no DLI chemo for Christmas

Well, my donor was unable to get the Donation ready by this week.  Heh, he is a 20 year old guy, I’m sure he has better things to do than worry about me.  Anyhow, that means we won’t be staying till Friday at Mayo.  And I won’t be getting the DLI.  What will be happening is I will start a regiment of chemo (BOO) real soon.  I have already forgotten the name of the chemo he wants to use, but it’s a pretty weak chemo cuz my body cant take a strong chemo again.  Anyhow, he wants me to make an appointment with Dr. Wehbe for next week to get this chemo crap all set up.  In case you can’t tell, I am not happy with having to do chemo again.  What I don’t know is if this means I will never get another DLI.


Dr. Alkhateeb actually called me to let me know what was going on.  That means he has called me 3 times during the course of treatment.  3 phone calls in 2 years of him treating me.  At least he didn’t wait till we were there to tell us about the donor.  He called on Tuesday for the trip up there on Thursday.   That’s good I guess.


Dr. Alkhateeb was surprised when I told him I am getting 2 units of blood every 15 days.  Tells you how close he is paying attention.  Next blood will be the 17th of December.  It’s like clockwork.


Dr. Wehbe’s office called back, they are gonna get me in to see Dr. Wehbe of the 12th which is next Thursday..  If not sooner at his downtown office.  Any way it goes, it will be when my mom and brother are here.  At least I won’t have to get blood (5 hours) while they are here, just an appointment with Dr. Wehbe.  Those normally don’t take long.


So, it’s Mayo on Thursday (not Friday).

Then my mom and brother and coming to visit.  During that time I will have an appointment with Dr. Wehbe.

Probably start chemo the week after.  Chemo for Christmas.  FUN

Who knows how long I’ll be on chemo?   Probably until I show improvement or I am dead.  Rah.


Sorry for the short post.


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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