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Thursday, April 10, 2008



On with the show



OK, you win. I shall share the harrowing tale of the Aardvark as guinea pig.
(Does anyone know the Japanese word for "aardvark"?)

The clinical trial investigates the efficacy of a drug that is currently on the market as an agent to fight certain cancers in women. Its mechanism inhibits hormone production.
The idea is to see if this will work in men, resulting in the reduction of prostate size in cases of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).

My doctor (Dr. N.) is a woman, a neat person, but had to use the word "castration" twice in the interview (in that the diminution of testosterone would not be at "castration levels"). So, this drug will inhibit my body's production of testosterone, which will reduce the size of my prostate (assuming that it has done as is normal in my family line, and grown to gamma-induced proportions. HULK SMASH!), which will in turn keep me in bed at night, rather than trotting to the bathroom. This is made of WIN, as the kids say now.

Unfortunately, the staying in bed may not be as advantageous as one might think. One of the side-effects of the treatment may be the reduction of my libido. The percentage is surprisingly low, but still possible, as is the other possibility of aggression being a side-effect. Wow, color me an Attack-'vark. This is one of the reasons I want to keep this journal, so as not to become insular. You will be outsiders with white lab coats and stainless-steel clipboards, and those neat astronaut pens that can write in microgravity.
You can make "ahem" noises if I seem too wiggy, or go silent.

Or you know, this could be the most boring thing ever, except for the shots.

Oh yes. There will be shots.

6 comments:

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Speaking of the show, thanks for the link to the OTRCat on your blog, I love those old radio programs!

MacLaren said...

What I want to know is... what effect will hormone changes have on your like/dislike of anime?

The Aardvark said...

Most definitely. They are decent for the most part, and most display more originality than a majority of TV, which stands to reason, telly being a derivative medium and all.

I highly recommend "Fibber McGee and Molly".

I have gotten free downloads from places like NONAGS.com, but Jon's recordings are much higher quality than most of the freebies.

One thing I like is that OTR is not as intrusive as TV...I can go about my biz, and still enjoy the radio goodness!

The Aardvark said...

I dunno, Vidad. It might just change WHAT I like.

Going from liking Cowboy Bebop to liking Prince of Tennis.

O my word, I hope not.

MacLaren said...

Maybe you'll reach a higher plane of Gerry Anderson appreciation. That would be cool!

A "Far Side of the Sun" marathon, where you watch it millions of times without ceasing. And without having to use the restroom.

Now THAT would be rad.

Anonymous said...

We'll know it's affecting you if you start writing about fashion or cats.