Hi. I haven't meant not to post in so long. I don't think I have been this busy in, well, who knows how long. But it has been a good kind of busy. I have been having fun doing all kinds of Christmasy things! Since John has not been admitted to Hershey the whole of December, I have been able to do a lot of things I didn't expect I would be able to. I have gotten to bake, do Christmas cards, shop, and do a Christmas journal! What fun I have been having. I have just been living a normal life and it is great!
John is doing well, all things considering. At first he was getting two units of blood twice a week, but now he only gets blood about once a week. Actually, he hasn't had blood at the present time for a week and a half! His doctor started him on chemo for the Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) and it seems to be working! His red blood cell count actually went up by itself this week instead of down when it was time to get blood, and he didn't need to get the blood. That is the first time this has happened in months! It appears the chemo is working. Perhaps he won't have to get his spleen out after all! John has four more weeks of chemo. Right now he is going for labwork three times a week to get his counts checked. Between labwork, chemo and blood, this makes a busy week for the both of us, but we can handle it. We have other appointments too. Some times by the end of the day we are dog tired. But that's ok. At least John is not hospitalized in Hershey. And there is light at the end of the tunnel. He is also not running fevers anymore, and is feeling pretty good, except a little weak at times. And sometimes he feels sick from the chemo. But he feels way better than he did the last few months.
So it looks like we are going to have a good Christmas! On Christmas Eve we are going to Midnight Mass. On Christmas morning it will just be John and me. We will open our presents. Then my sister Valerie and her boyfriend are coming over for Christmas dinner. It sounds like a really fun day.
Let's see. What else is new? I have a new pair of glasses! John says they are modern. I like them very much and think they are modern and sort of glam. I think I will be able to carry them off, LOL. When I get a chance I will take a photo of them for you all.
Oh, I didn't say anything about the trip to Hershey last week yet. Dr. Claxton is extremely pleased with John's progress. But I guess you can already ascertain that from what I wrote above.
Okay, so I guess I better go. Does anybody know what to get a kitty for Christmas? He doesn't like toys much. He gets bored with them because he is so smart. Michael also can't do catnip. While other cats get mellow (high?) he gets MEAN and aggressive! He starts attacking things and people. He must be getting high off of it and it just makes him very aggressive. He starts running around and acting crazy and clawing people like a totally possessed cat. So he is the hardest person on my list to shop for, LOL. Do you have any ideas?
Love you all, Krissy :)