News I was not looking forward too

I just found out that Teresa was right, Dr. Alkhateeb (well, his nurse) wrote back to schedule the next chemo the week after the bone  marrow biopsy.  That means, no matter what the results of the biopsy are, Y am still getting chemo.  No travel for me foreseeable future.

So I won’t be going to the Region to celebrate my 2nd Birthday (2 years post transplant) And I probably won’t get to have my STILL AIN’T DEAD party in August.  I may never actually get to see my mom’s house in person.  Heck, I may never see my brother again; mom will come visit.

I know that this chemo is keeping me alive.  But what kind of life is it?  They’re changing it to 5 days every 4 weeks.  So, I will be out of commission 2 out of every 4 weeks, one week for the chemo and two weeks later feeling like total crap for the week.   Yay, not.

I am not looking forward to more chemo.  At this point, I do not think I give a crap.  I need to talk with Dr. Alkhateeb, we have to come to an agreement on this subject.  I want to wait for the results of the biopsy, and if it’s clean, not have chemo.  But apparently, I am outvoted, or rather my desires don’t matter.  I will get the chemo, I will be nice to all the nurses as well as Dr. Alkhateeb and Dr.Wehbe.  I will be the perfect patient that I always am.


In other news, Albannese Orange Cream Gummi Bears are phenomenal.  Taste just like Orange Cream soda in a chewable form.   They are delicious, soft and chewy.  Normally I eat exclusively Harib gummsy.  A little education for people…  There are two types of gummi bears,  Hard and Soft…. Haribo are Harder than the Albanese gummis.  I tried these soft gmmis non-intentionally.  They surprised me in a very good way.

Heh, the Orange Cream Gummis are so good, Teresa and I ordered more from the Albanese company directly, along with some chocolates for her.  A perfect anniversary present for her… chocolates.  We normally just go out for dinner on our anniversary, but with all the restaurants closed, had to scramble to find something else.  Thank you Albanese company for having the gummis for me and the chocolates for her..


In Civ 4 Warlords news.  I really Trounced on Conquest.  I cleared 10 enemy nations by 1840, which gave me 20,140 points.  5000 points higher than ANY of  my previous high scores.  I wanted to wake Teresa and tell her right away, but it was 5:50am and that would have been rude; I waited for her to wake.  I did get up and leave the bedroom and practically jumped for joy.


In other news, the drooling has pretty much ceased.


Teresa loaded my phone with a bunch of mp3s she burned off my CD collection.  So now I have portable tuneage always at hand.  This was my Christmas present from her last Christmas (yes, she started in Mid-March on it).  Really cool of her in my opinion.

Now I am ordering 154 dollars worth of mp3s from Amazon (well, Teresa is ordering them for me, but I am paying for them.  A really weird assortment in my opinion, Ska, Punk, Classic Rock, Soft Pap, Alternative.  Yup, my music tastes are very varied.


We haven’t gotten the Stay at Home order from the Governor yet.  Just a strongly worded suggestion. But the police will come if you gather in a group more than 10 and make you disperse.  We are up to like 50 cases of Corona Virus here in Iowa.  Since some of those cases are in Dallas County (where Adel is), I am not leaving my house except for doctor visits, and then I am going to be wearing a mask.  I have a compromised immune system still,, I want to avoid this Virus, I have to avoid this Virus.


OK, so I thought that maybe my sleeping problem was partially caused by my napping. So, yesterday I did not nap at all.  I was so tired, but I didn’t nap.  Went to bed around 11 thinking I would get a good nights sleep.  Bah, I woke up at 3:40am anyway.  So, today I am going to embrace the nap or two.  Screw it, if I am going to wake ridiculously early anyway,  I choose to sleep whenever I can (like right after I post this blog).


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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