Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

MEDICAL UPDATE on My Hero- Part 2

Thank you to all of you that have
reached out with prayers and good thoughts,
cards and letters and gifts!
Thanks, too, for the
inquiries as to how we are doing.
It was kind of a 
BLUE CHRISTMAS 
around here---
but not in the way you might think----
more like THIS WAY----
While we celebrated a 
BLUE CHRISTMAS 
in the family room, 
 we were 
PINK with HAPPINESS
when they let MyHero 
come home for Christmas.
Anyway-
I didn't want to make you wait too long
for an update..
Sometimes you wonder how much information is 
TOO MUCH INFORMATION-
and sometimes you know there are things you 
CAN SHARE and things you 
CAN'T (or shouldn't)  SHARE.

So- here goes-
I guess this will be a sort of record
for all of us as we hit the path to
CONQUER CANCER.

After 12 days in the hospital 
John came home on the 23rd.
We were able to spend
CHRISTMAS DAY 
with our family at our daughter's house.
John was able to sleep there
for several hours and enjoyed
his awake time watching the kids.

He still has an infection in his neck
but it is getting better.
They pulled the drain out today and that 
is one more step towards being
able to treat his cancer.

We asked them to put a pic line in
so that I can give him his IV treatment
at home.
That has worked out quite well.
He is mostly out of pain at this point
but is tired a lot of the time.

We see the oncologist and the 
radiologist on the 4th of January.
We are hoping that they feel the infection
has cleared enough that he will be able
to start treatment on the cancer itself.

We feel like we are in limbo
but know that is where we need to be
at this point.

We have a family wedding to go to on
Saturday and we are looking forward to that.
John was supposed to perform the ceremony
but will do a small part in the service instead.
That is okay.
The only BLUE we are feeling right now
is that soon I will be taking
our tree down and didn't have much time
to enjoy it this year.
However,
We are looking forward with optimism
to 2016.
We are expecting the miracle of healing
to take place-
even if that healing comes in the form of
radiation and chemo-
a "modern miracle" if you will.

I hope you have a blessed,
wonderful, light-filled 2016.

I will keep you posted as we go along.
Blessings and love to all of you-
You are just
THE BEST BLOGGING BUNCH EVER!

I have to give you a smile for the day:
Ryan, our youngest son, came up to
the hospital with us today so he
could take his dad home and I could
leave for an appointment I had for myself.
He said-when the Dr. was examining John-
"You know my cat has now cost me about
$1900. and he isn't getting any better. 
I'm gonna have to 
make a decision about him soon.  
I'd hate to be doing the same for you, Dad,
but these costs are really starting to add up."
John laughed- I laughed 
AND
even the Doctor had to laugh.

I do think laughter heals a lot of wounds!
As you can see- the nut doesn't fall
too far from the tree.

your photo name

155 comments:

  1. Hugs to you dear Diana! You are in our prayers for healing of your Hero. Do take care of yourself. I miss your wonderful sense of humor! xoxo ♥

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  2. So good to get your update and that your hero was home for Christmas. Praying the infection clears soon and treatment goes well. Sending big hugs!

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  3. Laughter is good medicine...sending prayers that the infection heals soon, so he can begin treatment! xoxo

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  4. Prayers to your Hero and hugs and love to your family ❤️
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  5. Thank you for updating us. Moving forward, wishing you all the very best in 2016. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. XO

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  6. you are the best! thanks for the update. Keeping you and Hero in our prayers.

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  7. Awe Diana, thank you so much for taking the time to update us all. Your son made me smile... I think we need a litte laughter in tough times :-)

    I pray he he's enough so that he can start the cancer treatment... I will of course continue to pray and send out good thoughts for him and your family xox ♡

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  8. My prayers continue for you and John! Your kiddo has a good attitude, it's needed!! Believing for a great treatment plan and healing!! Bless you all, Cindy

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  9. Good to see an update. My prayers are for continued healing and good results from the treatments once they start. Love and embrace every moment together. Your trees are pretty. Leave them up as long as you like and enjoy them as much as you can. :-) Hugs, Liz

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  10. Thanks for the update. Keeping you in my thoughts. Yes, laughter is good medicine.
    All the best for a speedy road to wellness!

