Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blog's 5 Year Anniversary

I wanted to thank you all for sticking with me, even though I haven't posted in awhile.  I was sick for a month, and then three weeks ago, John was hospitalized for two weeks.  It's been a long month and three weeks.  I'll explain more later, today we have to go yet again to John's Bone Marrow Transplant Center and Hospital -- Hershey Medical Center.  

It's mostly for check ups, and a consultation to get his kidneys functioning better.  He's got one third kidney function (both kidneys).  He also has no antibodies.  This just means he can't catch any infections -- such as pneumonia or flus.  It figures swine flu just started, but we're not anticipating he catches it, and he's wearing masks everywhere!  He'll even have to wear the respirator kind some times.

Other than that, John is doing FANTASTIC, and we are actually looking forward to this trip to Hershey, as we will be getting out some!  We have been somewhat quarentined, as John hasn't been allowed to catch anything, because of his immunities which have been almost nonexistent.  So he was quarentined, and me along with, because I can't bring anything to him.  So we'll just wear masks on the trip, and have a blast.  

This time I'm going to perhaps go to a class and make a bracelet, go to some doctors appointments, go talk to the divisional Leukemia & Lymphoma Society campaign leader to tell her about some of my fundraising ideas I will be doing, and then do some photography if I have time.  We'll be back around Saturday.  

I'm actually looking forward to going out of town.

Now don't you all worry about John, this is the best he's looked in years!  He just must stay indoors most of the time, and when he ventures out, for example, to get groceries, he simply wears a mask.

By the way, I guess it was yesterday, maybe, this blog made five years!  I really can't believe it.  

It has been one of the best things in my life, and has led me where I never expected to go.  It has allowed me to be more honest, more open.  It has allowed me to have friendships I never expected.  Opened new worlds to me, caused me to want to learn, gotten me out of myself.  It has challenged me, caused me to not hold myself back, allowed me to decide I will NO LONGER fear success.  I have not held a job since I have been helping john for these past almost 4 years when he was diagnosed with this last cancer.  Actually 10 years with his 2 cancers I haven't held a significant job.  But that will change after I am able to work again -- when things settle down more with John and we don't have to go to the hospital as much.  I'll most likely work from home, because I still need to help John.  I'm most likely going to own my own business, because it's what I want to do, the way I want it to be.  No rose colored glasses here, yes it'll be difficult, but I want to do it, and I have=2 0enough confidence now, I'm just the entrepreneurial type, and that's that!  Yes, blogging, and online activities have allowed me to do it... 

What has blogging meant to you? What has it done for you?  Where has it taken you?  Has it changed your life? Even if you want to say -- I now have new friends! -- we want to hear from you!  What has blogging done for YOU?

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