Friday, September 15, 2006

We are going HOME Saturday!

Hi you all.  It has been awhile since I have written, but as usual I have been sooo busy.  I have been trying to work out solutions with the social worker on different issues so John could come home at the end of this week.  For awhile the doctors were going back and forth saying he would stay in Hershey for another two weeks, then changing their minds on it, and going back and forth, back and forth.  Well, the final decision is that John will be discharged from the hospital on Friday night after he receives chemo.  We will then return home on Saturday.  We will rest on Sunday, and then on Monday the home nurse will come and John will begin going to his appointments in our home town.  

The social worker has everything worked out except for transportation.  I am supposed to work on transportation at John's hospital bedside today.  I hope I have some luck (I mean good fortune) in this area.  Not only does John need to get to his cancer appointments, but he needs to get to all of his doctor's appointments.  And now that I think about it, I have to get to mine also.  John has always driven 99% of the time in the past, due to my road narcolepsy or sleep apnea or whatever it is.  Now I have no idea how I will get to my appointments.  

Having said all that, this is a red letter day that John is getting out of the hospital and it will be good to get home.  Even dealing with treatment from home will be fine, b/c we will be comfortable there.  I am so glad John made it through everything and that he is alive!  Weak yes, but very much alive!

Okay, I must run everyone.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I love you all.

Krissy :)



    so thing to impart.  i was chitchatting with my cabbie today, mr logan, and he had a red box in the back seat with me...he told me that it was a lab box that he was transporting from one hospital to another.  he also told me that he take patients that can't afford it...that all that happened was the social worker fixed it up, and it was free transport.  so ask the sw about that.



  2. jlocorriere059/15/2006 4:02 AM

    I so hope it can be fixed for you to get transport. It'd be so easy if you lived in the UK, you'd just tell them you want an ambulance and they pick you up at your door and take you home again! I'm happy John is well enough to go back home, it must be a great relief for you both after the drama of the times you've spent at Hershey. Take care and rest! Jeannette xx  

  3. Wonderful news!  I know there is just no place like home--hospitals are not a very good place to rest.  The good Lord has brought you this far and I know He'll be helping you to find that transportation too !  Love and prayers, 'On Ya' - ma

  4. How great to hear John can come home. I know your both happy about that. He'll get stronger now, being at home, eatting home cooking instead of hospital food. Glad you got so much worked out. The transportation thing will get worked out also. God Bless you both. (((((hugs))))))

  5. Good furtune to you and John, Krissy. You are in my prayers.

  6. mastersblynn9/15/2006 7:20 AM

    YEAH!!!!!!!!  I am so happy for you!  God will provide.  Rely on him.  Take care of yourselfs! hugs, Barbara

  7. Congratulations, Krissy and best wishes to John. I hope everything works out and that he is now well on the road to recovery.

  8. quartrlyfecrysis9/15/2006 8:14 AM

    That's wonderful that you guys will be going home!  I'm sure everything will work out with transportation...maybe someone from your church would have a suggestion.  My mom used to drive some ladies to their treatments, they had a group that would take turns when someone couldn't do it.
    You two take care and you two have a safe trip home!

  9. springangel2359/15/2006 8:14 AM

    Great news to wake up too...get home, stay well, both of you...hugs and much love,

  10. Maybe you can get some friends/family/neighbors to help with the driving?  I live about 2 hours from Hershey in S. Jersey.  I don't know where your home is, but are you anywhere near Cherry Hill?  If you were close, I could help with getting you to some appts.  

    Email me if I can help!


  11. have you asked your church family? i am sure between them and friends and neighbors some one can help you both get to your appts:) glad you guys are coming home:)


  12. Sounds like great news!!!  So glad you two will be coming home soon.  The transportation is a small hurdle to get over considering what you have been through up to this point.  I am sure something will work out.


  13. Let's hope the transportation issue is resolved right away...woo-hoo on you guys getting home and with all the support!  Jae

  14. Good News! And I'll be crossing my fingers for you on the transportation thing... Too bad some of us don't live closer...

