Saturday, August 18, 2007

Jland 4 Year Anniversary

Hi you all.  It's been awhile.  I hate not being able to update regularly.  I am going to try to get a quick update in before I eat supper.  

Just wanted to let you know that John is doing ok now.  We had a little scare last week with a spike in his temperature.  But his neutropenia had gone away (his immune system was improved), so he wasn't in as bad of danger anymore, and fortunately the fever went away pretty quickly.  Then we went to Hershey yesterday and the day before for the Graft Verses Host Disease in his eyes and he got a good report!  His eyes are doing well as long as he takes his Restasis eye drops.  

We don't know the results of Michael's biopsy yet.  I need to call back his doctor on Monday to find out if he has cancer.  Poor cat.  He appears so happy right now.  I think that is because we got his teeth fixed.  Oh yeah, he didn't have one molar fixed.  He had four molars plus one more tooth fixed.  I think he had five root canals or something, LOL.  Poor kitty.  He also had a biopsy at the same time.  Dr. Mason slashed the price (like in half for us or something) or we wouldn't have been able to afford it.  Thank God for his mercy. 

I wanted to mention something else.  I am kind of proud of myself, LOL.  I gave myself my own insulin shot!  When John's fever spiked, and we thought he would have to go to Hershey, I knew he wouldn't always be there to give me the shots, so I took the needle and read the directions, and just did it to myself!  I was real afraid but did it anyway!  Then I called the nurse like she asked me to, and told her I had done it.  She said she was proud of me, LOL.

Hmmm, what else is new?  The getting ready for the move has been moving along pretty smoothly.  While I still have lots to do every day (oh yes, lots), things are really working out.  And Catholic Charities called me on Friday and said they should be able to help with a washer and dryer.  I hope that works out.  That would be cool.  I have been doing the laundromat thing for a long time.

Uhm, so what else am I thinking about?  The upcoming 4 year J-Land Anniversary (I think it is this Tuesday).  Wow, this year it is going off without a bang.  To me this is sad.  Maybe I will do something in my journal on Tuesday.  Like what J-Land means to me.  I wanted to do it last year, but John ended up in the hospital instead, and I went with.  Of course it was more important that I be with him, but I missed out doing the entry I wanted to do.  I remember I was also going to post the links of everybody else's entries in one place, either in my journal, or a separate journal.  At any rate, if anybody is interested, I will do that this year.  What do you think?

Okay, gotta run, my supper is calling me.  Blessings and all,



  1. Good hearing from you, take care and tell John Hi. gg/Jackie

  2. midwestvintage8/18/2007 7:06 PM

    WTG on giving yourself the shot.  The first one is the worse, LOL.  I knew you were one brave woman.  Hope the report on Michael is good and I am happy John is well again.


  3. hard to belive how fast 4yrs can fly by!
    I havnt been able to do regular updates or reading blogs this summer so all of my J~Land freinds are missed.

    Much Love,

  4. hugsdoodlewacky8/18/2007 7:38 PM

    (((((((((((((9KRISSY))))))))))))))))))Good job on giving you the shot yourself,I knew you could do it,even thoe it was hard.I am glad John is feeling better.I know,its been 4 years.time does fly.Have a nice weekend.

  5. I hope John stays healthy and that Michael will get good news so you can all be happy.  I know it must be hard to give yourself a shot, something I wouldn't love to do but my dad gave himself shots everyday, so I guess it can be done.   Hope you have a decent Sunday.


  6. ladymagnolia19638/18/2007 8:53 PM


    WTG for giving yourself your first shot! I was petrified the first time I had to do it by myself, but so elated afterwards for being so brave lol.


  7. I'm glad things are going well for you all.  I know you worry about your kitty , but as in all things we trust God to work things out for the best.  Your journal was probably one of the first , next to My Country Life and My Southern Home and Dad's Tomato Garden, that I started reading.  I think I've probably been in J-land almost 4 years too.  I deleted my first journal so I'm not sure when I started.  Keep us posted when you can.  I know you're looking forward to being in your own place once again.  'On Ya' - ma

  8. I'm glad things are going well for you all.  I know you worry about your kitty , but as in all things we trust God to work things out for the best.  Your journal was probably one of the first , next to My Country Life and My Southern Home and Dad's Tomato Garden, that I started reading.  I think I've probably been in J-land almost 4 years too.  I deleted my first journal so I'm not sure when I started.  Keep us posted when you can.  I know you're looking forward to being in your own place once again.  'On Ya' - ma

  9. Happy upcoming 4 year anniversary dearheart!  I am glad John is doing better and you can certainly be proud of giving your own insulin shots!  I used to do my allergy shots but I remember how scary it was the first few times.  And I think maybe the insulin shots might be harder to do.
    loving you

  10. Hi hon. It's so great to read that John is doing well. And I am  SO proud of you for giving yourself that insulin shot. My sister is having to do that now. Like you, she was afraid, but after the first time it was a piece of cake, she said.
    Love you,

  11. Kirssy, thanks for the update.  Glad that the neutropeniaa has inproveed with John, and his eyes are at least not worse

    You know I really feel that cats are like our children. Especially if we don't hat our own or if our own are gone.  I know I can't tell you how many times we have creied when one died or got "put down" after being seriously you get back on your own computer.

