Lazy day but got good news

Today was a lazy day, but got some good new from Dr. Alkhateeb today, so I will call today a win.


I slept pretty much every other hour from 6 am till noon.  So for most of the day I wasn’t tired.  During my awake time I puttered around, had leftover pizza for brunch, and did a lot of nothing.  After noon I couldn’t sleep anymore, so I got up and did more of nothing, something I am very good at.  I read a lot of Facebook posts, kept refreshing until it would only show me one advertisement.  So I think I caught up with everyone who has posted recently.  That was something I should have been doing all along.


Dr. Alkhateeb’s office sent me a message today, basically congratulating me on my platelet’s going up (they were 73 yesterday) which Dr. Alkhateeb says it’s a sign of graft vs. MDS.  Which means at least something is working, slowly, but like it should be.  That made me happy to read.  I needed some good news.


Today I start my prescription of Lexapro (Escitalopram) 5 mg tablets, that Dr. Eastin, my shrink prescribed me yesterday.  Here’s hoping it brings me out of my funk that I have been in for way too long.  I have vague memories of trying this before and it doing nothing, but hey, at this point I will try just about anything again.


Teresa ordered an air purifier for the bedroom (I think its mainly for the bedroom).  It will be here on Thursday.  I have thought that their is something in this house that I am allergic to for a long time.  Hopefully the purifier will pull whatever crap that’s in the air out of the air and maybe I will breathe better and cough less.


I still need to call my insurance during the daylight hours to get some payments straightened out.  We reached our deductible in February, we shouldn’t owe anybody any amount since then.  I am sure its just a mistake, I just need to get off my lazy butt and take care of it.


Oh yeah, also… Dr. Alkhateeb has rescinded his 6 months to a year to live.  Now it’s live as long as you can.  I’m not fooling myself thinking I am gonna live to be 80, but a few more years would be cool.  Especially now that I got graft vs. MDS going on.  Now if I could just make blood.


Hmm, it’s 8:20pm, I wonder if I can convince Teresa to give me my night meds early and maybe crash a little early.  For some reason I am really tired tonight.  But she’ll say I have to wait till at least 9pm, so I am not even gonna bother to ask.


AINT DEAD YET – IOWA will be held in April, 2020 I think.  Nice month usually, besides we are holding it in a restaurant.  So the weather is somewhat irrelevant.  Everything is still up in the air for ADY-I except that it will happen.


STILL NOT DEAD YET will be held in the Region (Chesterton to be specific) on August 8th, 2020.  The plan is to hold it at my mom’s new place.  Which should be nice to hold a party at.  And naturally everyone is invited to both dinner and party.


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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