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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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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