Finally spoke to Dr. Alkhateeb (yes, I called him, not overly impressed with his patient contact skills) about what is happening. In the next week or so, I will be going to Mayo for pre-transplant testing. Which includes, but is not limited to, yet another Bone Marrow Biopsy, a Spinal Tap, and various tests for kidney, liver, lungs and so forth. Not looking forward to my 9th Bone Marrow Biopsy, he said there would be more after the transplant too. I wonder what the record is? Oh well, Spinal Tap is new to me, don’t know that I have ever had one, doesn’t sound enjoyable… maybe they’ll knock me out for it. All my innards are good I think, so no worries there. One way or the other the scheduling people should be calling to schedule all this stuff either still today or Monday. He said that insurance requires all the tests be done BEFORE giving final approval for the transplant (makes sense to me). So let’s get the party started.
At least I get to spend Teresa’s birthday and our Anniversary with Teresa. Things are getting started much slower than I figured they would, than Dr. Alkhateeb said they would. But it’s all good, I get to be with my love on these special days.
I think we are going out to dinner on Sunday evening. I think we are going out to dinner on Monday evening. I guess that is the plan. I figure Sunday evening will be packed wherever we go. Monday will be busy, but not like Sunday. I wonder where Teresa wants to go for her birthday? And what should we do for our Anniversary? Nothing like not planning until the last moment.
Stupid cough, need to talk to my Primary Care guy. Yeah, this medicine is helping my blood pressure (from 150/105 to 120/85) but the cough is really annoying. It’s not a bad cough, occasionally it knocks the wind out of me though. Just a sucky cough.
At the rate things are going, I will be at the transplant house for my 100 days way past my birthday. BOOOOOOOO for that. I hate the thought of being laid up for my birthday. The way Dr. Alkhateeb spoke, we might be looking May before the transplant which might very well put me in the transplant house til September. YUCK.
This is gonna be a really short post. I don’t have much to say, just a lot of thoughts in my head.