Hi, it's Krissy here! I'm trying the new feature on AOL journals. It's called Shared Journals. This journal has now become a Shared Journal (because Tammy made it that way!). If Tammy has invited you, you can now write entries in this Gazette! You don't have to email your entries to her anymore and have her post them. Just simply click on the add entry button yourself, just like you would do in your own journal, and write and post an entry! Remember, you can post what you want in the Gazette - words of encouragement, poems, graphics, songs, entries, anything. John and I have ALWAYS appreciated anything you have said to us. And now we can more easily communicate with YOU.
I wanted to say that I love you all SO much. Through the whole ordeal that we went through, you all have been here for us. I want to share something with you quickly. I am in a group and was asked the question today of What was the nicest thing someone has ever done for you online? I wrote in the email that the nicest thing anyone had ever done for me was not, an anyone, but a whole group of people. Jlanders. I said that they had done three things: Number one: sent things to John and me before we went to Hershey, and continued while we were there. Number two: set up and continued The Gazette, and Number three: hosted blood drives and gave blood in droves in the name of John. The group that I told this to was dumbfounded at you all's kindness. As I think about all you have done, and continue to do, I am in tears.
Finally, I want to tell you how John is doing. He is doing a lot better. He has been neutropenic for a month though (almost no immune system). For some reason he has not caught anything (I think it is the Lord). He is just not getting real sick. He does wear his mask everywhere. And he gets tired. But he is doing okay. The other thing is his kidney dysfunction problems. He has 25 - 30 % kidney function. If it drops to 20% he will probably have to have dialysis and/or a kidney transplant. Dialysis in the past made him very sick.
Other than that he is doing great. He is still in remission from the two cancers. It's unbelievable. We rejoice daily. We have as much fun as we can every day! We are looking forward to the holidays and having lots of fun. We are going to have friends over on Thanksgiving, which should be a blast!
Okay, gotta run.
We love you all,