    Take care of yourself Krissy.  I love you, girl.  Merry

  12. have a great Sunday:) i do hope Michael gets a good report:) i was wondering if you are going to do the chat room thing again? I met so many nice people because you did this. So i am Thanking you my friend.


  13. Krissy!  I'm so proud of you for giving yourself the shot.  My mother in law HATES to give it to herself so she will try to find anybody to do it for her....

    I'm crossing my fingers that Michael is alright...

    ::hug hug hug::


  14. Krissy

     Dont know if you remember me but I used to visit your journal and I had one called Losing It.  Well I dumped that one and quit the journal scene for a couple of years.  I am back though.  Glad to hear John is doing better.  My prayers will be with you guys.   john.

  15. Good to hear John is doing OK now .I hope Micheal is going to be OK too. Me, with my mini cat phobia (full blown when I was a kid) have said NO NO NO to getting a cat. Well, seems my husband,son, and grandchildren have adopted a stray. I would guess she is almost grown. She is part calico so we call her Callie. She is strictly an outdoor kitty, but I must admit she's stolen a little piece of my heart. LOL Doesn't matter where she is on the block, if you call her she runs her full speed. What can I say? Hope you don't have too much longer till you are moved.
    Take care of yourselves, Barb

  16. Happy to rea things are lightening a little.I hope Kitty has good results.How brave you were doing the injection yourself.CLAP CLAP well done.Good to read you are both much better so happy for you both.I hope you get the laundry machines ,it will make life so much easier for you.I have read and seen the tag for the  4 yrs J/land  anniversary.I don't know if you have seen the new one Donna has made yet but it's lovely.Have a great Sunday.Take Care God Bless Kath

  17. Blessing to you both!  -  Barbara

  18. rocketman6854348/19/2007 7:11 AM

    Hi Krissy glad to hear that John is doing ok now despite the spike in his temparature.Well done on giving yourself your own insulin shot.God bless you both and hope all goes well for you both

  19. nightmaremom8/19/2007 9:06 AM

    HI Krissy!!!  We are having a chat today.. see Guido's journal for time and link.  No fanfare this year...  after the fiasco last year and then the Vivi's crap I think everyone just thought it better to stay low key.

  20. alwaysireneann8/19/2007 10:03 AM

    You and your family are in my prayers.   Hugs ~ Irene

  21. cacklinrosie1018/19/2007 3:26 PM

    Praying for a good report for Mr. Michael.  I'm so glad John is on the rebound again.  Whoo hoo to the insulin shot.  See Krissy, you can do whatever you need to do.  I'm super proud of you.  Take your time with the move.  Hope you get that washer and dryer.  Love you, Chris

  22. Hi Krissy, Hope Michael does alright ! Tell him my cat, Possum S. hemmingway send his well wishes. I hope everything turns out ok for your family and Michael !


  23. Glad to hear that you are being self sufficient (as far as insulin goes) and that John is comfortable.  Hate to think about him suffering!!!

    God is sure good!

    Have a wonderful 4th anniversary!!!  


  24. I'm proud of you too for giving your own shot!!
    and yay a washer and dryer, that's a big deal....
    Have a good week!
    Linda :)

  25. lifesabench68/19/2007 11:21 PM

    Hi Krissy- Glad John is OK, and that you're getting along fine with insilin shots (!)  Good for you.  Still praying for Michael Kitty.  God Bless you` Love Carolyn

  26. tendernoggle8/19/2007 11:42 PM

    It is so good to hear the good report on John...and I too am proud of you for giving yourself your shot...that has to be so hard to do...
    love ya,

  27. Great to hear John's doing well.
    It must be REALLY hasrd to inject yourself!  It is hard enough to inject someone else...speaking as someone who had to that, I am proud of you!!!  Hoping everything turns out good for Michael!  Jae

  28. nyuknyukpik28/20/2007 12:50 AM

    I'm sorry to hear about Michael.
    Hope you can get a washer and dryer.
    Glad John is hanging in there!

  29. princesssaurora8/20/2007 2:15 PM

    Still sending prayers for you all... hope the washer/dryer works out...

    be well,

  30. irisheyes19298/20/2007 2:49 PM

    I'm glad to know things are alright.  Thanks for the update.  Wishing you a happy 4th anniversary!!

  31. hey there, I am happy that john is doing ok. Good for you for giving yourself an insulin shot. Sounds like your doing as well as can be. Hugs to you and John.

  32. rdautumnsage8/21/2007 12:34 PM

    I'm so proud of you giving yourself your own insulin shot! I know that is no easy task. Keeping you, John, and Michael in my prayers on the smoke! I think it's great your Vet. is willing to work things out with you. I wish I could find someone around here like that with all the strays I take in and try to rehome. Catholic Charities has come through for me once before. I was in the hospital for a few days after my rape, in the end I missed a week of work. When you live from paycheck to paycheck you can't afford to miss even a day. In the end they paid that entire months rent for me, to help me get back on my feet.

    This is my first year in J-land so for me it is rather sad to see how much the Anniversary was downplayed, especially after hearing about everything that came about last year. (Hugs) Indigo

  33. OH wow.  I didn't realize it was the anniversary recently of Journals.  I guess no one held voting and all that for best journals.  
    Way to go on giving yourself the shots.  We do what we have to do.  Well, I haven't ever done that but I would if I had to.  I guess we have to try and learn and we dread things but get excited to find out we can do something after all.  So I know that was a big step.  So good job!


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