Category: Jim Howard

Seborrheic Keratosis and Basal Cell Carcinoma

I got the lab work on my biopsy.  I had a Seborrheic Keratosis removed from left shoulder.  It was large.  The biopsy was not cancer.  
  

Seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is one of the most common noncancerous skin growths in older adults.

A seborrheic keratosis usually appears as a brown, black or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance. Seborrheic keratoses don’t become cancerous and aren’t thought to be related to sun exposure, but they can look like skin cancer.

 

Seborrheic keratoses are normally painless and require no treatment. You may decide to have them removed if they become irritated by clothing or for cosmetic reasons.    Mayo Clinic

  I also had a lesion on top of my head.  A biopsy of it came back as “Basal Cell Carcinoma.” 

 

Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells — a type of cell within the skin that produces new skin cells as old ones die off.

Basal cell carcinoma often appears as a slightly transparent bump on the skin, though it can take other forms. Basal cell carcinoma occurs most often on areas of the skin that are exposed to the sun, such as your head and neck.

 

Most basal cell carcinomas are thought to be caused by long-term exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight. Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen may help protect against basal cell carcinoma.     Mayo Clinic 

  My doctor is arranging for me to see a surgeon (Dermatologist).  

  

Shoulder after Seborrheic Keratosis was removed.

Head after biopsy

 

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15055

 I just got Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15055 on my computer.

Windows 10 is working for me.  But I think I would just like to get a new touch screen Chromebook that does Android apps and just give up Windows.
I am going to 76 years of age this month.  I just want things to be simple now .. I can give up game playing and a few other things .. I just want to surf the web, do my email and a few other simple things.

  

Diagnosis C44.91 – Basal Cell Carcinoma of Skin

    I just heard from my doctor’s office.  The lab results are back and the place on top of my head is a Basal cell carcinoma.  They are going to get me an appointment with a Dermatology doctor in Fort Worth.  

 

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair, and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body’s own ability to fight cancer.   ICD-List Diagnosis Code

  I just wait now for the doctor’s office to inform me of my appointment date.  I was told that it might be five or six weeks before my appointment.

At last I got a few hours of sleep

At last, I got a few hours of sleep.  The cold has prevented me from getting any sleep for the last few days.  I just got a few hours of sleep and it is 6 AM.  Now that I am up .. I think I might be a little better.
My nose has been running non-stop for days.  Plus I had other problems.
I attempted other say of sleeping ..none of them worked.
I been up for a few minutes and hope I am on the road to normal.

There are no OTC medications that someone with my medical conditions should take.  Hilary did searching on the web and could not find anything for me to take.
I could not stand it any longer and asked her to go and get me Contact.  She came home with Contac and Coricidin.  

How long does it take to get a cold from someone?

On March 1st I went to my doctor to have a biopsy done on a place on top of my head.  I also had him remove a large thing on top of my shoulder.  I will get the report on the biopsy in 4 or 5 days.  The doctor said he is 95% sure it will come back as cancer.

The doctor had symptoms of a cold.  I asked if had a cold.  He said no.
Today I have a cold.  I have a runny nose, scratchy throat, and a fever now.  

So I looked up “How long does it take to get a cold from someone?” 

You will typically begin to notice symptoms, such as a runny or stuffed-up nose, coughing or a scratchy throat about two or three days after you become infected with the virus that causes the common cold. Other symptoms of the common coldcan include: sneezing, a fever, headaches, watery eyes and fatigue.

My comments on a video about Donald Trump and Ivanka

 

 A policial hate site on YouTube called “Trump Truth Watch” made a very sick YouTube video about President Trump and his daughter Ivanka.
  You all know I am NOT a President Trump supporter but that video caused me to create and post this video.
   
   I made this ranting and raving video a couple of days ago.
Today I went to YouTube and the About tab and I found this:

64,461 subscribers 35,599,599 views 

Exposing the truth about the Trumps and all their allies. I'm into politics, conspiracies and the truth. I also post news clips related to the president, including of Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer and Stephen Miller.


Just a regular 16-year-old from Birmingham trying to make a change!
Contact: ethanjones329@gmail.com


One billion captioned videos

  I read often BetaNews and find a lot of good information. They have an interesting report “Google exceeds 1  billion captioned videos on YouTube.”

“Around the world, there are many people with hearing impairments. This doesn’t mean that they are necessarily deaf — they may instead have severe hearing loss. Someone in my family, for instance, has to wear hearing aids. For these people, captioning on videos (text displayed on screen) can be a necessity, making it possible to enjoy a TV show or movie. Heck, it can be used by people without hearing issues too; they may need to mute their TV as to not wake family members.

Nowadays, captioning extends to internet videos too, including the very popular YouTube. In fact, today, Google announces that it has exceeded 1 billion captioned videos! While this is certainly an amazing accomplishment, the service’s automatic speech recognition can sometimes be very wrong — even comically so.””

 I have 713 videos on YouTube.  I do not pay for captioning.  YouTube just gives that to videos.
I just checked my recent video:  President Trump’s lies and a discussion about Truth and Lies and the captioning I think on that video is excellent.

Here is that video below.

Welcome to Howard’s Notebook

I have been doing a blog since June of 1982.  That is a long long time.  The world wide web was not invented until 1995. 

Many “experts” say that the first blog was written in 1995.  Sorry they are wrong.  I have been blogging since June of 1982.  Each day I posted to Howard’s Notebook.   People checked in and read the blog via the phone line using a 300 baud modem.
“Link-Up” magazine in 1984 wrote about me and Howard’s Notebook.  The author picked Howard’s Notebook as one of the ten best bulletin board systems in the world!  The word “blogging” had not been invented yet.  But I was blogging and am still blogging today.

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