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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Still going to apheresis therapy every two weeks. It's unpleasant and boring, but as far as I can tell it's my best shot at having an old age.

The process filters out some LDL, but that's not the big reason to do the therapy. There are drugs and diet changes that impact LDL quite a bit. But the LP(a), which is the thing that has made a couple of credible attempts on my life, this therapy is about the only thing on the market that has much effect on it. So I find myself sitting perfectly still for several hours at a shot with 17 gauge needles in both arms while all this yellow gunk gets pulled out of me. That filter in the middle was white when I started.

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