I hate the Daylight Saving Time changes. I always feel like crap for at last a week after no matter which direction they change. Last night was no exception. I woke up at 3am, which was 4am yesterday. I am going to be more messed up do to the time change, I wish they (the powers that be) would just abolish it and find a time they like. But alas, I doubt any changes to this archaic practice will occur in my lifetime. So, I guess I will just have to live with the time changes for the rest of my life.
Tomorrow starts my last round of chemo before I have my bone marrow biopsy on April 10th. This chemo has done wonders for me without any side effects that I could tell. The nurse at Mission: Cancer and Blood (formerly MOHA) have all been super and nice. It hasn’t been that bad, especially not compared to the chemo I have had before. This chemo has almost been pleasant except having to have it.
I (and both of the doctors) are amazed by how good my body reacted to this chemo. Color me surprised at the blood stats. Last week’s blood test put me in the normal male range. I told the nurse at the Infusion Center, before this chemo started, to expect to see a lot more of me, but my body reacted almost immediately. I needed no blood or platelets for the last 3 months and that is great.
If my bone marrow biopsy still shows problems, I will be on chemo for the rest of my stunted life. The thought of that is kind depressing. The plan is to move me to 5 days every 4 weeks, so 1/4 of whats left of my life will be spent getting chemo. I shudder at the concept. But anyhow, my body is producing what it is supposed to, so I am pretty sure the chemo fixed the problems I was having (for now) and I will be in remission again. That is what I really want,
My sleep is still messed up. I go to bed between 10:30 and midnight and wake up between 3 and 4 (Occasionally I make it to 5). Makes me one really tired guy. My shrink says I am not getting enough or any REM sleep and that can cause problems in its own right. But other than being tired, taking 1 or 2 naps during the day, I feel fine. So, I don;t get 6 or 7 or 8 hours of sleep a night, I get 6 or 7 or 8 a 24 hour period, it’ll have to do.
I want to go see my family. But I am not allowed to travel until after the bone marrow results. If the results are good and I am in remission, off I will go to the Region, to Chesterton specifically. I will stay a week, I will have a good time, and I will try to see ALL of my friends and some of my extended family. Yup, I will go visit mom and Jim, and have a great time, assuming my bone marrow biopsy comes back normal again.
You want to know something, I hate the drooling I have been doing for a couple months more than I hate the cancer which will kill me. Drooling is unsightly and darn right annoying. I really wish there was something I could take that would magically make it stop, the irony is I am on meds which can cause dry mouth. Well, that’s not my problem at all, my problem is I cant always tell when I am drooling and my shirt color gets soaked and that is annoying.
Whoa, I just now got around to putting my glasses on. Heh, the fuzzy words are now clear.
I have beaten the snot out of Civ 4 Warlords on Domination, I won before 1900. WOOT. I also beat my old Conquest score by over 150 years. Both of these feats I think were luck. I haven’t been able to come close to repeating them YET. I know I can do it, but I just got to get lucky again and get the right map and play it right. The map is the key I think. But I am still having fun with Warlords and will continue to try to beat my previous high scores.
I haven’t played Skyrim in weeks. I was/am burned out on it. So, I have nothing to report there. It is still one of my all time favorite games. I’m going to go back to it eventually I am sure.
Teresa, so kindly, shaved my head and beard last night, I was desperately needing it done. My head is shaved to a 2 and my beard is shaved to a 1. I look much better this way, younger if anything else.
I weighed in this morning at 199.0 pounds. I was down to 195, but that is too low. I like 200, I feel good at 200. So, I am happy with 199. I have 2 pairs of 36 jeans that fit. All my 40 jeans have been tucked away. My shirts are still 2x cuz I like to swim in my shirts. But I have found that some of the stuff that used to be tight now fits me again. NICE.
So, overall I would say that things are going fairly well. I live, I love, I laugh. As of this moment at 7:14am on 3/8/20 It’s all good. Oh, that reminds me, I have to take my hypothyroid medicine shortly, it was due at 7.
Anyhow, I am off to find a video to post here. And then off to try to beat my Conquest score in Warlords, As most people are getting ready to start there day, I hope you have a good one and that the evil time change isn’t too bad on you.