Friday, March 2, 2007

it looks like John's cancer is back

This is going to be short. 

Dr. Claxton called John and me tonight (Friday) at home to tell us that the MDS is back.  Yes, John's MDS (bone marrow cancer) has returned.  At least Dr. Claxton is almost positive.  Sure enough to call us and tell us it is so.  He said he discovered it from the bone marrow biopsy he did on John Tuesday of this week.  Dr. Claxton is waiting for the results of two other tests to pinpoint things more exactly.  Those results will be in within the next two weeks.  Dr. Claxton said we would then "take it from there".  He said John is going to have to have another bone marrow (stem cell) transplant. 

Gee, I am numb.  Maybe that is good.  I don't think I want to feel too much right now. 

I do have some sadness, but it is for John.  Somehow it doesn't seem right that he has to go through this again.  I wish for his sake he didn't have to.  I do know that the Lord will get us through.  I know there are reasons for everything.  But part of me just wishes he could have a break.

I want to ask for prayers for John, but that makes me feel selfish, because I ask far too often.  I ask for prayers for healing for him, but foremost, God's will.  And most of all I ask for peace to reign in his soul, and that he not be afraid. 

Thank you and I love you all,  Krissy


  1. I'm sending you both out love and prayers... thanks for sharing with me.

    xxxxxxxxxx Deirdre

  2. I'm so shocked, sad & sorry. I cried as I read your post. My heart goes out to you and John. I to believe God will lead you. It is never selfish to ask for prayers. John you are in my prayers and you will get threw this.

    always praying for you both

  3. Thinking of you and holding you close to my heart.

  4. Oh Krissy, I wish I could hug you both.  Instead, remember to "cast your cares on Him, for He careth for you."   Linda in Washington state

  5. I'm so sorry, Krissy....hang in there as best you can.


  6. catholicrose3/03/2007 2:30 AM

    Oh, wow, Krissy, how difficult for you both.  I'll keep you and John in my prayers.  You have such a strong faith, I am sure God will help you through.  May you both be blessed.

    In Christ,

  7. rocketman6854343/03/2007 4:30 AM

    Sorry to hear of Johns MDS.You aint being selfish by asking for prayers.Thinking of you and praying for you.

  8. OH Krissy, I am so sorry to hear that.  You are right, he deserves a break.  I will keep the both of you in my thoughts.


  9. So sorry to hear Johns MDS is back. Please know I shall keep him and you also in prayer. ((((((((hugs to you both))))))))))

  10. jlocorriere053/03/2007 7:28 AM

    Krissy, I'm so sad to hear this. I was sure it was beaten last time. Of course you aren't selfish to keep asking for prayers for John, we'll all be praying hard for him and for you too. Take care. Jeannette xx  

  11. I pray that John will be blessed with the needed strength and peace of mind to go through whatever may be coming.  We never know what tomorrow will bring.  We are so thankful for each day.  It is a gift!  'On Ya' - ma

  12. Not only is it not selfish for you to ask for prayers and postitive thoughts.... It's not even necessary! Mine (as well as many others) are with you both. I am so sorry to hear this, John did deserve a break. But, you are both strong people, and will face this with the courage you always have. {{{Hugs}}}

  13. I am sorry to hear of this setback, Krissy. Wishing John and yourself all strength to get through this episode.

  14. This is such sad news.  The first thing I thought about was how unfair all this is, after he has fought SO HARD for SO LONG.  Both of you have been run ragged, and I had hoped victory would be at the end of this ordeal.  Guess he just has to fight some more...
    I am so sorry, Krissy.  You can never ask too much for love, support and prayers from your friends.  I am here for you no matter what it is you need...
    Love to both of you...Jae

  15. springangel2353/03/2007 10:59 AM

    John has gone my families prayers right away...and for you to be strong...hang in there Krissy.  Your his rock, you got him through it once, you can do it again...hugs and much love to you both,

  16. malagutigrrl3/03/2007 11:02 AM

    Lighting the candles right now...

