It’s almost Christmas and I am still shopping for gifts. DOH

You know what happens when you put a person with a weakened immune system in a room of 100+ people for a half hour?  He gets sick 2 days later.  I’ve felt badish all day, but tonight at dinner I got feeling perfectly horrible.  The sad part is, I can’t even identify what is not feeling right, I just feel rotten all over.  I hope I feel better tomorrow or at least by Friday as Friday I have plans to get out of the house.


It’s been wonderful hanging out with mom.  I am gonna miss her badly when she heads back to her home on Friday.  But she has a life to get back to.  I am just thankful to her for coming to take me up to Mayo and listening to me complain about them.


I got one more gift I am buying Teresa.  She needs a new computer chair.  I called my friend Drew up and said she didn’t care what it looks like as long as it is comfortable.  Drew, who works for Bierman Furniture in Urbandale, IA, says he knows the almost perfect chair for her.  So Friday, Teresa is taking off work at 3, and we are meeting at Drew’s office to shop for a chair.  The chair she is using was cutting edge super comfy 25 years ago, not so much now.  It’s time she got a new chair and I hope to get it for her on Friday.


I forgot the gifts that Teresa asked for back in July.  Yeah, I guess I am a bad husband, forgetting gifts while only dealing with serious health issues.   Not like I was dying or anything of the sort.  So, I am gonna order them tonight when I finish this blog post and she will get them after Christmas.  Oh, what are they, they are 2 poster sized photos of Pucky and Mojo.  She reminded me of them tonight in a club over the head kind of way.  So she will get them, just not in time for Christmas.  Oh well.


Oh crap, I gotta feel better by Friday.   Friday night D&D is happening this week and next week.  This week is to make up for last week when our DM’s internet was out.  Then next week is to resume our schedule.  I have to feel good by game time.  Got plans.  I have already spelled out the plans here, so I am not gonna go over them again.


13 days until my game goes live.  Yup, very much looking forward to running this campaign, even more than the previous campaigns I ran.  I have learned so much about 5e since those early campaigns, now I am a better DM.   At least I think I will be.  I have 6 players, 2 I know really well, 1 is my DM for the Friday night game, 1 played 1 or 2 sessions in the high level campaign, 1 is his roommate, and 1 I know absolutely nothing about except that she is a she (I think).  Anyhow, as I get to know these people better, things will gel in my head and we will have lots and lots of fun.


Michelle from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was flabbergasted at what Mayo Clinic said to me.  She is going to contact a MDS (what I have) specialist she knows and see if he will do something proactively or if I am stuck with this retroactive crap.  I just want to get better, not get worse to get better.  I don’t think I am asking too much.  The only problem with Michelle’s doctor friend is the fact that he is in Maryland or Massachusetts (one of the M states on the east coast).  But hell, if he will do something for me, I will fly out to see him.


In the mean time, I wrote an email to my cancer doc asking to go back on the monthly blood tests and seeing him every few months.  At least then I feel like at least we will see if things start to go bad.  But I will be damned if I ever go back to Mayo Clinic.


And here is my video of the night


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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