Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Quiz

Have fun with the quiz and see how well you know me (Cherei)!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hello folks it is 18Aug08 and day +28 since transplant. I feel fantastic (except for my feet) and the medical tests ran today indicate that I am doing excellent. I got the OK to get out and about as normal as possible (just use common sense). It is recommended that I use caution at church still because physical contact happens so often with me. The big test will be the bone marrow biopsy which is scheduled for September 5th. This will tell us how well the transplant worked.

Also, as of today we are trying some changes with meds for my feet issues and I should notice results in about a week. Everything is positive so again thank you for your support and prayers.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Folks, just a quick update: I met with Dr. Spielberger yesterday the 11th. My blood work was in great shape and the doctor is very pleased at my progress. We'll meet again next week for additional tests and also to discuss my timeline for getting out and about. I am anxious to get mobile. As good as I am treated at home , I am getting a bad case of cabin fever. Thank everyone for their prayers and fasting. I am proof that He hears and answers our prayers.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The King has returned to his castle!

The Grifffin Castle was hastily prepared for Jeff's arrival home. We were so Happy that Jeff had made such remarkable progress but we were not surprised! He has been protected by the Lord through this whole Journey since he was diagnosed last July. His attitude has been great and his Faith unshakeable. He has been such an example to us all and the staff that took care of him in the hospital always expressed their gratitude to him for always greeting them with a smile and being "The Best Patient Ever"!through this whole Journey I have gained such a testimony of the power of prayer and faith. I also have gained such insight into the plan of salvation and my own mortality and the responsibility I have in it.

Now this is new to me blogging but I need to reply to my sweethearts blog he left for me while in the hospital. As a fourteen year old girl my dreams were quite lofty,but as a 15 1/2 year old girl I met this 16 1/2 year old boy and the Lord blessed me with "Eternal Eyes" so I saw my Eternal Love and began the pursuit and fight to keep him. He has far surpassed my lofty dreams of what I wanted in a husband, friend and a Eternal Companion. He has been "My Touchstone" through our journey's together. Life has delt us some hard and difficult journey's but we always weather the storms together and I would'nt want to without him by my side.Since our marriage I have not worried about keeping him but keeping up with him! Anyone who has met Jeff or spent anytime with him is left a better person because of knowing him. I will never be able to match his greatness but I am so grateful that he wants me by his side Forever. He is my "Everything"!

Today is Sunday the 10th and our Bishop and his counselor and the counselor's son brought the sacrament to Jeff and I. We miss our ward Family but are so thankful for the priesthood and the many blessings it has brought into our lives. Jeff is doing amazing except for the nerve pain in his feet, we pray this will end soon. We take him to the Dr. tomorrow to see how his bone marrow is doing. Thankyou all for your love and prayers on his behalf and our family.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Like Dorothy said; "there's no place like home". I'm not wearing ruby slippers but the feelings are still strong. I made it home on Monday and feel very good. Of course there are quite a few restrictions and I have to be patient. It generally takes 6 months to a year for the bone marrow to be fully functioning and able to produce all the red and white blood cells and platelets that I need. As my levels increase it will dictate how much contact I'll be able to have socially. Bottom line so far is I feel very good.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We've made it to 02Aug. This is considered day+12 since transplant. It was not the most pleasent week but their were no surprises (except for the 5.4 earthquake on Tuesday) I was zero'd out Tues and Wed. My cells began to do their job on Thursday and it's been improvement ever since. The talk is about coming home as early as Monday. Keep praying! Cherei shaved my face today as it was out of control.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

It is Saturday July 26th and is considered day +5 since the transplant. I feel generally good. I am nauseous but that is a small price to pay. I get out of the room and walk 3 times every day. The nurses say is is about a mile each time out so I'll take their word for it.

My white cell count was down to 1000 this morning and so we are approaching that critical point. I will start receiving neupogen this afternoon to assist the new stem cells.

I am eternally grateful for the prayers of so many. I feel each of them. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and That through the atonement I am not alone in what I am experiencing.