  17. My dear Krissy, I`m so sorry to hear that John has to go through it all again after having been through so much already. Be assured that you are both in my thoughts and prayers now and in the future.

    Love Sandra xxxx

  18. I'm going to start calling John Rocky. He is a fighter and never quits. He get's knocked down but he always get's back up. He is a hero and God's child. Just remember the mustard seed. Tammy

  19. My wings and third parts, I have been thinking about you two since last night.  What a stunner.  I am here for you guys for anything and I hope you two know that.  I am sure you do.  I hope you take me up on the offer to go away for a few days.  Please consider this.  Take comfort in your visit in your dream the other night, Krissy.  I now know why God allowed it at this time.  How awesome.  Bloom where you are planted.  My constant prayers are with you guys... I LOVE YOU TWO sooooooooooooooooooooo much!!  If I can do ANYTHING just call!  Love, Val xox

  20. sarajanesmiles3/03/2007 12:34 PM

    Krissy, I am so sorry to read this m'dear.
    You and John are in my thoughts.
    Wishing you both strength.
    Sara   x

  21. Krissy,
    I am so sorry that John has to go through this all over again.  Please know that you both are forever in my prayers.  LuAnne

  22. I am glad John is not having to face this string of health problems without Krissy at his side. Hang in there, the two of you.

  23. The sun is shining and the clouds are beautiful.  I wish I could see a Peregrine in the sky.  Krissy and John I just know you are going to have many many more days and years together.  Keep the faith and hope.  I can't be negative only positive.  Oh by the way Swamp Gracie can only get muddy just by walking in her area.  Krissy will understand.  :)

  24. Krissy, So sorry to hear this.  You are such a shinning example of what love is all about.  I know you will get the strength yoi need to stand by John side.  We all love you and care, and will be right here, if you need or want anything specificaly in the future, don't hestiate to ask us.  ((((((((((((((((((((((Krissy)))))))))))))))))))))

  25. cacklinrosie1013/03/2007 3:13 PM

    Krissy, I will keep both you and John in my prayers.  I saw that you went to a marriage encounter.  Bless both of you for your love and strength.  HUGS  Chris

  26. theresemshaffer3/03/2007 4:14 PM

    Krissy and John, I love you both so much! Life just isn't fair sometimes...Please let me know what I can do for you guys from my end, really!  I am sending a big hug and kisses to you and John. You both are in my prayers.

  27. readmereadyou3/03/2007 4:22 PM

    It's never selfish to ask for prayer. John will get all of the prayer he needs and you too. Let Jesus carry you both for however long it takes.

    God please help John heal and give Krissy strength. In Jesus name I ask you.

  28. onestrangecat3/03/2007 4:27 PM

    I will be keeping the both of you in my prayers.  Hang in there.  God is there for you to lean on if you need to.


  29. Selfish?  To ask for prayers for your poor sick John?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  John has been thru hell and have you...and you both deserve every single prayer you can get.  And you shall have them.

    If John needs anything (blood...I am A+...platelets...I am a registered platelet donor...and I believe I am in the bone marrow registry already) please let me know.  I can get to Hershey if you need me.


  30. I'm so sorry to read of this setback. John has been such a fighter and so have you.  I will keep you both in my prayers.

  31. There is absolutely no such thing as asking for prayer too much or having too much prayer!!!  My heart breaks that you and John are going through this again.  -  Barbara

  32. Krissy, know this isn't news you wanted to hear from John's doctor, but Dr. Claxton sounds like he really cares and will work to find a treatment to help him.  Just take it one day at a time dear, miracles happen every day. Bless you both, Arlene (AJ)

  33. nyuknyukpik23/03/2007 7:55 PM

    Hi Krissy,
    I'm sorry to hear about John's MDS.  I know he is strong and you are stronger and together the two of you will lick this!!!!!

    Don't feel selfish for asking for prayers--for some of us--that's all we can give you and it makes us feel better knowing we can help in some way!!!!

    Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and hug the cat.  Hugging my cat always made me feel better when I felt numb after doctor's appointments and everything else.

