Pile of Paperwork, Cancellation, and help.

Mayo Clinic sent me a substantial stack of paperwork.  All the paperwork you normally fill out at a new doctor’s office and then some. Normally, I attack this kind of paperwork voraciously and knock it out in no time.  The stuff today struck me as daunting and overwhelming.  They asked for things I can’t get in such short notice.  They asked for dates that I have no clue of.  I did it though,  I managed to fill in all the blanks that were possible.  But there are things I am just not going to have.  If the lady I talked to originally had said I needed this stuff when I talked to her, I would have gotten it.  But receiving the request the Friday before the appointment on Monday, no chance.  They will just have to deal with it.

I am beyond anxious about this whole thing now.  I almost called them to cancel the appointment, but that would be stupid.  I absolutely Hate having an anxiety disorder.   Should be better in 3 1/2 days.  I will be there, and have been seen by someone at least.  It’s gonna be all good, but until I get to Minnesota, it’s not.


The weather here is supposed to be really nice next week.  The weather in Minnesota is supposed to be COLD, however, it is not supposed to snow until the day after we go home.  WOOT.  Wouldn’t want my mom having to drive is a snow fall.  Not that she can’t, having driven in the Region for many winters.  It’s just easier to drive on dry roads.


Sorry, got a phone call.  I’m back.  The phone call was actually a returned call from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   Michelle, the Associate Director of the Resource Center called me.  We chatted for a couple hours.  She is gonna hook me up with all sorts of stuff in regards to my low platelet problem, as it is directly caused by my leukemia treatment.  She seems to think that there might be clinical trials that would possibly help me.  And she also seems to think there might be financial help with the cost of going to Mayo, normally I am opposed to taking money that could go to someone who is more in need, but I would take this to pay my mom back for the monies she has had to put out to come take me up there.  Also there is a nutritionist who might be able to steer me to the correct foods to stimulate my platelet production.  I am glad that I know about the LLS and glad that Michelle reached out to me in chat saying the LLS would help.  It’s nice to know they are backing me up too.


Grumble Grumble, The Friday night D&D game has been cancelled tonight.  Stupid cable problems for the DM.  He has been without internet for 2 days.  I went nuts when it was 12 hours for me.  But anyhow, all the great plans for tonight get put off a week.  BAH.  Now I got nothing to do tonight except stew in my anxiety.   The good thing though is we will play next week and the week after.  So it’s all good… I guess.


I know what I will do tonight, I will try to find a 6th player for my game.  The game starts in 18 days, giving a little over 2 week notice to a player.  That’s plenty of time to make a character and get ready for a campaign.  I should have little to no problem finding someone on reddit/r/lfg .  The last one I found there was a bit weird and horribly young.  But I am sure there are relatively normal people of a decent age that are looking to play D&D 5e entirely over Mumble.


Mom arrives earlyish tomorrow.  Probably like 11:30.  It’s gonna be so nice seeing her again.  I miss her so.  And I get to spend 3 days with just her.  Woot.  I don’t get to spend enough time with her.  I wish it was for something other than Mayo Clinic visit.  But hey, beggars can’t be choosers.  I am still excited to see her.


 

Author: Jeff Campbell

I'm a 45+ year old AML survivor, now with MDS. About to go to Mayo for a Stem Cell Transplant. I also have bipolar disorder. Cancer and bipolar make for an interesting life sometimes. I have a wonderful wife of 25+ years who has been with me thru it all. Even with my problems, I pretty much love my life.

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