Third round of chemo Day 1

So, today was finally chemo day 1.  They found a vein in my left arm that isnt visible without heating it up.  I swear I did not know this big vein was there and it didn’t roll or crush.  Anyhow, getting the IV in was a breeze once they found the vein.  This was almost an hour after my scheduled time to start.  Then there was 20 minutes of anti-nausea medicine pumped in, I guess nausea is the big thing with this chemo since it doesnt cause hair loss or any of the things bigger chemos do.  Then it was 1 hour of sitting there while the poison was pumped into my system.  It wasn’t bad, Teresa was there to keep me company.  I have to say the stuff they pumped in was COLD.  Made me cold, had to ask for a heated blanket.  Anyhow, the going in part of the chemo isn’t the part I was not wanting to do, its the side effects.  And the crashing hard of blood stats, which make you feel like crap.  The side effects of this chemo are chumpy though, so I am officially not going to worry about it.  Fatigue and Loss of Appetite seem to be the big 2 they hear people complain about the most.   I am always fatigued, so that’s not biggy.  The loss of appetite bothers Teresa a lot cuz we just started putting weight back on me from a loss of appetite issue.  Oh well, we will face it together, its going to be ok.


Beyond that, I have been playing a lot of Skyrim: Special Edition.  I am digging me Wood Elf, go figure.  She wields a bow (DUH) and a greatsword (surprise).  She is only level 15 though, so I might give up on her, but there is something about her that I really like, so maybe she will be the one I play beyond level 26.

I also have a Orc.  She wields a greatsword exclusively.  She is fun, but I think she is headed to the delete pile.  She is the proverbial one trick pony.  Run in and whack whatever moves with the greatsword.  No variation.   Just run in and whack.  No sneaking, no coolness, just same old same old.  She is level 18 I think and I can’t figure out what quest to do next with her.  So, that might mean her end.


I feel bad, I look at the Christmas present pile, and I got Teresa 1 thing and she got me like 4 or 5.  Now my one thing probably cost more than her 4 or 5 together.   We shop that way, I am for the big items and she picks a handful of littler things.   Anyhow, I am not sure what else she wants that is in my budget.   I just want to get her something small so she has more to open on Christmas.  The new 55″ TV is replacing out still functioning 55″ TV in the bedroom, and she is getting the old one for the living room.  Since I rarely go out in the living room, that is a gift for her.  The new 55″ is all for me.  It’s got all the bells and whistles, its gonna look great sitting up at the end of the bed.


The new med for my Benign Enlarged Prostate works like a champ.  Instead of getting up 8-10 times a night, I only get up 2.  However, we think its causing a problem.  Drool.  I hate drooling cuz of medicine.  I hate drooling for any reason.   I couldn’t find drool listed as a side effect of either of the med changes, but I didn’t take the calcium pills (I had been on calcium chewables) last night and today I am still a drooling fool.  The only other med is the med that works so well.  Such is my life, I will have to go back to 8-10 times a night instead of 2.


Well, I guess I will wrap this up and get it posted before it gets too late.  When I post too late I get fewer readers.  Not that I write this for the readers.  I write this for me.  But having readers is cool too.  So let me go grab a video and be off.


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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