I hate change and about me

WordPress has decided the change to a block editor from their old editor, it officially goes into effect June 1st, but hey, who am I to stand in the way of <cough cough> progress. The biggest change is that I will no longer be able to write my blog in the Edge Browser. Which means more work for me to get it over to Facebook. I don’t completely understand why they wanted to change things, but change happens and just because i hate change doesn’t mean it’s bad.

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Mojo had 5 teeth removed today including his 2 front teeth which were broken way up in the bone. Poor poor Mojo. He just got home from the vet (around 3:15pm) he has been there since 8:20am. Long day for him. The vet office staff took turns holding him after a rough waking from anesthesia because every time they set him down he screamed. Mojo is only a little spoiled here at home an apparently at the Vet too.

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I had my video appointment with Kristal, Dr. Wehbe’s nurse. She was 20 minutes late and the appointment lasted less than 10 minutes. I told you guys that those appointments don’t take long. She asked all the important questions to which all the answers were no. Except when she asked if I was losing weight, I was all nope, I have put on about 5 extra pounds. And the chronic cough question was I think I am allergic to my dogs but I’m not getting rid of them, so I will live with coughing. Next appointment with Dr. Wehbe is June 4th IF my biopsy results are in.

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My mom and brother were coming to visit this weekend but changed their minds. Instead I think they are coming the Friday after my bone marrow biopsy, next week. I don’t think my mom totally realizes how much I am sleeping, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more, but usually around 14 to 16 hours a day. And with the bone marrow biopsy, I won’t be too mobile for a few days. I mean, I am all for her and Jim coming to visit, but I don’t want them to feel ignored or abandoned while they are here.

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Hmm, there is no word count anymore on the editor, so I won’t know when I have babbled too long. So, please bear with me while I adapt to this new editor and it’s weirdness.

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I want to share a bit about me for the new readers of my blog, those of you who have followed me for a while will know most of this anyway, so feel free to skip this section 🙂 These are in no particular order.

My name is Jeff Campbell, nicknames Hectic and mother

I turn 50 in exactly 11 weeks.

I am currently living with MDS cancer, I am 2 years post transplant which puts me in 17.1% of patients who received a transplant for MDS. Yes, that means 1 our 5 but I am good at beating the odds.

I had AML cancer in 2015, 5 years later still living, that makes me a statistical anomaly. Statisticians stop tracking survivors at 5 years cuz there are too few.

I run a Dungeons and Dragons game on Tuesday nights. I play in a Dungeons and Dragons game on Sunday nights. And occasionally play on Friday nights too. I am planning on running a second game soon, not sure if its going to be on Sunday afternoons or Thursday night, right now it is in the planning stage.

I am bipolar I, but its mostly under control. I do still have hypomania from time to time and still get depressed but you try having a death sentence from cancer and not get depressed about it from time to time.

I have a wonderful wife, who is a superwoman. She has been with me through a lot of Hell and has stood by me for 28 years. She is a great cook. She is a wonderful person. She works as a Unix System Engineer for the 9th largest cable company and is headhunted constantly but not going anywhere.

I have 2 chihuahuas named Pucky and Mojo. They are officially elderly now, but chihuahuas live up to 20 years, so they will probably outlive me. They help keep me sane, I love them very much.

This blog has followed me thru me getting ready to start school several times. A DEAD dream. It has followed me thru several failed businesses. More DEAD dreams.

Ultimately I write this blog for me. Not that I don’t get a kick out of the fact that I have a set of regular readers that is growing. But I sometimes talk about some topics too often and sometime ignore things. I rarely talk Politics. I do not talk Religion. I do talk a lot about games and my health issues and thing dealing with my health.

I have 2 cancer docs and 1 PA. They are Dr. Alkhateeb @ Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Dr. Wehbe @ Mission Cancer and Blood here in the Des Moines area, and Chris, the PA here in Adel.

Oh yeah, I live in Adel, IA which is a small town a half hourish west of Des Moines. I like small town life, except for the lack of restaurant choices. I would kill for a fast food joint to open up in town. But we do have a good pizza carry out place and decent sit down mexican and sit down bar b q. So its not totally backwoods.

OK, I can’t think of anything else anyone would care to know about me or would wonder about me when reading this blog. So, I am done with this blog for today. Lets see if I can add a video.

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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