Dr. Wehbe is a great man

I think its day 6 of being ridiculously hot and muggy. Today, August 27, 2020 feels like a carbon copy of yesterday. So glad I did my going out early this morning cuz if I went out now I would melt.

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This morning was a trip to the lab and a visit with Dr. Wehbe. Lab results were as to be expected, nothing shocking there. I did not need blood cuz Dr. Wehbe gave me 2 units of blood last Friday. He did comment on the number of weird blood tests Dr. Alkhateeb requested. So they had to take like 12 vials of blood today for all those weird tests. Anyhow, Dr. Wehbe also made the comment that I have all the symptoms of a major infection, except I am not running a fever. He had no clue as to why I have been feeling like crap otherwise.

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Was supposed to have an appointment with my Shrink, Dr. Eastin, but technology befouled us and it didnt happen. So now my appointment is September 17th at 2pm. We’ll see if the technology gods all it to happen. Sucks that I didn’t get to talk to him today though, I am in need of his services and waiting a few weeks is just gonna suck.

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Dr. Wehbe said he would write a prescription for pain pills for my knees. The pain pills I got barely touch the pain and the extended release Tylenol isn’t quite cutting it. I asked him for something that won’t make me too stoned feeling. I hate that feeling. Dr. Wehbe will find something that works, he’s good for that kind of thing.

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My knees are getting worse and worse. 2 weeks ago, I rated them 6 and 3 on the pain scale. Today I rated them 7 and 4. With my right knee hurting more than my left. If it is just calcium built up under my knee caps, this HURTS ALOT.

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Dr. Wehbe observed that I get up like an old man. I told him not to look at how I walked. I feel like an old man hurting like this. I really go hope Dr. Wehbe gets my email and gets me meds asap.

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Yeah, this blog turned into a whinefest about my knees. Sorry about that folks.

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So, my graft has failed, but it might be ressurectable from what I am understanding, thus all the weird tests Dr. Alkhateeb had Dr. Wehbe order. I would be so happy not to have to have another transplant. I would be so happy to fix this with some pills. So, we are waiting for these tests that are going to take a while. Waiting to see if we can ressurect my failed graft.

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In the mean time, No Chemo (Woot). Also in the mean time blood and platelet infusions. Both sets of nurses (the chemo nurses and the infusion nurses) are way cool. But I much prefer hanging out with the infusion nurses. I went from 2 hours for 3 days every 4 weeks, to 4 hours for 1 day every 2-3 weeks. Oh well, it’s all good.

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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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