Another hole in the hip tomorrow

Whatever was going on Wednesday has passed.  I am unduly tired, but I am not weak.  Well, no weaker than normal.  This is good going into my bone marrow biopsy, tiredness they don’t care about (they are going to put me asleep for a short while) but weakness might have caused issues, probably wouldn’t have stopped the procedure but would have been cause for concern.

But yes, tomorrow we do the drive up to Mayo.  Through careful negotiations we don’t have to be there until noon.  Noon for the blood tests, then 12:40pm for check-in for my bone marrow biopsy.  Then we are out of there.  Just have to wait a week for the results.  But we are all pretty sure of the results.  Anyhow, the drive home always seems shorter than the drive there, especially when I have a bone marrow biopsy and am still feeling much of nothing for part of the way home.


Teresa got called from work at 2am last night.  It’s bullcrap that she is on call still.  She is way up the latter now, she shouldn’t be being called in the middle of the night.  The problem is that Mediacom has no one else who can fix outages, so Teresa gets called, still. I had been asleep for three plus hours by the time they called, so all it did was wake me up enough to have to pee and then I was back asleep.  Teresa says she was only up for another hour.  But being woke up in the middle of the night is not good on Teresa, she has problems falling back asleep.


In less than 2 weeks, I will be in the Region.  It should be a good visit.  I wish Teresa could come with, but her work needs her for some big project and have asked her not to leave for a week right now (or an extra day even).  She has gotten permission to take off for any and all medical days I have.  That is something nice of them.  So, I am not gonna sit here and bad mouth them.


People I never expected to come to my party are coming to my party.  Heh, I sent them an invite to be polite and I wanted them to come, but I never expected them to say yes, but they did. Too cool.  Going to have between 40 and 50 people at my party.  Not bad considering school starts for a few of the teacher people the week before.  So they are thinking they aren’t going to make it.  Distance is an issue for my Des Moines area friends, yeah 6 hours is kind of a long ride.  But I got a friend from Southern Illinois who is doing the same 6 hours and didn’t think twice about it.  Oh well, for a thrown together party idea at the end of June, to get 40 to 50 people here is a good thing.


I’m thinking my car is NOT going to be fixed today.  It’s almost 3pm and haven’t heard from the repair place yet.  Oh well, like I said yesterday, no big deal as long as they can hold it till Monday (they are closed on the weekends).


I checked the movies coming to the IMAX on my birthday and they are crap.  So, hopefully Teresa will be up to going out for a nice dinner someplace I haven’t been before.  I will even put on nice slacks and a dress shirt and be all fancy.  Yeah, that sounds like a nice plan.  Would have loved to take her to movies, but dang if there is anything worth seeing now.


I should call my shrink and make an appointment, I’m an emotional mess.  I doubt he would be able to fit me in before I know my results of the bone marrow biopsy.  And after the results, I think I will be more stable again.  So I won’t need him.  Heh, I can’t even do the shrink thing right.  Oh well.


The only thing I know for sure right now is that I love my family and friends.  I am the luckiest man alive to have collected such a great group of people.  I wish more could come to my party, but distances suck and timing sucks and life sometimes just sucks.  But a message to my friends and family who can’t come, know that I love you.


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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