All good here

Teresa is pretty much over her pneumonia.  She went from really needing to be hospitalized to barely coughing in 4 days, she was taking prednisone and 3 anti-biotics to do this.  It is amazing how fast she got better.  She was sleeping in the guest room for several days to keep me from getting sick and it worked.  Now, finally, she is back to where she belongs, sleeping next to me in our bed.


Dr. Wehbe decided I only need to be blood tested every other week.  However, Dr. Alkhateeb, my main doctor from Mayo, wants weekly blood tests.  So, I got to get Dr. Alkhateeb to talk to Dr. Wehbe and get this straightened out.  I really don’t think there is any reason for me to have weekly tests anymore, so I agree with Dr. Wehbe on this one.  So, going to write Dr. Alkhateeb a message and tell him what Dr. Wehbe decided to do and that I agree with him.  I’ll write that after I get done writing this blog entry.


My chronic cough seemingly is getting better,  Well, what I mean is I am not coughing as much or as hard.  This is a good thing in my opinion.  The weird thing is that nothing has been done to make this happen.  I am just living life like I have been for a long time now.  My cough just mellowed out.


Drooling however, seems to come and go.  I just want it to stop.


I know I mentioned this before, but somehow, we got out of driving up to Mayo until April 10th.  We didn’t go in February (and aren’t going in the next 11 days) and we aren’t going in March and not for 9 days of April.  Unfortunately they scheduled things starting early in the morning, so we have to drive up there the night before.  Which means either 70 bucks for the Gift of Life House or 80 bucks for a hotel….  I vote hotel, they have TVs in the room and mini-fridges.  LOL.


So, on April 10th I will have blood drawn early, then my 18th bone marrow biopsy (I am pretty sure that is accurate), then go thru the pharmacist, the nurse, and then the doctor,  Going to be a long, uncomfortable day.  Well, the early morning stuff won’t be bad, but the afternoon stuff is going to be darn right miserable, followed by the 4 hour drive home.   Gah.


But that is a long time from now.  Right now, I am going to just chill and play Skyrim and Civ 4 Warlords.  Yes, I am back to playing Warlords some.  I am getting tired of doing the same thing over and over again.  The quests in Skyrim don’t change, I mean occasionally I find a quest I haven’t done before, but these are few and far between.  So Skyrim, which I touted for a long time now, has lost some of its shine.  Civ 4 Warlords is different every time you play it.  And for once I would like to have the patience to WIN on Conquest.  Heh, I just get bored after a while.


That being said, I am playing one or the other from when I wake up at some godly hour to when I go to bed between 11 and 12 at night (naps happen).  It’s just I have nothing else that I want to do.  Well, I am thinking of getting back in to Dungeons and Dragons, but I am afraid to get involved in any ongoing game.  My health can turn to crap in an instance.  So, maybe I can get into a one shot or short term game.  I’ll have to contact my gaming friends and see what there is to see.


I have watched a little professional wrestling in the last few days.  Ring of Honor specifically.  I think this and the above means I am starting to get back into things I used to enjoy.  It might be a little premature to declare I am back to being me, but it might just be a good step that way.


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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