extra caution for the immuno-suppressed

I did it.  I went and saw Chris and his student Kara yesterday.  For my cough/pneumonia he game me a Zpack.  Better safe than sorry I believe were his words.  It’s a game we play, I go in with some minor symptom and he breaks out big guns to take care of what it might potentially be.  You see with me being immuno-suppressed., a slight cold or virus can turn into full blown pneumonia, so he lights deferring to caution and I appreciate that.

For me knee, he poked and prodded carefully trying to determine what was wrong without hurting me.  After about 20 minutes he proclaimed it might be this or that.  Basically he said he was almost positive it’s tendons.  He prescribed 40mg of Prednisone for 5 days.  This freaked Teresa out cuz the last time I was on Prednisone was to kill stem cells.  So we had to go thru contacting Dr. Alkhateeb up to Mayo to make sure it was ok to take the Prednisone, I wasn’t worried about it, Teresa was.   Dr. Alkhateeb’s response was classic, He should be ok.  I just hope the Prednisone works.


It’s supposed to get into the high 60s with some rain today, but right now the sun is just shining away.  Then most of this week is supposed to highs in the mid 60s and high 50s.   I guess the warm up isn’t coming real soon.  More of the blah weather is in the immediate future.  I am really looking forward to some warmth, not the ridiculously hot and humid the deep summer brings.  But the 80s that the Spring is known to bring sure sound nice.  So, I will wait patiently for the weather to change, You got to know that it is coming, it always does.


Yesterday, I ended up taking 2 naps.  1 for 1 hour and 1 for 2 hours which would have lasted longer if Teresa hadn’t woke me to ask me how long I wanted to nap.  I wasn’t expecting a 2+ hour nap.   I never nap that long.  That being said, I expected to have problems falling asleep last night, but I was out by 10:30 and slept in till 7am.  Felt good to sleep in past 6am.  Teresa took care of the dogs today.  I woke up for the 7am pill alarm or I would probably still be asleep.


Skyrim:  I haven’t given up on my Mage, just taking a break from her (yes, my mage is female).  A lot of repetition is involved with her.  See bad guys, cant Flame Antronauch, let Lydia wade in and then cast firebolt at the bad guys.  I need to go find the next level of spells for her, I should go up to the magic college and buy them.   Should be no problem getting in.  But anyhow, right now she is on break.

So today I am starting something new.  Not sure what I am going to be playing, but I will be playing.  There are just so many options.  I will go thru the race list again and pick something cool to play.


Teresa made her wontons for dinner last night, and they were great.  The sweet and sour sauce was phenomenal.  I am so lucky to be married to such a  wonderful cook (and wonderful woman).  I wouldn’t eat nearly as good as I do if it wasn’t for her.


I should be feeling up to taking the ALEKS test today.  Still pissed about having to pay the 15 dollars to take it again.  But I gotta do what I gotta do.  And for this, I will cheat and use Alexa and Siri to do the harder math for me.  The joys of getting to take the test at home on your computer.   It can detect if you open another browser window, but it can’t detect Alexa and Siri.  Just have to get 14% on the stupid test.   I should be able to get 14% in my sleep.  I wonder how long it takes for ALEKS to report to the school your results?  I have read a lot about this test now, but I haven’t found that info out, probably 2 days.  Every outside source takes 2 days or 2 weeks.

Anyhow, I’m not anxious about the ALEKS test, I am mildly anxious about school starting in 26 days.  And now I have my health issue being taken care of, so it’s all good.  Just mild anxiety going on.  I feel good about school this time.   Ask me again in 3 weeks.


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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