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  11. Thank you for the update. I'm so glad he got to come home for Christmas.

    I am a firm believer of the miracles assisted by modern technology (Pediatric/oncology nurse for over 20 years). Praying for you all.

    And yes, laughter is a great medicine.

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  12. Awe, Ryan is awesome! Send everyone our love and Uncle John is always in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs! oxox

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and an update, Diana. I continue to pray for complete, miraculous healing!! Sending love and hugs to you both in this new year.

    xoxo laurie

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  14. So glad to hear he got to come home for Christmas! I'll be thinking good thoughts for the battle coming up. I'm convinced he can start the next step next week!

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  15. Glad to hear the infection is leaving so fast and praying, as you are, that your Hero can hurry on with the remaining treatments. Love to all, Diana.
    Kimberly

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  16. Thank you for the update! Haven't stopped thinking about you all. Happy New Year!

    ~Trisha

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  17. Bless you all! I'm so glad your Hero was able to come home for Christmas. I've thought about you often and prayed for John. I will continue to do so. Thank you for the updates....I'm sure it's the last thing you feel like doing.

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  18. Sweet friend, you have been in my thoughts all month. I was so blessed to read this update and I am thankful to hear your Hero was able to spend Christmas with those he loves. Your dear husband will remain in my prayers as will you. Much LOVE to you, dear Diana.

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  19. Oh, I am so sorry . I just read your last three posts and I didn't know about the cancer . I will keep you and your family in my prayers , I understand.

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  20. Oh, I am so sorry . I just read your last three posts and I didn't know about the cancer . I will keep you and your family in my prayers , I understand.

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  21. Praying for you, your family and especially for your Hero!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  22. Continue to pray for all of you. Katie starts her feeds rounds next week. Her 1st patient, throat/neck cancer. I truly feel God leading her. I pray He places someone like her in your lives! 😘

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  23. I'm so happy to hear this new update. You are on the road to healing. I'm so glad your hero got a chance to be with family at Christmas and has an event to look forward to as well. I am keeping you in my thoughts and sending healing energy your way. If attitude has anything to do with success, you are truly going to beat this!! -Jenn

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  24. Diana, I am keeping you and your hero in my prayers. I hope this new year brings you both good health and much happiness.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  25. Thanks for the update as we are so glad to see rhe progress! Your Hero is a good man and will be in our prayers! Keep your tree up a bit longer than usual, as it is such a comforting thing with the lights and the hope it gives to us in the Lords return one day!
    Love you dear friend...
    Happy New Year and the blessings that we pray will come!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  26. Love the updates and progress. Love the sense of humor, and we have been and will continue to pray for your Hero every day. Love and Hugs for a healing New Year.

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  27. If you both are enjoying the tree, I'd leave it up until the course of treatment is over and the battle is won. Coming home to your beautiful blue tree might be just what both of you need as the year progresses.

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  28. Oh LOL that is so funny!

    So happy John was able to be home for Christmas - it means soooo much, and helps heal from the inside out.

    May your new year be blessed with good health, laughter, love and peace. Thank you for the update.

    God bless. Hugs. ♥♥♥

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  29. Thanks for the update. I will pass it on to my church. SO GLAD your hubby was able to be home for Christmas. I know that must have been encouraging to him. Your son is just too funny. I wonder where he gets that from. Have a Happy New Year.

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  30. Thank you for the update and so glad that he could be home / will keep praying...! :)

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  31. Prayers for a complete healing for your Hero..

    This too shall pass..

    soft southern hugs for you.
    Sonny

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  32. I was smiling from ear to ear as I read your post,Diana, isn't God awesome! He does hear and answer our prayers. I am so thankful your Hero is doing so much better. I will continue to keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers.
    I hope to be back blogging soon since my computer is up and running again after a lot of trouble with it due to moving.
    Have a Blessed New Year!
    Hugs,Sylvia

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  33. Love and healing prayers to Hero and all of you.
    He has to get well...he's married to the woman that looks like Loni Anderson, makes killer Chocolate Gravy...... and she needs her Hero.

    xoxoxo

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  34. Thank you for the update. We are all praying with you and John for the Lord to guide and direct your decisions and that of the doctors. We are praying for a miracle. Take care of you, too, dear friend. xoxo

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  35. So, so glad to hear that you had some Christmas time at home together I have been thinking of you and your hubby so much, and asking God to take care of you both and heal. I hope YOU are managing and keeping OK , it is hard for the partner too. As you say, a little laughter goes a long way!
    Pretty blue tree!
    hugs!

