Mayo question – Answered

A secretary from Mayo called me on Friday asking me to move my appointments 4 to 6 weeks further out due to the Corona Virus.  4 to 6 weeks will put it in the time frame of my 2nd anniversary (2nd 2nd Birthday), which I don’t want to do.  Dr. Alkhateeb was very adamant that I get the bone marrow biopsy done in April anyway.  So, I told the nice lady that she would have to check with Dr. Alkhateeb to see if changing the date was okay.  She was supposed to call me back on Friday after checking with Dr. Alkhateeb’s nurses, no call.  So I am sort of expecting a call today.  I do not want to postpone my bone marrow biopsy, I want to get it done and over with so I can get on with my life or resign myself to chemo for the rest of my life (however long that will be).


I just got over a case of a minor flu, I never run fevers unless deathly ill, but I had EVERY other symptom.  It lasted for 4 days.  It sucked.  But I feel better today.  I picked it up from someone at the chemo place as that is the only place I had been last week.  Not a fun way to spend 4 or 5 days, but at least it is over.  It did, however, make me miss an appointment withe Kristal, Dr. Wehbe’s head nurse.


My sleep problems continue.  Bed at midnight, up at 4:45am today.  Yesterday was better, bed at 11:30pm, up at 5:50am (the time Teresa gets up for work, I normally get up with her).  I have stopped taking all sleep meds and am just toughing this cycle out (I am still taking Melatonin which eases me into sleep at night).  I just want to get a good night’s sleep again. Oh well, it is not like I need to be awake at any point during the day right now.


I thought the drooling was getting better (less) but yesterday showed me that it is not.


Our Credit Union in California changed it’s name.  It is no longer Kern Schools Federal Credit Union it is now Valley Strong Credit Union.  I guess they opened it up to non-teachers or family. That is cool I guess, they had too small of a customer base as it was.  Now they might just attract other peoples.


The Corona Virus panic is driving me crazy.  Yeah, it is bad, but it is not a reason to panic.  Yes, it has killed a lot of people worldwide, but so many people have recovered from it, I don’t thin it is as big of a deal as the media is making it sound like.  No reason to stockpiles tons of toilet paper and hand sanitizer, just  be careful and practice avoiding people.

Speaking of Covid-19, someone from out County has it.  Our county is population sparse, 90% of the people live in Adel.  And all of them come to Adel.  So, I am just going to practice social distancing and stay home.


Teresa made me lasagna yesterday.  The recipe she uses (in her head) makes 1 big pan and 1 smaller pan.  Teresa doesn’t eat lasagna, so I got leftovers for the next week or two.   She makes incredible tasting lasagna too, so I am a happy man.  Although I did not have lasagna for breakfast today, I will have it for lunch today.


Teresa is transferring all of my CDs to mp3 format to transfer some music to my IPhone.  This is her Christmas present to me.  Yeah, I know it is March and she just got to it.  No biggie, she is cruising thru them.  When she gets done, I will a good collection of music to listen to when waiting for Doctors and such. This might be the best Christmas present she has ever did for me.


Still playing a lot of Civ 4 Warlords.  I have beaten it a couple more times, but my high scores stay as high scores for now.  I have yet to be able to repeat whatever I did to set those high scores, so all my subsequent attempts have fallen short.  Oh well, I am still having fun and that is what matters.

Still haven’t touched Skyrim: Special Edition in weeks.  I am taking an indefinite hiatus from that game, I didn’t realize that I had burnout, but I do.  I still consider it one of the greatest games ever, I just don’t want to play it right now.  Maybe I will play it again later.


I don’t want to go change my first section of this blog, but I heard back from Mayo just now and the appointments are still scheduled for April 10th.  Yay for clarification.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 49 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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