The third day of chemo is done

Well, I survived getting the chemo for three days.  Only have two bruised spots, one where the nurse totally screwed up putting the IV in, the other from where she successfully got the IV in,  They used my left arm for all the IVs, my veins in the left arm are invisible unless you heat the crap out of them, and that is what they did.   It wasn’t a bad experience overall getting the chemo, now its the wait for the blood stats to crash in a  couple weeks.  It’ll be brutal and I will hate that time.

I get blood next Monday for sure.  It is all planned out.  My hemoglobin is going to be around 7.0.  Lowest that it has been since the start of needing blood.  This is before the big stat crash which will mean more blood and add platelets too.  I will definitely get to be on first name basis with all the nurses in the infusion lab.  I am already on first name basis with about half of them just from getting blood like I have been getting since September.  It’s kind of sad when you think about it, to end up getting to know the people who pump the blood into you to keep you alive.

I deleted all my characters is Skyrim: Special Edition.  For one reason or the other, it just became time to get rid of them.  I forget to do things at certain levels and then things get screwed up in my head about them and then I delete them.  I am going to end up deleting my new Khajiit because of a weird glitch in the game.  My new Orc is doing well I think.  I am having fun with her right now.  She wields a Warhammer AND has learned how to use a bow. She is kicking buttocks and everything she is dealing with so far.

Teresa made amazing homemade pizza last night, so amazing that we are having it two nights in a row.  The dough was crisp yet chewy.  The sauce was barely spiced, so it tasted very much of tomato.  And the cheese wouldn’t shred, (we don’t buy the bag mozzarella) the fresher the mozzarella the harder it is to shred.  The pepperoni and pineapple ham were both fresh too.   Made for a great eating experience.  Tonight’s probably won’t be quite as good because the fresh items sat in the fridge for 24 hours.  Oh well.  We are waiting for the dough to rise right now, then it’s not too long to pizza bliss night two.

Teresa was going to make me wait for Christmas to open my new computer, but I think the 5+ hours I sit getting blood on Monday might have changed her mind.  My new laptop WILL run Skyrim: Special Edition better.  Right now, my old laptop has all the settings on low except for one (I cant remember which one) which occasionally makes my screen jumpy.  The new one is considerably more powerful, I fully expect ULTRA settings on everything.  So, I am looking forward to getting my grubby mitts on it and playing some Skyrim.

I see Dr. Wehbe on the 9th and Dr. Alkhateeb on the 10th.  The first in Clive which is 25 minutes away.  The second is in Rochester which is 4 hours away.  I still like Wehbe better because he has an incredible bedside manner, just what you want in a doctor who is giving you bad news.  Alkhateeb tries, but his sense of humor is really odd and he has to really work at having any bedside manner.  Bad news is often dead panned, which is kind of upsetting.  But both docs are excellent doctors and that is what I need right now, two excellent doctors fighting the good fight for me.

That’s all I can think that of that would be of any interest to anyone, so I am gonna end this here.  Some music to sooth my soul if not yours.

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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