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Round 3: The Abrupt Rebirth of the Lost Boy

Much like the previous two rounds, the third round went very smoothly. For the analysts out there, here are the numbers to devour:

Chelator Doses Strength
DMSA (dimercaptosuccinic acid) 18 12.5 mg

Mere hours before I took my last dose I did experience a moment where my photophobia was not so pronounced. I wasn’t about to run and turn on more lights throughout the house while removing my hoody, but the light was more tolerable, if only slightly. Unfortunately, it did not last, and my usual light-fearing self was reborn. I can only hope this is an omen, a precursor of things to come.

Sunday Night Ritual Version 2.0

Last week I timed myself preparing my supplements and DMSA for the week and published my results. The following table is a quick refresher on the results from last week:

Start Time End Time Length
Supplements 9:12 PM 9:26 PM 14 min
DMSA 9:27 PM 9:55 PM 28 min
Total: 42 min

I believed that I could shave some time off if I created “a matrix of common weights, allowing me to simply glance at a chart rather than reach for the pencil.” That is exactly what I did and I have the results to share with you. What follows are my times from tonight’s exercise:

Start Time End Time Length
Supplements 9:57 PM 10:08 PM 11 min
DMSA 10:13 PM 10:28 PM 15 min
Total: 26 min

I managed to reduce my supplements preparation time by three-minutes, a reduction of 21%. I did nothing different last week, so I can only assume that repetition has shown its reward tonight.

I also shaved 13-minutes off when creating my DMSA capsules. That’s a 46% reduction in time utilized. By simply using a prepared matrix in place of realtime calculations I managed to almost cut preparation time in half. Even if repetition played a part (taking into account the 21% improvement from the supplements time), the matrix still delivered a seven-minute (or 23%) improvement to last week’s effort.

Not all news is good: I managed to lose a handful of vitamin E capsules in the process. Because vitamin E capsules seem to stick together when left alone for a while I decided to vigorously shake the bottle before opening it. It appears the flip top lid Puritan’s Pride uses is not that strong, leading to 15 gel capsules going airborne.