Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Welcome to 2018 everyone. In keeping with my tradition, there are six exclamation points in the title since this is my sixth Happy New Year post in the history of this blog.

Here is what happened with the blog in 2017:

  • 8 new blog posts were written. (Down from 11 in 2016)
  • No new articles were reviewed.   :-(
  • 13 additional countries visited the blog, bringing the total to 145.
  • The blog received 13 spam comments in 2017, two of which complimented me on my excellent use of colors in the design of the blog.

The big news in the world of fibrinogen amyloidosis this year, which I mentioned in the December 31, 2017 post, is that another liver-only transplant for fibrinogen amyloidosis was performed in March of 2017.

In personal news, my problem with anemia that was being investigated in 2016 is definitely behind me, and I remain asymptomatic as of August of 2017. The really big non-medical news for me in 2017 was a move from Texas to North Carolina in June. That kept me rather busy and was a handy excuse to keep from spending much time on the blog, so now that we are settled in I can hopefully get back to publishing an article monthly or almost monthly.

=====Monthly Blog Status Update=====

As of December 31, 2017:

Total posts: 181 (1 in December)

Total pageviews: 80,900 (~5800 in December, thanks to another spike of ~4500 in one day from Israel)

Email subscribers: 15 (unchanged)

Total number of countries that have viewed the blog: 145

No new countries viewed the blog in December.

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