ford named these kind of trucks:

      For example:
      Ford Cargo Van series model Transit Connect
      or
      Ford Cargo Van model 150.

      George

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  10. Why would you get another front wheel drive?
    Bill

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    1. Bill,

      I must have miss-read the specs and got it confused with a 2018 Ford Transit-150.

      George

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  11. Hmmm ... I hit Preview and it took me to my Email account. Strange. Skip this if my previous post got through.

    What I was saying is perhams what you need is a newer, maybe smaller version of Miss Tioga. With a strong truck chassis, she was able to take you to the backwoods places you like, right?

    You never disconnect Scampy from Transito, so they're essentialy the same as a motorhome. You're already having issues with Scampy without taking her off the road (leaking plumbing, etc.) Perhaps her frame isn't strong enough to let her go off road - it's certainly less substantial than the frame under a motorhome.

    A Class C motorhome like Miss Tioga is stout enough for backroad travel - heck, you did it successfully for 10+ years. I see you trying to work around Scampy's limitations because it's what you have now - wouldn't it be nice to have more water and waste storage, a real kitchen with stove and oven, and solar and batteries all in one place, etc?

    You should be able to find a nice, gently used motorhome for what you'd pay for a new Transit F150 van ($35k?)

    The only downside I can see is the motorhome uses more fuel, but so will a larger vehicle to tow Scampy. Newer motorhomes with a fuel injected engine and 4 speed transmission will get better mileage than Miss Tioga with her carbureted engine and 3 speed automatic, probably around 9-10 MPG or more at the speeds you drive. Is the extra fuel cost really all that significant in the overall picture?

    And a Class C can easily tow Scampy until you get everything inside the new RV the way you want it.

    Lou

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    1. Lou,

      I am not giving up Scampy in order to do the motorhome option that you describe in your comment.

      I enjoy and love living in Scampy. 😍

      George

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  12. In an effort to educate myself on the benefit of front wheel drive vs. rear wheel drive, I happened upon this explanatory article from Britain. It explains why rear wheel drive is recommended for towing a trailer of any kind.

    https://www.parkers.co.uk/vans-pickups/advice/2014/front-wheel-drive-vs-rear-wheel-drive-vans/

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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    1. Judie,

      Yes! I had a personal learning experience driving my Ford Transit Connect which has a front wheel drive.

      George

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