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  36. Thank you Diana for this update. I am soooo happy John was able to be home for Christmas. That in itself was a blessing. My prayers are with you, John and your family. (Especially that crazy-funny son of yours...lol What a blessing he is to you guys!!) I'm signing off with love and ((hugs))! Happy New Years!!

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  37. Thank you for the update on John, Diana. I have been praying for John, you and all of his family. I will be saying a special prayer on the 4th, as I will be meeting with my surgeon and radiologist on that day as well. I completely agree about laughter, and I guess the nut truly didn't fall far from the tree! Friends and family are essential, because it does truly "take a village" to fight the cancer demon. As the chief caregiver, please take care of yourself, too.

    I wish you much happiness in the New Year, the biggest & best being the announcement that John is "cancer free!" It will take awhile to get there, but you have to keep your eye on-the-PRIZE!

    Warm hugs and prayers,
    Carol

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  38. Diana, I continue to keep you and your hero in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that 2016 brings you much health and happiness.

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  39. Oh Diana, I pray that all of the treatments work on you husband and that he gets well. Take care of yourself and praying for you too!!

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  40. Christmas at HOME---in this season of bustle and buy and do and go and cook and wrap, we seldom stop to think of the simple blessing of being AT HOME for Christmas. What a lovely beginning of this New Year.

    Nine and a half years ago, we embarked on this same scary, brave, rewarding journey, and here we are, all well and together, these many years later. I'm thinking of you every day, every step, as you face this challenge together, and wish you close hearts, easy days, sweet sleep and quiet minds as you gain strength and health and healing every day.

    rachel

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  41. You all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for giving us an update so we can celebrate the daily victories with you. God bless you and your Hero, and may 2016 be your best year yet!

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  42. Nothing but Love and Prayers...God's Perfect Blessings upon you all.

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  43. Oh Diana, I love your optimism! You are an inspiration to me.
    Deb

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  44. Healing is healing! Praying and believing right along with you. Maybe you can get your grands and daughter to put Christmas away with you. Then it could be "an event" instead of a chore. Right. I am given to magical thinking. Ha! I had no idea that your Beloved's name is John. Now how cool is that?! It will be easy for me to remember. Take good care of yourself. It's a marathon and not a race so pace yourselves...

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  45. Thank God for the nuts that bring some laughter to serious situations. Limbo is a great word to describe cancer treatment. It makes you learn patience! I am glad he is home and that you have some time together there are home. I AM PRAYING FOR EVERYONE! May this be a great and healing new year. Love, sandie

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  46. I'm still praying for your sweet husband. Healing is healing and every good and perfect gift comes from God. Keep trusting Him. He never fails. Hugs my friend . . . . .

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  47. I love that you ended your post with laughter Diana.Bless you both as you begin the New Year with fighting this illness. We shall continue to lift you up in prayer. Hugs for your New Year. Keep the laughter flowing......

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  48. Thank you for the update. Blessings, love and prayers to you and your husband for 2016! {{hugs}}

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  49. I have been so out of the loop that I am just now hearing about this. I will be praying. For both you, and your hero - and for your family as well.

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  50. So glad to hear from you. Yes, you are right, laughter is good for the soul except it is hard to find at times. May you and entire family find peace, understanding of what is happening and richly blessed during the New Year.My sister is going through some difficult times with her husband. I have been there but at least mine did not suffer a lot. Hang in as it will get better.

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  51. Happy, Healthier, Sane, Miraculous New Year to all - xo

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  52. laughter is one of the best medicines in your arsenal!
    and you have that in spades!
    bless john. and you.
    white healing light surrounds you.
    you only have to see the love to be strengthened!
    GOD SPEED!
    XOXO♥

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  53. Prayers and wishes for 2016 to be your best year ever!

