I may be cancer free but I still have to go to Mayo

I announced my not sick too early.  It was just a 24 lull before the return on the nasty cough. I am used to the chemo cough I have had for years, a lite dry cough.  I have had it for 3 1/2 years.  But this is a loud barking nasty cough, definitely something new, something I picked up at ArctiCon, and something I will have to deal with until my pathetic immune system kicks in gear and gets rid of it.  One more day, One week, or A couple weeks, we shall see how long it takes for it to run it’s course.


19 days till Spring.  Someone on Facebook took it upon themselves to remind me that March is usually the most snow filled month.  Bah,  why do people have to go out of their way to ruin other peoples dreams?  I dream of above freezing weather.  It might happen before Spring officially hits.  Weather.com says it will be above freezing on March 14th and 15th.  Well, that is before Spring officially hits.  Would be nice to see the other side of 40 degrees again, but I’ll take the above freezing, of course it also says it’s going to snow on March 14th and 15th.  LOL, can’t win for losing.


I slept for crap last night.  I got a whole new stressor in my life, but that is NOT my story to share.  So, anyhow this stressor is as bad as my biopsy stressor was.  And I won’t know anything more about it till the 20th.  I hope that I come to a reasonable mental accommodation with it before then, I need my sleep.


I am working on the website everyday.  Right now, I am still making 90s looking pages of the pages I plan to put up.  When I get those all done, I will make them look all modern and responsive.  I know what I am doing with the 90s looking pages, I sort of know what I am doing modern wise.  I really didn’t learn much from Angela Yu, the instructor of my web development class.  But like I have said before, I got books and the power of google to answer my questions.

I may have to try to find another credit card processing company.  Square is not wanting to give me the APIs that I need.  They want me to set up a ecommerce shop.  I just want a few lines to enter credit card information.  For that I need APIs, I forget what API stands for but it is what makes my website talk to their database.  Gonna be hard to process credit cards if this magic doesn’t happen.

Still waiting for the Art.  At least the logo.  I found the shirts cheaper than http://www.rushordertees.com at http://www.vistaprint.com.  I use Vistaprint for just about all printing and I have ordered shirts from them before and was very pleased with them.  Yup, I didn’t even think of Vistaprint until they sent me an email with a discount.  That discount ends Sunday, but even at full price they are cheaper than Rush Order Tees.  So Vistaprint wins.


We are going to Mayo on Wednesday.  Barring a storm closing the 35 again.  There isn’t one being predicted, so we are going to Mayo on Wednesday.  Then I hope I will find out the schedule of when I will get the stem cell transfusions.  Right now not knowing is really cramping my plans for this convention season.  First convention is the local one, DemiCon, at the beginning of May.  I don’t think I am going to get to go, I think I’ll be dealing with Acute Graph versus Host Disease then.  It’ll be a pleasant surprise if I’m wrong and I get to go.  But one way or the other, I won’t be able to buy my ticket during their early bird period, so it will cost me more.  Not knowing what is gonna happen just plain sucks.

Just want to be done with all the stem cell transfusions and be back to my new “normal” in time to go to GenCon in August.  Certainly, he doesn’t have 6 months of transfusions.  Maybe 3 or 4 months, ruining all the other conventions, but not 6 months.  But I guess we find out on Wednesday.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 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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