Monday, February 26, 2007

it's been crazy

It's been about a week since I've written.  I hope I haven't concerned you all too much.  It has just been too crazy around here to write.  

This past weekend John and I went on our Marriage Encounter Weekend.  Let me say that if you haven't done it, you should consider it!  Want to find out more about it?  To get to the American site click here.  To view the UK site click here.  I won't say much about it, because I don't want to spoil it for anybody, but it was so beautiful.  You learn a communication technique, and you continue it after you leave the weekend, so it is definitely not a waste of time to go.  

Okay, continuing on with the topic of why I haven't been on the computer much.  I got myself a mean case of bronchitis.  I feel I am kicking it though.  I am on the Z-pack and am no longer contagious. 

Which is a very good thing.  Because John has almost no immune system.  His WBC has fallen to 0.8 and his ANC is 0.2.  This is as low as it has been since after his transplant.  Dr. Claxton is trying to figure out why.  We are going to have to go back to Hershey on Wednesday (instead of in March, like originally planned).  We may stay for a day or two, or we may stay for two months.  It is too early to tell.  

This recent problem with the immune system presents two problems.  Without the immune system, you can get infections that can kill you.  Then the other problem is that the medical professionals have to figure out what is causing the immune system problem in the first place and treat it.

How am I doing?  Tired, tired, tired.  Trying to clean the house in case we have to stay in Hershey for awhile.  While at the same time trying to remember to do the most important things - which are spending time with John, having time for myself,  and spending time praying to God.

How am I doing emotionally?  Well, at first I was panicky, but after talking to certain friends and family members (you know who you are!) I got perspective on certain things, and I am ok now.  Thanks for the help.  you all are great.  :)

Well, I had better go for now.  Love you all, Krissy :)  

18 comments:

  1. nyuknyukpik22/26/2007 3:33 AM

    Hey Krissy
    I know things are crazy for you right now--if you'd like I'd be more than happy to host the monday morning question or the photo scavenger hunt--temporarily of course--let me know if I can do anything to help.
    take care,
    j

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  2. Your faith no doubt is seeing you through and God has blessed you with good family and friends to help too.  As always I'll be praying.  Glad you are better and that the Encounter weekend was a good one for you.  Take good care and take it one day at a time.  'On Ya' - ma

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  3. Hoping that John's condition improves soon, Krissy.

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  4. I do hope and pray Johns immune system builds up again and you don't have to be away from home for so long. I hope your bronchitis is better soon. Will keep you both in prayer. (((((((((hugs)))))))))
    Love,
    Cindy

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  5. hugsdoodlewacky2/26/2007 8:33 AM

    ((((((((((((((((((KRISSY/JOHN))))))))))))))))I am praing for you always,both of you.Praying that John gets better.

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  6. midwestvintage2/26/2007 8:40 AM

    Hope you and John both do OK.  Take care.

                   Julie

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  7. You aren't alone my friend. You have people all over the world on your side and God right up front. Tammy

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  8. Always in my thoughts...
    Have a Blessed week!!
    Linda :)

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  9. mastersblynn2/26/2007 11:34 AM

    Continued Prayers from Texas! xox Barbara

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  10. So glad and thankful the two of you had that special time together.  May God use it to carry you both through the difficult days ahead.  I do pray they can quickly sort out the source of John's problem.  -  Barbara

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  11. Those Marriage Encounter Weekends are wonderful. I wish every married couple could attend one. Sorry you're having such a rough go of it, but know you'll be okay. God will hold you steady as always. Big hugs, to both of you.
    Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK

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  12. I'm glad you two had a good weekend together. I hope the Doc's are able to get John's problems sorted out soon.
    Pam

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  13. tendernoggle2/26/2007 3:50 PM

    aww Kristy, I so wish I could help you...I wish things would lighten up for you for a little while...I know you are bound to be worn out...I think you are one of the strongest women that I know...you keep on keeping on...and let me tell ya, I think that is so brave of you. God bless you both,
    love ya,
    carlene

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  14. you must be exausted.

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  15. ((((((((((John and Krissy)))))))))) prayers for both of you as you try to find answers for the health issues and steer a course of wisdom, also for the docs to have accurate findings and solutions.  Congrats on the Marriage Encounter weekend!  I hear they are truly wonderful experiences.
    loving you
    karyl

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  16. lifesabench62/26/2007 8:42 PM

    Hi ((Krissy))- I'm sure my prayers will be said along with many others for both you and John.  Hope things go Ok in Hershey this time.  God Bless, and try to be peaceful.  Love carolyn :)

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  17. opalinedblue2/26/2007 11:44 PM

    Wanted to add my thoughts and prayers to you both as you head for testing.  Hope you can keep us informed, but know we are with you in spirit.
    Love, Opal

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  18. I am glad that your bronchitis is being taken care of and that it will not be a source of infection for John.    He has my prayers that he will be free from infection and that more treatment will hold answers concerning the ongoing immune system deficiency.     Wishing you both the best and that Mr. Micheal will be at Val's where he feels secure.     mark

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