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  54. Diana thank you for the update on John and your Christmas. Believe in miracles for they do come true. Prayers being sent up and I'm sending my love to you and your family for a healthy New Year.
    xoxo

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  55. I'm so glad to hear that John is progressing well. I know you must be eager to start killing the cancer soon! My Christmas was a little blue because my mil passed away on Christmas Eve. She had been sick and bed ridden for a very long time so it was expected. But the timing out a damper on the holidays. Her funeral was yesterday. Hoping to have a better 2016 for both of us!

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  56. Thank you for the update. It's funny how I care so much for someone I haven't met in person, only thru a blog.
    Prayers for all of you....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  57. oh my gosh,, I was OK until I read the last bit and now I'm crying happy tears, that is so funny!!

    He is so like you, your sense of humor!!
    I am so glad you did get to bring him home for Christmas and its wonderful you have skills to help make that possible,, I keep you all in my prayers,,

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  58. We all LOVE you and are praying for YOUR HERO, you, and your family. Stay positive! xoxo

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  59. Oh good! I've been thinking about you guys and I shall keep you in my prayers.

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  60. Thank you so much for the update, I have been praying for him, you and the whole family continuously. I am so happy your hero was able to come home for Christmas and spend it with family.
    Stay strong with a bit of silliness and God will see you through this storm.
    May you have a blessed New Year, Diana with great blessings to come!
    Many Hugs, Amy

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  61. Diana, You have to have laughter along the way to help all of you. Thank you for the update and you know that I continue to pray for a miracle. Watching the grandchildren Christmas was a blessing and helped him. Take care of yourself too. Many hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  62. Many many prayers are being sent to you and John for his speedy recovery. Hang in there Diana - I believe that he will kick that cancer right out of his body.

    Wising you and yours a Happy New Year and enjoy the wedding.
    Lots of hugs and prayers,
    Mary

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  63. It was good to hear your up date, and such a blessing that your hero was able to spend his Christmas was those he loves surrounded by blues and pinks joy and laughter.
    May God continue to strengthen, encourage and bless each one of you in these days that you are all facing.
    Though sometimes we find ourselves in God's "waiting room" it can seem forever long, but remember, He is right there with you holding you in the palm of His hand.
    Sending you hugs, my friend.

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  64. Diana I am so sorry to see this just now and am very hopeful your hero will conquer all and return to health. You have the best attitude in the world as usual and I'm sure it brings him comfort while you wait to begin treatments. Wishing you both the best and sending prayers from Boston, your friend Amy

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  65. Diana, keep hoping for a miracle. You are such a positive person, and my wish for the new year for you is joy and love and so much peace. Saying a prayer for your husband..........and You.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Oh, and your blue tree is so pretty. I love blue at Christmas time.

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  66. I'm so happy to hear a positive update. Of course continued prayers for you and John. Always in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs.

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  67. Continuous prayers for John and your whole family. I love your son's comment! Jokes are good for times like this.

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  68. I'll be praying for you all, Diana. So glad your Hero was able to come home for Christmas. And that he's not in alot of pain, either. Glad that you still have your sense of humor, that will go a long way for sure:) Have a wonderful time at the wedding my friend. Praying for miracles for you all:)

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  69. Continued prayers for John and the family. May 2016 brings you all comfort and healing thoughts as John fights this terrible disease. Happy to see your hero come home for Christmas. xo

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  70. Thank you for the update. I'm so happy John could come home and spend time with the family to recuperate. Continued prayers for your hero and the family! I can see your sense of humor is contagious!Loved the story! Sending love and hugs your way!

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  71. Give that big ole Ryan a big hug for me. So happy you have your wonderful family around you to keep the light on a dark situation. So happy John is doing better and was able to be home and share the holiday with all of you. That positive step had to make his recovery journey much better. Hoping next week they will be able to start his treatments and John will be one step closer to being healed and back into life again.
    Praying my friend. Have a wonderful evening tonight and wishing you better days ahead as we ring in the new year.
    Love ya,
    Kris

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  72. So good to get an update! Sounds like you have a plan in place, so that's a good thing. I know you'll receive your miracle soon. Be sure to take some time to take care of yourself too. Still praying and sending healing vibes. And oh yeah...laughter is ALWAYS good medicine, but I think you already know that. ;)

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  73. Thinking about you guys all the time, Diana. So glad to hear that you were able to enjoy Christmas at home. Good for the family and good for the spirit. I will continue to send (Apple Cider sign inspired) prayers! Here's to a healthy and happy 2016, my friend. xxoo

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  74. Thanks for the update. Glad y'all were home for Christmas! We are still "in limbo" as well with no surgery date yet.

