I was a bad guy in a past life… had to be.

Well, the day I have known has been coming is finally upon me, the day of my first platelet infusion in over 2 years.   I went to see my regular doctor yesterday for my 13 day headache (which was gone on day 14) and she asked if she could run some blood tests that we were behind on.  Never being one to pass up a chance to give blood, I said sure.  She ran a CBC and a Thyroid test.  CBC came back in like 5 minutes and my platelets were 12.  This prompted my doctor to freak out a bit, she called my cancer doc who said, I was getting infused today, go home and wait for a call from the nurse.  So I did just that, until 4 o’clock when I called the nurse, only to find out she had no idea what I was talking about.  She said she would call me back.  A few minutes later, she calls back and say the doctor forgot to tell her what was going on.  DOH.  Well anyway, it got worked out and today I go for my first platelet infusion of the new era.

Getting to this point has made me scared and angry.   Scared cuz again I have a blood issue that can kill me quickly.  And angry cuz I have a blood issue that can kill me quickly.  Angry cuz I am scared and there is nothing that can be done about it.

I’m beginning to this I was a bad man in a past life.  Cuz in this life, I have been good overall and karma isn’t that much of a bitch.

I read a post today from January 5, 2015 about how cool 2015 was gonna be.  LOL.  2105 was the AML Leukemia nightmare year.  Guess I missed my prediction that year.

No D&D game tonight, I won’t be in much shape to play and it’s the off week anyway.  Only had 2 sessions so far.  Oh, I got a new 20 sided die and its not balanced correctly.  I used it in session 2.  It rolled 6 20s out of 11 rolls.  Well, I decided to test it some more.  I rolled in 20 times and got 11 20s.  Now 20s are great, but rolling that % is ridiculous.  So I am retiring that die.

My D&D game will happen again Tuesday.  I am happy with how last Tuesday went and am looking forward to next Tuesday.  They chose the path that I didn’t think they would so soon, so I have been working on what is going to happen.  Funny how players can do that, just go off where you don’t expect them to go and make you scramble to fill in the details.  Ah the fun job of being a DM.

I found out that platelet infusions last 8 to 10 days instead of the 24 hours I was told they do.  Thank you Dr. Google for showing me what’s right.  With that knowledge, the cruise can still happen.  Get the transfusion, get on a plane, go on the cruise, get back on a plane, get a transfusion.  It’ll be tight, but we can do it.  Now just have to figure out when we are gonna do it.

I saw that Florida got snow this week.  It’s about time Floridians found out about winter and joined the rest of us.  I hope the accident toll wasn’t too bad.  Hope nothing like Atlanta a couple years ago.

Perhaps today I will be able to convince Teresa to go to SMALLCAKES to get cupcakes today after my infusion.  It’s totally out of the way, but they are so good.  I’m sure she’ll say ok.  I just have to ask really nicely.

I hate that it’s winter while going thru this.  But then I think I’ll have to do this every winter.  Heh.  This transfusion of platelets business is for the rest of my life.   (sad face)

Now to find an appropriate video or maybe just a song……………….

Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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