better than sliced bread

Sleep is getting better I think, but still messed up.  I slept from 10:30pm to 5:30am and then 7:20am to 9:20am.  Now if I could sleep past the 5:30 and bring the 7:20 earlier I would have a good night of solid sleep.  Oh well, at least I have the option of going back to sleep, I couldn’t imagine what this sleep problem would be like if I had a job.  I would be a total wreck at my job and probably be fired.  Good thing that I don’t work.  Anyhow, I am almost out of Restoril and I am not sure that Chris (the PA) will write me more and I know that Dr. Alkhateeb won’t write it for me…  maybe Dr. Eastin, my new shrink will be so kind as to write it for me.


I was hoping that my sleep issues would be over before I go to visit my brother and mother.  But that is next weekend;  I just don’t see my sleep fixing itself in a week.  I guess I will be taking naps when I am there too.   His party doesn’t start till 5pm, I can be plenty rested by then.  Friday’s flight is at some unreasonable hour of the morning, then I have a LONG bus ride from O’Hare to Portage. I know I am napping Friday.   Then Saturday is the party from 5pm to 1am or when the last person leaves.  Heh, it’s supposed to storm there on Saturday, I am expecting a small turn out…  LOTS of food.  Then Sunday I board the bus at 5 something to go back to the O’Hare for my flight home.  Teresa has decided she is NOT getting up to take me to the airport and pick me up.  So I drive in and park my car in the BFE lot and call for the airport bus.   Yeah, fun fun at 5am and 11pm.


My first appointment with Dr. Eastin is July 2nd @ 11am.  I hope I like him.  I hope he will prescribe the medicine I have been on for years and won’t try to dink with anything.  I have been on this particular med cocktail for a long time.   I don’t want to change what works for me.  Too many psychiatrists are too ego driven to listen to their patients or they are too afraid to try new (Nimodipine has been around for a LONG time) things.  I hope Dr. Eastin has the balls to write me what I have been on.   It works for me.  Don’t need to change anything.


Hmm, I am hungry, like very hungry but I ate a big breakfast just 2 1/2 hours ago, I shouldn’t be this hungry.  I weighed 206.8 this morning before I ate.  Not sure where I sit now on the scale.  Don’t really care as long as in the morning weigh in I am sub-210.  I do not want to go over 210.  So far my new metabolism has been doing the job.  I have swelled up to 212.2 at night, but the next morning was 208.6.  So, I have decided that my weight is official first thing in the morning, well maybe not first thing, but before I eat in the morning.


I jacked my right big toe up really good yesterday.  It’s all black and blue and swollen.  I don’t think I broke it or dislocated it, I think I hyperextended it.  I was walking in very loose lounge pants (what I wear 90% of the time) and my toe got caught in the other leg over the pants and got pulled really hard.  Now it hurts a whole lot.  Enough pain that I dread walking at the moment..  So, I am trying to stay planted as much as possible today.


SKYRIM: I have tried several of the other races in Skyrim, looking for something different. I always fall back on Orc or Khajiit.  Right now, I am on a super stealth (which I haven’t had the opportunity the use yet) Khajiit.  But I logged her in today and then immediately logged her out twice today.   The second time I decided I would rather write this blog instead.   I just don’t know how long I can flog this game this time around.  It was a lot of fun for a while, but now I need to move on.

To that effect I have given up on games like Skyrim, for the time being that is.  I ordered the 2019 version of WWE’s wrestling game for the Xbox One that Teresa bought me for Christmas.  I like wrestling games and this one is getting great reviews.  I just hope I can play it with the tendonitis I have in both hands.  Holding the controller has a tendency to cause discomfort.   Oh well, it’s supposed to be here on the 24th (I did not order it from Amazon, so no Prime).  I will give it a go.  Maybe it’ll be the best thing since sliced bread.


So, June 21-23 I will be in Indiana.  June 24th, my WWE wrestling game is supposed to arrive.  July 2nd is my first appointment with Dr. Eastin.  July 12th back to Mayo for more baby shots.  Then July 29th-August 7th is all booked with GenCon, if I go, if I do not go I will spend that week and couple days visiting my mom and brother.  Anyhow, that is all I have planned for the next few months.

Yeah, I was all excited about going to GenCon, but now I am just not so sure I want to go.  Too many people and I still have a compromised immune system (we are working on it).  I am thinking a longish visit with my family might be in order instead.   Just thinking right now, haven’t decided anything yet.


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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