A beautiful day for Halloween

Joyous Samhain and Happy Halloween and Happy Nevada Day. It’s the 31st of October (in case you forgot) and it was a beautiful day here in Central Iowa. The temp got into the 60s, the sun was shining, just a pleasant day to be alive.


Mom is coming to visit November 8th thru 14th. Longest visit that she has ever had here. I am so looking forward to this visit. It’s gonna be great. I miss my mom every day and she can travel easier than we can (blood tests twice a week plus infusions and chemo makes it hard to go anywhere), so when we got a “Free” week, we let her know. Free meaning only blood tests and infusions if necessary. I am so happy that she is coming to visit. I just wish Jim could come too, but he has to work. Understandable.


I have mostly recovered from my fall, I am able to get around fairly well on my own for at least part of the day. Teresa is being great during the rest of the day when I am wiped out. My lip looks a lot better, the bruise on my right shoulder spread out but doesn’t hurt really, my right knee I really messed up, it’s gonna take a while longer for it to heal. Thank the gods for pain pills cuz if I didn’t have them I would be in a lot of pain (knee).


We cancelled the palliative care appointment at Mayo on the 11th. Dr. Wehbe is taking care of me as much as he can. Didn’t want to drive 8 hours for an appointment we didn’t need or want. I appreciate the thought, but its too far for idle chit chat.

Teresa is gonna call Teresa (@Mayo) and talk to her about the other appointments we have. It’s not that I don’t want to be treated by Dr. Alkhateeb anymore, it’s the it’s still 8 hours in the car and I can think of 8 hours of stuff I would rather be doing. (Naval lint comes to mind).


Teresa wants me to go to the ER for platelets tomorrow. I figure I will be ok until Monday. As long as I don’t do anything stupid, I should be fine. Platelets go in lightning fast, so its not even gonna be a long day (like it is with 2 units of blood). So platelets wait for Monday. I googled what happens when you run out of platelets, it said you can bleed to death. I am not bleeding anywhere (except this bloody nose) so I am not worried.


Teresa is playing Horizon again. She appears to be having fun. That’s great to see cuz she doesn’t have enough fun things in her life, in my opinion. She takes great care of me, but that doesn’t sound like fun to me. Sounds like more work. So, she is occupying the big tv in the bedroom, which is cool, since we got it to play games on.

I am playing Skyrim again. The vote is out to if I am having fun or not. Seriously, I am playing and I have no idea if I am enjoying myself or not. Moments of fun are being had, so I guess it’s all good. Better than sitting around doing nothing. So there is that. I am having more fun playing Skyrim than I was having sitting around doing nothing.


Teresa made this Cheeseburger Chowder from a recipe found on the net. Without changing anything in the recipe she just might have made the best soup that she ever has. First run was fantastic, and leftovers are plentiful and well worth having. I would say, leftovers are to die for but that might be hitting too close to home right now.


Dr. Wehbe pushed the electric wheelchair off on Jocelyn. That is fine, the prescription just has to come from a doctor’s office. Jocelyn is one of his head nurses, she’ll take care of me. I will have an electric wheelchair before the end of the year.


I hope to finish Jason’s Eberron Dungeons and Dragons game soon too. We are on the last mission, getting ready to fight the BBEG. Can’t leave it there. Would just be wrong. So, I’m not feeling D&D tonight, maybe next Saturday night, should have platelets and blood by then. Should feel pretty good. I’ll talk with Jason about it.


There is something else I wanted to share but my mind won’t let me think of it right now. I guess it can wait.

Everyone have a safe Halloween.

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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