Friday, December 19, 2008

WTF??? WTF??? WTF???

Is this some big, funny joke????? Joe went for his annual physical yesterday and he got a call today that some tests were WAY off. His doctor sent him right to the hematologist and after alot more tests and consults, we found out that Joe has some form of Leukemia..... WHAT????? WHY??? I can't do this again, you guys..... Another person I love with cancer????
This came c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y out of left field....gosh, everything was just fine and then BOOM!! He has something called "Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)" and I am hoping that we caught it at the early stages. He goes next week to get a bone marrow test to see if he can take some pill...if not, then he will have to get a bone marrow transplant!!
Please pray for us, please pray for Joe's healing first!! But pray for him as he is very scared and apprehensive for all of these upcoming doctors & tests (he usually gets faint at the sight of blood)!! And please pray for me (and his family) as I just don't know how much more I can take!! I have to be strong for him, because I want him to "want" to fight this...I don't want him to lose his "will to fight"....but I am crumbling inside!!!


Emily said...

Melissa - I was worried because you hadnt blogged about psf today.. I am very saddened by this news. Please know I will put you at the top of my prayer list and I will light a candle for you joe and your family when I go to church. I will pray for Joes stregth as well as your own. If you need anything let me know.If you need someone ot vent too.. feel free to email me.. I am totally here for you. I am sooo sorry to hear this..
In my prayers!
love em

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

OMG... I am so sorry, but be strong... be prayerful, and remember... we are never given more than we can handle...

Much love and {{hugs}}

Brandy said...

What awful news! I am so sorry that you have to deal with this yet again. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Heather Marie said...

Melissa, I can't believe this news. My heart is saddened by this and I'm so sorry that you have to go through all of this again. Just be strong. You were strong the first time with your mom and you will be strong for Joe. He will need you more than ever right now.

I will pray hard for you and pray that God gives you the strength you need to be there for Joe and I will pray that God gives Joe the will to fight this cancer away! Just remember that God is in control and He will take care of you. Just be strong :)

I'm here if you need to chat......e-mail me anytime!


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

I'm very sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my prayers.

Indigo Children said...

I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

Michelle said...

Melissa -- I'm so sorry to hear such terrible news. How stressful.

Please keep us updated on his condition. Hopefully this will be a "easy" cancer to cure.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the news but please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers and I'm not just saying that. You really will be.

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

Oh M E L I S S A!!!
Please know YOU are in our hearts as you go through this... I am so very sorry dear. I will ask the ladies on @ our prayer group to PLEASE keep you in their prayers!!
CANCER... what a horrible thing for you two to have to face. WE WILL BE PRAYING OKAY! remember I am just an email away

Rhonda said...

Oh, Melissa! I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted!

tomkline said...

I saw your post and I am compelled to respond. First, I am sorry that you have to deal with this disease. I know first-hand how difficult it can be, as I have CML.
I would steer you to, which is the website for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The site is invaluable and has terrific information. Also, there are a variety of treatment options, including pills. See your oncologist for details on these. Finally, make sure that you also research This website details the many clinical trials that are ongoing related to CML. (Personally, I am in a clinical trial.)
I hope this information helps. Feel free to email me if I can help you further.
My email address is
Tom Kline, Controller
RK Scion
Hampton, Virginia

theblueskye said...

Prayers headed your way from Canada

theblueskye said...

Prayers headed your way from Canada