And much has happened, from new paintings to experimentation in new, (to France), pain killing methods, to a new beautiful rescue pooch named Nino--renamed Dino, who has been raising hell and lowering BP's since February.
He is from Reunion Island, (near Madagascar where strays are a huge problem) and when he barrel-assed into our home at 4 months of age, he had already lived with multiple foster families--added to that he was born on the street and remained there for some time before being saved by the association: http://www.revesdechiens.fr for those sweet ani-hearts interested).
Here's the clever mid-sized black Dingo with moi just the other day, following his maiden voyage into river waters:
So there's one new awesome-tacular thing.
After trying it in varying doses (minumum 1000mg CDB/mL, to 2400mg), both sublingually and via oral capsules, I quickly ascertained that my particular pain needs make the required dose, (150mg minimum for 2+ hours max of relief), just not economically viable.
(There is no medical cannabis in France and the CBD oil component of the plant only recently became available here.)
But all is not lost, as yesterday I discovered what I HOPE will be a more potent and much more bioavailable form of CBD than what I have tried so far and if it does indeed kick the pain-ass it's touted to, I will certainly be back here blogging about it.
In art news, I managed to crank out a few since last writing as well as make some international sales of prints of them, with high-fives again to the clients.
This is a wee one in acrylic at 20x20cm on canvas board called, "478":
Now onto MPA & CKD news: I'm super-pleased to share that all is STILL stable, five crazy years post-crisis and hospitalization.
Somehow, the immunosuppressive effects of the last infusion of Rituximab are still at 100%, with this lil bod showing zero CD19 cells.
I've discussed this a bit with my Professor and he said that there are a pocket of patients like this and it's not understood why.
In other news, I've also been keepin' busy with a mineral gemstone bracelet biz I called, "WRISTWORLD".
High-fives again toall the sexy wrists out there sporting my wares.
This is one of my fav's, in 8mm Garnet and 925 Silver:
Here is a link to the WRISTWORLD collection for anyone keen.
So voila, time to wrap this up with hopefully, a new post coming soon singing the praises of this "bioactive" CBD paste.
So far, the company is already on the plus side with:
-a smooth-running site
-tres responsible cultivation and extraction practices, (eg: they only use the tops of their plants)
-excellent customer service, (I had a very positive one-on-on exchange with one of the owners)
'Til next time, +++vibes,