Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I had been to Honduras

"I can see for an American reporting what happened this weekend in Honduras it looks like a blow to democracy. Well, let me tell any American that democracy in this little country is not what you study in the history books. Zelaya was elected president, much like Obama was in the U.S., but what he has done after that resembles nothing to a real democracy. Contrary to the US, where the people have the power to impeach a President for lying after denying having sexual relations with an intern (true democracy), we have powerful drug lords who pay our president enough money to do whatever he wants. We have a powerful set of foreign dictators who send myriad planes full of money to pay off people to support ideas that are much more illegal than what can get a president impeached in the US. The ones that work for a living, the ones that are afraid for their lives and family can't do much, other than support a change before it becomes deadly for the country, and write e/mails like this. I only ask you investigate the entire story....I am not right winged, it is not a question of that, just investigate the background of this political mess...the killings, the corruption, the political mind games...please do it before is too late, and it becomes in years to come just a script for one of your Hollywood films, like Ruanda. The U.S. must understand our plight, don't meassure what happened by your standards, get to our level and see what really is going on." Maria Gutierrez

Somehow I agreed with the lady's opinion. I have no doubt that the American way are good for American but when they comparing with their believing to other, sometime somepoints did not make sense to me! (Note: I said for me!).

Last night we had dinner with someone who work for ACC! To put it my way.... he is coming to check some shrimp farms in Thailand that whether qualify enough to buy the shrimp for US customer or not. i.e...On rule and regulation of farming, child abuse, fairness to the workers, environmental friendly or not ...ta ta ta ta!

I understand when they said it is necessary for ACC to check it out. I told him that sometime there is an exceptional. i.e. For the Burmese workers who are working at the shrimps packaging or at the farm. I had heard stories that the Burmese are not treating equal and the minors are working there.....bla bla bla, but if you ask the Burmese "Is it ok that the salary you are getting which are much lower than the local even as the same load of works???"... The Burmese will answer,"Very OK"!!

Here are the exceptional that I want to point out. The Burmese are starving. Poor are dead poor and rich are becoming filthy rich. Those poor come to Thailand for a better pay job. Here they arrived to Thailand after 13 days of walking by foot. Some are Lucky enough not die of drawing or not get eating by the tiger in the jungle or not got shoot dead by insurgent.........only one reason for, "To feed their family back home!!'

As Bill Gates said.."Life is not fair get used to it!!". Seen to me it is right. For the Burmese those who landed the job at the big factories as shrimps beheaded job, it is the winner of million dollar for them. They are happy that there is a job with the payment!!

When I brought up about the Burmese Workers at the dinner table , Robins and the man said .."Well, still it doesn't make right and the ACC must look into it!!" . Yes they are OK of saying as American way of view but I am not agree to that unless ACC can find the jobs for those very starving poor Burmese Workers with the exceptional problem.

OK... I am an American now. I love USA. I admire the way they see the rule and regulation which are fit into American but it does not always work for poor dead country. For example.... We American we believe in Democracy. IF this Obama turns or turning our country into Socialism or Communism, we all should cut his balls off!! I do not want American government feeding the poor lazy people with my tax money ....Period! I wish my tax money used for poor smart people to get a better education..that's way it is very fine with me.

Honduras also still in my memory. We went to the Shrimps Meeting there. Robins gave the talk and for me to see another new country. He flew into the country first meantime I was seeking the VISA to get into the Honduras. Went to the Honduras Embassy in Guatemala, here the consular told me..."You won't get the VISA because you are holding the third world country's passport!"" (that time I was with the Burmese passport). I got so mad, so mad that I felt that the smoke came out from all over my holes. I was very controlling and asked him with the smile...."What is the ranking of your country, Honduras??". What I got back was just an "Stupid Smile" from the consular. Well I got the VISA and saw the Honduras...it was back 10 years ago.

Am I using freedom of speech like American way??? Soung like it!!

Good luck to the Honduras, Guatemala, Burma, Iran...whats more??

Monday, June 29, 2009

Pray for the Money

I am getting different kinds of email as the rest of you do. I wonder how they got my email address? I have little information how they got it but I am careful for opening my emails.

When I was recovering from my transplant in Florida, I was getting emails from Nigeria (with many made up stories and from different people), saying..... Robins's cousin had die at very bad accident in Nigeria and who also left money for Robins like 10 million dollars. To claim that I must dept. 10,000$ to do the paper works!! Oh yeah righ.....they even give you bank account with detail information to you!! Are they nuts? Me definitely not!!

Well most of the time I was alone in Gainesville so one day my very good idea popped out. I opened the Nigerian's email. The reason is to get back real good to him. I wrote to a Robins's black cousin's layer (Who even did not know what Robins's skin colour is which is doesn't matter). I replied....."I am forwarding your email whis is a baloney claimed to FBI. Stop your email to me also to everyone right now. The FBI is very good at tracking your kind of bad emails!!"

Surprisingly...after that I did not get such email anymore. It did work!! Not far....then I saw the news the authority tracking down the people who sent out such kind of emails. Some US citizen did a good job.

To FBI was not a joke, I was thinking to talk to the local police and see what they can do for me and to other!!

Beside, here are different emails that I am receiving ...... You got 2 free tickets from Jet Blue airline, We have Viagra (they even do not know that I have no male's part) for you, Would you like to date close by neighbour (by the way I have no pleasure to date my neighbour nor far away), Interesting safe sex, A land is waiting for you, Your bank offers you mega loan, from Belk, Sear, JC Penny telling me about sale (I wonder how could they do that, who give my email to them as I even did not own member cards with them)..... bla bla bla bla!!!

Then I got the following email last night. It said...

"Praise The Lord- G-d Has Answered Your Money Prayers-This Is As Good As Winning The Lotto"

Have Your Money Prayers Answered & Go To Sleep With A Clear Head And Wake Up Everyday In A good Mood! Are you or Someone you Know Drowning in Paying Your Bills? If so, Join the Club!

This email make me think.......Do people pray for money to God?? How people will go to that length (In Businesses) to make money in the name of God? Do we forgetting "thou shall not use God name in vain??"

Yes, we can pray eveything to God it all up to you! To answer or not to answer is all up to the good God. God does knows eveything what we need that's why Christ teachs us to say "Give us our daily bread!!". Daily brad here prefered money?? For me, I think so!Yes..God knows we need money to buy our daily necessary. Nowaday, real free food is difficult to find.

