The Happy Hippy Cancer Shakes

Last Updated on October 30, 2022 by ADMIN-TOM

Pain is not a pleasant thing to endure, especially when you know full well you have a drug that can relieve that pain. But when the side effects of the drug that can relieve the pain can be equally devastating if not understood, most people will try and mitigate the ensuing potential for addiction.

For my Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma cancer I’m taking Tramadol Hydrochloride for pain relief. This pain takes the form of a deep ache as well as a stabbing pain at any part of my body where there’s underlying bone, which is pretty much anywhere. There are days when the pain is acute and other days where there is little or no pain. So, rather than take two pills a day as prescribed, I’m taking an as and when needed approach. Because one side effect of this drug is addiction, and it’s not something users are always aware of.

There are other side effects, as with many drugs, and users should be aware of these too. Perhaps the word users should be taken in context, after all, I’m not a drug addict. But then that’s a potential problem with long term use of such a drug. Too much pain can lead to swallowing too many pills, despite prescribing two a day, I can take up to four. I did just that the other day and was tripping for most of the next 12 hours or so.

Being a hippy aside, I’ve seen with my own eyes the devastating effects overuse of certain drugs can cause. Despite being an aging hippy and surviving the 70s drug culture with flying colours I’m not about to start taking drugs without first investigating cause and effect, especially at my age.

Far out, man!

Copyright © Tom Kane 2022

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It’s quite ironic when I realise my battle with Lymphoma is giving me soft and brittle bones, when I also consider I have written an historical trilogy entitled The Brittle Saga Trilogy. Which Segues nicely into this.

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cover for my book The Brittle Sea

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A young Magda Asparov travels alone from her home in Ukraine to America, to marry Matthew Turner, an unscrupulous American businessman. It’s an arranged marriage and part of the dowry is land in America the Asparovs own. But this parcel of land holds a secret only Turner is aware of. It has a huge reservoir of oil beneath it.
Magda’s journey is cut-short when her ship, the Titanic, hits an iceberg & sinks.
Magda is rescued by another ship, captained by Richard Blackmore.

In the ship’s sickbay, it’s discovered the survivor has lost her memory. The crew of the rescue ship give the survivor a name, Maggie, to use until her memory returns. But as the ship sails to New York a new personality in Maggie takes hold, stifling Magda in the process.
On reaching New York, Maggie accepts Captain Blackmore’s offer of help and occupies Blackmore’s guest room in his apartment. But over time, the couple fall in love.

Meanwhile, Matthew Turner feels Magda is still alive and has unleashed his henchman, William Harker, a crook, con artist, money shark and murderer. Turner hates to feel his investment has slipped through his fingers and is keen to track Magda down and keep alive his hopes of cashing in on her oil field. Harker is told to find any trace of Magda among the survivors arriving in New York.

Harker discovers Magda is alive but is unaware of who she is. Harker makes his plans to snatch Magda away from Blackmore. Leaving Blackmore as collateral damage and his life in ruins.


“This one has it all – mystery, corruption, murder, kidnapping, love, revenge. Don’t plan to read it as a stand alone. You’ll definitely want the next books in the trilogy because the ending of book one is a cliff hanger. I couldn’t put this book down although I became so worried about the fate of Blackmore I had to regroup myself. Tom Kane did one helluva job writing this set.”

“This book has everything Romance, Murder, Mystery which automatically hooks you to the story.”

“Set against the backdrop of early 20th century America, an incredible story of love, loss, injustice, perseverance, mental illness & heartbreak.”

“A fictional romp through history, full of well-written twists & turns.
An arranged marriage, tragic love story & a bad guy you’ll love to hate.”

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