55 Saves Lives… 1973-1987

Today I slept until 6am and almost later.  I did not hear Alexa go off for Teresa, so technically Teresa woke me a 6.  I am getting between 4 and 6 hours of sleep a night.  It all depends on when I finally go tot sleep at night cuz guaranteed I will be up between 4 and 6 am.  Last night I feel asleep around midnight, so 6 hours or sleep and it could have been seven, because at 7am Alexa goes off to remind me to take my morning meds.   It would have been nice to sleep in that extra hour but Teresa accidently woke me and then told me I could go back to sleep.  Yeah, right.


I need a haircut and shave really bad.  I look shaggy.  Teresa shaves my head to a 2 and my beard to a 1, but we have been having scheduling issues with getting my hair and beard done.  We both forget about it and then I remember at like 11pm when it is too late to do it.  Hopefully, by typing it here, I will remember this evening and we can get it done.  I would like my hair and beard shaved before we go to May on Friday.


My mood continues to be great.  The depression just a time in the past now.  Well, and in the future too I would bet.  Being in a great mood is where I spend most of my time anyway.  I wish I had truly local (like in Adel) friends who I could hang out with and share my great mood, but alas, I know a vert limited number of people in Adel and I wouldn’t call any of them friends.  Such is how I live my life.


The Prilosec is really doing a great job.  I ate Gummi Bears this morning, and they used to make me cough and cough.  Now that I have been on Prilosec for a while, I risked it and turns out that I didnt cough at all from the Gummi Bears.   Having Reflux again sucks.  I suppose if Dr. Alkhateeb oked it, I could have surgery again to fix it.  But I don’t really want surgery on my gut ever again, even laparoscopic.  Especially when I can just take one extra pill a day to take core of the same issue.


The surgery I want is the surgery done by Mayo’s orthopedic guys.  They developed a way to fix planter’s fasciitis.  Which is case you didn’t know, is a very painful problem with the bottom of your heal.  Makes walking very uncomfortable.  Anyhow, Mayo developed a minimally invasive surgery that fixes that issue.  Lays you up for like 10 days, but gives you 100% relief.   I’ve lived with it for 11 years now.  I wear very expensive lifts and insoles to let me walk somewhat normal most of the time.  I just want the surgery so I could walk bare foot again for long periods of time.  Anyhow, Dr. Alkhateeb gave this idea his ok, “After we get the MDS and GvHD under complete control,: which we do, so it’s time to revisit the topic.


Skyrim: I deleted a lot of saves and started an Orc Warrior. She beat Alduin and killed Alduin without using a healing potion.  And is now in the process of going after Miraak.  After she kills, well beats Miraak, and finishes up with Solsteim, she will start Dawnguard.  And since the first item Florentis sends you after is a Runic Warhammer, that is right up here alley.  Yeah, I have this character planned out somewhat.  Need to get to level 75 to fight a legendary dragon for the achievement.  lol.  Oh, she is level 28 now,   Having lots of fun with her right now.


Mayo is Friday and I am not sure why we are having this visit now at all.  It was for my cough, which is now, while not gone, is very much under control.  How it seems like we are going to waste gas and a 12+ hour day.  Oh well, it doesn’t cost us anything for the medical part.  All covered under that transplant payment, so we will go to Mayo.

Oh yeah, there is the blood tests that were a little irregular last time, the ones I was supposed to get again while I was depressed, that he’ll want to reorder.  So there is that.


Well, it’s nap time or early lunch time then nap time, haven’t quiet decided yet.  So, I am off.  Here is hoping that everyone who reads this has a great day.


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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