All this plus our 30th anniversary plan

My mother’s day gift to my mom got their yesterday instead of today.  So just a day off, not too bad.  I got her a set of Royal Blue Bamboo sheets for her queen sized bed.  Now, some of you are questioning Bamboo sheets right now, let me tell you after you wash them they are the softest sheets I have ever had the pleasure of using.  Who’d have thought that bamboo sheets would be so soft, but they are, really.  We order them from http://www.wholesalebeddings.com and they are almost always running some kind of sale.  And a set of bamboo sheets costs about the same as a good set of cotton sheets but are so much nicer so there is no reason to buy cotton anymore.  Hopefully mom will put them on her bed, she mentioned something about saving them for when we come to visit, anyhow I want her to use them and enjoy them.  They are that much better, and my mom deserves the best.


As I mentioned a couple days ago, we didn’t play in Jason’s Dungeons and Dragons Eberron campaign on Sunday.  It has been moved to Thursday this week.  A day is a day to me, so it doesn’t matter, so I will play Mit on Thursday.  I have a plan finally, I hope Jason goes for it.  Heh, I don’t know if as a DM I would allow it, but Jason might so I am going to ask.  The worst that can happen is he says no.  So, yeah, I am gonna ask him.  It’s all good.


Tonight we playing my Dungeons and Dragons campaign Maloon.  I am looking forward to this.  The creature they ran into has a death ray, but I don’t want to kill anyone.  LOL.  Oh well, I will figure something out.  They had a less than 10% chance of running into said monster and then made the choices that led right to it.   I’m probably gonna nerf the monster, his ability says Dead at 0, but I am going to let Ma-Zul the healer heal them instead.  Yeah, that is what I will do.  Having your character killed sucks.  Takes away some of the fun.  So, I will give them a chance, maybe.  Or maybe I will kill them all and let Jason play his order of the scribe wizard.  heh.


I slept like crap last night, kept waking up.  Night took forever to get done.  I don’t remember any of my dreams, but I remember waking up a couple of times thinking, “Wow, what a bad dream”  Yes, occasionally I have nightmares.  And I think that maybe I was plagued by nightmares last night, it would explain why I kept waking up.  Anyhow, I tried to nap this afternoon and failed miserably, so I might get really tired half way thru tonight’s game.


I am 2000 words into my book which does not have a name yet.  I have the Intro done and most of chapter 1.  I only have 118,000ish words to go. lol.  I am really liking my story so far but I am going to have to make a couple changes already to what I have written cuz I didn’t like the story arc as it is going right now.  The overall arc is solid.  One of the little arcs is what I’m not liking.  So in reality, when I write that story arc out, I will be like 1800 words I think,  Oh well, its gonna take me a while.


I butchered Babbel Spanish lesson 3.  Lesson 1 and 2 were really easy, but 3 threw me for a loop.  I am gonna do it again and again till I can get 100% and I actually understand.


I did some research the other night, I found out that only 17.1% of mds stem cell transplant patients survive to 2 years.  They (the statistic people) stop counting at 4 years and 10.2% so I want to live to 4 years and be a double statistical anomaly.  The first time being I lived 5 years after AML.  My 2 years after transplant is officially this coming Sunday.  Heh, I guess I am a Survivor.


I’m feeling pretty good all things considered.  I have very few complaints.  My knees hurt, both of them because of growths on the inside of the kneecaps rubbing on the tendons.  Nothing really can be done about it, it’s just something that happens to some people (hey, I got quite a few, I’ve had quite a few it happen to some people issues, bleh) and I happen to be one of those unlucky people.

2nd complaint is sleep, I either sleep to little or sleep too much.  Both extremes mess with my mental issues somewhat.  this is actually sort of new.  Ping ponging between the two extremes.  I slept like a normal person for years until my transplant.  Yeah, I am gonna blame it on the transplant.  A lot of things changed with the transplant.

3rd complaint is my back.  I used to be able to sit for like an hour before pain.  Now I am lucky to not start hurting after 20 minute or so.  I can hardly sit thru dinner at times. Nothing really can be done for that either.  Stupid car accident 30 years ago, back damaged in 3 places.  Now can’t get steroid injections, so I pop a Percocet if the pain gets too bad.

And naturally I got the aches and pains associated with getting older.  Heck, I turn 50 in a little less than 3 months.  Life hasn’t been easy on me.  As a matter of face, life has been kinda hard on me. So, there is no wonder in my mind as to why I hurt in weird places from time to time.  No wonder in my mind why when I eat some things my body goes into revolt.

But there are other times, when I feel great.  Not a pain in my body, it is weird.  Those times are rare nowadays, but I cherish them.


Teresa and I have decided what we are going to for our 30th anniversary, if I am still alive and thriving in 3 years.  We are going on a tour of Canada.  I want Eastern Canada, cuz I have friends there and she wants Western Canada, cuz she has friends there.  The catch is, the tour company I am looking at charged 600 dollars per person more for Western Canada, so I would win this discussion.  So, its a 10 Day Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City & Montreal with Niagara Falls.  Would be fun to meet up with some of my Canadian friends.  Have dinner.  Talk about nothing specific.  Yes, a trip to Canada would be fun I think.  A nice 30th anniversary present to ourselves.


Well, I have babbled long enough here.  I will let you, my dear readers, go now with a video.

And yes, this song is fitting, I’d love to be in LA instead of Iowa but I am here and here is where we will stay and here is where I will all likely die.

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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