Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Welcome to 2019 everyone. In keeping with my tradition, there are seven exclamation points in the title (or subject line) since this is my seventh Happy New Year post in the history of this blog.

Here is what happened with the blog in 2018:

  • 4 new blog posts were written. (Down from 8 in 2017)
  • Two new articles were reviewed.
  • 5 additional countries visited the blog, bringing the total to 150.
  • The blog surpassed 100,000 all-time views in October.
  • The blog received 21 spam comments in 2018. The most interesting one mentioned Puerto Rican professional boxer Jose Pedraza, Spanish Formula One race car driver Fernando Alonso, and three national wildlife parks in India. It did all that in just three sentences.

In patient news, I know of one patient who had a combined liver and kidney transplant in 2018, and as I mentioned in the previous blog post, the third liver-only transplant for fibrinogen amyloidosis occurred in December. The use of liver-only transplants for fibrinogen amyloidosis is being covered more in the medical literature now, so that is good news. Speaking of good news, I continue to get my annual physical exam and I am still asymptomatic.

That's about it for 2018. I hope you all have a safe and healthy 2019.

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

As of December 31, 2018:

Total posts: 185 (1 in December)

Total pageviews: 110K (~2800 in December)

Email subscribers: 15 (unchanged)

Total number of countries that have viewed the blog: 150

No new countries viewed the blog in December.

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