  15. debbiewebb44659/15/2006 10:13 AM

    Oh this is great news Krissy! I wish you lots of luck and good fortune on finding transportation :-) Have a GREAT weekend back in your home! Take care, both of you!
    HUGS Debbie ~xxxxxx~

  16. so wonderful to hear! congratulations on going home. i hope that john can get all his treatments from your home area and not have to go back to hershey again!  good luck with the transportation

  17. Here in my town we have a shuttle service for people who can't drive.  You have to get a form from the transit company and it has to be filled out by the doctor.  My daughter uses it, it costs her nothing but when she goes for lab work, etc. the kids or her hubby go with's 75 cents a piece for them.  Since she has had a stroke and doesn't have a motorized wheel chair, she has to have someone with her to push her. The whole family goes to church on the shuttle bus.  It works well.  Praying your transition to home will be a smooth one.  Linda in Washington

  18. hugsdoodlewacky9/15/2006 12:35 PM

    (((((((((((((((((((((((KRISSYANDJOHN))))))))))))))))))))I am glad to hear that it is all good news.I will keep on praying for you both.I am so happy.Have a grat day.I will pray htta you will find someone to help you getting rides for your app.God bless you both.

  19. dbaumgartner9/15/2006 1:41 PM

    What good news!!!!!! I am so happy for the both of you.

    I am sad that you never received the package I sent to you.  But, you're going home and maybe someone at the center will enjoy the package.

    Good health and good healing to John!!!!

    Hugs to both of you.


  20. Krissy~I am so glad you are coming home. What great news. Good luck on the transportation. Sassy

  21. treesrgreen789/15/2006 1:55 PM

    So glad John is coming home Krissy.  Sorry to hear u are having so much trouble with appointments.  Here in Canada they have support at the hospitals for those who cant make appointments, someone comes and picks you up and returns you home again.  Possibly the social worker can look into that in your hometown for you.  Will keep you and John in my prayers.  I have a card for you, if u could possibly email me your home address.  Take care and god bless you both.  Happy homecoming for you both.


  22. This is wonderful news Krissy, I'm thrilled to bits for you both. Will ring and chat next week. Take care my friend.
    Lots of love,
    Sylvia xxx

  23. princesssaurora9/15/2006 2:13 PM

    Yay!!!  I am so happy!  I will pray for good fortune with the transportation issue also.

    be well,

  24. That`s really wonderful news Krissy, good luck with getting the transportation sorted out.  Take care and love to you both. :o)

    Sandra xxxx

  25. That's wonderful news!  I hope this is the road UP for you both!!  So glad prayers have been answered.
    (P.S.-- Hershey isn't too far from me.)

  26. hugsdoodlewacky9/15/2006 4:03 PM

    I thought you would still like to read theese,so here it is.I hope you and John are doing ok.I am praying for you.

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    he told Jesus just to "say the word" and his servant
    would be healed. Jesus told his disciples, "Look at  
    the birds...they neither sow nor reap nor gather      
    into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are
    you not of more value then they?" (Matt. 6:26).        
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    character quality. And how do we develop trust? By    
    spending time in God's presence, through prayer,        
    worship, and reading His Word. We develop it also    
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  27. Hi hon. What awesome news this is. God is SOOO good, isn't he? Don't forget how much the two of you are loved. We are all here for you. I pray for you and JOhn every day.
    Big hugs,

  28. love2sing20079/15/2006 4:57 PM

    I'm glad to hear some good news.  Home is such a special place, and I'm realizing that more and more.

  29. that is really good news!

  30. how wonderful!!  thanks for the update.  things will work out with the transportation.

  31. so glad you guys are going home, Krissy. Pray to the Lord and I'm sure he will provide you the rides you need.


  32. Oh Krissy!  I am so happy for the both of you.  We will continue to pray that John gets stronger and beats this thing! I will also pray that your transportation needs get met.  Stay strong!