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  75. A miracle is a miracle, no matter how it comes. Praying for the best possible outcome for your Hero and so glad you were able to be with your family for Christmas. May the Lord bless and comfort you all and continue to bless your husband with His healing and strength. Love to you.

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  76. A bit of a sad christmas, hope your new year is filled with more happiness.
    Merle.............

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  77. Laughter is good for the soul. Even amid such sadness and worry. I hope for you two all good things in 2016.
    Brenda

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  78. So glad for the update! have had yall in my thoughts for sure! Agreeing with you for his total healing in 2016 and no later! Please keep us posted as you are able. Happy new year my friend!!

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  79. Diana, Thank you for keeping us all posted on John's progress. We love you,and have been worried. Your family will be in our prayers. I think by staying united as a family of faith, you can all help John get thru all his treatments and recover.. Hugs to all of you. May God bless all of you with a positive outlook. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  80. OMGosh, Diana! I've been busy and am just now seeing this. I read previous posts so I could catch up with you. Will definitely be praying for your Hero - we know healing comes through god, regardless of the method. Here's a big, tight ((HUG)) for you. yEs, cancer affects the entire family and your Hero is blessed to have you on his team.

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  81. Thank you so much for this! I have been thinking about you guys and pray for you whenever you come to mind. I wanted to check in but didn't want to bug you during Christmas and your family time together. So happy to hear that your humor (and your son's) is intact! Blessings to you! xoxo

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  82. Such a difficult thing to be going through, this battle with cancer. However, I know that your faith will pull you all through. Prayer is power and there is plenty of that going up to our Lord for your husband. Your tree is gorgeous and I don't see why you should take it down so soon. Just leave it there for the whole month of January. During the dark months of winter, it's uplifting to see its lights. I always keep mine well into February. You and your husband will remain in my thoughts and prayers. A friend who has no computer and does not want one is mailing me a special prayer for cancer patients. As soon as I receive it, I will be adding it to my daily prayers for your husband and I will also e-mail you a copy of it. She told me that it's a powerful prayer. Take care and hang in there. Our Lord is with you and your husband through this tribulation. Please believe that. He must love you so much. How can he not. You are such a special person.

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  83. Thank you for keeping us updated, Diana...sending you all the good!!

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  84. Thank you for the update Diana. Glad the infection is getting better so the cancer tx can start soon. Wonderful that he was able to come home for Christmas! Prayers for healing.

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  85. My sweet friend Diana,
    Thank you so much for the update. Will continue to send positive thoughts and prayers your way. Happy New Year, may it be filled with God's blessings.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  86. That sounds like something my husband would have said to his Mother..SO glad to hear from you..I was thinking about you all earlier today..Good that you are getting closer to treatment and I pray that it all does what it is supposed to do and that John tolerates it well..Your tree is beautiful..Maybe you should leave it up a little longer this year?? Wishing you and John a wonderful and winning 2016..Much love to you...

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  87. Thank you for the update on your hubby! Continued prayers for complete healing!
    warmly,
    deb

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  88. Diana - So good to see your post. Glad hubby made it home for the holidays. Wishing you and John a very happy and healthy new year.

    Judy

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  89. Have fun at that wedding!
    AND if you want to leave your Christmas tree up, you CAN, you know!!!
    Praying for your husband and for you, my friend. God bless. xx

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  90. Diana, My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your Hero throughout his treatments and recovery. I have faith in the power of prayer and I know you do too, you have been a good friend to so many and you have prayed and reached out to others to pray for those in need, now it is time to pray for you and your Hero during his hour of need.

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  91. Thank you for the update. I am so happy your Hero can attend the wedding.
    I am praying!
    Lots of love,
    Carla
    P.S.
    Thank you for the fun story too.

