Sunday, May 7, 2006

John and my first Anniversary!

Hey ya'll.  Hope everyone is doing well.  

Happy Anniversary to John and me!  Our first!  The nurses and medical persons threw an anniversary party for us in John's hospital room today!  They brought in a cake top for us to share, a red heart balloon tied to a bag of Hershey's kisses, a card that they had all signed, and a plastic rose (transplant patient's can't be around live plants) for John to give to me.  Then they shut the door and gave us some privacy.  We ate the top of the cake and pretended it was our wedding cake top, LOL.  And we exchanged cards.  Of course I had to buy the one he was to give to me from the gift shop downstairs.  "You have good taste in cards!," I told him.  "How did you know what I would like?"  "Oh, I just knew," he said.  So we had a really nice anniversary despite the fact that John was in the hospital.  I love that staff.  You should have seen the look on our faces when they came in singing "Happy Anniversary To You" and donning the big, shiney, red balloon, and red rose wrapped in tissue paper!  The whole staff!

Then after awhile they came in to take vitals (blood pressure, tempature, etc.) and give John blood and it was back to the usual. 

Dr. Claxton made us feel a little better today in explaining that he really believes that the thinning marrow is not MDS but the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) that John has.  And perhaps one of the medications (Cellcept) that he is on.  So Dr. Claxton took him off the Cellcept and lowered his Prednisone.

Dr. Claxton said that after John leaves he will be on the medicine for CMV (the med will be Foscarnet) at home for a month.  That means I will have to give John home Foscarnet IVs myself.  I hope the nurse will come give care also.  I am sure she will, as she will have to do labs.  I am not confident doing many of the new duties, as this is a new kind of central line (a PICC line instead of a Hohn), and I don't even know how to flush it or change the bandage, nevertheless how to do an IV yet.  So they BETTER give me a nurse! 

Well, enough of my rambling.  I need to finish something and get back up to John.  I wanted to tell everybody to remember to go tomorrow morning to There is a Season for the Scavenger Hunt and the Monday Morning Question.

Love you all, Krissy :) 


  1. Happy Anniversary to you both WooHoo 1 year way to go \0/


  2. Happy Anniversary!!!!!

  3. jlocorriere055/07/2006 5:44 PM

    Happy anniversary, one to remember for ever I think!! How kind of the nurses to do all that for you. I'm sure they'll help when you get home. Jeannette xx

  4. Hugs, Happy Wedding Anniversary and much love Krissy. Hope you got the card okay.
    Sylvia xxxxxxxx

  5. princesssaurora5/07/2006 6:14 PM

    I am so very happy that your anniversary was celebrated in style and by everyone with you... that is wonderful!  

    Prayers coming... I think a picc is easier Krissy... you will be fine.

    be well,

  6. Happy First Anniversary!!!!!! And, it doesn't matter where you celebrate, the important part is the people!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you and John and I hope and pray you two will have many more! I hope everything will work out now for John. Have a good day!~ Faye

  8. Happy Anniversary!

  9. rocketman6854345/07/2006 7:29 PM

    Happy Aniversary to you both.Am really glad the nurses threw a party in Johns room for you both.May you have many more aniversaries and hopefully the next one John will be well and at home.

  10. Happy Anniversary to you both.  Very touching that the hospital personnel remembered you both.  Gob bless you both....AJ

  11. Happy Anniversary. I hope John gets home soon.

  12. Happy Anniversary!!!  I remember how wonderful and beautiful you were on your wedding (from the pic you posted)  alot happens in a year!!  Just goes to show that life is presious and a vapor and to cherrish it all.