    Marie & son

  33. Krissy,  I am so happy for you and John.  You are finally coming home.
               What a tough man he is to have gone through all that . And you
               are one wonderful wife.  You have taken such good care of him and been
                by his side through all of it.  I am always here for you if you need
                anything just call or e-mail me.  Tell John I am so glad he is home.
                Give Michael a hug for me. He has missed you.    Love MYke

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  35. Im so glad you guys are able to come home. Praying for you always.GBU


  36. monkiluvstags9/16/2006 5:59 PM

    this is sovery good to hear ,,I know exactly how you feel,, as I was at the hospital with my son John for 4 weeks,,,

  37. we love you back. I'm so happy that John is coming home on Saturday. How wonderful. I wish I could drive you all around. I will be praying as I have been. Your always in my thoughts you two. Hugs and love to you both.

  38. Welcome Home...
    Linda :)

  39. that is good news, I am so glad you will be home and able to be comfortable.

  40. rebuketheworld9/17/2006 12:09 AM

    Krissy, just the idea that he is well enough to be at home with his amazing wife, sit in the same couch, the same homey place for of memories, will feel so good....Hopefully, you can get a break away. Maybe go for a walk, listen to some classical music, feel the breeze outside,,,just something surreal.  One of my favorites things to do, is to get a sleeping bag and pillow, sit outside on a cold night and all wrapped up; just look at the universe that in one breath, almighty God created those vast stars and planets. Anyway, glad to hear John is coming home.

  41. That's great news! I'll be praying for him.

  42. kris I'm glad you and John are back home. I hope things are going well! I'm very sure its fun to snuggle in your own bed and play with your cat... cook in your kitchen and just feel like you dont have to be at a hospital all the time... ugh! Its nice you have so many comments to your journal. That must make you feel good. I will speak with you soon... tell john I said hi.
    love xxxxxxxx Deirdre  

  43. It is encouraging that John is being sent home where he and you will be most comfortable.    I hope the transportation will work out for you.    There should be some type of public transportation as there are several in my small city areas.    I have been limping in my left leg from pain in my hip.    MRI shows that I have a severe Stenosis of my L4-5 lumbar vertebra.    Stenosis is a narrowing of the spine from arthritis and it is putting pressure on my spinal column.    My clinic for chronic pain is trying to find a Neurosurgeon that will see me with my Illinois Medicaid Card.    Doctors and institutions have not been paid in over a year so I am told that the Neurosurgeons are only seeing limited Medicaid patients or non at all.   I am mostly laying on my board/cushion reading and I plan the work for my worker to do on my construction since I can not do much.    I have my final week of physical therapy this week.    mark

  44. Home sweeeeeeeeeeet home!
    May you have friends and strangers to help you with your needs...
    and my prayers to God will be fervent, for you both are my friends...
    my loves, my lovely friends.

    Katie the Poet

  45. xxroxymamaxx9/18/2006 12:25 AM

    I'm so very very happy for you that John is getting to come home.  Thank the good Lord!  My thoughts and prayers are with you both!  GBU, Shelly

  46. Ditto to what everyone has said! How wondeful to come home,  How wonderful John is able to come home,.   Hope all the logistics worked out for you smoothlyl Hugs and prayers...Barb  

  47. Thanks for coming by my journal and leaving a comment. I pray that you will be able to find transportation for John to get where he needs to go and also for you to get to your Doctors appointments and other places. Glad that John will get to come home where you both will be more comfortable. May God be with both of you. Hugs, Helen

  48. Gosh, it sounds like quite a week for you.  Good luck with the driving and maybe a volunteer will appear like magic for you...hope so!  Thanks for stopping by my journal and many good health wishes for both you and John!

  49. sugarsweet0569/18/2006 2:36 PM

    Praying for you dear, now that you're home I'll come here & comment instead of the other journal that was set up for while you where away.
    Please, please let me know if I can help in ANY way, I'm here for you both. Keep me posted as to John's condition. You can email me anytime.
    May God Bless!
    Hugs, Sugar

  50. readmereadyou9/19/2006 1:14 AM

    Thank you, God.

  51. randlprysock9/19/2006 11:21 AM

    Still praying for you guys!!!  Yay!!  You will be so glad to get home!  Hugs,

  52. Such good news.     Prayers for you both.       Dawn


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