Augmentin and Zyrtec to the rescue

I guess I got almost 8 hours of sleep before Alexa went off to tell me to take my pills thus waking me up.  Well, normally I take my pills and fall right back asleep, but it’s the weekend and I have to feed the dogs and they know it, and THAT is what woke me up.  I love Pucky and Mojo, I just wish they understood that sleeping in on the weekend is a good thing and waking up early is not.  Teresa just blissfully slept thru all the ruckus and will sleep till 10, 11, or noon.  Heh, I will take a nap later.


Last night I stepped on the scale at 208.9.  This morning it’s 207.2. C’mon Augmentin do what you do and help me lose a couple pounds.  Bah, I will NOT hit 210.  I don’t want to hit 210, I want to be around 205.  This is becoming an obsession thing for me, just don’t let me hit 210 again.  I know I am being silly, that no one cares what I weigh, I could balloon up to 300 and Teresa wouldn’t complain about the weight, she would complain about having to buy new jeans for me.  But silly as it is, I mean to stay under 210 and try to be as close to 205 as I can get.


Augmentin and Zyrtec are a powerful combination to clear out your nose.   Seriously, here I am at day four and wow, my sinuses are CLEAR.  It feels good, such a rare feeling for me to have clear sinuses.  From Spring to Fall, I have allergies, always have had allergies, always will have allergies.  Never used to have sinus infections, don’t know why I have had 2 in the past 6 months.  But Augmentin is clearing it up quickly and that is all I really wanted, to clear up the infection.  The allergies are no biggie, pop a Zyrtec and be done with them.


I had a migraine yesterday afternoon, so I cancelled Neven, much to my players dismay.  Yesterday morning I felt great and had great plans for the Dungeons and Dragons campaign, but alas, it’ll have to wait a week.  Then we have another week off because I will be at Mayo.  Then its up in the air depending on what GvHD I get.  Google acute GvHD and see what horrible things can happen to me from these stem cell infusions.  It’s not a pretty list and with some on them I will be in shape to run a game.  So, it’s a crap shoot, we shall see.


Hopefully, I will be able to run Aravas this coming Tuesday.  Missed last week and most of the week before, heh, it’s been a long time since we played.  But I was sick, stupid Virus, and felt like I had been ran over by a truck.  I was in no shape to run a Dungeons and Dragons game, when I couldn’t think straight.  So next Tuesday, barring anything, oh crap, next Tuesday is our 26th Wedding Anniversary.  I’m probably going to cancel Aravas again.  Poor guys, they just want to play.


I want to go to DemiCon in May.  It’s the gaming convention hosted here in Des Moines.  But with my stem cell schedule and GvHD issues, once again I don’t think I am going to make it this year either.  That kind of sucks.  I was really looking forward to going to another convention, I had fun at ArctiCon, and DemiCon is a 3 day event, so much more gaming.  But alas, my health issues will trump any gaming conventions, or really anthing fun for at least a few weeks after the stem cell infusions.


I found out yesterday that Financial Aid is going to pay (loans) for all my schooling costs.  SWEET, last time I was going to go, they only said 2000 dollars which didn’t even cover tuition.  But now its over 3000 dollars which covers tuition and books.  And I went to a student loan payment calculator and put in todays rates and how much I am gonna owe after 3 years and it said my payment is going to be a whopping 303 dollars a month, well within the budgeted 500 dollars I was ready to have to pay.  So financially it’s all good.

Mentally I am still holding strong, but it’s a long way away still.  I got 3 stem cell infusions and GenCon still before school starts.  No need to start stressing about it now.  Got more important things to stress about.  So, I can casually think about it and not have the slightest bit of anxiety.  Now, I went back to the beginning of this Blog.  Ya know something, this Blog was started to be a vent for my anxiety about trying school.  Anxiety caused me to bomb my entrance essay for Western Governors University.  Yeah, I have a lot of anxiety about school normally.  But like I said I got more important this to stress about that school.

My orientation will be online and I should be able to register for classes on April 15th.  Not the last group to register but definitely not the first.  The first is Veterans and Honor students.  I want to be a Honor student, to get in I have to 11 credits with a 3.5 GPA and write an essay.  No sweat since it’s not a timed essay.  I plan to do great in all my classes, so I am not worried about the grades either.  I would love to graduate with Honors.  Yup, Jeff Campbell, Web Development AAS with Honors.  Then a real quick 3 more semesters for a Marketing AAS with Honors.  Heh, I’m not asking for much.

And final blurb about school, after I do my orientation I have to meet with my Advisor.  That sucks, cuz I just want to register.  And orientation info doesn’t go out to mid April, so I might not be registering on the 15th.  That shouldn’t be a problem I wouldn’t think with my tentative schedule.  The only one I would be worried about is Digital Marketing, because 3 programs require it and he only take 30 students.  But that is my web blended class, and I wouldn’t be heartbroken to have to replace it with just about anything in a classroom.


While dealing with my migraine yesterday, I spent a few hours trying to find a new shrink.  I gave the Mercy Mental Health Coordinator a shot.  His all failed.  I am going to go on Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and just start calling 1 after the other psychiatrist until I find one that will let me stay on Nimodipine.  It sucks that shrinks don’t know about this med still, I have been on it for 20+ years now.   It works for me.  Why won’t shrinks trust their patients… never mind I know the answer to that.  It’s just super frustrating.  I’ll find a shrink yet.


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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