I remembered that the time I was parying for to get a place for my grand ma ma to live as she is older and I concered her travelling. I prayed.."Dear God, please help me to get a place for my grand ma. Guide me to do the right way to get it." Guess what?? It took me 2 years to get it but when I got it, it was perfect timing!!

I bought the house right before my liver surgery which I never thought will happened to me. I got it so in time that I have no need to worry how and where my grand ma will live and eat. (Robins is nice enough to help her daily needs). The huge worry was put a side from me. I felt nothing but just "In God's Time"..perfect, so does how my liver transplant went so well!!

For me...to pray money from God is base on 3 things.

1. Be honest!

2. Be reasonable!

3. The most is, put trust in God! ........You will see the answer. How long? Bad or good answer? For sure.... I can't answer.

Look, to get my son it took me 3 years which I was thinking I won't be a mother. To get a house for my grandma, it took 2 years!! To get my liver it took 2 and a half month.

Why me to face cancer?? It is a good turning point for me to be a better person and knows more about my God! Yes..it is sad that I did not see clearly about my God before Cancer! This I regreted.

Now my praying to my God is to see my son finish his university! I am praying for it. All up to my God...What ever the answer, Positive or Negative way I still believe.."God knows the best for me!"

Folks......................"God is Good!"

I want to finish this blog with my prayer..

"Dear God,

When the dead parts me from my family please it will be only from you not from other reason because..... everything from you is very good. I love you God. Amen"

Friday, June 26, 2009


Always wake up at 6 pm as my body is adjust to it and to have breakfast with Robins and Shan. I did say a prayer that thankful for seeing another day. Took my thyroid pill then I noticed that my phone was red alert blinking. I opened it... I saw the breaking news about Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett had died.

Beyond shocking, my tears rolled!! None of my business to critic how or the way they lived in their lives, I just admired how they contributed to our public entertainment....not only in USA but to around the world! Lots of people did not have that kind of talents.

Michael was tags with.....Buzzard, complicated, wired, stranged, talented, gifted, the worst was a Child molester!! We seen to forget that we, ourself are not perfect. We did have that a mouth just loose it out often. I admitted that I can be the owner of one of the loosing mouths too.

I have my own memory of Michael. I love dancing. I remembered the time that my last year of university (I called it my last year of happy time), was almost over. I used to go with my friend who own the movie studio in Burma. We all used to go and dance there for 3 hours in day time!! Guess what??? Of course with Michael Jackson's Thriller!!!

In Burma we can't dance in own house. It's controlled or controlling by the authority. They can put you into jail for dancing. So.... my dancing place were American Club, British Club, Movie Studio or my friends's houses who fathers are way high position in military!!

One of my favourite songs of Michael is "We are the world"... This song leads me to meet "Robins" and "Smith" (My British puppy love). Just fresh out from the collage right a way with my first job at the UNDP project. I was happy to get a job with foreigner boss because it was a good paied compare to local job.

One night we did have this fund raiser at the UNICEF compound. Michael Jackson's " We are the world" was a main song to celebrate. Hope I remembered well.... I think it was for Africa's Famine.

The funny parts is..I did not speak very well English at all but my both jobs before marry to Robins were full of American bosses. At that time I spoke only 35% of English, my English was real bad..well my boss was good enough to know how to handle with my very broken English. Thank you Mr. Campbell and Mr. Ferdinburg for taking me the way as I was!!

My languages born with like this.... first Shan, lahu, Kaw, Burmese, English, then French, Cantonese, Mandarin (only 65%), Spanish (10 years experience) and now the Thai (70% still sometime mixing with Shan)!!

Back to my Burma years....... the broken English leaded me to meet Farrah Fawcett on TV!! I realized that for me to speak more English I must watch lots of American TV series. Oh...I love her, I thought she has the most good looking set of teeth and hair. I remember that in front of mirror, I opened my mouth wide and brushed my teeth for 3 minutes long... sometime more!!

Now they both gone. I can't say anything more beside I will say...


I do not know them in person but thank you to you both for being a part of my life!! May the good God be with you.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Flu Bugs

The blue rounded one is the swine flu bug!
All are differences of flu-bugs.

I think I am going to have my PhD. degree from the "Google University" soon! My Professor name is "Mr. Computer"!! The Biology that I learned from Rangoon University is nothing, Google University can tell me more information than anywhere...Aha!

At lunch time my cook said ..." Khun Helen, News said more than 1000 swineflu cases in Thailand". My friends who are visiting in Bangkok said " A lady is in serious case of the pigflu". Then the air crews was grounded for 7 days as they came home with a sick woman in the plane. No surprise!!

We all living with all those good bugs, bad bugs around us. Our body is full of those bugs! As a liver transplant patient, I am taking immune suppressor the rest of my life...till I die!! The bugs love people kind of like me who are not so many immune systems. By the blessing......people around me actually 4 people that I knew are now taking antibiotic and sick with ...What??? Here...till today I am doing OK.

Swine flu comes from piggy, Bird flu comes from Chicken, SARS comes from Mongoose, HIV from the blood of wild monkey, malaria from mosquitoes....more over rats, snails, cats and dogs can give us many disease. Most of the animal are the agents of the disease including human being. Can't remembered who said that it said..
"Nuke are dangerous so does the epidemic disease, they are equal"!!

According to "Rise of the bugs", by Lily Huang said..."At this moment, the planet contains and estimated 1,415 pathogens, or disease agents, the we know about:217 viruses, 307 fungi, 538 bacteria, 6 protozoa and 287 types of worms." How can we kill all these bad bugs?? One day, we all will be "No Way Out" from all these bad bugs???....and finally die!!

Talking about worms...I haven't de-warms for a long time. I will talk about this to my GI when I get in Gainesville. Living in different places, as I do not cook well and live with the cook and I eat every thing I want, ... time for me to kill my belly's warms. Hate to say that but I do not want to be the agent of worms...euuuuuuuuuu, I hate to think about this. Robins loves to kill the belly's warms but I am not. Shan hates it too.

I am going to get in long flight soon. I am concerned about the damn pig flu but I can't live fear of that bad pig!! I will cover my mouth and clean my hands...will see!!

Take care you all. Don't let this pig bothering you!!!


Red Neck Bank Loan

Never underestimate A Texas Redneck cowboy.

