Lemons

I really wish my mom and brother could have come to visit this week.  But with Teresa on the tail end of the flu, it would have been wrong to have them come.  I miss them, really I do.  Anyhow, I hear it worked out good for them, gave them a chance to finish packing the old house and move it to the new house, a process which would have probably lingered for quite a while without a week off to get it done.  One of those when life gives you lemons, if you don’t throw them at someone, you make lemonade.


Teresa is all but well now.  Her stomach is still a bit tender.  And the muscles used to puke still hurt.  She had to have picked up the bug at Mayo.  It’s the only place we had went with sick people in the last few days.  Mayo being a veritable petree dish of germs, which are easily passed to the unsuspecting masses.  Not to belittle what Teresa went thru, but I am really glad that I didn’t get it, cuz I don’t have the immune system to fight it and might never again have said immune system in this lifetime.


Pucky and Mojo went to the vet this morning for teeth cleaning.  I will say this, their teeth look great now.  Poor guys though, all drugged out.  It was a challenge to get them to eat breakfast.  Pucky somehow made it on to the foot of the bed before crashing; Teresa then wrapped him in a blanket and he is sound asleep.  Mojo is asleep in Teresa’s arms while she is working from home.  Both of them seem to be ok though.  They are just really tired and we are gonna do whatever it takes to make them comfortable while they recover.


I am really enjoying Skyrim: Special Edition.  I find more differences every time I play.  It’s almost like playing a different game to a certain extent.  And the creation club just adds more to the game.  Yes, it costs to buy stuff off the creation club, but I have really liked everything I have gotten with the exception of one really confusing dungeon;  I am going to have to watch a walkthrough of Forgotten Seasons on YouTube.  Someone is bound to have made one.  Beyond that, everything I have gotten has been cool.  My goblin pet who summons Air Elementals is just plain cool.


I really don’t know how much longer I am going to live.  I am hoping thru August.  I am hoping to not be on chemo for all that time.  I am hoping the after 4 months of chemo that my chromosome anomalies will be fixed.  (in 4 months I have another bone marrow biopsy to check that issue specifically).  If the chemo doesn’t work, and I survive still, Dr. Alkhateeb said I will probably get another transplant from a different donor.  That alone sounds like the best bet to me, the best chance of extending my life.


Appointment with Dr. Wehbe on Thursday afternoon.  Then chemo starts Monday and goes thru Wednesday.  Problem we discovered is that I will need blood during that chemo run.  I scheduled my chemo without even thinking about needing blood.  And the chemo will cause the blood getting to increase and add platelets.  Chemo kills the blood and platelet manufacturing parts, and you have to replace what isn’t being made.  I really don’t want chemo again, even this wimpy crap chemo is gonna cause me problems.  Not just with my blood, but other issues, the side effect list is impressive.


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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