Tuesday, September 19, 2006

We are home!

Hi!  We are home and it is glorious!  To be in our own bed, to see our kitty, to eat our own food, LOL.  But I am afraid I overdid it.  I have had to do everything without the nurses in the hospital.  There will be a homehealthcare nurse, but she doesn't come till tomorrow.  And she won't be doing much anyway.  So I have had to do just about everything myself.  So I have had a hard time keeping up with the pace.  What I did was pull the muscles in my legs.  Now they are so stiff that they are spasming.  So I am off to the ER to get a muscle relaxant or something.  Perhaps I am a baby, but they are hurting so severely, and keep starting to painfully go into charlie horses.  I can't go into charlie horses tonight.  I can't really bare that.  I have done that before and that's very painful.

I also have cellulitis in my legs.  They are so swollen and red.  They are extremely large.  Like giant stuffed sausages, LOL.  My feet are that way too!  I got the cellulitis in Hershey.  I had to go to the ER when I was in Hershey.  They wanted me to get an appointment at my family doctor when I got back home.  I called today and they told me to come in next Tuesday.  I can't wait that long.  I am going to the ER tonight so I can be seen for that also.

I will write more when I get back.  I want to give you some happy news about how great it is to be back home!  It really is great!  Even though I am tired, I praise God we are here.  It has been such a blessing for John and I to be home.  John is really flourishing at home.  He is doing so well.  By the way, John has been able to be OFF dialysis!  I will tell you more about that later.  He is a real fighter.  He is still getting blood about every five days, but maybe that will end soon.  Who knows.  He will be getting blood tomorrow morning.  Probably two units (bags).  He will get it at our local hospital.  Okay, I must go.  A taxi is going to take us to the local Emergency Room (ER).

Love you all lots, and sorry if I have been so busy that I have not been able to post sooner, or thank those who have written or sent us anything.  My apologies.  I love you all.  So does John.

Krissy :) 


  1. YAY!!!!!!  Welcome home friends...






  3. I am so glad your home!
    Take care of yourself too!



  4. sugarsweet0569/19/2006 10:19 PM

    So glad you two are back home!!! WELCOME!!!  :)
    Know you will be really busy, but get the home health to do as much as you can. Maybe check into an Aid too. If mothing else, let your Church know that you need some help! That's what a Church family is for...to help one another.
    Take care dear, still have you both in my prayers.
    Hugs, Sugar

  5. soooo glad you are home. Take care of you too. hugs to both of you. It was great to get good news from your end.
    hugs and prayers

  6. Congratulations on your homecoming and for John getting off dialysis!  NOW...I am worried about YOU!  Please post as soon as you know anything!  Love you guys!  Jae

  7. nightmaremom9/19/2006 10:33 PM

    I am thrilled you're home Krissy!!  It's so good to hear how well John is doing, but you have to take care of you too.
    love ya

  8. we love you too. Happy that John and you are home. SO sorry about your legs, I sure hope the er can help. Sounds like you are so busy taking care of John but I know it's worth it to be home. My prayers to you.

  9. still praying for the two of you!  glad you're home.

  10. Thank the Good Lord you are home. Am sorry  your legs are giving you such trouble.  I know how that cellulitis can be.  Take good care and let us know how things are going.  Hope things continue to get better every day.

  11. tendernoggle9/19/2006 10:49 PM

    I wish I was coser so I could help you Krissy with John adn everything..I feel so bad that you have to do all of it alone...
    God bless you honey,
    love ya,

  12. WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO GLAD THINGS ARE GOING WELL. ((((hugs)))))

  13. Happy days are here.     Super news.  Hope you get the help you need with your legs and feet.  That must be very painful.

  14. Welcome home!! There's no place like HOME!  Sorry you have to run up to the ER now.  I hope they help you.
    Have a good night.

  15. helmswondermom9/19/2006 10:58 PM

    So glad you're back home!

  16. Hi...so glad you guys are home!  So sorry you have to go to the ER.  I hope they are able to help you out.  I know when I get charlie horses I try to eat bananas for the potassium.  I also soak in a hot bath tub.  It seems to calm the leg muscles down.
    Big hugs,

  17. Welcome home!  Take care of yourself too, Krissy!

  18. Glad your home. Take one day at a time and go easy ok. You both take care.


  19. Bless you both!! Glad you are home....
    Linda :)

  20. Krissy; take care of yourself. Cellulitis is not something to not take seriously. I know you have a lot to do with John's care, BUT you need to be elevating your legs and following doctor's orders. Hopefully extra help can be gotten for you to help in John's care.

    glad you are home


  21. God bless you both.

  22. jlocorriere059/20/2006 5:48 AM

    It's so good to hear John is doing well and off the dialysis. I hope you can get sorted out in ER, cellulitis can be nasty and painful. I'm so glad you're home and I bet Mr Michael is too! My prayers are still with you both to continue to get well and hopefully get some help with Johns care.  Jeannette xx  

  23. Welcome home!!  So glad John is doing a little bit better and is off dialysis.  That is a start in the right direction.  Sorry you are having problems with your legs.  I really hope it is as simple as a pulled muscle and will clear up in a day or two.  You are such a trooper Krissy.  There has been much responsibility put on you recently, and you are coping with it like a pro.  Eventually, things will get easier, hang in there.


