The day after Pucky’s 10th Birthday

Hey, its Sunday, July 5th. I certainly hope that all my friends still have all their fingers and eyes from last night’s festivities. Seriously, I hope no one I know got hurt. All I know is it was hot and muggy last night and I wasn’t going to leave my air conditioned home to watch fireworks from the car. The only way to watch fireworks during this Covid-19 Pandemic.


So, yeah, we watched the last few episodes of Warrior Nun yesterday. And let me tell you the show was great. And the twists and turns shocked both Teresa and I. Bravo to the authors. Very rarely am I surprised by something on TV. And Bravo to Netflix for producing it. And the season ending was worth watching the whole season for. So if you haven’t started watching Warrior Nun, it’s on Netflix. Yes, that other streaming service that isn’t showing Hamilton.


For 4th of July dinner, Teresa made us Open Face Italian Sausage Melts with tomato sauce. We need to come up with a real name for it. But it was all Italian Sausage, Green Pepper, Onion, and homemade Tomato Sauce placed of a freshly warmed Italian bread roll. As with almost everything Teresa makes, it was phenomenal. Yes, I know I say that a lot here, but she is that good of a cook.


I don’t understand how some people aren’t “Getting it”. Corona Virus isn’t going away any time soon, especially here in the United States. How can people be so stupid as to not wear a mask (properly) and not keep 6feet away from each other. It’s not rocket science. We (the US) is about to hit 3 million active cases, that is preposterous. And then they plan to open major league spots where athletes are coming down with it yet they are continuing to go thru with it.


Teresa rescinded her agreement to go out to eat. Iowa is having a severe Covid spike. So, I am stuck at home for longer and longer. I just want to go out for a perfectly cooked steak and the good bread and cinna-butter from Texas Roadhouse. But instead Teresa has agreed to cook me a steak in her Sous Vide and finished in a skillet. Not quite professionally cooked, but still good none-the-less. It will have to tide me over.


I don’t expect to be doing much today during the day. I will nap, probably multiple times. But other than that I have no plans. But tomorrow night we are supposed to play in Jason’s Dungeons and Dragons Eberron game. Luna is all concerned with tying up loose ends with Tink and Vakri. I am all for lets get it done. I mean I am still having fun, but playing in a campaign that is ending is just that ending. If you leave some loose ends, so be it. Let the campaign end. But I will sit here, playing H, listening to whatever transpires between my compatriots like a good guy. But I just want to kill the BBEG and call it a campaign.


Tomorrow, Teresa is having her wisdom tooth which is growing in sideways removed. She has been waiting to have this done for a long time, her first appointment was before Covid, then Covid came and screwed everything up, and finally she gets to have it removed.


I don’t have anything medical until July 21st. A video chat with my shrink, I guess they got things settled with Blue Cross. Anyhow, its all good, I want to talk to him about Seasonal Affective Disorder. I can not have what happened last year happen again this year. Last year, I shut down everything and basically walked away from everyone… I was so depressed I couldn’t hardly function for 4 months, then it took me a few months to rebuild those connections rekindle those friendships. It sucks. Anyhow, we broached the subject briefly before, but since September is looming in the closeish distance it is time to seriously talk about it and maybe put a plan in motion.


Then July 27, 28 and 29 are chemo days. Same old same old.


Then its August 20th as next medical thing and that’s is a trip to have my teeth cleaned. This was originally schedule on January 2nd, but not knowing how chemo was gonna effect me, I had to cancel. Now 8 months later, I will finally make it to the dentist.


Then August 24, 25 and 26 are chemo days.


Then there are chemo days in September, October and November. A trip to Mayo at the end of November. At this appointment in November I get to decide if I am going to try life off of chemo. Right now I am seriously considering it. No chemo for Christmas. Even if I can only go a couple months, it’ll just feel good to not have chemo looming over me. Nobody understands truly what chemo does to your mentally unless they have been thru it too. Anyhow, this is how I am feeling now. I reserve the right to flip back and forth several times between now and November.



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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