Sunday, October 29, 2006

I'm feeling so behind!

Well, another day has past.  And I still feel so far behind!  When am I going to catch up?!  Being with John in Hershey while he had the stem cell transplant has sure left me behind in so many things.  The past few days I have felt really overwhelmed.  What happened to my positive attitude?  I am sure it will come back...

John is doing OK.  He has actually managed to stay out of the hospital for two weeks, praise God!  Dr. Claxton in Hershey is concerned about him though.  He is concerned that John may have a viral infection or something because he needs to be transfused so frequently.  So Dr. Claxton's nurse called John on Friday and told him to come in for an appointment on Nov. 3.  During that time Dr. Claxton will also decide if John will get more chemo treatments (Rituxin) to try to stop the Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (so that he won't have to have transfusions anymore).

I have mixed feelings about John having chemo but I am sure that his oncologist will decide the right thing.  Actually if it will help John, then I am for it.  It's just scary because he has had chemo 39 times so far.  He says it affects his thinking.  But I am for it if it works.

Okay, enough about that subject!  I am so excited about the holidays coming up.  I have a few projects I am working on, and I am real excited about them!  More on that later.  I have to have a little mystery in my life, right?  You will know soon enough!  Anyway, Christmas is such a beautiful time.  My favorite part is of course the birth of the Lord. 
And there is so much charity and cheerfulness that usually goes along with Christmastime!  And so much fun!  I can't wait.  I gotta make sure I pace myself though, LOL...

Okay, until tomorrow then, nitey nite, Krissy :)

29 comments:

  1. sugarsweet05610/29/2006 12:39 AM

    My prayers are with you both, please give John my best.
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    Hugs, Sugar

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  2. have a great sunday:) hugs to you and john:)

    Deb

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  3. Happy Holidays!! lol...
    and Have a Blessed Sunday!
    Linda :)

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  4. Hi hon, so sorry I've not been by in awhile. Like you, I got behind. I keep John in prayer - you too. I know it is very hard for you, emotionally - as well as mentally, draining. You've got a lot of  people behind you, lifting the two of you up in prayer. Never forget that - or how dear you are to us all.
    Love
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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  5. Christmas is just around the corner.  It sneaks up faster every year.  Thanks for the update on John...Linda in WA

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  6. mastersblynn10/29/2006 1:06 AM

    You are pregnant! hugs Barbara

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  7. Glad to hear that John is doing okay. You're just tired sweetie you've been throug a lot. You'll get your positive attitude back soon. Glad you have some mystery going on.
    Take care, Chrissie

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  8. jlocorriere0510/29/2006 6:14 AM

    I'm so sorry you feel blah. I'm sure it's your body demanding a break from all that's been happening in your life. I do hope John is OK and he hasn't got a viral infection. Have a good and peaceful Sunday! Jeannette xx  

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  9. Everything will wait very nicely for you.  Right now just do what is needed.  You do have a lot going on.  Yes it is nice to think about the Holidays coming.  Can't wait to see what your mystery is. I'll pray for you both as always and also for wisdom for the doctors caring for John.  Don't forget the 'One Day at a Time' rule. That way you won't feel so overwhelmed.  'On Ya' - ma

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  10. Krissy, I don't think I have been by yet to congratulate you on all your nominations this year. You deserve them! I'm glad John has been getting better, and my prayers are with him as he continues to battle this cancer. You are a good wife, and you are both blessed to be together in this life, to care for each other, and to live in the Lord. Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week. Bea

    http://journals.aol.com/bgilmore725/Wanderer/


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  11. Just don't forget to have fun! Tammy

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  12. rickardfoghorn10/29/2006 7:54 AM

    CONGRATS ON YOUR NOMINATIONS... HELEN

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  13. Its nice to see the doctor cares and is ontop of johns health.

