Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I would like anyone that reads this to post a comment this time! I would like to set a record!

Went to Duke today for scans and really got great news. The cancer is stable again, and it might have even reduced some. Dr. Crawford said he sees a little reduction, but the Avastin really has not had time to work. I go back for a scan in 9 weeks now instead of every 6 weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next. Maybe Avastin is the drug for a long time? It would be nice. I still take it intravenously (sp?) every three weeks.

Addi has been so funny lately. She is so grown up and runs everywhere. She is really awesome. I am finishing up my masters on April 13th, so I am happy that I will be able to spend even more time with Addi and Christi. I added a picture of her in her wagon. All she wants to do is run down the backyard and jump into Lake Norman! She really wants to get on the boat!

Wanted to say thanks to my cousin in CA for keeping in touch! Email me sometime!


Anonymous said...

I am thankful to hear that you were given good news at Duke. I truly hope that Avastin is your answer!

Jen said...

Wow, Bo, congratulations! That is huge news. It seems like everywhere I go in this little town everyone asks me how you're doing - apparently I'm the only one who knows how to use the internet!! Anyway, I am so excited to spread your good news around Lawrence, America!

Anonymous said...

What great news! We are so happy to hear it! You are all in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Johnson Family,
The news is great and it seems that prayers are being answered! The "dark day" that you had earlier just made you appreciate all that you have now and makes this day even sweeter.
We miss you and pray for you continuously!
The Glidewell Family

Anonymous said...

Bo, Great News! Keep up the great job you are doing. All of you are in ours prayers.

Debbi said...

Wonderful news, Bo. And a question, as well ... are you still following your super-healthy eating plan, and riding your bike as you were when you first got your diagnosis? If so, do you think that has played a big part in how well you've managed your illness? And if not, why did you give it up?

Anonymous said...

Christi and Bo,
Great news! We are thinking of you all as always! Loved the latest picture of Addi! Stay strong!
Melissa and Chad Hoffman

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news Bo!!! Everyone down in Atlanta is praying for you! The first thing I do every morning is check your blog for the latest update. This latest news is wonderful. Keep up the good work! Have a wonderful Easter.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!! That is such great news! The Prayer Warriors have been praying EVERY DAY that the new medicine would work. HOORAY!!! Good to get the news and I can't wait to tell the boys!
Take care, Lori.

Anonymous said...

Great news! You and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

That is great news that we have been waiting to hear!! Thanks for sharing. Love the picture of Addi!!
Talk to you soon,
Crystal, Chris, Jacob and Wyatt

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news BO! We're cheering for you here in Nebraska! Congrats on the Masters completion. We know first hand how much time and dedication it takes.

Addi IS so cute! Can't wait to meet her. We completly understand her feelings regarding the boat and LKN! Many days we come very close to just loading up our stuff and heading your way. We think we'd make it as greeters at Walmart...don't you? LOL!

All our love and prayers,

the Pikes

Anonymous said...

Hi Bo, Christi, and Addi
The am so excited that they have another drug to keep this monster under control. Bo & Christi you are a true inspiration to us all! I really enjoyed spending time with you all in March. I will keep you all, as always, in my prayers during this Easter Season. Have a Happy Easter!!
With love, Mom from Kansas

Jennifer S. said...

That's wonderful news, Bo! I'm so excited to hear it! You're an inspiration to many!

I love the picture of Addi! She's growing so quickly. Get out there and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Tracy said...

That is fantastic news for all of you...I'm so happy to hear it!

Addi's picture is so cute...she is the perfect combo of you & Christi!

Also, I don't know if you guys have heard of http://www.sixdegrees.org/ you can place your nonprofit on the site and people can donate online...which would be fabulous for people like me who don't have checks :)

And I would love to have a NYC fundraiser...any chance of an appearance from the Johnsons. You know I'm dying to get you guys up here.

Keep giving us the good news!!


Anonymous said...

Bo - Great news! Congrats on your Masters. I hope to see you soon.

Jay West

Nancy Golling said...

Oh Bo, that is such great news! I am so happy for all of you. I have never know anyone with such strength and determination, you're going to beat this thing. All of us in Minneapolis are praying for you, keep the updates coming! I read your blog everyday.
Hope to see you sometime soon!
Nancy Golling

Anonymous said...

Bo and Christi and of course little Addi

This is wounderful news. You two are so stong willed that it does not have a chance. Just remember that there is always people out here praying for you even when you are having an off day.