    Much Love,

  13. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! I'm so happy to hear things seem to be going so well!
    Still sending thoughts and prayers! Martha :-)

  14. well happy anniversary to you and john!!!!  you are such a wonderful wife and he is lucky to have someone that is by his side they way you are...i hope you enjoyed your day as much as possible...i hope john will be home driving you crazy soon!!!  take care


  15. Happy Anniversary!!!!!
    A whole year already, I can't believe it...
    Love to you both!
    Linda :)

  16. Happy, happy Anniversary Krissy and John!!!!!   xoxoxoxoxo~
    I'm sure that the staff is so wonderful to you because you two are such special people.

  17. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  That is so nice of the hospital staff to help you celebrate like that!  What a great day, despite the hospital!  jae

  18. mastersblynn5/08/2006 1:37 AM

    Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barbara

  19. newsworthy8225/08/2006 9:04 AM

    sounds like a wonderful party! that is good news that the thinning marrow is not due to what you feared. I hope you will both be back home very soon!

  20. crayzawhitegirl5/08/2006 9:34 AM

    You are in my prayers ... thanks for visiting my journal ....KIT


  21. Happy Anniversary!  Jackie

  22. jules196420015/08/2006 10:31 AM

    happy anniversary to you both.........Jules xxx

  23. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my fav couple! I wish and pray for you to have many, many more! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox HUG to John, Deb

  24. quartrlyfecrysis5/08/2006 10:49 AM

    How sweet :)

    Happy Anniversary to you both!


  25. Happy Anniversary to you
    Happy Anniversary to you
    Happy Anniversary dear my second and third parts
    Happy Anniversary to you!!!
    I am sooooooooooooo excited that the wonderful staff there gave you the wonderful Anniversary party you guys so deserved!!  They rock, Krissy!  I posted the hunt and MMQ if you want to go look!  I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! xoxoxoxoxox

  26. A Very Happy Anniversary to Krissy and John,  One year already!   That was really sweet of the hospital staff to throw the party for you both you must have been thrilled.  I`m so glad that John is doing well and I hope you`re both on your way home soon. :o)

    Sandra xxxxx

  27. We are all here for you, Krissy. Hang in there and know our prayers are with you!

    Be well,

  28. Oh Krissy, I'm wishing you a belated Happy and  Blessed first anniversary.  I'm sorry you had to celebrate it in the hospital, but hopefully you'll be home in a few days and building back to a sense of normalcy.  How awesome of the entire staff to throw you the little party!! What a thoughtful thing to do.  I wish we could have all been there!!  Take care of yourselves and thank your for your updates.  Our best to you and to John, prayers too.

  29. springangel2355/09/2006 6:36 AM

    A HAPPY BELATED ANNIVERSARY from me and my hubby...we love you both and wish you many many years of happiness!

  30. love2sing20075/09/2006 5:33 PM


  31. happy anniversay to you two

  32. Happy Anniversssary.............Kasey

  33. Happy Anniversary to you and John!    What a wonderful surprize to have the staff bring in the balloon/kisses and rose for you.     I hope his care at home will be assisted by a nurse as you are unable to perform all the duties.    Just watching the nurse do it will help you to know how it is done.     I will be interested in knowing how things are going once you get home.    Keeping positive thoughts that John will get thru this part of the treatment and continue to improve.      Take care,  mark

  34. ((((((((((((((((((((((((K))))))))))))))))))))  I have been AFK from Jland, and have just read through your recent entries about John.  Hugs and prayers to you both...hugs upon hugs chica.  You're amazing m'dear.  And HAPPY HAPPY BELATED ANNI to you too! ;)  C.

  35. Happy Anniversary to you both.  I know that John will be well and come home and you will do just fine changing the iv and bandages.  I think of all you both have gone through and its hard to imagine.  My prayers are with you everyday.
    Love you both very much.    Love and hugs     Myke

  36. lindaggeorge5/14/2006 8:58 AM

    Belated Happy Anniversary. I was feeling a bit depressed and thought I would spend some quiet time reading through Journals. Having just read through yours I realise I was just being self centred, not depressed. How you remain so cheerful is amazing.

    Good Luck to you both and plenty more Happy Anniversarys.

    Linda x.


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