It actually sounded like good news

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.

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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