A Redneck from Sweetwater, Texas walked into a Bank in New York City and asked for the loan Officer. He told the loan officer that he was Going to Paris on an international redneck festival for Two weeks and needed to borrow $5,000 and that he Was not a depositor of the bank. The bank officer told him that the bank Would need some form of security for the loan, so the Redneck handed over the keys to a new Ferrari. The car Was parked on the street in front of the bank. The Redneck produced the title and everything checked Out. The loan officer agreed to hold the car as Collateral for the loan and apologized for having To charge 12% interest.

Later, the bank's president and its officers all enjoyed a good laugh At the Redneck from the south for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral for a $5,000 loan. An employee of The bank then drove the Ferrari into the bank's Private underground garage and parked it.

Two weeks later, the Redneck Returned, repaid the $5,000 and the interest of $23.07. The loan officer said, 'Sir, we are very happy To have had your business, and this transaction has Worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While You were away, we checked you out on Dunn & Bradstreet and found that you are a highly Sophisticated investor and multimillionaire with Real estate and financial interests all Over the world. Your investments include a large number of wind turbines around Sweetwater, Texas. What puzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow $5,000?

The good 'ole Texas boy replied, 'Where else in New York City can I park my car for Two weeks for only $23.07 and expect it to be there When I return?

His name was BUBBA...
NOTE: Our good friend Bob, sent this to me!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Top 20

Not bad at all!! I am ranking unmber 16. Have a look!!

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My Views on Current World News

Note: Please do not take seriously on my views!!

On Iran: I am so happy to see that there are many Iranians who love the real meaning of Democracy! I wish good people from Burma and Iran will join together and form another... a new country. The question is where on the earth has vacancy to form a new country call: BURAN!! (Remember not Burain ok).

Now the leaders?? How about Suu Kyi runs the country for 6 months and Mousavi runs the rest of 6 months and rotating??
I know good people can live together happily ever after....always!!

View on Ahmadinejad: If I am in his shoes I will be very shameful that knowing the feeling of "so many hates me". His government is accusing USA saying... America's influence on Iran up raise!! There you go again.....quick way to fit the problem right?

On France: I have no idea or how to view on the French President's said... "No more Burka in France"!! I have no political view on it but I do have medical view on that. I am talking about how good to have "Vitamin D"... which is now researches are saying it is very important to have Vitamin D. My question is how could the ladies have it with many clothes??

Our world is full of contrasts. Here some women are taking sun bathing with naked at the same time here some women are covered all over including their toes!!

On Burma: I can say only this....As Newsweek, dated on June 22, 2009, by Lennox Samuels and F. De Burgo-Naughton said... "(Yettaw), A troubled dreamer who lives down two miles of gravel road in Missouri's backwoods and didn't have a passport until last spring..... who said he had seen himself as a man sent by God to protect the life of beloved foreign leader."............... If God needs another Moses for the Burmese, definitely not you Yattaw because my God does not have failing plans!!

Crazy?? I don't know but because of this idiot man it will screw up my lady's future!!

I understand this man, Yettaw has been married for 4 times, also no brain man who is not thinking that even OBAMA can't helps so what in the world that he thinks he can help SUU KYI?? His excuse is "God told him to do so..." Yeah..right! I hope now he knows that if this was God's plan there will not be the part of "He got caught!!"

A rumor is coming out saying...Yettaw is Suu Kyi's boy friend! Oh please stop that. Seeing the lady's passed Husband I know her type of man not that Yettaw.

On America: Celebrating on 40 years of walked on the Moon!! Folk since 40 years ago we know there is no aliens on the moon. Those people who believe in that there might be another kind of wired creature who are staying way way out there please....If I am you I will stop thinking about aliens and will be concentrating on "do the good things"!!

On Russia: The Russian are now calling "the New World Currency" so does The Central American Nations Agree on New Currency. The Russian said China will lead this New Currency Programme. I have one question though.."Whos picture will be on the money"???
Chairman Mao or Lennon?? or Side by side? If more countries joined, should I need to see all those dead old heroes (for them), printed on the money? Waite... will there be a huge, big size of note come out?? Hope they make sure before they talk!!

When the Euro comes into the picture, the England said "NO" to them and the "pound" is still doing OK by itself. I am waiting the day China+Russian new currency will come into the world. Indeed our world are changing into a new direction. Good or bad...time will tell us.

On Thailand: We are now living in harmony again. No more red, yellow for the moment but the pig flu is taking the headline new! My friend air stewardess called me and said ... the whole crew are on one week no flying as they were coming back with a sick woman on the plane to Bangkok. Waite and see there will be a "Dog Flu" is coming soon!! You never know!

These are my views on our world. If you have any please feel free to share. Bye now!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

At last they will marry!

O'Neal says dying Farrah Fawcett has agreed to marry
June 22nd 2009, 6pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - After years of asking longtime companion Farrah Fawcett to marry him, actor Ryan O'Neal says she has finally agreed, even as she nears the end of her life after a long battle with cancer.

"I've asked her to marry me, again, and she's agreed," O'Neal says in an interview with Barbara Walters for ABC television show "20/20" to air on Friday, according to publicists for the show.

O'Neal spoke to Walters as 62-year-old Fawcett, the former star of the 1970s TV show "Charlie's Angels," struggles for survival after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, which has now spread to her liver.

O'Neal, 68, who has dated Fawcett on and off since the early 1980s, told Walters she is "fighting for her life" but will "absolutely" get married.

"We will, as soon as she can, say yes . . . maybe we can just nod her head," he told Walters.

O'Neal has been in the public eye as Fawcett's health condition has deteriorated, tearfully talking to U.S. TV shows and magazines about her cancer ahead of a heart-wrenching video diary, "Farrah's Story," that was broadcast in May.

He told Walters he once asked Fawcett to marry him "all the time," and it became somewhat of a joke. But now the agreement was real -- "I promise you, we will," he said.

The pair have one son, Redmond O'Neal, who was shown in Fawcett's video diary being released from drugs-related jail time to visit his bedridden mother.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

Helen's Note: For me..... it is sad that they can't marry before Cancer and had a nice time together. Life you never know what is laid a head of you!! Well I can't read other's mind may be they might have a good reason for not to marry as Hollywood Style??

I just read about Apple CEO, Steve Job's Liver Transplant news! The rumors is going around that he got his liver transplant because he has load of money! Yes or No??.... I can't answer for him but as my own experience I have a hard time to believe that the "main" reason to get a liver transplant is "you have to have money"....It's not true!!

