Hi. I haven't given an update on John in awhile. For those of you who don't know, John is my husband. He has been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. At some point he will have to have a bone marrow transplant.
So what's new? He has been sleeping a lot lately.
Something else that is new is John was accepted into a program called Chemo Angels. If you know somebody who is going through chemo, or is going to have a bone marrow transplant, you may want to suggest they go to the Chemo Angels site and fill out the form to get an Angel. If they are unable to do it themselves, then ask them if they would like an Angel, and fill out the form for them. The site is www.chemoangels.com. The Chemo Angel Organization matches a volunteer "Angel" with a cancer patient. The Angel sends cards and other little things to the patient to cheer him up.
John signed up and got two Angels! A letter came from a family on Thursday and from a woman on Friday. He was really excited!
Let's see. What else is new? I am on the board of the Cancer Survivor's Association, Inc. It is a local group that does a lot of things for cancer survivors. One thing we do is hold montly meetings for cancer survivors and their significant others. Another thing we do is bring a basket of fun and helpful items to a cancer survivor when they complete chemo, and ask them to join our meetings. We are thinking about starting to give them the basket sooner, and asking them to join the meeting sooner. Another thing that the Association does is education. Just a few weeks after John found out he would eventually need a bone marrow transplant, the president of the organization was at our home with information on the procedure. She also matched John up with others who had had the procedure. It is a wonderful organization.
So Monday night John and I went to a picnic for board members and survivors. It was a lot of fun. We had to introduce ourselves and name something in our refrigerator that we drank. Everybody was saying they drank "coke" or "diet coke". When it was John's turn he said, "I used to have Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Now I have bone marrow cancer, and in my frig you will find non alcoholic ginger beer!" Everybody Ooed and Ahhed! "What eclectic taste" they said! It was funny. That is my John. He is different. He likes ginger beer and classical music! And Star Trek, lol.
Take care, Krissy :)