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Fresnel - A life full of achievements

The year of 2015, chosen to stage the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, coincided with many anniversaries regarding history of the science of light and one of these was Fresnel’s Wave Theory of Light. 1,976 more words


28. Epilogue

I’m three weeks out of my last chemo treatment.  My onc pulled me off acyclovir (an anti-viral) a week ago because he suspected it was causing my 101+ fevers.  2,056 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

27. Letting Go

The last week of chemo, two weeks ago, began like all the rest except for the easily perceptible smirk on my face that said I’m almost done with this and I ain’t never gonna study chemo no more.  3,142 more words

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

26. My Blind Spots

I’m feeling pretty good.  One more week of feeling good and then last treatment week.  As much as there is to complain about with chemotherapy, and I’ve done more than my fair share of complaining, I’m fearful of ending treatment because in chemo at least I know that I’m doing something about the cancer.  2,155 more words

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Oman aviation ambitions

Middle Eastern aviation market is booming. Airlines like Emirates (EK), Etihad (EY) and Qatar (QR) are rapidly growing and connecting different continents with their hubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. 1,108 more words


24. TMI

For the few of you who don’t already know, TMI is not an acronym for yet another chemotherapy brew or blood test.  It’s the acronym for “too much information,” of which many will feel, rather strongly, this essay contains far too much.  1,877 more words

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23. Existential Dread?

These are the sweet days, the two weeks preceding the next treatment or, alternatively, the third and fourth weeks after the last treatment.  I think it’s pretty much official that the side effects of the chemo are getting worse and lasting longer.  1,635 more words

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