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  14. Yes, Krissy, I am sure Dr. Claxton will make the right decision.  I will pray hard for the Lord to give him the wisdom to do the right thing.  You betcha!!  I am excited about the Holiday Season coming up, too!  Yay!!  It is my fave time of year, too!  I am excited about  your project that I can help you with.. shhh... LOL  I love you, honey!! xox  Sending John and Michael many hugs (and you, too, of course!)
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  15. hugsdoodlewacky10/29/2006 9:06 AM

    (((((((((((((((((KRISSY))))))))))))))))JOHN)))))))))))))))))I know this is all so hard for you,the Doc will know whats best for John.You both are still in my prayers.The Holidays are so exciting.Have a ncue Sunday and great week ahead.

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  16. dbaumgartner10/29/2006 9:13 AM

    Krissy, just popped in to give you guys a big hug and to let you know I am here for you.

    HUGS!!!!!!!!!

    Deb

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  17. Just want you to know that I am still reading and still praying for you guys!
    love ya,
    carlene

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  18. Hugs to you and John... I am thinking of you often and praying every day.  Chemo brain is a horrible thing, but like you said if it helps you have to.  Dr's know what's best.  :)   Hate that this is going on and so hard on you.. you must be exhausted!!!  Sending good vibes
    love ya
    d

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  19. Dropping off a few hugs for you both.
    Lots of love Sylvia xxx

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  20. Best wishes to John and yourself, Krissy. Have a good Sunday

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  21. midwestvintage10/29/2006 12:45 PM

     You know, I have found the things I really have to do will wait for you and if they don't you really didn't need to do them.   Pacing yourself if the key and don't beat yourself up if you can't do everything you think you need to do.   Have you ever noticed, maybe it just me LOL, that I gladly give up the housework first?  Take care Krissy, you and John are in many peoples prayers.

                               Julie
    http://beta.journals.aol.com/midwestvintage/JulieLosesitMyWeightLossJourney/

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  22. so happy john has been home for 2 weeks now, thats great.  i do hope john wont need the chemo again but lkike you said if it will help then go with it.  i love christmas also especially since i have jason and a new one on the way
    hugs
    noelle

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  23. you will be ok Krissy, just take it slow and pace yourself. There is no rush. and just remember you need a little "me" time When John is taken care of and maybe napping, instead of rushing to try to do a million and one things, sit down for 15 minutes with a cup of coffee or tea and just look out the window and enjoy the things you see. I know what your feeling, I've been through it as you know. that "me" time is very important. My prayers are with you and John always. ((((((((((hugs))))))))
    Cindy

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  24. You may think you have lost your positive attitude, but I don't see that at all!  I think you are finally relaxing just a bit, and it has become so foreign to you, you are wondering what you are feeling!   As far as feeling overwhelmed...I don't know anyone who wouldn't be overwhelmed after everything you have been throughI  I am sometimes shocked at how you have dealt with everything for so long, and have never given in to all the stress and worry.  Again, you are finally breathing a little slower, and have just exited that 'on pins and needles' way of living.  You are doing great, in my opinion!  Really great.  I sure hope that John can stop having the transfusions very soon...Jae

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  25. GOD HAS BLESSED YOU DEAR ONE,,,HAVE  A SUPER DAY AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME READ YOUR JOURNAL,,,BE WELL,,,Marie,

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  26. I can bet you are feeling behind.  You have had so much going on lately, that is not part of a normal day.  Hopefully, things are starting to calm down and you are having some time to get back on track.

    Greg
    http://journals.aol.com/radar446/PhotoTrek/

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  27. Hi Krissy- I sure do hope that John will get whatever is necessary for him to get better!  I'm praying that his doctors will have God's wisdom in all of this, that they will know what to do.  I hope you're taking care of yourself through this too!  You need to stay strong and healthy for him too!  I'm looking forward to Christmas too.  It's my favorite time of the year (next to Easter!)  I need to get through Thanksgiving forst though to really get in the mood!  Have a Blessed week!  Carolyn

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  28. princesssaurora10/30/2006 2:47 PM

    I hope the treatments help... praying for you always.  Love the pictures...

    be well,
    Dawn

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  29. I am sorry to read about John's severe medical problems.  I just looked at the wedding photos. I do love wedding photos because everyone always looks so happy.  A comforting thought.  Gerry

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