Friday, March 30, 2007

this entry will make you shout for joy!

Hmmm....  How do I do this without coming right out and telling you?  So I will.  Here goes...

John's cancer is not back.  And he doesn't need a second bone marrow transplant.  Yes, that's right.  He is cancer free!

Let me tell you what happened.  Yesterday at the appointment with his hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Claxton, John was told that the last test he had been given had resulted in a false positive. 

Dr. Claxton came in the room all beaming positive, and excited.  John and I were confused, and then he announced the news.  John almost fell out of his chair.  We were both in shock.  We were happy, ecstatic, but in shock, LOL.  It's like going from death to life. 

Anyway, what happened was this.  When the first test (a bone marrow biopsy) was taken three weeks ago, John was given a drug called Neupogen to stimulate white blood cells to keep his immune system up, right before the test.  This effected the test and produced a false positive.  

Dr. Claxton is positive it is a false positive and that the bone marrow cancer is not back.  There is a reason for this.  There were two other tests done at the same time as the biopsy.  One was something called a Mixed Chimerism test.  In that test it was determined how much of John's cells were his, and how much were cells he got from his donor (during the transplant).  The test showed John is 100% donor! 

The next test was taken to see how much chromosomal damage John had.  When he had the bone marrow cancer before his bone marrow transplant, he had major chromosomal damage, which indicated severe bone marrow cancer.  When he had this final test taken three weeks ago, a sample was sent to the MAYO Clinic.  It was determined by them that John NO LONGER has chromosomal damage!  Thus, no bone marrow cancer!  

So they are sure the cancer is gone!

John does still have the Hemolytic Anemia, which he does require red blood cell transfusions for, but we will take that one day at a time.  What the treatment will be, whether chemo or spleenectomy, we will see.  Right now we are just rejoicing over the fact that the cancer is gone.  He also only has 25 - 30% kidney function, but he can live on that for now.

So God is good.  And you all are too.  Thank you for your prayers.  And thank you for everything.

I told you you would shout, LOL!

Love you all, Krissy :)  

100 comments:

  1. Thanks and Praises to our dear Lord.  AMEN!  I am so happy for you both !  'On Ya' - ma

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  2. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IM SO HAPPY FOR YALL!!!!!!

    yay yay... lets party :)


    Christopher

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  3. Let me be the first to say in the blog... yippppeeeeeee for john! Please give him a hug for me and yipppppeeeee for you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im very happy about this!

    love Deirdre :)

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  4. cacklinrosie1013/30/2007 10:45 PM

    Whoo hoo!!!!!  Miracles do happen!  You two have to be dancing with joy.   Hugs and Love to you and John!  Chris

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  5. WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY DANCE HAPPY DANCE, GOOD BYE CANCER, HELLO A LIFE OF HAPPINESS. I AM JUST THRILLED FOR YOU BOTH. WOOOOHOOOOOOOO JOHN, YOU KICKED THAT CANCER'S BUTT. (((((((((((((((HUGS TO YOU BOTH)))))))))))))))
    LOVE YA,
    CINDY

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  6. Great news Krissy...I'm so glad to hear that the cancer has not returned.  It's a miracle for sure.  Thanks for blurting it out...it made my weekend...LOL  Yours too I have a feeling.  God Bless you Both..:))

    Lippy....:)

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  7. hugsdoodlewacky3/30/2007 10:49 PM

    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((UGSOYOUBOTH)))))))))))))))))))))I am smiling from ear to ear,WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am very happy for the both of you.have a nice night.

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  8. Immediately these words came to mind as I read your entry:  Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow !!!!!!  Such wonderful news !!!  Thanks for letting me share in your joy !  

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  9. This is the most fantastic news I have heard all day....all week.....ALL MONTH!!!!!

    YIPPEE!!!!!!!!

    ((hugs))
    Jeanne

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  10. nightmaremom3/30/2007 11:06 PM

    I'm SHOUTING .... can you hear me........  I am so happy for both of you!!  Still sending prayers, good thoughts, and strength.
    love ya
    d

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  11. God is Great!!!!!!
    I am so happy that I am crying again, lol....
    What a wonderful Easter present for you guys!!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Linda :):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. I don't know how you ride this rollercoaster!  But just keep holding on tight cuz the ride is a nice, long one.
    Congrats!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  13. Thanks God!  I am so happy for you both!!!
    Love,
    Jackie

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  14. opalinedblue3/30/2007 11:39 PM

    Wonderful, extremely hopeful news.  Loving thoughts to you both.
    Opal

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  15. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Annie =)

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  16. seraphoflove90013/30/2007 11:49 PM

    Yesss! God answers all prayers! :o) I'm so happy for you both! :o)
    Lisa

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  17. PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!! I am so happy for you both:) have a good weekend

    Deb

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  18. that is such wonderful news!  i am so happy for the two of you!  God is good...and awesome...and He still works miracles!  :)
    gina

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  19. princesssaurora3/31/2007 12:10 AM

    Oh my!!!  Truly a prayer answered!!!!  I prayed that it be some mistake!!!  YAY!!  I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!   More prayers for you.... keep us posted!

