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.