At least my knee feels better

I meant to go to bed early last night but didn’t get there until 11pmish.  I meant to sleep in this morning but was awake by 5:36am.  This is now how the sleep plan is supposed to be going.  I am supposed to be going to bed around 10 and sleeping till 7am.  That is the plan, but things keep getting in the way of said plan.  And I am getting less and less sleep.  I can deal with the being up till 11pm.  Have done that on and off for years without issue, but this waking up at 5:30 has got to stop.  I just wake wide awake and can’t fall back asleep.  It’s aggravating and forces me to take longer naps during the day to be awake in the evening.  That in itself is no big deal right now or in the near future, but come Fall with school, all my classes are scheduled during “nap” time.  So I am trying to fix this.

Prednisone seems to be doing the trick on my knee.  2 days and I was able to kneel on it with minor pain.  And the residual pain is pretty much gone.  3 more days of it to go, we’ll see if all the pain goes away, I am betting it will.  However, 2 days on Prednisone has done jack for my cough.  If anything my cough is getting worse.  I sure hurts more when I cough now.  3 more day on the Zpack, we shall see if it is/was an infection or something else.  All I know is that I want to stop the wet nasty coughing in the morning and in the evenings.  During the day/afternoon I don’t cough as much.

Today Publisher Clearing House award day of 7,000 a week for life.   Congratulations to whoever happens to win.  I would love for it to be me, but I am sure it’s not going to happen.  I have been entering PCH contests for 15 years and have nothing to show for it.  LOL.  But I enter online daily.  I am a Presidential Preferred Customer there.  And eventually, just maybe, I might win something someday and then die the next day.

Skyrim:  The PC version lets you cheat.  You can edit in just about any item you want with a simple command as long as you know the codes, which are easy to find online. Well, I was screwing around with a new character and gave him the lowest level item of every time do disenchant, thinking he’d go up several levels do to enchanting skill increases, he went up 2.  Boo.  Well, he wasn’t fun to play, so I bailed on him.  So, now I am back to a Khajitt, my old standby.  I like the cat folk, they are cool to play, have all the right abilities except enchanting.  And 5 points of enchanting can be hard to make up at the beginning.  But my Khajitt kicks butt.  Does a la machine dual sword attack which drops bigger foes.  It’s fun and I like it.

I didn’t feel up to taking the ALEKS test yesterday.  It is on the agenda for today if I ever stop coughing.  I don’t want to have to take this tests again, I don’t want to pay 15 dollars to McGraw Hill to take the test again.  But I gotta do what I gotta do, and I gotta take this stupid test again.  And hopefully it will be today.  14% is the goal I am shooting for.  I should be able to get 14% in my sleep.  I used to be really good at math, now not so much, it’s definitely a use it or lose it kind of thing.  And not doing math for 30ish years really sucked the math skills right out of me.

School starts in 25 days.  I have till the 10th of May to fix my math issue (that is when financial aid determines if you are full or part time).  I plan to fix it sooner than that.  I am hoping that all this work I am going through doesn’t fizzle this time.  I really do hope I can do school this time.  I have felt this way before and things have went to crap.  Too many times before I have went thru this process only to have a manic or a panic attack and have to walk away.   I sure hope it’s not the case this time.

Teresa is making Chinese Pork Loin for dinner tonight, you know the red Chinese pork you get at Chinese restaurants.  Yeah, Teresa makes that too and it’s always delicious.  I don’t know the current plan of what to have with it besides white rice.  But she’ll make up a good meal out of it, she always does.  How did I get so lucky to have a wonderful wife who has stood by me thru all sorts of crap, and can seriously cook?  Yeah, I am the luckiest guy alive.

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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