too little hemoglobin

Remind me to never let my hemoglobin to get this low again.  I feel atrocious.  New to fatigue, and the lot of symptoms, is dizziness and headache and confusion is back.  My hemoglobin is somewhere are 7.6 or 7.5.  I was 7.6 once before since this all began and I was a staggering mess.  If I hit 7.5 I will be at the lowest I have been since I was hospitalized last.  Can’t wait till tomorrow, should be getting blood.  My blood labs are at 9, giving them plenty of time to get me in by 11 so I can get 2 bags of blood.  Happy Halloween to me, I won’t quite feel like I am dying if they get the blood into me.  I hope I don’t have to wait till Friday, that will be no fun. And then I will be 7.4 most likely.


Mom’s house is going to close, just now not till November 7th.  So yay, she is gonna get the loan.  The company she went through deserves SUCKIEST MORTGAGE BROKERS IN THE REGION, and her loan officer BIGGEST IDIOT OF A LOAN OFFICER IN THE REGION.  These awards should be posted and published everywhere.  The company keeps asking for the same things over and over again and all the loan officer has done has said “everything is fine”.  Um, moron, if it was fine it would be closing today or the 23rd, the original closing day.  I am totally unimpressed.  But I am happy for my mom and brother.


Next Tuesday it begins.  Mayo in the afternoon and then ALL day Wednesday.  Tuesday I have my final baby shots.  Only one of which is supposed to hurt.  I can handle that.  We have to be at Mayo by 3:05pm, Finally a time we can easily shoot for.  Wednesday starts at 8:05 with blood labs, at least 1 abnormal lab has been added.  But its just blood, so who cares.  Then at 9 I have my bone marrow biopsy, the one that I expect to show no or little change.  The one I am going to dread getting the results in 5-7 days.  Then at 11, I have the pharmacist visit.  Then at 1 I have an unknown consultation.  Doesnt say what it’s for. Then at 2 I have a visit with the nurse and hopefully Dr. Alkhateeb, cuz I am supposed to see him at 2:30 and then be at the oral surgeons at 3 to have a tooth removed.  Wednesday is going to be a full day.  My first full day in a long time.   Thank the gods that Mayo provides wheelchairs and thank the gods that I have pain pills to take,  Without those 2 things I’d be screwed.  Really confused about the unknown consultation.  Wish they had given me a little idea of what its for.


I kept making dump mistakes in CIV4 Warlords.  I feel like an idiot.  Its only the easiest game to play (not to win). Anyhow, after so many mistakes, I decided to give Skyrim a shot.  Made bigger mistakes in Skyrim.   Maybe I am just not meant to play any games right now.  After blood I will try again.


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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