I SPENT THE LAST WEEKEND IN FAIRBANKS, ALASKA WITH H3!!!
BEFORE I HEADED OVER TO FAIRBANKS I STOPPED IN ANCHORAGE FOR MY DOCTOR APPOINTMENT FOR...
IRAP is a targeted method of reducing inflammation in a joint using your own blood product. At ORCA, we are using this injection for conservative management of chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis. Results have shown to reduce inflammation and pain in patients for six to twelve months.
IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) is an anti-inflammatory protein such as Interleukin-1 (IL-1) within the inflamed joint.
IRAP is a product derived from your own blood. A small amount of your blood (60cc per injection) is drawn into a syringe. This is about the same or less than when you donate blood to the blood bank. A centrifuge is then used to separate the blood into 3 parts; plasma, platelet rich plasma, and red blood cells. The plasma is drawn off usually 15-30cc of volume and the red blood cells and platelets are combined and removed normally 7-10cc of volume. The second part of the process involves the use of specialized centrifuge device that uses a small glass bead to further isolate the IRAP to a higher concentration, normally 5-7cc of volume. This is then injected directly into the joint space using a 26 gauge needle.
I GOT TWO MORE SESSIONS (ONE WEEK PER SESSION) TO GO AND I''L BE GOOD FOR 6-12 MONTHS!!!
SCARY AS IT LOOKS, BUT MY AWESOME DOCTORS AND STAFF ARE CONFIDENT AND SO AM I WITH NO FEAR!!!
AFTER MY APPOINTMENT...
SHAUN PICKED ME UP FROM THE HOSPITAL AND DROPPED ME OFF AT THE AIRPORT TO HEAD OVER TO FAIRBANKS!!!
DECIDED TO CRUISE THE "B - TERMINAL" AND GET A HALIBUT SANDWICH AT THE "DAUGHOUSE"... NOT BAD.
THEN I GAVE INTO THIS... "MAPLE PECAN FRAPPE"... FML!!!
SO BOARDED AND FLEW OVER TO FAIRBANKS...
THE LAST TIME I BEEN TO FAIRBANKS WAS IN THE SUMMER OF 2014, I DEFINITELY ENJOYED MY TIME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MORE FUN ON THIS TRIP.
AS SOON AS I LANDED, I PICKED UP MY RENTAL CAR AND CHECKED IN AT THE - PIKE'S LODGE HOTEL
BEING TIRED AS HECK FROM WORKING TWO JOBS AND FLYING OUT OF BETHEL TO ANCHORAGE AND FAIRBANKS WITH VIRTUALLY "NO REST", I HAD AN HOUR OR TWO TO REST BEFORE I PICK UP SHAUN, BRENDA, & GEORGE FROM THE AIRPORT BECAUSE THEY CAME IN ON A LATER FLIGHT.
AS SOON AS THEY LANDED I WENT AND PICKED THEM UP AND HEADED STRAIGHT TO THE - BLUE LOON
IT WAS TIME FOR "MICS & INSTRUMENTS CHECKS".
AFTER A GOOD HOUR OF TRIALS & ERRORS...
IT'S "ALOHA FRIDAY... H3 STYLE!!!"
LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!
(I UPLOADED VIDEOS!!!)
H3 - ALEX, SHAUN, LEE, AND GEORGE
H3 PLAYED FOR 2 NIGHTS AT THE AWESOME "BLUE LOON". WE ALSO ATE AT - BIG DADDY'S BBQ FOR LUNCH THE DAY AFTER...
THERE IS WHOLE LOT MORE TO EAT AND ORDER FROM THESE GUYS. BUT ANOTHER TIME. MAHALO SEAIRA & ALEASHA FOR THE GREAT RECOMMENDATION!!! WE'LL BE BACK AGAIN!!!
AFTER THAT WE HEADED TO - CHENA HOT SPRINGS FOR A NICE RELAXATION BATH!!!
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HERE YET, THIS IS A "MUST GO" PLACE.
NATURAL HOT SPRING SOAKS WITH GOOD ALOHA VIBES!!!
AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT... IT WAS TIME TO HEAD BACK TO ANCHORAGE...
ALOHA & MAHALO NUI LOA FAIRBANKS, ALASKA FOR HAVING US OVER. H3 AND MYSELF ENJOYED OUR TIME TOGETHER. WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!!
WE ALL LANDED AND ARRIVED SAFELY INTO ANCHORAGE, WE SAID OUR GOODBYES TO ONE ANOTHER AND WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS.
A BIG MAHALO TO H3 (SHAUN, GEORGE, LEE, & ALEX) FOR HAVING ME TAG ALONG, ANOTHER MAHALO TO "BLUE LOON" FOR YOUR CONTINUED INVITATION TO PERFORM AND PLAY AND SHARE THE "ALOHA VIBES" TO EVERYONE IN FAIRBANKS, ALASKA.
WHILE IN ANCHORAGE I GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH MY VICKIE AND HER OHANA, JOSHUA & SERENA!!!
WE HAD LUNCH AT - FIRE TAP ALEHOUSE ON TIKAHTNU...
AND FOR DESSERTS WE HEADED OVER TO THE - MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY
ANOTHER AWESOME AND FUN SUNDAY WITH MY FAVORITE PEOPLE!!!
AND THAT PRETTY MUCH CONCLUDES MY WEEKEND TRIP!!!
TO BE CONTINUED...