Friday, June 22, 2007

Final Good News

Hello to all,

I'm writing this blog because it will be the last entry. I wanted to let everyone know that the results of my bone marrow biopsy came back perfect! I'm still 100% donor cells and I never expect anything different from now on!! Thanks to God.

As for my eyes, I'm still seeing double, and I don't think that's going to change. Instead of two seperate images, the images I see overlap. It drives me crazy sometimes, but I have honestly gotten used to it and the idea that this is how it's going to be. I keep praying that one day our technology will be so good that I can fix the problems. J read an article saying there might be some crazy things happening in about 5 years with stem cell transplants for the retinal tissue. If that's the case, I might have a chance for normal again.

I now have a pair of driving glasses which has helped me gain a little independence. They are a pair of wire frames with no prescription. Their sole purpose is to hold a binocular above my right eye....super cool. When I'm driving, I "spot" with the binocular if I need to read a sign. Sometimes I get funny looks from the people driving next to me and when I'm at stop lights. These are the people I like to mess with. It's fun for me and it leaves them totally confused! My driving obviously comes with a lot of restrictions. I only drive during the day, and I don't go over 45 mph. Needless to say, I'm limited to doing several things, but it's leaps and bounds from a year ago.

I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for all of the prayers. It's the only reason why I'm here today. I had to close out this blog sometime, but be on the lookout for my book that I'm going to start writing in August. Seriously, if it takes me five years to write it, it will be done. How else can I spread what God has done to a large audience? I'll give you a sneak peak to the end quote:

"Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found. Was blind but now I see."

With love,
Andrea

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andrea-
My dad told me about your blog about at year ago, and I have followed it ever since. I am so happy to read this last entry from you, God has worked a miracle!
Take Care,
Skye Abbott

Kathy Luthringer said...

Andrea-
I am still totally amazed at the miracles God performed when everyone was praying for you. Through His grace, and with His help you pulled yourself out of the hospital bed time and time again - DIC, sepsis, 3 chemotherapies, bone marrow transplant and multiple eye surgeries. I am also thankful that J was with you then, now and forever. I will continue praying for you, as always.
Love,
Mom

Anonymous said...

So many miracles have been witnessed on this blog!
Thanks for keeping us posted for the past year and a half, we will continue to pray for your complete health and happiness.

All the best to you and J,
Love,
The Jensens

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, Obviously miracles DO come true and prayers are answered. You have to be the bravest girl ever and I hope to have the privilege of meeting you one day. We are still praying for you and hope you find happiness with every new day! Take care of yourself!

Sandra and Amanda Bishop

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing grace experience with me. May God continue always to bless you and your family as you have touched and strenghthened my life and so many other lives by your many examples
of faith and steadfastness in the Lord for your
healing; examples to me
such as:

"Only trust Him; He is able; He will never leave us or forsake us; faith is not believing that God can - it is knowing that He will; and the list goes on and on!"

Thank you Andrea for having
blest my life through this
communication blog. Just know that you will always be remembered in my praying
for continued healing, as
well as for many, many more of His blessings upon you and yours!

"Courageous young lady", thank you again as you turn the corner into an even more blest newness of life!
Love, mByr

Anonymous said...

P.S. THANK YOU GOD FOR ANDREA!

mByr

TheTedfords said...

Andrea,

What a journey this has been for you, your family, and all of your many friends. You have come so far and have been a shining example of faith and determination. I am sooo happy for you! May God continue to bless you, always.

Lots of love,
Krista & Nick Tedford

Anonymous said...

Dearest Andrea, My Wife and I will continue to pray for you as I promised in Jan 2006. I will not stop until you are completely healed. You mentioned in your last entry "Amazing Grace" when you have a minute go to You Tube and search for Wintley Phipps and his version of Amazing Grace I am sure it will touch you. I have a friend that went to your wedding and commented on how beautiful everything was. May God bless you and your new husband. I have been forever touch by your faith, and healing. To God be the Glory!!

Your Brother in Christ!!

David Michael said...

Tonight I kept thinking of the verse, "What love the Father has lavished upon us." I also thought about the love that your father and mother lavished upon you. The love of your sister and of course J. Also the love of your extended family and friends. O what love the Father has lavished upon you!

Love came down, and healed you.