I LIVE AND LOVE

Last Friday was mast last dose of prednisone and Monday night into Tuesday I slept 6 +2 +2 hours.  Yay for a quick turn around off of no sleep to sleeping like a hibernating bear again.  Feels so good to not have that stupid med in my system anymore; I am not extra grumpy, I am not zombie tired, and I am NOT eating like 3 people who are starving to death at a buffet bar.


My back pain has come back with a vengeance though.  Steroids block pain really well.  Take away the steroid and the problem still exists.  I meant to call the physical therapy place today (Tuesday) but brain farted it.  I’ll be extra attentive to doing it tomorrow.


But I live, live to fight another day so to speak.  This is good.  I happen to like life, even if it has overall been crappy towards me.  Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia until I was 30.  Then things went downhill healthwise from there.  lol.  Bipolar diagnoses, stomach problems which required major surgery.  Leukemia for  my wife’s birthday.   9 months in and out of the hospital for that.  Now my platelets are screwed down in the high 30/low 40s range.  Supposed to be 150.  Heh.


I love my wife, she treats me so well.  Better than I treat myself, that is for sure.  If it wasn’t for her, I probably would have been dead several times over already.  Just want to say to everyone, I LOVE MY WIFE.  Nothing is gonna make that change.  She has been thru the worst of it, and she has stayed by my side.   That makes her a keeper. Definitely a keeper.


New laptop works great for Civ 4 Warlords, but not so good for Skyrim.   Skyrim only sees to intel 630 mobile video card in the system and not the NVIDIA video card.   It’s not a problem with my laptop, it’s a problem with Skyrim.  Where Civ 4 says, you have a video card, good we will run our game on it.  Skyrim goes out and detects the video card and tries to match up what it thinks is best.   A little annoying if you ask me.  Maybe Skyrim isn’t meant to be played on a laptop.


Mom is still coming to visit as far as I know.  I should call her to find out the dates and times (she hadn’t bought the tickets yet when we last spoke), and also find out what the doctor said about the pain she has when eating.  Now that I would find highly annoying and aggravating.  Anyhow, it’s gonna be great seeing her again.


Pucky lost his loose front tooth.  Still has another loose one on the right side.  We only know about that one cuz the vet checked his mouth last time I was in there with Mojo (I take Pucky along for moral support).  Turned out that Mojo and Pucky have the same loose tooth on the side.  We are going to have the vet clean their teeth real good and remove the aforementioned loose teeth the don’t seem to want to just fall out.  The procedure is a little expensive, considering the have to drug them unconscious, I guess it’s not that bad.   But Vet bills have added up over the years.   Between Pucky’s back knees having to have surgery (both of them), to Mojo’s seemingly constant ear infections.  The total keeps going up and up.  But we would pay anything to keep Pucky  and Mojo in the best of health.


CPAP Machine is getting annoying, the thing the holds the mask on your head (I forget the technical name) has stretched almost to the point of unused in 2 months.  Tonight I am going to bed without the CPAP machine.  I am not going to die from sleep apnea, I am gonna die of old age.


OMG, it’s tomorrow already?!?!?!?!  Where did today go?  Oh yeah, I slept a good chunk of it away.  But still, yes, I am tired, but not sleepy tired.  Maybe after I finish this blog post I’ll play a little more CIv 4.  Teresa is asleep next to me, so as long as I don’t have sound on, she will sleep thru it.  Oh yeah, the keyboard on my laptop doesn’t have the clicky sound that a lot of keyboards do.  That is a really nice feature in my opinion.  The glowing red logo on the case is a bit much though in my opinion, but even it’s not totally obnoxious.


Teresa made a playlist for Alexa to play called Sleepytime.  It’s very relaxing.  Normally knocks me out, but I am NOT sleepy, tired yes, sleepy no.  I am laying on a heating pad making my back feel wonderfulish for a while.   Heat helps it, cold does not.  Go figure.  But the point is I don’t want to fall asleep on the heating pad, just doesn’t seem like a good idea.


That was weird, the window in which I am typing this shrunk for about 6 seconds, then spread back out.  Probably my fault.


Chronic cough is back with a vengeance.  Almost nightly I am taking cough medicine,  Will take some before I go to sleep tonight, that is for sure.  I am coughing a minor storm.  I don’t know how she sleeps thru it.   But her soft snore continues on even after I have a major coughing fit.  Maybe she has just trained herself to ignore me while she sleeps.   Funny, I can’t do that, I have problems falling asleep without her soft snore.   Not that I can’t fall asleep, just it takes that much longer to do so.


Oh, by the way, I am digging the weather we are having up here in Iowa.  high of 71 on Tuesday.  I think its supposed to maybe eek out an 80 tomorrow.   Fall can come early.  I won’t mind.


Well, I have been writing this for an hour, I think I have run out of things to say.  I hope all you readers are having a wonderful life.  And if not, at least a passable one, eh.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am a 47 year old dude, married to the most wonderful woman in the world. I am officially a 2 year survivor of AML Leukemia. I am crazy but love my life anyway.

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