Of no sleep and the need to call financial aid

Finally went to sleep around 2am and was up at 6am.  Today will definitely be a multiple nap day.  I sort of blame Teresa for me staying up so late, she piled her pillows in front of the clock.  I honestly thought it was midnight when I got up and saw it was almost 2am.  I haven’t seen 2am in a long time.  And waking up at 6am is just habit now.  At 7am, after I take my meds,  I will take care of the dogs.  Then I will really be awake.  I plan to be back asleep napping by 9am for first nap.

Teresa made the Chinese pork loin last night.  It was 2 pieces.  The small piece took about 4 hours to cook and he big piece took about 7 hours.  Yeah, she pulled it out of the oven around midnight.  The small Chinese pork loin was phenomenal for late dinner.  Too bad she overcooked the rice noodles, they still tasted ok to me.  But now they are off the list and will never grace our table again, back to white rice with all Chinese dishes.  I am cool with it either way, if she wants to try new things on me, I’m all for it.  The time it took to cook the pork loins was quite the surprise though.  I had second dinner shortly after she pulled the big loin out.  The smaller one was better.  Go figure.

My cough is getting worse.  The Zpack is doing nothing for it, and the Prednisone is doing even less.  Last night I broke down and used my inhaler again, just in hopes of catching my breath between coughs.  Nights are really bad.  Mornings have been bad recently but right now I am doing ok (haven’t coughed at all yet).  Last night was the worse, I coughed and coughed for a good 2 hours straight, I hope it’s just allergies triggering said reaction and not something seriously wrong.

My knee feels seriously better.  Today is last day of Prednisone.  I still can’t kneel on my right knee but there is no continual pain and the kneeling pain is down to about a 4.  Yeah, I really think it’s a getting older thing.  Just another ache or pain to add to the list of aches and pains.  Pucky still can’t lay on my legs though and this really confuses him cuz that is where he always lays when he is with me.  Mojo is still light enough to lay on my legs but I don’t let him either out of solidarity with Pucky.

I have been wearing an orange leukemia bracelet since 2015.  It’s leukemia orange and says Cancer Sucks on it.  This year I added a red and white one which say MDS suck too.  AML 2015 MDS 2018.  I put them both on my right wrist cuz I do wear an Apple Watch on my left wrist.  They don’t look bad together, they just don’t match.  But when you are wearing Awareness Ribbons, matching is the least of your worries.  I paid 1 dollar for the new bracelet, and 9 dollars shipping.  lol.

Skyrim:  I am back to playing a Khajitt.  This time she is an archer by design.  She is leveling fast though.  I started her around 10pm and I think she is level 12 already.  Hasn’t done the big starting quest yet.  The troll on the way up to High Hrothgar would kick her butt.  So I’ve decided I am gonna wait a little bit before I try it.  The game doesn’t force you to do things at certain times.  It does have linear quest lines, so you have to do them in order, but doesn’t say when you have to do them at all.  But I think the main quest line is a really fun quest line, so I will start it soon.

I also have another orc who I am thoroughly enjoying.  She has the same problem as every other orc I have made, she can’t sure a bow.   But she swings a mad Warhammer.  So, there are a few dungeons I won’t be doing with her.  She walloped the troll on the way to High Hrothgar.  Fire enchant is the way to go against trolls.  Keeps them from regenerating and your attacks do extra damage after the first one.  So I am currently playing an orc and a khajitt and having fun with both.

The school keeps sending me bills, which are causing me extra anxiety.  So, Monday (tomorrow) I am calling Financial Aid to make sure everything is set for Summer.  I don’t want to worry about paying any bills thank you.

I got into my Business Math class.  Signed up for it last night.  A little bit of anxiety gone.  Having to take that ALEKS test again really made me a bundle of anxiety and I didn’t realize it was as bad as it was.  But the stupid test is over, and I got high enough on it to take a simple math class.  Yay me.

Anxiety is getting high though as we are only 23 days out till day 1 of Hectic the 48 year old Freshman.  5 weeks on English, 8 weeks of Math, and 10 weeks on Philosophy.  I can do this.  I’m sure I can.

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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