Put it this way..."Money help but you can't buy liver"!! Never!! The USA doctors are not stupids either.

When I was waiting for my liver there is a man who is very high position of a religion ( I won't mention the religion group here for a privacy reason), also waiting a liver in Miami, Florida!! He has money..lots of money. I think if the liver is buyable in USA, he can buy 1 million livers easily...for sure! But he can't!!

While he was waiting the matching liver to arrive, his cancer spreads to other organs. Unfortunately he got told that he is not the candidate and he went back to his Country!!

I will say again as myself is a liver transplant patient, to get a liver there are so many steps involved! They really do!! People said, "The future is uncertain"!! Waiting for a liver is the same.

Instead of rumors, lets pray for Steve Job's to have a good time in his life of second chance. Good Luck Steve... may God bless you!!
Hope you know what is come first in this life as I knew by now. In life most important for you and me as living with a new liver, a priceless gift from thoughtful people is .... we have to fine someone who can make this new liver and new medicine will work in our bodies. Yes ,only God can do that!! Coincidental or miracle?? I know for me is.... A miracle!!

I will finish with...

"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed." James 5:16

I hope that " A little tiny spark of encouragement from my blog will ignite endeavors for someone!!"

Eat this Food

The 6 Cancer-Fighting Foods You're Not Eating Enough Of
By Catherine Lewis, AHJ Editor -- Published: June 22, 2009

Cancer affects people of all walks of life. It does not discriminate against age, color or status. It’s likely that you know someone, whether an acquaintance or someone near and dear to your heart, who has been touched by cancer. Perhaps you yourself have even struggled with the disease. Fortunately, scientists are learning more and more about ways to prevent and fight the big “C” – even simple, everyday changes you can make in your life or your diet. Keep reading to discover 6 foods you should be adding to your anti-cancer regimen.

The phrase, “you are what you eat” is true. If you eat unhealthy foods, your body will follow suit and become susceptible to the many diseases out there . . . waiting and ready to attack. Don’t wait until you have been diagnosed with a fatal disease to start taking care of yourself! Begin making adjustments now to help prevent the destruction a disease can have on you and your loved ones.

Foods that could help prevent cancer or help fight abnormal cell growth in people diagnosed with cancer include:

1. Avocados: This green fruit (yes, fruit) has chemicals rich in antioxidants that attack free radicals within the body (free radicals are thought to be a major contributor to cancer and other diseases). Avocados are known for helping fight liver cancer and liver damage.

2. Chili peppers and jalapenos: These peppers, as well as other hot peppers, contain capsaicin. Capsaicin is a chemical that neutralizes cancer-causing substances, such as the nitrosamines that lead to stomach cancer.

3. Broccoli: This hearty green has been known to help prevent colon and prostate cancers.
4. Flax: Flax contains antioxidants, and when the seeds are crushed, oils to help fight cancer are released. Flax is considered to be one of the most effective foods for fighting cancer and protecting your heart against heart disease.

5. Garlic: Don’t let the odor stop you – garlic is wonderful for your immune system. It is believed to block carcinogens and slow the development and growth of tumors. Garlic has also been shown to help fight against stomach cancer.

6. Grapefruits, oranges, and grapes
: Citrus fruits such as grapefruit and oranges have the amazing power to literally push carcinogens out of the body. They contain high levels of Vitamin C, folic acid and beta carotene, which can inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Grapes contain Resveratrol, which has shown promise in fighting age-related diseases.
Simply by adding the above foods to your daily diet, you can take steps to proactively fight the onset of cancer and other age-related diseases.

Helen Notes: I eat a lots of No. 2, 5, and 6! It is very expensive to eat avocado in Bangkok. Brocoli, I do not like that much because it form me gas!! I love Chille Pepper, Jalapenos and Garlic. I can't live withour Garlic!! I even can eat raw.

Love this or Hate this

Our friend Bill sent this to us. Not Bill Gates but Bill Collis. I agreed what BG said and I like it so...... I blog it.

I am back from Chaing Mai, Chaing Rai, Mai Sai. We did have a good time. At my breakfast time I was watching CNN news. Last night I read Time and New Weeks which I bought at the airport while waiting Robins's flight from Brazil. I have so much thing to share with my reader.

Next blog will be "Helen's Political Views". I have seen our world has changing so many ways!! OK...See you later on my blog!!

My darling BG!

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1
: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2
: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3
: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4
: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5
: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6
: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7
: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8
: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9
: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10
: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11
: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass it on. If you can read this - Thank a teacher!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Off for 5 days!

No blog for 5 days! I am leaving to Chaing Mai, Chaing Rai, Mai Sai with friends. I might go ride the elephant too!! See you soon on my blog!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

News about me!

Last Friday I went to have blood test. My Prograf level was 6.8 and my HBIG was 148. The liver function is very good... so does my body's Chemistry!! I thanks to God. I really do..Thank you my God!!

I just watch a TV documentary call.."The Life Lottery". It's about different transplants..i.e, liver, heart, kidney. As so many in waiting list but a few got it. So they name the documentary "The life Lottery".

To get a transplant, there are so many steps involved. You have to pass through many tests. You pass the tests then you have to wait to get a matching one! You got it, some starting a new life with happiness but some die!! The "rejection" is the most fear for us.

Transplant is like this... Here I got a new liver right but it doesn't stop there. You have to maintain your new organ which is come along with high cost maintaining!! The medicine are so expensive. Beside that you never know when this new organ going to tell you that.."I do not like you any more!!"

I pray...I do! I need someone who can make all these medicines that I am taking each day to work well in my body. I pray to God to help me. By the way I did my DNA lab last month, the result said ..
"HBV not detected", what a wonderful new that God provide me.

I am leaving to Chaing Mai tomorrow. I am going to see the New Life Foundation and The Hope Project with my friend Maria's family who lives in Miami. These NGOs helps to women who are poor, AIDS children, Orphan School and girls who are forced to become prostitutes!! I have to admit it here...I never been that kind of places before.

As I am growing older I know life is not only buying shoes and having lunch! ( I still buy shoes though..Oh!!). I learn that Faith without Action, Action without Faith won't give you salvation plan. You can not buy it with material or just kinded heart.

Bible said "Love your God with all your heart and you soul". If you love God then you listen what God wants us to do. What God said??
Kind to the neediers, love your neighbour, share your blessing.....

