It’s true, I promise

Funny but true story, I was about to change the CANCER SUCKS image for something lighthearted right before all this current crap starter.  I had thought I had kicked cancer’s butt and I was invincible.  Boy was I wrong.  Right now I feel like I am dying, and might very well be dying from one or both of the cancers I thought I had beat.  Good thing I left the Cancer Sucks image alone, wouldn’t want to have taken it down only to have to put it back up a few days later.  The truth is there, Cancer does truly SUCK.


In one week I turn 49 years old.  And that has become secondary to my health issues.  Oh, I am sure that someone at Mayo will notice my birthday is coming up.     And I’ll get tons of Facebook Happy Birthday messages.  My wife will get me something if I tell her what I want.  And mom and jimmy will give me something when I see them, I’m sure.  But still, when I think of my birthday, I think of the fact that there is a really good chance I won’t see 50 and prove my sick prediction that I told Teresa in 2015, I wouldn’t live through my 40s.  She has threatened to kick me if I die.  I believe at that point I won’t care.


I’m still depressed and still feel like total crap because of it.  All I need is for the to release the results of the bone marrow biopsy.  Not knowing is what has me depressed.  I am pretty sure I know exactly what is going to happen depending on the what the results are.  Silly Mayo is just dragging their heels on releasing the information.  And if I find out the Dr. Alkhateeb has asked them not to release the info before we see him on Friday, I am gonna be pissed beyond recognition.  But it’s normally 3 days after the procedural day.  So, I had the biopsy on Friday, so hopefully I get the results on Wednesday.


Now my mom and Teresa have ganged up on me.  I can’t go in and tell Dr. Alkhateeb how it’s gonna be.  I have to go in and ask nicely now.  And if he says No, I have abide by his decision.  But the good news is, what I am asking is perfectly reasonable.  So, it should be a no brainer.   It would totally suck if he says No.


See, if he says No, then the party is off.  Because I wouldn’t be able to go.  And what good would Jeff’s AINT DEAD YET party be without Jeff?  It wouldn’t be much of a party.  And I would feel like crap because I know that people have gotten hotel rooms by now.  But my proposal is solid, like I said, No brainer.  So as far as I am concerned the party is on.


My #15 tooth is scheduled to get pulled on August 21st.  I think I might be dealing with Dr. Alkhateeb then.  Maybe the Oral Surgeons at Mayo take Delta Dental insurance and they can pull my tooth.  Definite possibility.  Mayo would be more prepared to deal with my definite lack of platelets and the pulling of said tooth.  Give me a six-pack of platelets, pull the tooth, send me on my way.  Yeah, that is the way to do it.


At least my appetite hasn’t been affected (yet).  I am still eating good.  Still drinking plenty too.  Last time those became real issues.  And I lost a lot of weight and had to go daily for infusions of saline.  Luckily I didn’t damage my kidneys then.


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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