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 :)