53 days still cold chemo and a little D&D

53 days until Spring.  I hope that made someone smile.  I know we are in the depths of a cold snap.  And its gonna get colder next week.  That sucks.  But they said at the beginning of winter the snow wasn’t gonna be so bad, but he cold was gonna be a bitch.  Well, the snow didn’t really come till a couple weeks ago, and we have gotten about a foot, which is more than last year, I still don’t think its been real bad.  But the cold hurts, well makes me ache.  My old joints don’t like this cold.  Teresa went to work this morning, when she left it was -12, when she got to work it was -8.  When I got up at 10am it was up to zero.  But like I said next week is supposed to be worse.  Windy and brutally cold.  Highs in the -3 range.  Lows almost breaking records, coming awful damn close.

I slept good last night, didn’t wake up at a weird hour (any more than normal).  Restoril did the job.  Yesterdays wake up was an anomaly.

Still, happy to report I am not cycling.

Web Development course is giving me problems.  CSS is hard or I my mind is just not capable of grasping CSS on the first time thru.  I end up listening to the 10 minutes lesson 4 or 5 times before the dawning of knowledge.  This is making the course go really slow, which means I won’t be done with it in the 2 weeks I had allotted for it.   At the rate I am going, its gonna be more like a month or more.  That’s actually fine, I don’t need the skills until after I get the results on my bone marrow biopsy and then maybe not even then.  So I got time.  It’s just frustrating not getting these concepts on the first try.  Teresa says its like learning a third language.  English, HTML, then CSS.  Every one gets substantially harder.  I don’t buy that, I think it’s just illogical.

Tonight is Jason’s game.  I am hoping I do not get sick again.  I got a wicked cough already, don’t need to be running any fever.  It’s not like me to bail on game mid-way thru the night, so last week I was feeling atrocious.  Fever caused by overheating is my guess as to what happened.  I put a fan over there in case I get hot again.  I really want to play in this game.

The early (way early) weather prediction is snow on the 5th and 6th of February.  That would suck.  We have to get to Mayo on the 6th and if its windy and snowing they close the 35 and we would be screwed getting there.  If its just a light snow, won’t be a problem.  But like I said, that prediction is way early, so I am not gonna freak out about it yet.

The trip to Scotland is officially cancelled.  I didn’t want to have to do it, but cancer trumps life again.  I am not looking forward to more chemo.  I think I have made that clear here before.  At one point I was set to refuse any more treatment.  But my wife, my mother, and my brother have convinced me to go thru with the chemo.  We still don’t know what the chemo will be or how much or even where it will be done.  I don’t know if we’ll find that out on the 6th or when we get the results.   I kinda hope that the chemo is done up at Mayo, I feel more comfortable up there.  Teresa wants it done down here at Mercy so she can still go to work.  So both have their plusses.

Well, time to go back to the CSS Hell I have put myself in.  You all have a good day.  I’ve been listening to Carlos Santana while typing this, so I am gonna put one of his videos at the end of this.  Viva Carlos Santana.

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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