Going to Mayo September 30 October 1st

September, 15, 2020 turned out to be a beautiful day. The sun has been out all day without it getting hot or humid. Gotta love these beautiful Fall days (even if it’s not fall yet).


Dr. Alkhateeb didn’t trust the Bone Marrow Biopsy given to me at Mercy (neither did I really). So there is hope that I shall live for a while longer. Another Biopsy is scheduled for the 30th of September up at Mayo. Realistically it should have identical results, but there is always hope until there in none to be had.


While we are there, we are having some more routine tests ran too. Seems that every time we go to Mayo they run tests on me. At least we weaseled out of the Pulmonary Test, it is the only test I actively hate. And now with my knees as bad as they are, I can’t do half the Pulmonary Test anyway. I can breathe just fine thank you, got no asthma in me.


Talking about my knees. My knees regularly hold a pain score of 7 in the right knee and 4 in the left. Except for the hour or so right after I take my pain pills where they drop to a 5 and 3 respectively. Sure am hoping that the pain doc I see a week from tomorrow believes me and will prescribe something a little stronger. At the rate I am going, I will be the dying man in the wheelchair, before too long.


I have relost my appetite. I’m down to sub 200 pounds, much to everyone’s dismay I’m just not hungry at all. First lecture I received is from Teresa. She really hates when I drop below 200 pounds. I am not built to weigh less than 200 pounds.


Well, if you know me at all, you know I HATE not knowing. This cancer stuff is rapidly driving my crazy (er). I just want to know… NOW. It’s just nor right to put this much pressure on one crazy man and his loving wife.


I wasn’t trying to bring false hope to anyone with this post. I do believe that there is a chance that the doctor who did the biopsy at Mercy could have made a mistake, but I am not saying he did. I ask for prayers and good thoughts same as always.


Peace, Love and Gummi Bears to all my friends who take the time to read this and spend a moment to send a prayer or good thought.

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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