Why these infusions every three weeks?

meine-liebe-300x300Tomorrow is Infusion again. I have this every three weeks. A lot of people ask me what is wrong and then I have to explain to them. So I thought it would be a good idea to write it down here in my blog. So I don’t have to explain it all the time although I don’t mind telling it really if you ask me nicely.

I have a rare genetic birth defect which causes blood defects and problems in the heart rhythm. I have no active B-cells and the immuno-globulines in most sub classes are absent. Apart from that I am intolerant to most antibiotics. In lay terms: I have lazy officers and no soldiers. Can’t win a war with that. The infusion is like the French Foreign Legion of the blood and called Nanogam. It’s human blood replacement for what’s lacking in my blood. I get it every three weeks. It is bearable but after a few hours I get ‘knocked on the head’ with it and usually fall asleep then. Takes a day to recuperate and then I’m back on my feet.

I bought a nice walking cane the other day. Looking very dapper in my three piece suit to church with that I reckon. Since I won’t get better anymore I thought I might as well buy one instead of moaning all the time with a weakening body. Glass is half full after all don’t you think? Have a nice day.

P.S. You think I will need a bob hat to make the picture complete then?

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Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.


This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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