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  20. littlelady16993/31/2007 12:10 AM

    THE LORD IS GOOD!!!!!PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!

    All I read is that John is cancer free!!!!!!! YIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

    BIG GROUP HUG!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    BIG SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    love you both!!!!


    patty

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  21. OH CAN YOU STAND IT????


    HOOTIE-HOO!!!!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{Krissy&John&Andi Group Hug}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}



    Spreading the word, even as we speak.



    All my love,

    Andi

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  22. What brilliant news this early Saturday morning for me and many others.I am estatic too.It is soooooo good to hear Good News from anyone sick.I will keep praying for everyone and John still and everyone else around the world too.Enjoy a lovely weekend you so deserve it both of you.Take Care God Bless.
    Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

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  23. HUGE HUGS FOR YOU BOTH!!! All our prayers have been heard.  I've never experienced a miracle before and this surely is one.  Rest assured there will be prayers of Thanksgiving all over JLAnd tonight. My heart is racing. This is wonderful.  Keep us posted and p.s....how did your sleep study go?
    Love you both, Barb  

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  24. this is the best most exciting news. I thank  you for IM'ing me because I'm always behind and would have read it next week I'm sure. I'm jumping up and down for joy at this exciting wonderful news. My prayers are sure with you guys. Hugs and love.

    Marla

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  25. Nice guys don't finish last and MIRACLES do happen.
    This is just the greatest news ever.

    (((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
    eileen

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  26. Oh my GOSH!  What great news this is!  I am in shock, but very happy, too!  I am sure the both of you are ECSTATIC!  This calls for a nice vacation for the two of you, don't you think?  Love, Jae

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  27. thank you Lord!!

    wonderful news!! I am so happy for you both!

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  28. Thank you God! this is really stunning news, I am so glad to hear this report. I have been in prayer for him and will continue to do so. You are included in them also. Hugs, Helen

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  29. lindaggeorge3/31/2007 3:55 AM

    God news indeed.

    Hope you have a good weekend, it's really spring here now, the sun is shining and the birds are singing, so it's off to get the garden sorted.

    Linda x.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

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  30. rickardfoghorn3/31/2007 4:10 AM

    GREAT NEWS SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH...

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  31. rocketman6854343/31/2007 5:02 AM

    Krissy thats absolulty brilliant news.I am so so ecstatic for you both.God has answered your prayers.

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  32. omg krissy im so happy for yall i could shout from the roof top....

    my daughter goes for a biopsy april 18th  for female cancer cells...her pap came back abnormal when done at her 6 week check up after having the baby...she had this same thing 4 years ago and had surgery and now its back again  :(

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  33. sarajanesmiles3/31/2007 6:15 AM

    Krissy, this is wonderful news!!
    Can't tell you how happy I am to read this today m'dear.
    Great big happy (((((((((( ))))))))))'s for you and John :o)
    Sara   xxx

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  34. jlocorriere053/31/2007 6:16 AM

    I'm elated along with you Krissy! That's the best news I've heard for ages! God has once more answered our prayers for you, I hope the Hemolytic Anemia can also be cured for him. Have a great weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

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  35. Krissy this is wonderful news!!!!

    God Bless

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  36. What a miracle!!! God bless you both!

    Ellen

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  37. What wonderful news!

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  38. chaispice10233/31/2007 8:37 AM

    miracles really do happen!  

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  39. tendernoggle3/31/2007 8:40 AM

    Krissy.the doctors can call it what they want.but i believe it was a true MIRACLE FROM GOD....PRAYER WORKS. PRAISE JESUS!
    LOVE YA,
    CARLENE

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  40. Finally! I can shout it to the world!! Tammy

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  41. A miracle and a blessing.  Thank you Lord.  Shouting!!!!!!  Yeah!!!!

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  42. Doing a 'Snoopy Happy Dance' over here!!! This is absolutely wonderful.
    http://journals.aol.com/astaryth/AdventuresofanEclecticMind/
    http://adventuresofaneclecticmind.blogspot.com/

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  43. Krissy & John-I have chills on my arms....I am so happy for you both...Praise His Holy Name, you have been blessed and truly deserving of it...

