No worries

I made a decision, I am gonna “not worry” anymore about my platelet issue.  If my platelets go down much more, the symptoms become noticeable.  Specifically, I will have petechial bruising (please google if you are interested in knowing what that is).  If/when I have said bruising I will rush to my cancer doc and then probably to the hospital for an infusion of platelets.  Until then, I am not going to think much about it anymore or at least try to not think about it anymore.

I am getting set up with monthly blood draws at my cancer doc’s office.  That way we can follow along as my platelets do whatever they are going to do.  Hopefully we will catch whatever problems I might have before they become severe.


Meanwhile, Mayo Clinic has requested the last bone marrow biopsy from Mercy Hospital in order to determine if I truly have Myleodypsia or not.  If not, I have no clue what is wrong with me.  Anyhow, I gave them permission to request the biopsy from Mercy, and they are going to have their pathologists look at it.  I am thinking now that it is unnecessary but too late to stop it.  Not that I really care if they look at it.


We went and saw Drew at Beirman Furniture.  He had the “perfect” chair for Teresa.  He sat here in one chair, it was ok, he asked a few questions then moved her to another chair and that was the chair she picked.  Drew definitely knows what he is talking about.  And I have to say, the price was more than reasonable, Thanks, Drew.

So, peoples of the Des Moines area, if you are in the market for office furniture, please give him a call.  He will take good care of you.


D&D was cancelled again tonight.  Yeah, Christmas weekend.  I am not surprised that it got cancelled, just a little disappointed.   I was really looking forward to it.  Here’s to hoping we play next week before I forget what was happening in the game.


My game is a GO for January 2nd.  Adam is supposed to let me know if he is going to be able to play as soon as possible, he think his boss will give him Tuesday nights off.  I hope this is so.  I really want him to play.

I have the first adventure planned out.  It’s either going to work or it’s going to be really an awkward start.  Heh, it’s not like I can test it out before hand, so January 2nd will be either real fun or real weird.  Hope, if its weird, it doesn’t scare anyone off.


Mom left this morning, she forgot to call me and let me know she made it home safely.  I guess I will call her after I get done writing this blog entry.  Anyhow, I miss her already.  I really wish they had never moved from Des Moines, but I totally understand why her and my brother moved back to the Region.


I forgot to call my pain doctor about getting in to get a MRI of my back before the end of the year.  All the other crap medical stuff was going on and I totally slipped my mind.  Now there is only 1 week left of the year, and I am guessing zero chance of getting it done since Monday is Christmas.  Oh well, I guess we have all next year to get it done.  At least we have Teresa’s Flex Plan.


Tomorrow I am cooking Chili.  Not just any chili, the Campbell family not so secret chili with steak instead of hamburger.  Changes the whole flavor and texture profile.  Got crackers and cheddar cheese to go with it.  Making a double batch so I can have leftovers for a long time.


Teresa said tomorrow she is making her sugar cookies.  I LOVE her sugar cookies.  It is a shame I have to wait for Christmas for her to make her sugar cookies, but hey I’ll enjoy them whenever she makes them.


And for Christmas dinner we are making (or rather probably she is making) sweet and sour pork.  Yeah, a little (lot) non traditional.  We aren’t really celebrators of Christmas.  We don’t see anyone on Christmas.  We don’t really do anything special.  I think I posted how I killed Christmas for Teresa.  I feel bad about that still.


Oh, I did try to order Teresa her last Christmas presents which would have arrived after Christmas.  She wanted poster size pictures of Mojo and Pucky.  She picked out the pictures on Amazon’s photo thingy and for some reason my computer wouldn’t do the magic, so she had to order them on her ipad.  Weird, but it worked there.  She has really good pics of both of them.  So they are gonna look cool on our bedroom walls.


And to be honest, I will be glad when the holidays are over and things get back to normal.  I would like to have gone to the store, but the mass amount of strangers is a bit too much for me.  Teresa braved 2 grocery stores tonight, she said they were packed.  No thanks, with my anxiety still bugging me already, and my compromised immune system (something I have complained much about here) it just made sense for me not to go to the store.  So, I am waiting patiently for sanity to return to the area.


and so…..


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am a 47 year old dude, married to the most wonderful woman in the world. I am a yearish survivor of AML Leukemia. I now have it again, but that is because signs were missed back in 2015. I'm crazy but that's how it goes. Overall I love my life.

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