Friday, October 15, 2010


for results from the 6 month tests done two weeks ago. I did get a call from Chicago warning me that while in the waiting room on my last visit I may have been exposed to chicken pox. But, I've shown no symptoms and we are well past the incubation period, so I suppose I will manage to avoid chicken pox. They did tell me the bone marrow biopsy results looked good, so hopefully everything else will turn out as well. Oct. the 29 will be 7 months from the transplant, and I am waiting eagerly for that date, since last time I relapsed at 7 months. I feel better about this time, I don't anticipate any problems, but getting past that date without complications will be good. Thanks for your continued prayers and support.
Deacon John
Feast of St. Therese of Avila
Oct. 15, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

6 Months..

have passed since my allogeneic bone marrow transplant. Wednesday we were in Chicago for follow up tests, blood work, pulmonary function and bone marrow biopsy. Everything is going well, very well. The doctor has stopped all of my anti-rejection medications, and will end all but one antibiotic by the beginning of next month. I am feeling well, having survived pneumonia and food poisoning, and am poised to return to the work force. I have been cleared to return to work as of Nov. 1. I admit I was a bit apprehensive, since I relapsed after my autologous transplant at seven months, and Nov. will be seven months since this transplant. I know, one has nothing to do with the other, but still, it's a concern. But it's time to get back to my life, back to normal, or as normal as I can get. Thanks for all of your prayers, they have worked!
Deacon John
Feast of St. Therese, Child of Jesus
Oct. 1, 2010
St. Peregrine, Pray for us
Blessed John XXIII, Pray for us