    SHOUT IT OUT!!

    Michele

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  44. rickardfoghorn3/31/2007 10:26 AM

    THAT IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD IN A LONG TIME ESPECIALLY TO DO WITH CANCER. SO GOOD LUCK TO YOU BOTH AND HOPE YOU LIVE LONG AND HAPPY LIVES.. WOO HOO...

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  45. This is wonderful news Krissy. I am over the moon for you both.
    Love & hugs
    Sylvia xx

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  46. How wonderful for you both ,Praise be to God ,love Jan xx

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  47. Bravo! God bless!

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  48. This is excellent news.  Thank you so very much for keeping us informed what a blessing.  What a true blessing.  Tish

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  49. malagutigrrl3/31/2007 11:56 AM

    Yep! Miracles Happen!

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  50. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am rejoicing with you!
    loving you
    karyl

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  51. ally1231305859183/31/2007 12:00 PM

    A wonderful Easter Miracle ~ such good news ~ Ally

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  52. The news could not be better!    After all this time things are finally going your way.    Fantastic!     The result's sound extremely positive and John's outlook is one of a long and happy future.    Congratulations to the both of you John and Krissy!     mark and salty dog  

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  53. And now I am crying Happy Tears.  WTG John.  WTG God.  WTG Prayers!

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  54. Hoorah! So happy for you both! Wonderful news!
    Shadie

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  55. great news.  coongrats
    noelle

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  56. I wish I'd been in the room when that happy Doc told you both this absolutely miraculous news!  WOW!  I'm so happy for you both. Give John a big BEAR HUG for me ok?
    Pam

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  57. Krissy what wonderful news about John, our prayers have been answered and I know he will do well with his kidney treatmens. Today is my birthday and I can't think of a more wonderful present than hearing John's cancers have not returned. Arlene (AJ)

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  58. Krissy,  First the smile came on my face, then the tears, then a big YAHOO.
    I am so happy for you both.  Love you   Myke

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  59. thank you Jesus!!!!!!
    Becky

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  60. Good News!!
    Missie

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  61. springangel2353/31/2007 3:56 PM

    God does answers prayers...so happy for John...love you both,
    Joyce

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  62. rachealcarol3/31/2007 4:28 PM

    :) brilliant Krissy absolutely brilliant, am so pleased. Rache

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  63. What great and wonderful news!
    something very similar happened to a coworkers husband , they gave him 6 mon. but now they say he is cancer free and it was scare tissue that was blocking something.
    WOOOO HOOOO to you and John

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  64. This is wonderful news!

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  65. midwestvintage3/31/2007 6:17 PM

    OMG I am soooooo happy and excited.  What wonderful exciting proof of prayer news that is.  Yippy.  Wonderful, happy, joy joy.  Hugs to you both.


                       Julie

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  66. Val told me that there was a surprise that would knock me off my chair (I'd be so excited, but then I never found out what it was.  Oh Krissy and John, This is wonderful! This is glorious, it's declicious!  Yay!  Praise God!  And Praise John and you for your courage, and your fighting spirit to get to this point.  Isn't this a wondeful world?  Merry1621

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  67. That's fantastic news, Krissy, I'm very very happy for the both of you :-)))

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  68. inquestoftruth3/31/2007 8:18 PM

    God is so merciful.    I'm very touched by this answered prayer!
    ~Meg

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  69. readmereadyou3/31/2007 9:58 PM

    This is a miracle.........PRAYERS WERE HEARD AND ANSWERED.
    Praise the good Lord above!

    God bless you both,
    Angela

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  70. That is wonderful news I am so happy for both of you. God truely is a wonderful.
    Barbara

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  71. formerrocath4/01/2007 2:17 AM

    PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS!!!!!!!!!!

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  72. PRAISE GOD......
    -Ellie

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  73. All in His Way, all in His Time.  Love you both, CATHY

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  74. helmswondermom4/01/2007 12:09 PM

    What wonderful, wonderful news!
    Lori

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  75. Oh Krissy, can you hear me shouting with you!!!!! Because I am, I truly am.  The power of prayer and the love of God is absolutely amazing dear friend.  This is so wonderful and something I was so glad to read with my results coming up tomorrow.  I know you and John will both wish me well.  I am just so happy for your both, you have been through so much and fought so hard and never lost your faith and your prayers and the prayers of so many of us have been answered.  Praise the Lord!!!!!