Next month I am going to USA. My 6 months check up is due again. MRI test....I will put my trust in God's hand. God will always give me the wisdom what ever result will be.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him and I am helped." Psalm 28:7

Please say a prayre for all the donor families, tranplant patients and the team, Doctors and me. We need it! Love you all !!

Good to know

This is the health news that I got it from Google every day!

Things You Can Do To Reduce The Risks Of Liver Cancer

Primary and metastatic are two categories of liver cancer. When you are talking about primary liver cancer, you are talking about a cancer that starts from the cells of the liver.

Metastatic liver cancer is a type of cancer that starts in other organs of the body and eventually will spread to the liver.
If you have primary liver cancer then it is probable that you have cirrhosis of the liver.

Early detection is always the key when you are talking about any type of cancer. Treatments taken in the early stages of cancer will have a better chance of working for you.


If you have liver cancer, you may feel abdominal pain, which could mean that you have a large tumor growing inside your liver. A high fever and severe weight loss are also symptoms of liver cancer.

You may have cirrhosis of the liver and have a completely new set of symptoms for liver cancer because of this condition.

Your symptoms may also include liver ascites, which is fluid buildup and swelling. Jaundice will show up and your skin will turn a shade of yellow.

Primary Liver Cancer

This type of cancer risk can be reduced by cutting down on how much alcohol you consume. Excessive abuse of alcohol substances will cause cirrhosis. Moderate drinking should be something that you should consider.
One to two drinks should not hurt you, if you do not make the drinks too large.

Another way to avoid the risk of getting primary liver cancer is to get a Hepatitis B shot. This infection is viral and can come from another person who has the disease or a blood transfusion.

If you have Hepatitis B, you are at risk in getting cirrhosis of the liver and primary liver cancer. You can simply prevent these diseases from taking over your body by getting the immunization.

Taking Away Risks of Metastatic Liver Cancer

Your liver can be like a sponge when it comes to getting cancer from your other organs. Several cancers seem to spread straight to the liver causing Metastatic Liver Cancer. These types of cancers are lung, rectum, colon, and breast.

If you decrease your risks for these types of cancers then you will decrease your risks for Metastatic Liver Cancer. Colon cancer is the number one cancer that will spread to the liver. This type of cancer usually has no symptoms. It lays silent inside your body.

If you are fifty years of age and over, screening for colon cancer is crucial to your health. Breast cancer is easier to detect. You will usually find a suspicious lump or have pain. The best way to take the risk away for lung cancer is to quit smoking.

Avoiding the risks of liver cancer is the only option to keep you healthy. There are not a lot of treatments for this type of cancer, yet there are few treatments that could save your life.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

White Supremacist.

Dear Reader!

I thought my education is done and finito!! Not true at all...I am still learning day by day. Last week I had learn what "Auto-Erotic asphyiation" is! This week I just found out what "White Supremacist" is!!

Just read the news about, "U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shooting" in yahoo news. It's said "James Von Brunn, 88, a white supremacist and Holocaust denier, describes the assault with apparent pride on his Web site, the source of fulmination against Jews and races other than his own."

We all can't denier that we are living in such a colourful world. Some are over coloured like this man, James Von Brunn! He think he is over White!! If you think you are white is OK but the minute you are starting to think that you are over white, supreme, clean (according to the colour), and should be above of all.......then the problems are invited! I am yellow but I wouldn't like to think that I am over yellowed!!

This is what I am thinking... In Asia, majority folks, we all yellow people right?? So we do not have that White Supremacist people around here. ...but we do have our own problems here too. i.e. Some group of people do not like to call or ask them, are you --------- people???. Here
I repeat it, "An apple rotten dorsn't mean the whole apple basket is bad". Once a man said, "In each family has.... the good, the bad and the strange!! ".

Robins is white. I am glad that he is not over whited or a White Supremacist! I really do happy for that!!. Say he is normal white man. Let's Imagine...He is over whited and I am over yellowed, what will be call to my son??? Over creamed??

Life is beautiful (not talking about movie here), why can't we live in harmony!! Instead of fighting on colour lets fight the big "C"... Cancer together. Do the donation to the cancer research?? To the AIDS research?? list go on.........................

I love you all,


This is what they look like

White Supremacy: White supremacy is the belief that white people
are superior to people of other racial backgrounds. The term is sometimes used specifically to describe a political ideology that advocates the social and political dominance of whites.[1] White supremacy, as with racial supremacism in general, is rooted in ethnocentrism and a desire for hegemony.[citation needed] It is associated with varying degrees of racism and a desire for racial separation. White supremacy has often resulted in anti-black racism and antisemitism. Different forms of white supremacy have different conceptions of who is considered white, and not all white supremacist organizations agree on who is their greatest enemy.[2]

White supremacist groups can be found in most countries and regions with a significant white population, including North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Latin America. In all of these locations, their views represent a relatively small minority of the population, and active membership of the groups is quite small. The militant approach taken by white supremacist groups has caused them to be watched closely by law enforcement officials. Some European countries have laws forbidding hate speech, as well as other laws that ban or restrict some white supremacist organizations.

NOTE: The definition is from Wikipedia page!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No One Perfect!

No one perfect! Correct. Christian aren't perfect either. Before I continue this blog, l want to tell you that I am a Christian, I am a believer, I believe in God, I have faith in Christ and the Holy Spirit. I do see miracles and I do understand the miseries......but I am not perfect!

When someone starting to act or talk like he/she is the perfect one, that person makes me pewt!! For my believing, on this earthly life beside Jesus (When he was in human form), no one is 100% perfect.

Some Christian are very extremist. Some time seen to me they do forget that there is a Ten Commandments that God puts for us in principally to obey. Beside that love, forgiven, kindness, sharing ...etc.. all these things God teaches us to do. I starting to say about perfection after I read about "Dr. Tiller", a man who got killed by an extremist.

Here on..... my saying will be only what I feel and it might not be exactly what you are feeling or thinking. I don't care, because I will never say that my feeling is right and yours are wrong! Never!! That's not my type.

View on the one who kill Dr. Tiller: I forgot his name. Is he Christian? I am not sure for that ...but I am sure he is an extremist. Why on earth he had to kill Dr. Tiller in the Church? If he is a Christian he should knows God says,"Thou Shall Not Kill", "The Revenge Is Not By You", "Thou Shall Not Judge". No one can't kill other saying.. "In the name of God". If God telling you.."Hey go kill that person (especially to innocence one), in my name!!" ...please drop that kind of God ASAP!!