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  92. I so appreciate you taking the time to give us this update. My husband and I are praying for you both my friend. We're hoping for a Happy New year! Sending you lots of hugs! Love, Diane

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  93. So glad he came home for Christmas...thanks for giving us the update and will continue to pray for his complete recovery!....You are a tower of strength!...May the New Year bring you peace, joy, and great health and a year of miracles!!!

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  94. Thanks so much for sharing! You're both in my prayers and healing energy for John as well. He's gonna win this battle! You are both so strong and very positive and that helps tremendously.

    2016 has to be a better year and we will just claim John's healing now! Sending all kinds of hugs and love my friend!

    xo
    Pat

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  95. So jelly over your blue flocked Christmas tree. Happy New Years...

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  96. I will continue prayers for your hubby. I have one friend who just finished her final chemo treatment (#12) today and now waits to see if she will need radiation. Another was just declared cancer free! And my mom is doing well with her cancer treatment. Seems to be an epidemic. I hold all in my prayers.
    Keep the hope and don't give up.

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  97. So glad to read your update and see that your hero is out of the hospital. It takes a while to get over a tenacious infection, but modern antibiotics are amazing. My husband recovered from a C. diff hospital-acquired infection last year, but it was the second antibiotic the doctors tried that actually cured him of it. Fortunately, they have more than one medicine in their arsenal! Hugs and prayers!

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  98. So glad to read your update and see that your hero is out of the hospital. It takes a while to get over a tenacious infection, but modern antibiotics are amazing. My husband recovered from a C. diff hospital-acquired infection last year, but it was the second antibiotic the doctors tried that actually cured him of it. Fortunately, they have more than one medicine in their arsenal! Hugs and prayers!

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  99. continued prayers and positive mojo headed your way.
    your strength will prolly be what heals him. just be sure to take of YOU too...

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  100. Dear, dear Diana! I continue to keep you and your Hero in my prayers! My hope is that the infection is now a thing of the past, and treatment for the cancer can begin! Hugs and love to you! Nellie

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  101. May God richly bless you and your husband in 2016! You are so faithful to keep us posted and we all appreciate it.
    Happiest of New Years to you and your family.

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  102. Lots of prayers for you and John. Prayers for healing and peace.

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  103. Sending CHRISTmas love your way! So happy you were able to spend Christmas together and enjoy your beautiful tree. 2016 the year of HEALING!

    Much love and lots of hugs,
    Teresa and Toby

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  104. Que le chemin de l’année 2016 soit parsemé d’éclats de joie, de pétales de plaisir, qu’il soit éclairé par la l’étincelle de l’amour et la lueur de l’amitié.
    Bonne et heureuse année !

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  105. Oh I do love a family who has a great sense of humor! It is a gift from God that I think we pass on to our kids. It does make life richer, don't you think! Good news in the update. And here's to a year of many blessings as God works through rest, medicine, and his spirit to bring healing to John and a great 2016 to look back on next year. xoxo from western Wisconsin!

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  106. Hi Diana! The ability to laugh and smile is such a gift and is something that will make this journey you are on a bit easier to bear. I am so happy you were able to celebrate Christmas with your family, too. Continued prayers and positive thoughts. It's a leap year this year, so there is one more day for good things to happen! Jane

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  107. It was great that he came home for Christmas. I know he is getting more rest in his own bed, better food, and lots of joy from being with family at Christmas. Being home will help bring back his strength.

    Those pic lines are amazing. My husband had to have one for a while this fall. I couldn't believe it when I found out that the tube was 18 inches long. The visiting nurse removed it here at home. When she got it out she measured it to make sure the whole length of tube was there and none had broken off. It was there, all 18 inches of it!

    I am sending positive, healing thoughts your way.

    Susie D.

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  108. Thinking of you and John with positive thoughts and prayers Diana!

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  109. I am so, so late-but it doesn't mean that you haven't been in my thoughts and prayers-because you have.
    This move about did us in, especially at Christmas!
    I am sending healing prayers and thinking of you always,
    xo
    Jemma

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  110. Diana, if by chance you have some free time to read this, just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and John and just lovin that son of yours and his wonderful humor, please don't feel you have to answer just use your time for the miracle of medicine and know that you are always in our thoughts..Love, Judy

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  111. Keeping both of you in my prayers and your family too.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  112. Thank you so much for the update. I'm so glad your hubby was able to be with family for Christmas. What a gift that was. Speaking of gifts, I can see that your son got your gift of humor. I would have laughed out loud if I'd been there. Keep smiling and we'll keep praying.

