Wednesday, April 05, 2006

All is Well 4-5-06

Sorry I haven't written in a while. I have been out of town away from the computer for some time. Andrea was unhooked from the chemo on Saturday and she went to see the doctor on Monday. From what I understand all is well and she is not having any complications. She will return to MD Anderson tomorrow to have another check of her blood. Please pray for good results tomorrow.

Andrea's sister came in on Wednesday of last week to get prepared for the bone marrow harvest. They gave her some shots for several days and ran tests. Yesterday they completed the harvest and we found out today that the doctors recovered the amount they need for Andrea. Thank God Andrea has a sister that is so generous and would bend over backwards to help her only sister at the drop of a hat. It surely must be such a rewarding experience knowing that you are saving someone's life and especially your sister's. Not all of us will get to make that kind of contribution in our life, but it is truly a miracle when the chance arises. We should all get test for bone marrow donation and when the chance arises save a life.

Today Andrea is off to the eye doctor since she began seeing color. I am sure that he will be amazed at the progress she has made is the last several weeks. She is excited about going back and showing him what she can see. Her glasses did come in last week and they are helping her see even more. I have not seen her since she got her glasses, but I will give a better update when I do.

Please continue your support and prayers. God Bless.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. I am so excited to hear how much prgress you have made. I just wanted to let you know that we are still thinking of you daily and are praying for you. You are an inspiration to us all!

Erin said...

I am so proud of you Andrea. Keep the progress up.
Love you Dre

Anonymous said...


I think of and pray for you daily. It breaks my heart that something so tragic has happened to you and your family. You were in our office just a few weeks before all of this was discovered. I am still in shock. I wish you a full recovery

Michelle Meyer said...


I am so happy that they were able to harvest what you need from your sister... you will be better in no time. I am so glad that you got your glasses too and that they are starting to help. Jason, Avery and I were so happy to see you and I can't what to see you again. I am constantly thinking about you and thanking God for the progress that you have made. Take care and love ya.

David Michael said...

"...then comes the harvest!" Bible

"Color my world with love!" --Chicago

Shelia Calvary said...

J and Andrea:
Great to hear from you. Andrea glad to hear the chemo went well. J. it has been great having your MOM with us this week.

Penny Bevill said...

Wow...again! The news just keeps getting better. I know you have some major events about to occur with the bone marrow transplant. Hang tough Anrea! I'm thanking God that the chemo went without a hitch and it's over. It is just so amazing to reflect on the past few months and to see where you were and where you are now. God is just so good!!!! Prayers and good thoughts continue heavenward on your behalf. Hugs to Kristen, J., mom, and dad.

Anonymous said...

Yes, God is so Good!

Still praying!

Your Brother in Christ

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to keep hearing the great news of your progress. I hope to see you and J at Erin's wedding shower. Love ya and am always praying for you.

Lindsey D

Pastor O said...


Please know that the Fellowship of Great Expectations Christian Church have you in our daily prayers. Your testimony is an awesome one! We are so proud of you and everyone associated with you!

May Our God in Christ Jesus continue to heal your body!

God bless you!