And Yes Addi is growing up way to fast you only left Kansas a week or so ago. and she looks so big and chances so much. Take care and have a Happy Easter.. We love you all.

Bill, Cyndi, Ami and Caitlin Harvey

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and keep up the good work. I have been following your progress and am thrilled that you are proving what positive thinking and healthy lifestyle can accomplish.

Kathy Miller
New Jersey

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the great news! Addi is so adorable in her wagon...congrats on your masters! You guys are always in my thoughts and prayers!

Ashley J

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the good news. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Continue to be strong and positive. Happy Easter

Carolyn said...

Hey Bo, Christi, Addi,

Great news from Duke! Yea! Can't wait to bask in the sun with you guys!!! :-)

Mrs. Eric Thomes :-)

Anonymous said...

We are so happy and you have so much to celebrate! Some good news is just what you needed. We will coninue to pray for all 3 of you.
All our love,
candace and walker

Mandy said...

I am so happy to hear the good news. I check your blog everyday and Just wanted to let you know that i have a few groups that meet to pray everyweek praying for you and your family. Keep up the positive attitude. I am amazed at your strenght and determination during such a difficult time. You are truly and inspiration to all.


Anonymous said...

Bo, If anyone can beat this, you can. Also, we all know that God has some big plans for you and your family in the years ahead. Kansas

AB said...

Bo, Chisti and Addi,

Great News! Thanks so much for sharing this. I check here, but haven't had lots of time to respond. You are in our prayers and on our church prayer list since way back.

Anonymous said...

Stiil reading here - Glad to here the results we are so happy for you guys!!
Laurie and Tim Arant

Mary T. said...

I am so happy to hear your good news. Positive thinking and lots of prayers real do work!
I am finishing my Master on April 24th. I am excited, too. I may be able to return to being a real person again. Take care and know I think of you and your beautiful family often.
Love, Aunt Mary

Anonymous said...

Addi and her little red wagon are precious! What wonderful news that there is improvement in your condition! Maybe you should celebrate with an Addi swim in Lake Norman. Could it be an idea for a fund raiser? Bring your child for a swim in Lake Norman?
Sponsors contribute for each child who swims?

Anonymous said...

Good news about the Avastin! We're praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Great news Bo! Congrats :)

Sarah from Chicago said...

Congrats! You are an inspiration. LiveStrong! sarah from chicago.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news! I have been waiting for a blog entry like this one...keep them coming! Prayers are ALWAYS with you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the good news! Addi is so cute. We are all praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome News Bo!!! So thrilled to read your blog tonight about Tuesday's great report!!!
We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!! But you're really kicking some BAC butt! :-) Such an inspiration!
Hope to see you guys soon!
Love, The Baileys

Anonymous said...

Great news!! Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am sure you will set your record, a lot of people read you blog. I Know it inspires me and helps me to help my Dad. Thank you for that!! The whole Johnson family is in my prayers, and will continue to be.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! We are so glad to hear the good news! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! The Lee family

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear it...God is good!

Brendon Allen said...

Great news bo. barely missed you guys when I was back in the states. Swear it will happen some day, then our addis can meet each other. Just got my scans back as well and everything is ok. 2 1/2 years cancer free! I know there will only be good news for both of us for years to come. Our addi's need us.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that you are doing well Bo - Great news from Duke!! You and your family continue to be in my prayers!


Abby Ebken Roberts said...

Reading your blog, as always, and so glad to hear that you got good news at Duke! I will continue to keep you and your whole family in my prayers. Thanks for sharing the pictures of Addi. She is precious!

Anonymous said...

You and your entire family will continue to be in our prayers.
Warm regards,
Hope Burk

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, and here's another comment to help break the record.


Anonymous said...

Bo, Kevin and I think of you and your family often. We hope that you guys will get to Hendo soon!

Julie Westmoreland

Anonymous said...

Great news Bo! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peggy Yountz

Anonymous said...

Bo this is Aunt Marlene from Kansas. Great News!! and keep up the good work. Thanks for taking thr time to post on your blog and keeping us all informed of your progress.

Anonymous said...

Happy to see you are winning the battle. I couldn't break 100 on my healthiest day. God bless you and your family. All the best for 2007 and beyond.-

John from RME

Anonymous said...

Great news! We are so happy for all of you! We love you!

The Faunce Family

Anonymous said...


We've never met but I was a Sigma Nu from the early days of the ASU chapter. Heard about your story from GOASU.com. Wishing you and your family continued success in your fight.

Rob Morris
Knoxville TN