Monday, July 20, 2009

He's Home! He's Home!

John got sprung from the big house yesterday around 3 pm. He's doing pretty well, but somewhat weak. We slept in late today, then had a whole list of "honey-do" jobs to take care of ( dropping of Rxs, buying diabetic socks, lunch, getting blood work done, new light bulb for his right turn signal, library run) I did all the driving and he had a chance to relax. I know one thing for sure... he's gonna sleep really well tonight!

He needs to start giving himself the Neupogen injections tonight and continue until they start the stem cell harvest next Tuesday. That also means the Neutropenic diet has to start now. No more salad and fresh raw fruits and veggies. It's actually not as bad to follow as one would think. The food just has to be cooked. He also needs to avoid stuff like bleu cheese and feta cheese and yogurt. Nothing with mold or bacteria.

While registering today for his blood work, the lady in the next booth came over and told us she is an 11 year survivor of Lymphoma and she had a stem cell transplant. She looked great! It was very encouraging to hear her tell us. When she had hers done, it was very experimental. I hope John has as good results as she has!

Tomorrow I go back to work. I wish I was still on vacation!


mzbehavin said...

Hey, Joanie... I don't know you... ( been quietly "Stalking"/ following you for a bit....) Just wanted to tell you how incredibly brave I think both you and John are... oh.... and how Freakin' funny I find you at times.... Humor during the toughest, yuckiest, things we go through.... Are some of my favorite things!!! I'll be thinking of you both, keep writing "Strong"!!

Not The Rockefellers said...

I'm happy John is at home...take it easy dude!

You're both in my thoughts and prayers

Peace - Rene

darsden said...

Welcome HOME John, boy I know he is happy to be back home and in his own bed. Continued rest and good health blessing and prayers still being sent.

Anonymous said...

One step closer to health.

The Retired One said...

You kiss that little bald head for me and {{hugs}} to you both!!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Welcome home, John! Now be good and do what Joanie tells you!!

Praying for y'all!


Alix said...

I know you both must be so happy for John to be home. You're taking such good care of him, Joanie. What a testament to the love you two share. Wow. Amazing.

Good luck with the stem cell harvest. That sounds kind of ouchy. Hope it all goes better than expected and John bounces back quick.

I will pray that all your customers at T.G.I. Fridays treat you with extra good manners and appreciation.

Love you guys!

Peggy said...


So glad you have your John home. Life's not so hard when it's the two of you together again!

Captain Dumbass said...

Congrats, John. Glad to hear you're home.

mo.stoneskin said...

Glad to hear that John is both home and helping with the chores!

Daria said...

Home is best ... congrats to John!

Jim and Garret said...

I can't comment on today's spin cycle, it says commenting disabled on this post.

I'm glad John is out of jail. Ya know for a sexy night of fun, maybe you need to pick up a nurses uniform, complete with fishnets.

Oh and as for you repeating yourself, I'm glad you thought of me. I'm not sure what I should do with this new found superpower. Good or evil, good or evil, good or evil. Hmmmm, I just don't know what to do.

Pastor Sharon said...

Glad John is home. I will continue to send prayers your way. . .
Peace, love and rest,