So far I am still alive

Well, it is the 19th of December and I am still alive. Looking good for making it to Christmas. Actually looking pretty good for New Years too. It’s cold outside, but it is the end of December, almost officially winter. I do not believe we have any snow predicted in the near future, so I guess it is all good here.

I’ve take it on to call my mom every day. So far I have done a good job at that. Mom and Jim, both of them, need me in their lives. I am truly sorry that this won’t last very long. I am lucky to have made it this far.

Jennifer Williams Young just left our house. She made a trip to Adel, Iowa from Chesterton, Indiana JUST to see me before I die. Tears were held in check until she was leaving. Then the flood gates opened. Yeah, saying goodbye is a very hard thing to do. And saying the BIG good bye is even harder.

I am pretty much down to getting 1 infusion a week. The faster I have to get infusions the closer I am to death. So 1 (blood or plasma) infusion a week isn’t that bad yet. Next week should be blood as last Friday was platelets. I prefer to get platelets cuz they go in super fast, blood takes 2 hours per unit, platelets only take about 35 minutes. Oh well, it will be blood again next week.

Shanon, my home health nurse is really nice. I should have gotten disabled and gotten the PICC Line in a long time ago. But it’s alright. I will only have use of her for a little while. She does the dressing changes and draws blood for tests now, so we don’t have to make trips to Dr. Wehbe’s office except once a month. We can so handle that.

I am having trouble sleeping at night, but no trouble sleeping during the day. Weird. From 10 pm to 6 am it’s a crap shoot if I sleep. Then from 7 am to 9 am I am usually asleep. Then its on and off for a few hours. Then I get up around noon. Between noon and 10 pm, there is usually a nap or two involved. Not how I want to sleep, but its better than when I was not sleeping at all.

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.

One thought on “So far I am still alive”

  1. Hi Jeff!
    I am SO glad that you are still alive! 🙂 Two of my friends have recently died from cancer–it SUCKS, you are so right about that! I hope and pray that you keep defying the odds–live on! ❤


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