Yesterday’s trip to Mayo ended with Dr. A saying, he has no idea what he is going to do until after the bone marrow biopsy, which will most likely occur around Christmas. Merry Christmas to me. I would go into detail his reasoning for more waiting, but I feel that I don’t want to curse things by spreading the word of what is going on. Let’s just say it looks like good news for a change.
That trip up there and back is killer and its only 3 1/2 hours + stops each way. Just by the time I get home, I am exhausted and normally headed to sleep. I managed 9:30 last night. But I was tired all day yesterday. I haven’t been tired all day since I started on the hydrocortisone. But we skipped the steroid yesterday cuz they wanted to test how it was doing in my system. So that might’ve been the reason I was so tired.
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT have the pneumococcal breathing thing right after lunch. Man did that make me nauseous. I felt horrible for a couple of hours later. And if I had the ability to puke, during the test itself I would have yacked all over the lady giving me the treatment. I truly hate doing these breathing things, but I guess if I get pcb or pcj (abbreviations for the 2 types of pneumonia I could get) I would in all likelihood die. So breathe Jeff breathe.
Dr. A says he wants to see a little chronic GvHD in me. Teresa and I think we found it. In my life, prior to the transplant, I have never been nauseous, never dry heaved (Still can’t puke) because of nausea. Since the transplant, this has been a regular occurrence. According to the app from BE THE MATCH which tells you all about the chronic GvHD symptoms, nausea and puking are a sign on chronic GvHD. Yup, between that and my skin being differently dry, I think I got the chronic GvHD he wants to see.
Teresa says I am sharp with Dr. A. I take that as meaning I am either rude or mean to him. I don’t see it. I thought we got along famously after I nearly fired him. But nope, Teresa says I was still sharp with him. I’ll have to work on it, I actually like the big guy.
OK, here’s the situation, I created an NPC out of thin air. I did not plan anything that is going on in my D&D game. I ran 95% of last weeks game by ear. So now I have to decide if she is expendable or needs to be saved. One way or the other, I have to work out her spell list. A lot of work goes into my Major Player NPCs, it would suck for her to die on her second night of existence. And if I make her, I have to make her ex-husband, and the old man too. They are all to be Major Player NPCs. The ex-husband and old man have to be made regardless if I let them kill the lady. I got a lot to do before Tuesday evening.
6 days until Waterdeep blah blah Mad King comes out on roll20. That is the campaign that Cori plans to run. Yup, I will finally really get to play in a campaign. Yeah, buddy. I don’t expect to start on the 9th but maybe Cori can be ready by the 14th. 5 days to prep, might not be enough, she is new to DMing. But a boy can hope, right?
I can’t wait to play again. Seriously, it has been a long time since I got into a long term campaign. Let’s see Last time was Danny’s: Freaked out about the transplant quit everything. Time before that was Kirk’s 3.5 campaign: 3 sessions in I was diagnoses with AML and that was the end of that. Before that you have to go all the way back to Ridgecrest, where I DMed most of the time. Larry ran a campaign sorta, more like a bunch of 1 shots that he loosely tied together. That was D&D 2.0. I ran a bastardized AD&D/D&D2.0 campaign with a lot of players. 20 or so players in the living room of where I was living, Ran into a door clearly marked Danger Kobolds in many languages and the game ended. Yup, I was DM for that mess. I can’t remember before that. But that mess was before Teresa so it was 27 or so years ago. Wow, I really don’t get to play often. That is why I am so fixated with the idea that Cori is gonna run a campaign. Cuz she invited me to play in it. Me. Play. She’s even letting me be an arcane archer. Which is way cool of her. I know nothing about the Mad King dungeons, so this should be good.
300 hours is what roll20 estimates it’ll take to run thru all of the mad king stuff. That’s a long time. I hope its true, and I hope I survive long enough to see it an end.