Hey, it was a Friday and we didn’t go to Mayo

Today I slept.  Slept and slept and slept.  Somewhere in the 16 hour range.  I was so tired when I went to bed last night I told Teresa I was sleeping in.  But that is borderline ridiculous.   Oh well,  it’s the weekend, I don’t have to be awake for it.

This is the first Friday not having to go to Mayo, we have another one next week.  That;s right, 3 weeks from last trip to Mayo is next trip to Mayo.  I have really began to dislike that drive, especially when I don’t feel good.

Speaking of how I am feeling, great is the word.  Yup, I am saying that I feel great.  Except being tired all the time. But we know what is causing that, so we get to talk to Dr. Alkhateeb next visit and see if there is something else that can be done besides steroids.

Being backwards on how I react to steroids always causes problems with new (to me) docs.  Prednisone, everyone was worried I was gonna become a crazed axe murderer, I turned into a sleepy, lovey, teddy bear.  Not a teddy bear on the current steroid, just tired.

Yeah, you have been reading right, the only thing bugging me is my sleep habits.  Even being on Deathwatch Clock isn’t really bugging me much.  Sure, if I think about it hard then I get depressed.  But we are looking at a year or so.  No sense in being gloomy that long.


D&D is going really well.  My players are having fun or so they are saying.  Feels good to know I can still run a fun game.  I have decided against running a second game.  I was gonna run another game but no, my mind wouldn’t be able to handle two.  And both games would suffer.

Which brings me back to looking for a game to play in.  I could easily play in a game and run my game.  It’s just hard to find a group of players in normal places, but Des Moines is just weird.  Maybe I will go down to Mayhem on Wednesday and see if anyone is looking for players.  The thing I have going against me is my age.  48 is considered ancient to most players.  Oh well, it can’t hurt to go down to Mayhem and look around.

It happened to my parents when I invited my friends Bruce from Valpo Pet and Hobby to come over and play.  Bruce was in his 30s, I was 18.  Bruce shows up and my parents were shocked that he was so “old” comparably.  I can imagine the parents of a 16 year old gamer opening the door to a 48 year old man.  Probably older than the parents.  LOL

I miss playing.  In case you can’t tell.  In theory I have a year in which I could play.  Just need to find the appropriate group.  I could try reddit /r/lfg  and see what response I get.  I just don’t have anywhere to host a group.  I need to find a group which has a place to play.

The party is on.  March 30, 2019 AIN’T DEAD YET or BEAT THE ODDS.  Depending on where I am in treatment.  There is a 5-20% chance of surviving this.   So, hopefully by the time I order signs I will know one way or the other.

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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