DAY #55

Teresa says I look like a cancer patient.  Here I was thinking I was looking somewhat better.  It’s the bald head and pale skin.  I guess since I am a cancer patient (especially one with a nasty cold) I can look like a cancer patient.  Supposed to start growing the hair back in October.  Might just happen to have hair for Thanksgivingfest.

Yes, it looks like I will be able to go to Thanksgivingfest this year after all.  I should get my first round of baby shots in October if everything goes according to schedule.   That’ll mean I should be free to go to Thanknsgivingfest at the end of November.  And then fly back before Thanksgiving to have the holiday with Teresa.  She isn’t gonna be able to go and I don’t want her to be alone for Thanksgiving.  So I won’t be spending Thanksgiving with my mom and brother and Jackson clan.  Just how things are going to work out.

Of course I will have to be careful around my friends at Thanksgivingfest, I will still be touchy to the common cold and such (grr).   And inevitably someone shows up with a cold, maybe Cori/Bruce will put it in the announcement that I can’t be exposed to common colds.  Only cuz they can literally kill me.

Maybe I shouldn’t go to Thanksgivingfest.  I would hate to ruin the fun for one of my friends who happens to have the sniffles.  But then again, Cori/Bruce are hosting and their house is large.  I can hide if I have to.  I will have to think about this.  I want to go but not at the cost of a friend not being able to go.

This cold is still kicking my butt, as we enter week 2 of having it.  It’s only supposed to last 3 weeks.  3 LONG weeks.  The cough, I think, is getting better.  But the wheeze in my left lung is still going strong.  The cough is still going strong, just better than where it was a  week ago.  PLUS, I finally got codeine cough syrup.   Which after an hour last night, shut the cough down for a few hours of blissful sleep.

Poor Teresa, she has this cold too.  I gave it to her.  Hers seems to have settled in her sinuses.  But every cold that Teresa gets settles in her sinuses, whereas mine always settle in my lungs.  But anyhow, she can’t get good sleep with me around coughing cuz she cant put in headphones cuz she has to be able to hear me if I fall or call out.  Sucks for her.  Wish there was something I could do to help her get some sleep.

45 days maximum until I am out of here.  Assuming no more Graph vs Host Crap goes on between now and then.   And assuming I can shake this stupid cold.  Gotta get off the Prednisone too according to Dr Alkateeb. But seriously, it looks like August 25th I am a free man.   Still wont have hair, still will be pale, still will look like a cancer patient.  But hopefully will feel a ton better and the thought of freedom makes me happy.

Hoping I look human again by November no matter what I decide to do for Thanksgiving & fest.

Tonight we are having Pasquale’s Pizza, well Stromboli.   Teresa discovered this place on our first visit here.  New York style pizza and such.  It has grown to be one of our favorite restaurants here in Rochester.  Pasquales and China 1 are our two go to places.   China 1 obviously being a Chinese restaurant.  Their sweet and sour chicken is phenomenal.  If these two restaurants aren’t rated #1 and #2 in Rochester, we are obviously missing something, because these 2 are great.

It’s 4:30pm, I am wishing it was 9:30pm so I could start thinking of going to bed.  This cold sucks.  But I guess it could be pneumonia again like the one that sent me to ICU while I was getting chemo.  That truly sucked.

Anyhow, I have announced officially to my D&D players that I will be starting my new campaign in mid-September.  Got 2 confirmed players so far.  Got plenty of time to find more.  I only want 5 players this time.  Not 6.  So it should be easier to fill the spots.  We don’t have a day or time yet.  Since I am basically free every night but Thursday, it’s all good to me.  Probably end up on Tuesday night again, but I am not confirming anything at all at this point.  Well, I am confirming that I will be running a  game starting mid-September and a few people are jazzed at the concept already.   Coolness.

Well, since I have been sitting here for over an hour writing this blog entry, I think I will go now.   Let me find some music.  You all know I like posting music.  so brb

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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