  34. Krissy,

    You and John are in my prayers always. Your IM's are always welcome when you are in need of someone to pray with you. Anytime. You'll know when I'm online. If I'm not online, send me an e-mail and we will schedule a chat ahead of time. If you still got my cell number, call me whenever you want. If the phone is turned off, I promise I'll return your call. I'll be there for you always. I love you both very much.

    Your friend,

  35. tendernoggle3/03/2007 8:58 PM

    Oh Krissy, I am crying as I write this honey...but in a way it is a good thing in that at least you know now what has been causing all his symptoms and another bone marrow transplant might do the job this time....NEVER GIVE UP HOPE KRISSY...AND YES WE WILL ALL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU AND JOHN...FOR WE ARE LIKE FAMILY HERE AND AS FAMILY WE WILL STICK BY YOU AND BE HERE FOR YOU...IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO PLEASE LET ME KNOW....I MEAN THAT ((((( KRISSY)))))
    love ya,

  36. littlelady16993/03/2007 9:34 PM


    Dear forget about the getting the house clean {unless it helps you deal with things}. You are right The lord does have you both in his hands and he will get you though this.John is so lucky to have you, your strengh and love is what he needs not a clean house. you are truly amazing, I think I would of lost it long time ago.

    Yes of couse you have my prayers. Never think that you have ask too many times for our prayers or anything else.  We will never deny you of prayers and whatever else you ask!

    We love you!!!!!   god bless you and John always.


  37. Dear Krissy~I have never stopped praying for John and you; I sure won't stop now. Not that I'm giving up on the chances that John will make it this time too as he has made it through such an incredible amount of suffering --but remember the eternal life is a profoundly peaceful and joyess transformed life with no pain, questions or sorrow. I hope that is a comfort to you. I know you will both keep your Faith no matter what. I love you guys...Deb

  38. ((((((((((Krissy and John)))))))))))) I am so sorry that the doc says John's cancer is back.  I am praying for both of you, that the Lord will enable you to do what is necessary and that His loving Presence will be with you each moment of the day and night as you struggle with this trying time.
    loving you

  39. lifesabench63/03/2007 11:38 PM

    ((((((((((Krissy)))))))))- I'm so sorry John has to go through all that again.  It IS NOT selfish for you to ask more prayers!  That's whta the Body of Christ does for each other- constantly offering up prayers for each other.  I will keep praying and keep faith~ for God's will what ever it might be.  Please Krissy, try and be at peace- and John too.  I can't imagine what you're both going through, but all I can say is that God is in control, whatever He wills~ and you know it's always for the best (eventhough it might not feel like it).  I feel badly saying that though, because I'm not the one who has to face this again.  May He Bless you both with His loving touch, healing touch, peace and comfort.  Bless you dear Krissy!  Love Carolyn

  40. princesssaurora3/04/2007 2:20 AM

    Prayers given without asking... Prayers for you and John... please, please, please... keep us posted.

    be well,

  41. My heart and hopes go out to you both. I'll always be here for you Krissy my friend. If you need a shoulder, email me and I'll ring you back - anytime - anywhere. All my love and lots of ((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))).
    Sylvia xxxx

  42. midwestvintage3/04/2007 9:16 AM

    Krissy and John, I am so shocked and sad for the both of you.  A break for John would have been most welcome I know.  Ask as often as you both need.  You will remain in my prayers.


  43. Krissy, you both are in my prayers and for God's will to be done!!!

  44. mastersblynn3/04/2007 11:21 AM

    Hi Krissy and John. Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers and that I am thinking of you.  xoxBarbara

  45. I am praying for all of what you pray for.  Ask.  Anytime.  It is not selfish to sometimes need and want something for yourself.  It is human.  

  46. Hi I came over from Barb to offer my prayers to you and yours I do hope things get a little easier for you.This is so worrying.I will say strong hard ones.Take Care God Bless.

  47. {{{{Krissy & John}}}} You will both be in my thoughts and prayers!!!!!!!!!



