Shaken, but not stirred

OK, so my arms are no longer red or swollen or hot but still are somewhat tender.  Dr. Alkhateeb’s office wrote back saying that what I was experiencing “happens sometimes.”  So, no big deal.  I have complete movement of my arms again.  So we were worried over nothing, but when dealing with cancer reactions, nothing can be something sometimes.

Can’t wait to get my new glasses, I won’t have to pull things up to my nose or push them out to the extremes to see.  But now I am questioning my choice in frames, yeah, the Oakley’s were/are cool and the “fit my face perfectly”, but it might be too much of a change.  I think I should have just gotten exactly what I have/had and been happy.  Oh well, too late now.

LOL, my CPAP died because the cord got pulled out of the block.  DOH.  So, all that was done to “Fix” it was for naught.  It wasn’t till we put it all back together did we notice the plug issue.  Then we forgot to plug one tube back into place and had a flood on my bookcase, probably ruined a few books, haven’t had the guts to look yet.  But I think my Cthullu books are destroyed.  Sucks, but accidents happen.  Anyhow, CPAP worked from 2am to 6am and I haven’t slept that good in a long time.

I got my blood drawn 5 minutes before it was too late to draw it today.  Cortisol has to be taken before 10:30am, why?  Dunno.  But it does and at 10:25am the lab lady took my blood and said have a nice day.  Talk about cutting it close.  I was there at 10:02am waiting patiently.  Was all set to tell them I would come back tomorrow at 8am.  But I didn’t have to, so it should be all good.

Today I got a call back from Iowa Ortho, Des Moines top orthopedic specialists.  Tomorrow at 2 I have an appointment with one of their doctors to get my knee checked out.  I am expecting more x-rays, maybe an MRI and maybe a cortisone shot.  I think it may be arthritis, but it could be something else altogether.  All I know is that I didn’t DO anything to it to hurt it, it just started hurting one day.  So, hopefully something positive comes out of tomorrow’s appointment and not just a “Live with it.”

Avaras launches tomorrow night, Dungeons and Dragons at its finest.  OK, maybe not its finest, but at a fine point.  lol.  Potentially 140 Undead ready to beat up this poor party.  I really hope that things turn out alright for them.  I don’t want to have to fudge numbers and I don’t want to have to kill a character.  But hey, stuff happens, it is part of the game.  Really, it’s no tougher than last time and the characters are NOW more powerful than the first party, so should be a cakewalk for them.  HA.

My car is being dropped off next Monday with orders to keep it till it is fixed.  It needs its suspension redone and steering fluid leak fixed.  AND it needs all of it’s belts replaced, including the big one that holds the engine halves together.  So they are gonna have it for a while I would guess.  2 or 3 days would be my guesstimate.  Like get it back Thursdayish.  But it needs to be fixed and the place we are taking it to got a heck of a recommendation from one of Teresa’s coworkers.  So, we will give them a chance, can’t be worse than what Adel Chrysler (which became Deery Brothers Chrysler in Waukee) did to it last time they worked on it.  I just want to be sure I can get from here to my families house in the Region, tool around the Region some, and then get me back here.  And these few items were pointed out by people we trusted in Rochester.

Did I mention that we were on the two month schedule at Mayo again.  Don’t have to go back in August, have to go back on September 9th.  That is way cool if you ask me.  I really dread the drive up and back and all the waiting in between.  But if you look at a calendar, September 9th is a Monday, we are Friday people.  Going to be really different going on a Monday when they are considerably busier.  Oh well, at least I convinced the scheduler to start us later in the day than initially scheduled.  Those 7 and 8am starts of the day at Mayo started with 3am wake ups here in Adel.  YUCKO.  10:20am still requires a 6:30 leave time, but that’s not so bad.

Sorry about forgetting the video yesterday.  I was tired and cranky and I just plain forgot.




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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