Monday, December 29, 2008

I Sure Have Missed You All!!

Just a quick little note to let you all know that I am still here...obviously with the holiday (and going through the "motions" with Joe's diagnosis) things have just been CRAZY arounnd here.
A quick update for you all:
We went to a new oncologist (Dr. Z)...he was my mom's hematologist oncologist for 15 years and was very close with her; so naturally I trust him tremedously!! Right now we are waiting to find out what type of CML that Joe has (philadelphia chromosone positive or philadelphia negative). Once we know that then he (Dr. Z) will sit down with us and give us the gameplan. Philadelphia positive is the "easier" to treat of the two, but the Philadelphia negative is still treatable. We go back on Tuesday to hopefully get thise results... I say "hopefully" because he tested only by blood; and we are hoping that the blood test will be conclusive so that Joe will not have to do the bone marrow biopsy (which he is ok/ready to do if needed---that is an answer to prayer!!!) This is the most immediate of prayer requests, followed by continued prayers for Joe's thoughts, fears and apprehensions. I am doing my best (giving ALL i can) to keep his spirits up; but naturally he is scared-- scared of the unknown, unanswered questions. Also, please continue o pray for me.... I am giving all I know how to so that I can help boost Joe's spirit; I am trying to keep doing things like "normal" so he doesn't feel out of whack. And while I absolutely DO NOT mind that, it is still taking it's toll on me (mentally). I swear, if I could get into his body and fight this things hands on, I would do it IN A HEARTBEAT!!! I did have a rough time on Friday at the oncologist's office because the last time I was there was with my mom while she got her chemo....and that did bring up alot of memories and make me pretty sad (i had a really good cry on Friday evening); but now that I got that initial visit out of the way, I should be fine!! And actually, even if I wasn't fine I would still go so that I can be there for Joe!!

In spite of all of this (and at the fact the boys were not here), we did still have a nice Christmas and will post pictures in the next day or so... But, I did want to share a few pictures of Angie's Christmas concert. A few of the 3 and 4 year old classes sang at the school's church service and they did such a cute job ( i was going to do ths as my photo story friday, but that was the day we got the initial diagnosis and things have just been a whirlwind/roller coaster since then....Anyway, here are a few pictures of that:

Angie ready to go

Waiting for everyone to take the stage

Singin "Away in the Manger"
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Being silly at lunch afterwards....that's ketchup all over her face :)
I just L-O-V-E this picture
Thanks for being patient with me, you guys!! I promise I will be making my rounds and checking in on all of you... I really have missed reading about all of you.....but right now I am going to TRY to go to sleep--- it's 2:50am...yikes, I do have to work tomorrow!!!


Rachel said...

These pictures are soooo adorable...Love them...and the ketchup face; such a familair sight in my house :)

Carrin said...

She is beautiful, ketchup or not!
I contunue to keep Joe in my prayers daily. I hope all goes well on Tuesday!

Drama Mama said...

Ive been missin you too!! I'll be thinking of you on Tuesday! good luck! Super dee dooper pics!! I am going to post soon...I promise!

Brandy said...

Those pictures are so cute! I am glad you had a nice Christmas despite the choas going on in your life. You all are in my prayers and hope everything goes well on Tuesday. Take care.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Ahh she looks so cute in her litle dress. Think I can find that in a grown up size?

I hope things go well on Tuesday joe is in my thoughts.

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Adorable as usual!

You just take all the time you need... we are all gonna be here.

Prayers to you all!

Diane said...

Fingers are crossed that all goes well.

She's gorgeous!!

Diane said...

Fingers are crossed that all goes well.

She's gorgeous!!

Jennifer said...

Cute blog and cute kids. =)

Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

Alicia said...

Stopping by from SITS. I will be praying for Joe. My dad is about to start treatment for prostate cancer and is currently undergoing skin cancer treatments also.

Lace said...

I'm praying for your whole family! I know you want to do your best to take care of Joe, and there is no doubt in my mind that you will... just remember to take a few minutes for yourself each day! Even if it's something little like a bubble bath or going to Target by yourself and taking your sweet time! Take care of yourself!

(p.s. I had to make a new blog b/c the old one got hacked. Still the same old 'Lacey in Love'... just a change of venue!)