No more trips to Mayo

Hey look, its December 15th and I am still alive. (morbid alert) Just 17 more days that I “have” to live (according to my accountant. On January 2nd, Teresa can claim me for this year and next on her taxes. Right now, I am her all important deductible.

Last week, I quit on Mayo Clinic, too many blood and bone cancer docs who said I am fatal with Cancer #3. So, I messaged Dr. Alkhateeb and let him know that I was thru with then. He wrote a very nice message back which thanked me for letting him be part of my care team. Really, it was the first sign of bedside manner from him we had ever seen from him, he wore it nice.

So, Dr. Wehbe is in charge of my palliative care. He is keeping my alive by prescriptions for infusions until I die. Speaking of infusions. I will probably be spending all next Friday getting blood and platetlets. Somehow we worked it out (unintentionally) to where I run out of blood and platelets at the same time, which translates to getting refills at roughly the exact same time. So hopefully, we can get in early cuz its roughly 3 hours for for each bag of blood and and 1 hour per bag of platelets. And 1 hour of bag changes and such. So, we are looking at 9 total hours, I guess we will be splitting this into Friday and Saturday like we did last week.

I want to thank all the friends and family who have reached out to me to wish me well. A couple of thing though. 1. I am not answering my phone for strangers. 2. If you want to see me, contact me on Facebook, we will see what we can do. 3. and finally my blog here will be written on rare occasion due to my depression. Yeah, dying is depressing.

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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