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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Slow blogging day

OK, today is a slow day for blogging. I just can't think of anything thought-provoking, funny or bitchy to write about. I read Captain Dumbass's blog entry for He Blogs,She Blogs and he was talking about boxing up issues men don't want to talk about. Right away, I thought of the comedian Mark Gungor and his comedy routine about the difference between men's brains and women's brains. This is absolutely hysterical and dead on! So, without further ado, I bring you Mark Gungor and Men's Brain Women's Brain. Enjoy!




JOHN UPDATE:
The pre-chemo testing is finished. Lungs are good, heart seems good (I think). He had the bone marrow biopsy on Monday (ouch!!! that is one painful test!) John has an appointment with the lymphoma specialist on June 16, hopefully to set up the dates for his chemo treatments. I sure hope that isn't the date for his first chemo treatment because I'll be in Indiana, PA at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Danielle for her orientation for college and it's about a 4 to 5 hour drive (last time I did it, I drove in a snowstorm so I have no idea how long it really takes)

This sure isn't like TV! John had his 3 month CT scan at the end of April. Five weeks or so have past and his chemo hasn't begun yet. When he found out his doctor was on maternity leave, they set him up with another doctor. That doctor said he wasn't available until July 29. John's oncologist in Pottstown called the new guy and said this guy has cancer showing up every 3 months! He CAN'T wait until the end of July for an appointment! Suddenly, there was an appointment the next week. As soon as I know anything else, I'll pass the info on! Thanks everyone for your concern and thanks for letting me get this stuff my chest! I can leave my game face off when i come here.

15 comments:

musingwoman said...

Hoping all goes well with John's chemotherapy.

Jim and Garret said...

I'm sure I speak for a lot of your readers that we wish we could be with you personally.

Garret

Lilly said...

Really loved the video Joanie. I learnt where I have been going wrong!

And as for your game face well you are one strong woman and John is incredibly so too. One step at a time and walk right through it.

We are all thinking of you here I know.

Debb said...

oh my gosh .. I have missed lots here I am so sorry!!! Hugs
Deb

mo.stoneskin said...

I've seen that video before. Love it.

Jan said...

Oh, for crying out loud!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for John - have a lovely weekend, hon.

Vodka Mom said...

I am sending you thoughts and prayers for John! Honestly, life is such a curious and often painful thing, isn't it? I'm sorry I've been out of the loop.

And, I LOVE that video.

(((((hugs)))))

Vodka Mom said...

and IUP? It's about two hours from here!!!!!!

Alix said...

Thank you for the John Update, Joanie. I hope you and John both know the strength and power of the love that is out here for the both of you. I think of you two every day and send my prayers up regularly for John's recovery. Stay strong.

And thanks also for the video. I needed that!

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

i love you joanie and am praying for john. lean on us sweetie....we are here for you....

Maureen at IslandRoar said...

Unfortunately the squeaky wheel does get the grease. Don't let them put him off!
You're so strong; we're all sending good thoughts your way.

Captain Dumbass said...

I hate it when things aren't like they are on TV.

Mary Ellen said...

Enjoyed the video - explains a lot.

I'm praying for you and John. I think he's very lucky to have you on his side during all this. Keep after the doctors - don't let them forget how important he is!

The Retired One said...

That video was hilarious!

Good luck to you and John...I am hoping for him!

Joanie M said...

Thanks everyone for the good wishes. It does help to be able to vent here. I try to keep upbeat for john. He's very strong, though and not willing to give up.