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  76. Praise our Wonderful, Awesome God!!!!!  I am so very thankful and happy for both of you!!!  -  Barbara

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  77. Hi Krissy! I think the news is all over J'land... John's cancer is gone. You should hear the loud celebrations! So I came over to say how Great is God's Love, and thank you, thank you, thank you Jesus for keeping you both strong through this. God bless and I am so happy for you all. God is good! Bea

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  78. Hi followed the link in the email you sent to me. Glad I came to visit at such a happy time for you. Thank you so much for the Fragile X link the graphics are wonderful and I have some on my journal now thanks to you. Feel free to stop by sometime you may find a giggle or two.
    Debbie xxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/drb1064/whatever

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  79. That is wonderful news!!  I know you are jumping up and down about that...and you should be!

    Greg

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  80. lifesabench64/01/2007 11:28 PM

    HALLEJULIA!!!!!!!!!  (I don't even care that I spelled that wrong!!!!)  I am SO HAPPY for you both Krissy!!  Oh Thank you Lord God!!  He is so faithful and loving- and what a huge blessing He has just given us all.  You have truely made my week!  It's been a so/so one, but it's great now.  ((((((((KRISSY AND JOHN))))))!!!!!  YAY!!!!!  God continue His Blessings on you both!  Love Carolyn :)

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  81. mastersblynn4/02/2007 1:14 PM

    God answers prayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xox Barbara

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  82. That big gust of wind you just felt was me exhaling my excitement over this fantastic news!  I'm running ... not walking ... to the nearest exit, where sunshine and blue sky reigns supreme, and jumping for joy!!!
    Judith

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  83. Amen.  Prayers have been answered!!!  WOW!!  Fantastic news!  I am playing catch up so I am a bit behind on the fantastic news.  OH....and I am going to go and give blood on April 9th!!!
    Hugs,
    Gina
    (ALSO........bone marrow testing- I found out it's $52 to have it done.  ($52 for testing)  When I scrape up that amount I'm gonna have it done.)

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  84. Fantastic news, Krissy and John !!!   Praise God ... as I know you do !!  What a wonderful gift of "rebirth" John and you have been given this spring ... I can only imagine your profound sense of relief and joy and gratitude.  I'm so incredibly happy for you both and for Val and the rest of your families  : )  Still keeping you in our prayers ... Love, Cathy and girls xoxo

    http://www.serendipitymom.com

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  85. Praise God.              Dawn         A Couple of Nomads

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  86. I have to shout hooray, too.  Everybody who knows about this must be giving a joyful yipee.  Gerry
    http;//journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/  

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  87. Krissy,
    I don't remember if I commented.  If I did, it warrants another anyway. I am beyond thrilled.  This is the best news!!  Praise God!  Hugs and love, LuAnne

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  88. Woo Hoo...Happy Dance! That is sooo great! I'm so happy for you.

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  89. topazscorpio274/04/2007 7:34 AM

    I'm so thrilled for you!!!  John must be so thrilled.  -Dawn-

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  90. kaydeejay54494/04/2007 2:38 PM

    Shout, cry, laugh, jump up and down, and Praise God!!!
    Prayer works.
    Love,  Kathy

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  91. xxroxymamaxx4/04/2007 4:44 PM

    OMG!  That is sooo awesome.  I just can't believe it.  John is a miracle. Big hugs to you both!  Love, Shelly

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  92. therealslimemmy4/06/2007 5:09 PM

    wonderful news!!!
    i hope you both have a happy easter
    emily

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  93. ceilisundancer4/06/2007 7:23 PM

    Oh, Krissy, I'm SO happy tohear this!   Not sure how I missed this post, so glad you blogplug'd it so journalseditor picked it up!  Blessings indeed:)  -- Robin

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  94. The power of prayer!

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  95. Krissy, that is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm so very happy to hear this for you and John!  God has certainly blessed the two of you and answered everyone's prayers!  Congratulations!!!!

    Love
    Sheila

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  96. Praise God!!! I am so happy to hear this.
    HAPPY EASTER   :)
    HUGS
    Penny

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  97. sonensmilinmon4/08/2007 12:52 AM

    Leaping with joy here for  you and John!  This is fantastic and simply shows the power of prayer.  

    Monica

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  98. Such wonderful news.

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  99. demandnlilchit4/09/2007 11:04 AM

    Fantastic news.....hope inspiring!!!!

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  100. ernhrtfanalwys34/10/2007 11:16 AM

    That is wonderful news! I haven't been to your blog in a while, I am glad I found your blog once again.  When changing from aol to blogger as well as changing my templates I lost quite a few blog links.  I am thrilled I found you again.

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