The Killer forget that God can do everything. God will taking care of the businesses in God's time. (Here I am not talking about Earthly Laws. i.e..... When a police shoot to a bad guy and the bad guy dead in action!! Tell me, The police will go to hell or heaven? That's I simply do not know and it is not my job to judge...if YOU can, please go ahead!!

My view on Dr. Tiller: Tow things that I am thinking about his job:-

1. Is he really and only thinking about helping people, those women who have tough problem in their later months of pregnancy?

2. Is he doing the job only focus on the big payment?

Let me tell you, no one will know why he wants to do this job. No one will know why he got kill in such way? I mean punishment?? I don't believe in that he was very happy killing babies. On top of that Who's want to abort a child in later months? Not many!! That's doesn't mean I am approving his kind of job. What I am saying is... Exceptionally there are some medical problem that some parents need to make decision on unborn child. For a real parents, it is very very difficult to kill your own blood child unless the mother is a b@#$% or father is a p@#$!

As Dr. Tiller was got kill in the church I consider that he is a Christian.... So he knows the commandment of "Thou Shall Not Kill!" The only thing I will understand his job nature will be ......if he is helping a real life treating cases of late months pregnancy. (See my research attachment). I no need to judge Dr. Tiller nor the killer because one day when the time comes Dr. Tiller, The killer and I, we all will be kneeling down in front of the Good God! Then I will know I had being a good girl or not in my God's eyes!!

My conclusion is... in this world we have crazy people around. I do have my craziness too. One of my craziness is.. I do not want to fly back to USA by Airbus made in France!! Am I crazy? I dun't know, you answer me.

I want to finish this blog with........

"The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, ... without partiality and without hypocrisy."
James 3:17

NOTE: I found the following from the google search!!

Medical Reasons for Late-Term AbortionsIn Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Dr. George Tiller, the man complicated Gov. Kathleen Sebilious confirmation process with the money he, a late-term abortionist, gave to her for political reasons, has on his website, http://www.drtiller.com/, a list of some medical complications that he and other physicians give as reasons to abort the baby.
So I did some google’ing to read about these complex medical terminologies in order to better understand where these women are when they make this choice.
To be honest, I don’t know what to think about a few of these. However, there are some that I firmly believe are no reason to take that innocent child’s life.
See for yourself. And if I’m not making sense with my “medical explanations” please research these yourself.

Admission Criteria (link to Dr. Tiller’s Admission into his clinic’s Criteria)
_Trisomy 21: Down Syndrome
_Trisomy 13 & 18: mental retardation, 90 percent of babies born with it die before the age of 1.
_Anencephaly: a severe head disorder, occurs when the head end of the neural tube fails to close, absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp. Children with this disorder are born without a forebrain, the largest part of the brain. The remaining brain tissue is often exposed—not covered by bone or skin.
_Polycystic Kidney Disease: cysts on the babies kidney. It takes many years for this to cause the kidneys to fail and can be treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation. 600,000 people in the U.S. are living with PKD.
_Spina Bifida: the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S. The spine of the baby fails to close, he or she won’t be able to walk. 70,000 people in the U.S. are living with SB.
_Hydrocephalus: there is an excessive amount of fluid in the brain. Infants experience vomiting, large head size, sleepiness, irritability, downward deviation of the eyes (”sunsetting”) and seizures. Older children and adults may experience different symptoms such as, headache followed by vomiting, nausea, papilledema (swelling of the optic disk which is part of the optic nerve), blurred or double vision, sunsetting, problems with balance, poor coordination, gait disturbance, urinary incontinence, slowing or loss of developmental progress, lethargy, drowsiness, irritability, or other changes in personality or cognition including memory loss. Hydrocephalus is very treatable.
_Potter’s Syndrome: there is a total absence or malformation of infant kidneys. Vast majority of babies die at birth or shortly afterwards.
_Lethal Dwarfism: this is very rare. Some symptoms are a large head, wide front fontanel, corneal clouding, closed off ear canals, and very short arms. Nearly half of the babies that have this die before they’re born.
_Holoprosencephaly: In most cases, the brain does not divide into lobes, which severely deforms the skull and face. Sometimes the brain is partially or nearly divided, making the symptoms much less severe. In the absolute worst cases, the baby dies in the womb.
_Anterior and Posterior Encephalocele: this complication leads to chromosomal anomaly, most common anomaly being Trisomy 18. Patients with an anterior encephalocele have a 100% survival rate, but only 55% in persons with a posterior encephalocele. Encephalocele reduces the chance of live birth to 21%, and only half of those live births survive. Approximately 75% of survivors have a mental deficit. The absence of brain tissue in the herniated sac is the single most favorable prognostic feature for survival.
_Non-Immune Hydrops: Excess of extra-cellular fluid in two or more sites without any identifiable circulating antibody to red cell antigens. There are treatments to perform while the baby is still in the womb, however the prognosis is generally very poor with very high peri-natal mortality.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


This is from "The Nation" one of Bangkok newspapers, dated on 9th June, 2009.

"What is auto-erotic asphyxiation?

Re: "Carradine's family wants FBI to step in", June 7.
What exactly is this "Auto-erotic asphyiation" that is supposed to have killed David Carradine? The news media have been uncharacteristically coy about this. All they tell us is that Carradine had a rope tied around his neck, his wrist, and his golden dragon. They say that the procedure is supposed to produce unparalleled sexual ecstasy. Aside from this, they tell us nothing.

I want to see a full-length feature article on this, with photos, diagrams, everything. Is this a common practice in Hollywood? Was it perhaps invented by notorious Marquis de Sade? Is there any way in which one can perform the procedure and enjoy unparalleled sexual ecstasy without suffering collateral damage, ie, death?

Further, we need an investigation into claims circulating among the Chinese community that Carradine's death was actually caused by the ghost of Bruce Lee, finally taking revenge for and old insult. Readers may recall that Lee was originally slated to play the role of the half-Chinese, half Caucasian hero Caine in the TV series "Kung Fu," but was rejected because he looked "too Chinese." Never mind that Carradine, who ultimately assumed the role, looked "too Caucasian".

I'd also like to know if Carradine's auto-erotic technique (but without the asphyxiation, please) can be adapted for use by ladies, especially elderly ones.

