Hi, you all! Just wanted to let you know that if you don't see me around for a few days, the reason is that John and I will be in Hershey for the next three days. Don't worry, it is pretty routine stuff. He is going to get a check up and have a few tests done. Then on Thursday he is getting blood transfusions. And then on Weds. we will be travelling home. And as so as we get home we will have to run over to the local hospital here so he can have more tests and get "typed and crossed". That means that they will draw blood and check and see exactly what kind it is, so they can give him more blood on Monday.
Okay, so how are things going with John? I am sorry, I should have written a few days ago. I know some of you are wondering because you have been emailing me. I haven't kept up with this journal as I should because i have been SO busy. But a lot of what I have been doing is fun stuff. Christmasy stuff! And then there is the just plain chores and helping John.
So John's allergic reaction subsided pretty quickly, thanks to the Benadryl he was given. He didn't even need to see the doctor on Monday.
He goes to chemo every Tuesday, and he gets blood on Monday and Thursdays. The local hospital is still messing that up some, but now they are a little better about it, since we called Mitzi and she called them. But the thing about it is, even though they do give John his blood, they keep insisting every time, "Are you SURE you are supposed to be getting blood twice a week?" "Because we are SURE you are supposed to get it once every two weeks". I don't know where they got that stuck in their head, but they keep saying it over and over again. And John keeps insisting on his blood. If he got it only once every other weak he would be dead! He hasn't gotten it that infrequently in MONTHS. All they have to do is look at their records. What are they talking about? Mitzi has called and spoken to them repeatedly. Strange.
They are also making other mistakes. John had to return to the hospital four times in the same day, one day last week, to get the same test over and over again, due to their mistake. That's what he told me. I remember driving him three times. Poor guy must have took the bus one of the times, LOL. I remember us going out at 10:30 at night for the last time that day and getting back around midnight, trying to beat the courier who was leaving at midnight to bring blood to the Red Cross !
At any rate, all these mistakes are manageable, they are not preventing him from getting his blood or chemo. They are just major annoyances. Okay, end of rant and rave.
At any rate, we are leaving this morning and coming back Friday night. So you all have a nice week and I will see you this weekend if I don't have a chance to write an entry while I am away. Oh, Val is going to be doing entries for the Christmas journal, Joy To The World. So that will keep going.
Okay, bye bye for now.
Love you all lots, Krissy :)