  24. Hi Krissy,
    I'm more than pleased to hear that John seems to be getting over AHA, with his diminishing requirements for blood. It's also a great relief that the dialysis is no longer required.
    You are absolutely right to take your cellulitis to the ER - you'll find yourself dosed up on antibiotics big time. It should have been dealt with straightaway, actually. Keep us updated - best wishes to you both.


  25. quartrlyfecrysis9/20/2006 7:53 AM

    Glad you two are back home!!!
    I hope that things continue to get better for John.  HOpefully your legs are feeling better too.  I've had the worst leg/foot cramps during this pregnancy..they send me jumping out of bed several times a night!  ..i feel for you there!  You two take it easy and enjoy being home together :)

  26. Glad that you and John are back home. That is great that he is able to come off the dialysis. Hope he continues to imorove. Glad you are doing to the ER to get some help with your legs. Hope they get better soon. Hope your day goes well today. Helen

  27. i am happy that you guys are home!  i hope you are able to get something to help your leg to feel better.  john is amazing to get through all of this and be in such high spirits

  28. Woohoo! Praying for both of you to have easier times ahead.

  29. WELCOME HOME !  Those words sound so good.  Hope you were able to get some help at the ER and that you get your nurse at home to help.  We'll be praying that things continue to get better day by day and thank the good Lord for His many blessings !  'On Ya' - ma

  30. Welcome home Krissy and John!  Great news that John was able to come off dialysis, a shame though that your legs are giving you so much trouble.  I hope you get something to ease the pain soon.

    Sandra xxxx

  31. midwestvintage9/20/2006 4:32 PM

    Welcome Home.   Take care of the cellulitis.  Not anything to mess around with.  Glad your going to have it checked out.  


  32. It's so good to read this; just wish life would start treating you a little fairer my friend. I sincerely hope ER gets your own probs sorted and this comment finds you in recovery. Wish I could say take life a bit easier, but know from experience, that's not always possible. Thinking of you both. Say a big hello and welcome home to John for me please? Thinking of you my dear friend and sending a pile of {{{{{hugs}}}}}.
    Lots of love,
    Sylvia xxxx

  33. Glad to hear John is making great strides. Hoping you too are on the mend soon Krissy. Cellulitis is a infection that can't be taken lightly, so do be careful since both you and John do have weakened immune systems.  Hopefully they started you on anti-biotic's at Hershey before sending you home.

    Hoping things continue to go well for John, and that you are feeling better soon Krissy...:)


  34. omg thats great news! I have missed a few entries so ill have to read back when i find time.
    YOU ARE NOT A BABY...lol
    you need to take care of yourself too.

  35. newsworthy8229/20/2006 10:08 PM

    Very thrilled to hear you are home! that is wonderful. Sorry about your legs, hope you get that taken care of soon. I pray John will continue to flourish!!

  36. Good to see you here again, keep plugging, I'll keep praying.  xoxo CATHY

  37. ouch! I hope the hospital went well! Nothing like stuffed sausage feet ya know? lol I feel your pain and I hope you get used to your work load with John's heath care soon. If you are in pain then you are not a baby you are just not feeling well. Take care of yourself also. See if you can get more help maybe?

    love and hugs

  38. Dear Krissy~Geez I hope your legs are better; that sounds painful. Glad John is doing well and off dialysis--that's awesome. Take care of you too Krissy! xox Deb

  39. hugsdoodlewacky9/23/2006 9:05 AM

    ((((((((((((((((((((((KRISSY)))))))))))))))))))))I am glad your both home.

  40. Ah, Krissy,
    I am sorry about your legs, and other problems.  I hope going to ER helped you. I don't think it should have had to come to this, but sounds like you had no choice it did!  I hope that going to ER got you some action on solving this problem.  With everything you and John have been through, you didn't need this.  I have spent many hours going to ER, and waiting 3 hr. to be seen, so I know that it's hard.  But sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.  It's great that you are smart enough to know it.  So glad you and John are reunited with Mr. Michael in your own home.  Thoughts, prayers and love,

  41. It is wonderful that John is off dialysis!     Having been so sick and to be coming back so well is remarkable.     His not complaining about his illness is something that I do not think I would be so patient and calm about, so I admire his courage and patience!   If I had someone as considerate and caring as you with me it would make a great difference.    I know you put his mind at ease and let him know that things are alright thru the toughest times.   Your cat Michael sensing that he is going thru a health problem is something that can not be explained in words.    I will pray that John continues to improve and that the worst days are behind.    mark


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