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taken 8/4/07

Courtney and her kids

Courtney and her kids
taken 8/4/07

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Day +96 “10 years and counting”

St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17, 2008- Post Transplant Tests (Late Post)

Not quite the way either of us imagined spending our 10 year anniversary. It was actually planned to include sun, sand, tropical waters and no kids. A trip to paradise on hold (for at least a little while.) Instead we spent the ENTIRE day sitting in doctor’s offices and waiting rooms.

But we were together and that is what I was truly grateful for. The long waits in the offices gave us time to reflect upon what a truly blessed life we have had together. A life blessed with four beautiful children who teach us more about unconditional love and forgiveness. A life filled with family and friends who teach us about charity and compassion. And, yes, a life that had to include Leukemia, long hospitals stays and a lot of waiting in waiting rooms, has been blessed. If you already didn’t know it, Todd is an amazing father, husband and friend. I think this blog site that he set up from the beginning shows many of the qualities that I saw in him the first time we met. I guess I’ll have to share our story another time. But for now I will say “I love you, Todd. You are my eternal companion.”

All of our waiting in waiting rooms for two tests, that together totaled 1 hour and 30 minutes, had us gone all day from 9-5. The good news from all the waiting is that the Pulmonary Function test and the MUGA (heart) test show from initial results that I passed. Yea me! In other words, my lung and heart functions were not damaged during the transplant procedure. Dr. V will have the finally results when I see her on Thursday—the BIG day—Bone Marrow Biopsy.

Please keep me in your prayers. Please pray that the procedure goes well and that no cancer cells are detected and that Tracy’s cells continue to be successful and that my blood cells are still no longer present. My testimony of prayer has only been strengthened by all of you: our families, friends, neighbors, community and many of whom were strangers and now have become friends.

I hope that 10 years from now you all are still keeping up with us and that the words always include “Cancer FREE!”


Kiera said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so glad that you are doing so well. Wow ten years, that has to be cool. Just think, when you finally get to go to somewhere tropical, you can celebrate ten years and feeling better!!

Amy said...

Prayer is such a powerful thing...thanks for sharing your sweet moments with us. 10 yrs and counting how fun! You guys haven't changed much from that pic. Beautiful couple of kids:)
Here's to a wonderful tropical vacation when you here the cancer free words! I will continue to pray for you and your family.
God Bless!

Gina & Bay said...

Happy 10 years. You have both done some amazing things in those years and touched the lives of more than you will know.


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