  48. It is certainly not selfish of you to ask for prayer for John.    He is in the most need right now than ourselves.     I am at a loss to understand the science of how the stem cell transplant works.      I have been reading about Einstein and his theory's of the Universe which I know John is familiar with.     There was a reason we were meant to be here that involves science and religion.      Please pass this on to him as I think he will get a smile out of it as he will know what I mean.    Take care Krissy, John, and Mr. Micheal and know that your family and friends are thinking and praying about you every minute of every day.     mark

  49. xxroxymamaxx3/04/2007 8:06 PM

    You and John are constantly in my prayers as are all of my J-land friends who are ill.  I'm always praying for ya'll.  I'm sorry about the news that John's cancer is back.  Love, Shelly

  50. You will both be in my prayers I am sorry that you both have to go through this again.

  51. John will be in my prayers.  So sorry this happened again.  Stay strong.     Tracy


  52. Krissy,  I cannot believe this!!  What John has already been through and survived is so amazing.  Now this!!  Yes I am angry .  And don't you ever feel shelfish about asking God to heal John.  God will send peace to John's soul and help him to not be afraid.  There is a reason for everything.  All of us will go through this with you.  Our prayers will work.  My heart hurts and I am so sad this has happened again.   I am always here if you should need me.    Love    Myke

  53. therealslimemmy3/05/2007 5:45 PM

    praying for your husband!
    lets hope the cancer is not back

  54. irisheyes19293/05/2007 6:09 PM

    Love you, and am always praying!

  55. ceilisundancer3/06/2007 3:27 PM

    {{{{{KRISSY}}}}}}}    {{{{{{JOHN}}}}}}}
    Prayers for both of you...  I'm so sorry to hear this. -- Robin

  56. I thought I would stop by and say HI, after reading I am saying I will continue to pray...that is not being selfish-please don't ever think that. prayer is a wonderful thing and should be shared by the multitude.

    I do wish you the best.


  57. So sorry to hear that John's cancer may have returned.  I pray as you said for his stength.  It takes a lot to get through this disease.   Gerry

  58. Krissy, I am SO sorry to hear of this news. Poor John to have to go through this process again. I am still praying for the tow of you. God's will be donte. We love you and pray for God to give you His love & strength. All our best. Huge hugs, Barb  

  59. willandgrace19863/06/2007 9:11 PM

    We will pray for John as much as we can here for as long as you two need.  Sending my love your way.  Please tell John we are pulling for his recovery.  Love, Grace

  60. I can't add anymore to whats been said, except God Bless you both.

  61. I have referred to Peregrines twice.  Krissy and John know why.  St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of Cancer and also AIDs/HIV patients. I am not Catholic but am wearing my St. Peregine medal to help me keep focused in my faith that God will help me thru all things.  It is just a little something to hang on to.
    This should take you to a page that will tell you a little about him.

  62. kidzmakeucrazy3/09/2007 7:42 AM

    There can never be to many prayers...
    you can add mine for John and yourself.
    Take care, MISSY  

  63. i am so sorry to hear this.  i cant believe that john will have to go through this prayers are with yoiu

  64. littlelady16998/17/2007 11:03 PM

    I don't know if I have let you see this poem but this was written when I read this post about John it was for you and him but I did not want to make you cry....You are loved so much here and in heaven.

    I still see "we"..............
    by Patty Tran

    there's only one set of footprints now in the sand.....
    only one pillow on the bed......
    there are "only one" things now

    but I still see we in all that I do
    we take car rides still,
    I do the talking now.....but you are there hearing
          my every word

    I find the seashells to show to you..
       I know you can still see them

    and I hear the "I love you's" still..
     they are soft whispers in heaven
      floating down on breezes ...
    Just for me to hear

    You may now be in heaven but I
    know you are here too
    You watch over me just like  always
    you are never far from me

    So I want send a "I love you too"
    and even though you there and I'm here

    I know that one day those foot prints in the sand
    will be two sets
    and one day the "I love you's" will not have to
    float any more.

    I love you.


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