Saturday, October 8, 2005

Update on John

It's been awhile since I gave an update on my husband John.  For you new readers, he has bone marrow cancer and will have to get a bone marrow transplant.  Well, the news is that he may have to get the transplant this winter.  We were just told this about a week ago.  It came as a surprise.  We will find out more when we go to his Transplant Specialist on October 20th.  Wow, I just realized, that is less than two weeks away.  

How do I feel about the transplant being done so soon?  I have mixed feelings.  On one sense, the sooner it occurs, the sooner it is over with.  On the other hand, it is a very frightening procedure for him to have.  He will have to stay 30 to 100 days in the hospital, receive some outpatient care, and then recuperate at home for a year.  However, with the Lord's help, John and I will be able to handle it.

Well, that's about it.  We will let you know more when we know more.  

25 comments:

  1. articwulf5836810/08/2005 4:01 AM

    Oh kristina, I hope that this turns out great. I know it may seem a little scary, but with God I know you guys can get through this. Take care Brandie

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  2. He will come through okay, I am sure Kristina; He will have a few ups and downs but everything will be okay in the end my friend. My thoughts are will you and will be on the 20th. Take care, luv Joan.
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/aniracj/StrannyDayze/

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  3. ally12313058591810/08/2005 5:19 AM

    October 20th - We will be thinking about you both, but I am certain of one thing Krissy yours and Johns faith will come to your aid in your time of need...Ally

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  4. good luck ill be praying my friend

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  5. It is better for him to have this procedure sooner rather than later Krissy, God is sorting it out really quickly for him, some people have to wait so long for a donor.  Your love for each other and the Lord is very strong and He will see you through.

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  6. May God bless you both. Your in my thoughts.

    Ellen

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  7. keep strong ,God bless

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  8. rocketman68543410/08/2005 7:38 AM

    Krissy i have my fingers crossed that John will get the transplant this winter.Good Luck when he goes to see the transplant specialist.Stay positive.

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  9. eternallife2310/08/2005 7:41 AM

    You both are in my prayers.
    *Louise*

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  10. I had a friend who had a bone marrow transplant years ago.  I'm sure procedures/technology has so improved since that time.  I remember her thoughts and fears and how they naturally grew as time got closer.  It was tough as you well know, HOWEVER, her quality of life after the transplant was marvelous!!!  Keep trying to focus on that.....and before you realize it, you'll be looking back on it.  Prayers to you and yours.  

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  11. What a surpirse!  Our good Lord is certainly taking good care of John!  Place your trust in Him and He will be there to guide and protect you both !  I'll be praying too that the doctors caring for him make the right decisions.  'On Ya' - ma

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  12. Loved the postcard iwill send another card soon

    DEb

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  13. Wow Krissy...tough stuff.  You two DO seem to have the strength to endure...  Thinking of you!  Love, Nancy

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  14. Krissy, remember there are many of us out here praying for you & John.  Keep looking UP !

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  15. Stay strong. The both of you are in my thoughts & prayers.

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  16. princesssaurora10/08/2005 1:54 PM

    Prayers coming as always for both of you... I think sooner is good.

    Be well,
    Dawn

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  17. Oh wow...that IS fast. Best wishes and best of luck to you both!

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  18. Where's he going for the BMT?  My mother used to work at the BMT Unit at St. Lukes/Mayo in Jacksonville as an oncology certified nurse.

    Chris
    http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
    http://www.bigoven.com/~swibirun

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  19. hI kRISSY AND jOHN    rEMEMBER IN THE bIBLE THE STORY OF jOB?    He made it didnt he and so will you.....your faith will get you through and all the prayers being said has to get Gods attention.  There are so many of us praying for you.....I will keep in touch and remember I am always here for you...love Mike

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  20. sorry but u right the sooner it is the faster it will be over an u can go back to ur normal lives goodluck will pray for you two

    -Kristina

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  21. Krissy,
    It's such a long hard road for John and you.  Remember The Lord is going to be with you the entire time.  Remember ........
    Footprints in the Sand

    One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

    In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

    This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

    “You promised me Lord,
    that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

    The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”  Mary Stevenson, 1936

    Love and prayers, Lu

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  22. This is very good news that John can have his procedure done this soon.  I have not been on the Internet much so thats why you haven't been reading anything from me.   Best wishes, and take care,    mark

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  23. My thoughts and prayers are with you and John.
    Kate~

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  24. my prayers are for you and John, Krissy, for all your needs and for John's health and for the bone marrow transplant to go well for His glory.

    betty

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  25. dreamingbrwneyes10/11/2005 4:13 PM

    I continue to pray for you both daily. I hope you will keep updating us.

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