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  113. I came by tonight hoping to see an update. So glad your Hero is home where he belongs! Being in familiar surroundings with those he loves had to be an important step in the healing process. I'm so happy you were all able to be together on Christmas. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  114. Hi Diana,
    So happy to read that your husband got to come home for Christmas, there is nothing better than to be surrounded by family in your own home!
    Your trees are beautiful!!
    I will be thinking of you on the 4th and you are in my prayers!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  115. Happy New Year, Diana, and thanks for the update. Prayers continue.

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  116. Hi Diana! I am so happy that John was able to come home for Christmas! I will continue to pray for his full recovery. Take care! Hugs, Leena

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  117. I totally believe in the healing power of laughter! So glad you all could spend Christmas together and not in the hospital. Sending my best! Keep laughing!

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  118. Hi Diana, So happy John could come home for Christmas and I pray your new year will be one of healing and miracles. Keeping your family in our prayers and sending love and friendship your way.
    xoxo

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  119. Praying for your miracle in whatever form it may take. Laughter is good. GOD is even better. Much happiness to you and your family.

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  120. Laughter is always the best medicine!! Take care. I will continue to pray for your husband. (Boy, I'm so glad I now know his name. I've been praying for "Diana's Husband" all this time! Lol) Wishing you & your family a Happy New Year!

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  121. If thoughts and prayers count, and I believe they do, your hero will be his old self in no time. There's so much love coming your way Diana, his cancer doesn't stand a chance.

    I'm so happy he was home for Christmas!

    xxx

    P.S. I've been trying to comment for a while but even though we bought a hotspot for out trip to Florida it still is terrible!

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  122. Dear Diana, Sending prayer and positive thoughts your way, for a miracle of healing for your Hero! You're the best nurse any guy could ever hope to have, a blessing, I'm sure he is so very thankful for! Take care of yourself! Big hugs, Debbie (from Cottage-Hann-Me-Downs)

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  123. Dear Diana, Sending prayer and positive thoughts your way, for a miracle of healing for your Hero! You're the best nurse any guy could ever hope to have, a blessing, I'm sure he is so very thankful for! Take care of yourself! Big hugs, Debbie (from Cottage-Hann-Me-Downs)

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  124. Dear Diana, thank you for keeping us posted. Will continue to pray for your Hero. I am so glad that he is doing better. And that is great that he got to be home for Christmas. Still praying and sending positive thoughts your way. YOU CAN DO THIS. Take care of yourself too. :)

    Happy New Year, Janet W ((( BIG BIG HUGS )))

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  125. What wonderful cheering news to know that your darling was home from xmas and that he is getting over that awful infection at last.. added to that, your own wonderful sense of humour now repeated in your son, well, that was a post we had all been waiting for!!! As we start the New Year and knowing that your date with the doctor is tomorrow, I am sending you a million or more, hugs and best wishes and positive thoughts, so that the news will be good tomorrow... thinking of you and keeping you all in my prayers, Janzi from over the pond..

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  126. Prayers for all of you. So glad he was able to be home for Christmas. Take care of yourself so that you can take care of him. Happy New Year...God Bless.

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  127. So happy you were able to enjoy Christmas together in your home. Continuing prayers heavenward xo

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  128. Still praying for you all! I'm so glad the cancer isn't everywhere and I'm so glad to know he was able to come home for Christmas.

