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Bud Baker

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It was 52 degrees as I rode to work this morning. Forecast high is 75. It was the first time since this spring that I wore long sleeves on my ride to work.

I had a good visit with my sister in Oklahoma City and my friend near Shawnee. My sister had some interesting information for me about the Camp Lejeune water pollution story. The government says the contaminated drinking water happened between 1957 and 1987, but it turns out that the dry cleaner who was dumping PCE in the water started operations in 1954, and the fuel farm which leaked benzene into the ground was built in 1941.

This matters to my sister and I because in 1954, my father was in the Marines and stationed at Camp Lejuene. My mother, sister, and I lived with him in the on base housing, and bathed with and drank that water. Both PCE and benzene are carcinogens, and another of the pollutants in the water there, TCE, is known to cause a laundry list of ailments. The last thing on the list I looked at was.............. you guessed it, lung cancer. I may need to research more.

Have a great day, all!

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Bud, YOUR weather sounds like what I would like MY weather to be. I loved the fall so much when I was in Tennessee and it was my favorite season. Here in Florida, it seems that we just skip fall and spring and have hot and cool...or cold if you count last winter.

YES...do all of the research you can about the water at Camp LeJune and please keep us updated on your findings.

So, it's just another manic Monday here! I woke up this morning already wishing that today was Friday. I know that wishing life away is never a good thing but I just am getting to the point that I hate going to work every day. I have been so thankful to have a job, since being out of work for 6 months in 2007, but I need a break. I haven't had any time off in years and it's beginning to get to me. I suppose that I need to find a job in the non-profit sector so that I can feel I'm really accomplishing something.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!!!

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4:40 pm, 76 degrees and 72 RH. Say what? I am in shorts and feeling like it's a sauna!

Met the infectious disease specialist and he says not to think of the infection as chronic (at least for now.) I'm on the right track for getting rid of it, but he gave me some more stuff to do to knock it down. The hard kick up the backside conflicts with Tarceva, so we are taking a more mixed approach and hope that works. It was good to talk with him and the nurse about cooties and feel reassured.

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