Just say No to low hemoglobin

Well, yesterdays visit to Mayo was a waste of time except for getting Baby Shots #3.  Dr. Alkhateeb seemed kind of lost.  So when we finally left Mayo we didn’t have a return date and still don’t.  We do know that the next visit will be for a DLI, just have no clue when it’s going to happen.  In the mean time, I am supposed to go along with the weekly blood tests, and this week or next week, I will need blood.  Which means via IV at Mercy Hospital.  I would say fun-fun, but it’s really a couple hours of my life that I won’t get back.  Heh.  I guess it gives me more hours to live though, whatever, its boring.

There is no Avaras, my Dungeons and Dragons campaign tonight.  I feel like entirely too much crap to try to run it.  And I am not going to feel better until I get some blood into me. The body is not meant to run on such little hemoglobin.  I can hardly think straight, and my imagination is shot.  Since we are down to 4 players, we can’t play anyway.  It sucks, but I may have to cancel Avaras again.  The 4 players that I have want to play, but it is hard as Dungeon Master to be responsible for keeping up the player base.  When you trust someone who says “I’ll get you another player and I will update my character” and they don’t, well that just screws the game for everyone else, including me.

I can’t lift my left arm above around shoulder level right now.  Right arm is ok.  Left arm is gonna take some work to get moving right anyway.  Silly Baby Shot.  Just got 1 more set (3 shots) to go.  Then I am DONE with the Baby Shots.

Fatigue is still a major issue right now.  I’m sleeping fine through the night and then feel fatigued all day.  Being tired (but unable to nap) all the time is brutal.  Speaking of napping, I did manage to pull off a couple hour one this afternoon (woot), but that was more of a fluke than anything normal for me lately.  Lately its  been, “I’m gonna nap” get all the pillows in the proper place, get comfy, and lay there for an hour thinking about how nice it would be if I could fall asleep, it’s kind of pathetic if you ask me.

I think if I don’t get blood Thursday or Friday, Friday night I will be in no shape to run “The Hole” again.  I was bad last week and it’s only going to get worse before it gets better.  Cancer sucks.  I’m going to bail, they will understand.  It’ll give someone time to prepare something else.  Maybe Shannon is ready to run Call of Cthullu.  That would be fun.  Just need someone to stall for one maybe two weeks.  I’ll get some blood, I’ll be good after that for a brief while.  A week to three.  That would be all I would need.

WordPress commended me on being a blogger for 8 years with them today, Happy Anniversary to me.  Now, if know me, I have only had this blog for around 3 years, what you don’t know is I had another blog before this one.  Heh, it was a running blog for a brief while talking about my attempt to get involved in the SCA here in Iowa.  The blog died when I gave up on that idea.  But it was 8 years ago today.  Amazing how much my writing style has changed (matured) since 2011, its all good.

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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