    God Bless you both and Happy New Year!

    xoxo,
    rue

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  129. You have the best attitude. this is when we see what someone is really made of.. in hard times. Im so glad your hero was able to be home for christmas. my hubby was sick once and in the hospital and was told he wouldnt be able to go home for christmas. then Christmas morning he called me and said they were letting him come home and to come get him! One of our best christmas's (spelled?) ever! Glad for your update. prayers to continue! xoxo
    vivian

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  130. Oh Diana, laughter IS good medicine! (that's bible for you:) I am so happy you all got to spend a nice Christmas together AT HOME! ~ Will wait to hear your additional new soon. Prayers for you all. ~Karen O

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  131. Well, I've been in my own little bubble and I just had no idea. Tonight your face popped into my head so I thought I'd come pay you a visit. I'm so, so sorry to hear this news but am sending you guys strength and healing thoughts and prayers. And I have to say I love that story about your son it reminds me of something that happened when my daddy was dying in the hospital and was at this time in a coma from several strokes and it was just a matter of time. And the hours and days just dragged by and I remember turning to my momma and saying "a watched pot never boils" and I'm sure it sounds terrible but we were just punchy with grief, exhaustion and stress and our family isn't quite right anyway and she just looked at me and we burst out laughing until we cried. He passed away that night. I've never been sure if I should have been ashamed or glad I said it! ;) Love to you lady.

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  132. Thinking of you! Hugs and prayers from Charleston way!

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  133. What a joyful update dear Diana! How glad I was to read that your dear John is home, and that you are all still finding things to laugh about! Laughter indeed really is the best medicine! I will continue praying that the Lord helps you through these days ahead and that a true medical miracle will take place for John, and that he will be completely healed! Keep laughing friend, and trusting in the Lord... He is with you! And thank you for the update (sorry I'm late getting over here, took some time off during the holidays, but have certainly not quit praying for you all!) Much love to you :)

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  134. Diana, bowing my head right now to pray for your Hero to have strength on this journey......And keep the costs down lol!

    Love you
    Carol

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  135. Have been out of touch lately, so just reading this news. Sorry to hear of your husband's illness. Hope the doctor visit went well and that treatment can begin. Best wishes to you and your hero.

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  136. Your son Ryan is too funny, glad he got you all to laugh during a tense time. I am praying for healing for your hero and continuing optimism for you both.

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  137. Thanks for the update, Diana. You're son is too funny, and yes laughter sure helps with all this! You're both still in my prayers. God bless you!

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  138. I'm glad you are getting through this with humor - it is the best medicine! Here's to a healthy 2016 for your husband

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  139. Not sure how I missed this post Diana, just due to holiday craziness I guess...I actually saw it accidentally on facebook today (not sure why we sometimes see each other there and sometimes not). Anyway, not sure what I can say that no one has already said but just know the prayers are flowing like water out there and miracles happen every day:) I always knew there was a reason we never had cats. xoKathleen

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  140. Wow Diana, what an upbeat lady you are. This is a very difficult way to start a new year. I hope all goes well with John. Will keep him in my prayers. Faith will carry you through...
    Hugs.
    JB

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  141. Wow Diana, what an upbeat lady you are. This is a very difficult way to start a new year. I hope all goes well with John. Will keep him in my prayers. Faith will carry you through...
    Hugs.
    JB

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  142. I'm so sorry I didn't see this sooner, I accidentally deleted all my reader post. They say in like a lion out like a lamb and I hope this is true for your family. So are so funny even though tough times and I admire you for that. Sounds like you have a plan and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

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  143. Diana, I am keeping you and the love of your life in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this journey! HUGS to you my friend :)! I had to giggle and your son and yes laughter is the best medicine!

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  144. Hi Diana,
    I'm on your blog for the first time today and I just want to let you know that I'll keep your whole family in my thoughts and prayers and I send all the strength and energy I have out to you.
    Blessings to all of you!
    Beate

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  145. Continued prayers for your entire family as you go through this. I'm sure your grands are equally worried about their special Grandpa. Hugs, dear friend!!

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  146. Diana, I am so thankful he got to be home for Christmas. I pray that the treatment is successful and he is soon well.

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  147. I missed this one somehow. So glad John didn't have to spend Christmas in the hospital. Your son cracked me up. I bet the doctor really did love the jokes. xo ~ Nancy

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  148. Bless! You in the family are priceless!

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  149. Journaling is good for this journey, Diana. Three-by-fives are perfect.

    Hugs all around,
    Kelley~

    P. S. Praying for more Miracles on 34th Street.

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  150. They say staying positive helps healing and it sounds like you guys are doing just that. Hurry and heal John! Nancy

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