Constance Beasley (MRS)
Bangkok "

Helen's thought: I think I am the only one would like to know what is Auto-erotic asphyxiation...that's is not true at all! I realized that lots of people like to know what the hell of this, suppose to call "sexual pleasure technique"!!! Anyway this is the talk of the City of Angel, Bangkok!!

Talking about the rumor of "Revenge by Bruce Lee"!! Not his own person but by ghost folks! Come on people, David is dead why wait and see what the authority will revile. OK let's say revenge by Bruce Lee...... But why not by Kung Fu ways instead Sexual way??

The lady also asked a question..."Auto Erotic without asphyxiation can be sued by elderly lady"??? Hello...what a question?? Where can a lady tie up beside her hands, waist and neck! I don't think that it's a good idea to tie your boobies up!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

My View on Carradine's new

Arts, Briefly
Carradine Family Seeks F.B.I. Help

Compiled by STEVEN McELROY
Published: June 7, 2009

The family of the actor David Carradine has asked the F.B.I. and Dr. Michael Baden, a private forensics expert, to help investigate Mr. Carradine’s death, The Associated Press reported. Mark Geragos, a lawyer representing Mr. Carradine’s half brother Keith, said his client met with the F.B.I. on Friday and filed reports that may lead to in inquiry by the bureau into the death of Mr. Carradine, whose body was found in his Bangkok hotel room last week. The family also wants a private autopsy by Dr. Baden to help determine whether another person could have been involved in the death. Mr. Geragos said the family intervened because of the conflicting information coming from Thailand. Initial reports from Thai police said that Mr. Carradine was found naked and hanging in a closet, and that they suspected suicide. Later the police said he might have died from accidental suffocation or heart failure as a result of autoerotic asphyxiation. The family was upset over the weekend after learning that photos of Mr. Carradine’s body were published in a Thai newspaper, the BBC reported.

Helen Said: I think Carradine's family asked the FBI to help is a smart move.

I do have my own questions also. They are...

1. When the very first new of Carradine's dead, the news paper said half naked. Now they are saying..just "naked"! There is nothing about his penis was tied up. Mostly they said Suicide!

2.Hanging in the closet is another question. Someone who stay the same hotel, same days as Carradine stayed and also who room was not far from him said to us.."I did opened the closet and have a look at it! There is no way anyone can hang in the closet.!!"

Tom (not his real name), who came to Thailand to buy shrimps, he likes that hotel too. Tome comes to Thailand like 4 times a year. I was supposed to pick him up the morning that Carradine's die. Later Tom told me that we should meet in Silom instead of pick him up from the hotel. We were planning to go see some sample gems on that day.

3. If this is cause by Auto-erotic Asphyxiation, Who are helping him to tie what ever the way news come out OR He tied his penis by himself??

4. I will roll out the theory of suicide! How many people, on this earth tie his private part and die could call "Suicide???"

Time will tell the true story or May be never find out!!

I just wanted to say ...."You are in peace now Carradine!!"

Auto Erotic Asphyxiation

By now you all know that David Carradine died in Bangkok. I love Hollywood stars and their movies but some of them are strange and wired!! Well....they are human so they have their own good points and bad points like the rest of us. I do not dare to finger point at them as one finger to other and the rest three fingers will point back to me. (Try to point something and see the rest of forgers direction!!)

Here in Bangkok, the authority said possible he might die of Auto Erotic Asphyxiation. I have no idea what they are talking about. So I searched and this is what I understand....... He die of " Suffocating
for Sexual Arousal." Right a way I was talking to myself...
"Is this old man do not know how to enjoy the sex life???"

The new said "During an auto erotic asphyxiation, practitioners achieve heightened sexual pleasure by restricting their air supply." (Here I do'n't know increasing the air or decreasing the air? I have no idea)... I am lost in here. My question is ....Why people want to restricting their air supply during sexual pleasure?? I thought we need enough air when having sexual pleasure time!! Don't you think so? May be might need more O2 during the sexual time!!

The new also said " His body was naked and his sexual organ was tied by a rope." Now I am more confuse!! Just only from my point of view, Tell me if a male part of organ is tied up, what will he feel? I think.............Pain and suffocating !!!!! That's I can think about it. OK if this male part is in the hand of soft nice hand I would think it will be more pleasure. Don't you think so too????

See another new..they found David's hands were tied up behind. So his hand was tied, his penis was tied..... in this position how could he enjoy the sexual? OH.... I do not know about kinky sex thing ... so???

Auto Erotic Asphyxiation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Deaths often occur when the loss of consciousness caused by partial asphyxia leads to loss of control over the means of strangulation, resulting in continued asphyxia and death. While often asphyxiophilia is incorporated into sex with a partner, others enjoy this behaviour by themselves, making it potentially more difficult to get out of dangerous situations. Victims are often found to have rigged some sort of "rescue mechanism" that has not worked in the way they anticipated as they lost consciousness.

In some fatality cases, the body of the asphyxiophilic individual is discovered naked or with genitalia in hand, with pornographic magazines nearby, with dildos or other sex toys present, or with evidence of having orgasmed prior to death.Bodies found at the scene of an accidental death often show evidence of other paraphilic activities, such as fetishistic cross-dressing and masochism. However, in many cases families of these victims may disturb these sites by "sanitizing" them, removing evidence of such paraphilic activities.

The great majority of known erotic asphyxial deaths are male; among all known cases in Ontario and Alberta from 1974 to 1987, only one out of 117 cases was female. Some individual cases of women with erotic asphyxia have been reported. The mean age of accidental death is mid-20s,but deaths have been reported in adolescents and in men in their 70s.

Lawyers and insurance companies have brought cases to the attention of clinicians because life insurance claims are payable in the event of an accidental death, but not of suicide.

Famous cases

Frantisek Kotzwara, composer, died from erotic asphyxiation in 1791, which is probably the first recorded case.

Sada Abe killed her lover, Kichizo Ishida, through erotic asphyxiation in 1936, proceeding to cut off his testicles and carry them in her handbag for a number of days. The case caused a sensation in 1930s Japan and has remained one of the most famous Japanese murder cases of all time.

Albert Dekker, stage and screen actor, was found in 1968 with his body graffitized and a noose around his neck in his bathroom.

Vaughn Bodé, artist, died from this cause in 1975.

Stephen Milligan, a British Conservative MP for Eastleigh, died from autoerotic asphyxiation combined with self-bondage in 1994.

