Steps forward in 2 medical issues. Yeah.

Progress on the back pain front.  I got an epidural shot in my neck again.  After this initial achy feeling, I should be pain free for 3ish months in my neck/shoulder area.  Then he finally ordered a set of x-rays of my spine, this is in order to see if there is any visible problem with my spine (there isn’t or if there is color my surprised).  In any event, this is first step of getting things done to make me have less back pain.  After he gets the results of my x-rays (Monday) he will probably order an MRI.  The MRI is to show all the muscles and veins and stuff.  He would then be able to see what is damage there.  This will be good.  Hoping to get the MRI scheduled before the end of the year.  Gonna be a pain in the butt to get it done between Christmas and New Years.  But yay for the first step taken to getting relief.


I go to Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN, from Dec 18-20.  This is for my platelet issue.  They could have gotten me in to see someone today, but that was kinda short notice to pack up and get there.  As it is, my mom is flying in on Saturday to drive me up to Mayo on Sunday, then we are staying til Wednesday at least.  Mayo said they tell new patients that it is gonna be 1 to 3 days. DOH.  So, I made me hotel reservation for 4 nights, just in case Wednesday runs late and we have to stay til Thursday.  Anyhow, I hold out a lot of hope that Mayo knows something that Dr. Wehbe doesn’t.  That there is a cure for treatment related myleodysplacia.  I do not want to be getting infusions for the rest of my life.  And that is what I am looking at right now.  So off to Mayo to hopefully get my platelet problem fixed.


It’s off Friday for our every other Friday D&D game.  Still not sure why it’s every other Friday and not every Friday, but hey, DM says every other, it’s all good.  Had a blast last week, and am looking forward to next week.


I still only have 3 players for my new D&D campaign.  I still have some time to find more, but it’s weird, I have 11 players for 2 campaigns before and only 3 for new campaign.  Oh well, I will find 1 or 2 more.  Rest assure we will have 4 maybe 5 players in my new campaign.  I’ve tentatively made some decisions as to what the campaign is going to be, I would post them, but they are not concrete decisions yet and at least 1 of my players reads this blog.  So just trust me when I say things are happening for it.  But still don’t know if it;’s gonna be Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night.  That might not be decided until the week we begin lol.  Sorry guys, but that may be all the notice I can give.


Last night I forgot it was Thursday again.  I only caught the last 5 minutes of Leukemia chat.  I got to tell them I am going to Mayo.  They are very much rooting for some miracle cure for me.  It’s a real shame I have problems with remembering Thursday until it’s too late.  Those are good people who really are rooting for me.


I did go to Edwina’s Bipolar Chat and tell them about going to Mayo too.  Most of those people are rooting for me too.  Most of those people are good people who drew a crappy card from the deck of life.


I’m happy my mom is coming to visit.  I wish it was for a better reason (like she wanted to) and not because I needed to go to Mayo.  But I get to spend a few days just me and mom.  That is cool.   I love my mom.  She is the greatest.  I miss her terribly.  But I understand her desire to be back in the Region.  So, I just get to be happy when we visit her and she visits us.


 

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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