it was flu shot day

I did it today, I got my flu shot, now I feel like crap again.  At least I had Zofran to take care of the nausea.  Tylenol to take care of the aches.  So, I just feel like my normal degree of crap that I have felt lately.  After getting all the baby shots (OK, not all, got 1 set to go) the flu shot aint nothing.  A little needle prick and then about an hour later I feel like I have to throw up.  But it’s ok, this will make Dr. Alkhateeb happy that I got the shot.  And we all know I live to make him happy (sarcasm in case you didn’t know).


My hemoglobin should be like 8.9, I should still feel pretty good.  But I don’t, I feel weak and fatigued and short of breath, signs normally associated with having a hemoglobin in the sevens or sixes.  Oh well, It’s not the end of my world to feel beat up prematurely.  OH, I didn’t tell ya, my platelets are climbing, go figure.  On Monday MOHA determined they were 59.  They have been 40 for months.  No one wants to or can answer the question of “Why are my platelets going up while my hemoglobin in tanking?”  Best answer I got was at least you don’t have to get platelets infusions.  Truth.– Well, my hemoglobin will not be low enough for infusion before our trip to Mayo, bummer.


My mom got her house she wanted to buy.  Closes October 25th.  This is great news for her and Jim.  Other than now they have to pack and move.  Packing sucks, Moving sucks more.  But the good news is they are in no rush, which makes it a bit more bearable. I’m just surprised they found a house that literally ticked every box.  I don’t remember if it has a fenced yard, but that is minor really.  And there is a bonus play thing in the back yard that looks huge.  Hope they can sell it on Craig’s list and get someone to cart it off.  But really I am happy for mom and Jim.


So, the Still Not Dead party is on for August 8th 2020.  It will be being held at my mom’s new house.  Parking will unfortunately not be as convenient as last years party as they will now be about a block from the nearest school instead of across the street.  But it promises to be as good as last years food and friends and fun.


AINT DEAD YET – IOWA, dinner, is still in the works. Got a lot of decisions to make.  Plans to be made.  Invitation list to be made.  etc… etc…  Finding a place to hold it is being the  main hold up right now.  There are a lot of restaurants in the Greater Des Moines Sprawl, narrowing it down is gonna be a challenge.  But it should be a tasty challenge as we taste test the contenders.  More details are naturally to follow.


New to me band, trying to decide if I like them, but this song sounded good to me.

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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