Saturday, June 18, 2005

Thanks

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone out there in J-Land for your comments, cyberhugs, emails, and ecards you have sent me.  Thank you also for the informative websites you have sent me on Myelodysplasia (MDS).  Thanks for the prayers you have offered on John's and my behalf.  Thanks for asking what it takes to be a donor.  (I will be giving more information about that in the future.)  Thanks for telling me I can IM you when I need to.  

The outpouring of support from J-Landers has been tremendous.  There has never been a better group.  John and I feel surrounded by such love and support.  (Your outpouring of support actually makes me want to cry.)  And we are more armed with information now.  Thanks to you all I have a better perspective today, and don't feel so off kilter.  

Even though today was tremendously hard, John and I did something fun just to forget about everything.  We played Monopoly!  So life goes on.  That is what we are trying to make it do.  We need to start doing some normal things again.  Have some fun.  Hopefully this week we are going to go grilling with my sister Valerie and her daughter Chelsea.  And maybe we will take in a movie or something.  That sounds like fun!

Not that I have given up researching.  I have joined several MDS groups (I am not slow, lol), read allover the net, been conversing with several MDS people by email, chatting with them by IM (they have been IMing me, lol), researching bone marrow transplants and donations, and so much more.  I guess that is why I need to do some fun things.  A spouse can really get caught up in this stuff and not take any time out for herself/himself.  I need to be careful not to do that.  But I AM going to do some research for John.  I want him to get the best care.  I just need to make sure everyday that we are not always focused on MDS and that we have some fun.  And I need to slow my pace down, lol.  Now that I have some initial information in place I can do that.

So thanks again to everyone who has been there for us.  We love you more than you could possibly ever know.

Love, Krissy :)   

18 comments:

  1. firestormkids046/18/2005 10:19 PM

    No thanks are necessary, sweetie!  You and John are loved more than you will ever know as well.  Blessings, Penny

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  2. sonensmilinmon6/18/2005 11:33 PM

    I agree with Penny, no thanks are needed.  We love and care for you and John.  Keeping you and John in my continued prayers.  ((((((((((Krissy & John))))))))

    Monica
    http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/

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  3. I'm so glad you both have such a positive attitude.  Keeping your focus is one of the best things you can do.  When my youngest was in the hospital for the removal of some lymph nodes, we would sit by him and talk about everything but his cancer.  We'd laugh and joke and just be there for him.  One day a priest came in to annoint him and wondered why we were all laughing -
    Well you know, we just had to tell him.  We were celebrating my son's life - he's been cancer free for 5 years now and we thank the good Lord everyday !  That's what it's all about !  Celebrate today !  'On Ya'  - ma

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  4. sarajanesmiles6/19/2005 3:01 AM

    (((((Krissy and John)))))
    Doing something fun every day will help to keep you both in a positive frame of mind, which can only be a good thing Krissy.  
    Lots of Monopoly playing, love that game ;o)
    Thoughts and prayers hon.
    Sara   x

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  5. jules196420016/19/2005 5:55 AM

    doing something fun is good, you should try to do it every day, I should as well. Love sent out to you both..............Jules xxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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    http://journals.aol.co.uk/sdrogerson/SpecimenDays/

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  7. You two are very strong, and now that you are armed with all this information, you can do exactly what you're doing; try to have some fun, too!  I hope you get to relax a little...Keep us posted!  JAE

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  8. God is with you both. Yes J-land is a wonderful community, I think the best there is.  Glad you had fun playing monopoly. My thoughts are and will remain with you my dear friend xxxx

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  9. HAPPY WE COULD HELP WITH ANY THING..IF YOU NEED SOMTHING SPECFIC TO BE FOUND..LET US KNOW WE ARE MORE THEN WILLING TO HELP.
    I ALSO THINK IT GOOD THAT YOU AND JOHN ARE MAKING SOME TIME TOGETHER TO HAVE FUN......SOME TIMES WE JUST NED TO TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK............KASEY

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  10. Krissy, as your sister can tell you, life is more than the illness. So glad that you two had a good day together.

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  11. praying for you and your famliy

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  12. Sending you another big {{{{{{Hug}}}}}}. Monopoly? - I always end up in Jail. Wonder why?  Sending smiles as well.
    Sylvia xx

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  13. I love your positive attitude Krissy. My thoughts remain with you both.  J-Land is a lovely little group and I`ve found their support very humbling.  (((((((hugs)))))))

    Sandra xxx

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  14. missboogerhead6/19/2005 8:02 PM

    I am glad today you are feeling a bit better -- as with most trials in life it's a day by day battle!  But know that if the battle is too much today we are here to help in any way we can!  
    <<<Hugs>>>
    ~Miss O

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  15. J-land is such a great community to belong to!  I, too, have been the recipient of the generosity and it is truly incredible!  I have been brought to tears by the incredible acts of kindness and encouraging collective spirit at a time of crisis.

    I stand ready to do whatever it takes to support you, Krissy.  If it's prayers, consider them sent heavenward.  Research, I'll be all over that like fly on an old burger.  Cyber hugs, I've got an endless supply of those.  Encouraging words, I'll write you an inspirational book.  Anything...consider me there for you!
    Best,
    Judith
    http://journals.aol.com/jtuwliens/MirrorMirrorontheWall

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  16. galadriel920006/19/2005 8:48 PM

    My prayers are with you...when something like this happens to someone you love..it happens to you too.....I hope you husband can get the care he needs, and all goes well.
      Marie inTN
    http://journals.aol.com/galadriel92000/AFishOutofWater/

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  17. You and John are my inspiration, Krissy :-)..It was so, so good seeing you yesterday.  I have been smiling ever since!  I am looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!!  Love you guys soooooooooooooo much!!!! xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

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