Kevin Gilbert
, a songwriter, musician, composer, producer and collaborator, died of apparent autoerotic asphyxiation in 1996.

Michael Hutchence, lead singer of INXS, was rumored to have died from autoerotic asphyxiation in 1997, although suicide was the official cause of death.

Kristian Etchells, British National Front party member, in 2005.

On March 28, 2007, The New York Times had a front-page story on a teenager who had suffered a heart attack and spent three days in a coma after hanging himself for a "rush". in what appeared to be an instance of a choking game.

In Herceg v. Hustler, Diane Herceg sued Hustler magazine for the death of her 14-year-old son, Troy D., who had experimented with autoerotic asphyxia after reading about it in that publication.

Actor David Carradine's death in June 2009 is believed to be the result of erotic asphyxiation.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting Famous?...I Don't Know!

NOTE: Check it out folks!!!

Dear Helen:

We just posted an article on our blog, "50 Best Movies Based on Television Shows" (http://www.onlygoodmovies.com/blog/movie-megalists/50-best-movies-based-on-television-shows/). I thought I'd share the article and the URL with you in case your readers might be interested.

I'm also happy to let you know that your site (http://helenmcintosh.blogspot.com/2009/05/charlies-angels.html) was included on the list at "29. Charlie's Angels".

Warmest regards,

I Hate Depression

I hate depression...I do. I am not make out of iron. I was make by a man name U Lay Shan and a woman name Nang Mie. That's mean... I am with you, a woman with flash, bone and a soul give it to me by My God.

I do have my own depression but luckily not chronic one. Somehow my nature helps me out of it. I am a person love to see people, like to joke, I dance, I exercise, I laugh and I compute and....I use computer too. Somehow my attitude help me out from the thing that I hate.....Depression!!

I have seen people so depress that I could no longer to stay near them. I was told they are suffering Chronic Depression. I wish they are on drug and be happy again. I really do. As a Liver Cancer Survivor I know how life is so wonderful! Well if you see good, it's good but if you want to see bad, it's will be bad around you.

The lists that give me slightly depression.......

-When I am thinking about "Cancer"
-When I heard about people who live in Burma
-When I see someone die of Cancer at young age
-Every time my Insurance went up each year
-When Robins talking about Money often kowing how much we have
-When I buy my medicine thinking how the poor will survive
-When thinking about my half brother in Hong Kong
Lists can be go on...

Now the lists that I do when I get depression......

-I try to see my friends
-I go out shopping
-I play tennis
-I do aerobic
-I email
-I blog, a place that I can say what I want and no one cut me in or out
-I face book
-I twit
-I tea with people that I love
-I go to the Gems Trade Town
-I take a shor day trip
-I sett some jewellery
-I sell Gem Stones
lists go on...

But... I realized that the things above I am doing are only giving me a short time happiness. I fall back to my very small depression again and again till I found a very wonderful way to deal with it.

It's call "have faith in God" and do what is the right thing that God wants me to do. i.e. Sharing!!! I was so proud and feel good for one little charity that I did. Yes I did it!! Think about it....I have so much blessing. I no need to worry about food, money nor a place to sleep. I live with a son who is healthy, a husband who loves me the way I am but not definitely perfect. So what!!! I have my flaws!

Reading Bible is another way of giving me such a feeling that I do not know how to put in English. For me there is an answer in Bible if I seek something that I do not understand. Last thing...."I surrender and let God leads me."

OK here again I say...of course I have to do my earthly parts with "Faith." This faith is leading me where I am today. I love Christ and I do.

Antidepressants May Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Return
Date Published: Monday, June 1st, 2009

We have long reported on the dangers associated with certain antidepressants, with some linked to pediatric suicides, others to cardiac deaths in women. Now, Bloomberg.com is reporting on the findings of a new study that indicate the breast cancer medication tamoxifen does not work when taken with certain antidepressants, resulting in an increased risk of breast cancer recurrence.

The study cited Prozac (Eli Lilly and Company), Zoloft (Pfizer Inc.), and Paxil (GlaxoSmithKline), said Bloomberg.com, and indicated that breast cancer tumors were over twice as likely to come back following two years of antidepressant use while on tamoxifen, versus those taking tamoxifen alone. The research was conducted by Medco Health Solutions Inc., and was just presented at an American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Florida. The study involved 945 women taking tamoxifen, and another 353 taking tamoxifen and an antidepressant.

The study found that patients on both an SSRI and tamoxifen experienced a 14 percent risk of tumor return, versus a 7.5 percent increase for women on tamoxifen alone. The risk jumped to 16 percent with Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft users, said Bloomberg.com. “This is the first large outcomes-based study to reinforce earlier research questioning the use of Paxil and Prozac in patients taking tamoxifen,” said Robert Epstein, quoted Bloomberg.com. Epstein is a study author and chief medical officer for the pharmaceutical benefits firm Medco.

Treating hot flashes with antidepressants is an unapproved use. Following a seven-year study in the United States, hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—the typical medical treatment for hot flashes—was linked to an increase in breast cancer and heart attacks, explained Bloomberg.com. Because of this, doctors started treating flashes with antidepressants. Hot flashes are a side effect of tamoxifen, said Bloomberg.com.

Interestingly, external science advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) looked at the effect of some antidepressants on the effects of tamoxifen, specifically if antidepressants destroyed tamoxifen’s efficacy, said Bloomberg.com. The 2006 review concluded that data on the effect should be added to tamoxifen labeling; however, to date, there is no such statement on this risk on the medication’s label, said Bloomberg.com.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Bloomberg.com, breast cancer is the second most common female cancer, with 187,000 women diagnosed and 41,000 women dying from it in 2005, the last year for which CDC data are available.

In the body, tamoxifen works by combining with CYP2D6, a liver enzyme; the combination becomes endoxifen a known tumor fighter, said Bloomberg.com. Certain antidepressants also use CYP2D6, which inhibits tamoxifen’s efficacy, said Bloomberg.com. “The patient might as well be taking a placebo,” said Frankie Ann Holmes, associate director of breast cancer studies at U.S.
Oncology Research in Houston, quoted Bloomberg.com citing a 2005 report published by ASCO.

Holmes said antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—for instance, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Lexapro—are known to cause the interaction, reported Bloomberg.com, which added that Paxil most powerfully blocks the CYP2D6 enzyme. Patients taking tamoxifen should not be taking or prescribed SSRIs, said Holmes.

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