Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hello to All - Christi Here - Hopefully soon we can get Bo back on here. It is hard for him to type with his hand. But he is working on that. He sees a hand therapist, I am sure she appreciates me calling her that, 2 times a week. Little by little he is getting more flexibility back, next will be strength.
Things here are good. Tomorrow we meet with the local lung doctor. Someone here that keep an eye on Bo just in case he goes into the hospital for some reason and we cannot get up to Duke. His name is Dr. Howard. He comes highly recommended and works with the "exception" in lung transplant patients. It was imperative we found someone well versed in the medicines that Bo is taking so we have no confusion. Other than that not much to post about about a few of our friends.
My dear friends Sue and Debbie are coming to Charlotte for a little R&R. I hope to meet up with them on Friday, I miss them everyday and feel like a horrible person for not keeping in touch better. I vow to do better. My hero Marilyn, she had parts of her feet amputated due to complications after her transplant, is up walking again. Each person's journey is so different, but it appears that Marilyn's has been extremely complicated, but nothing is slowing her down, physically or spiritually. She is such an inspiration. My dear friend Bob had shoulder surgery, please pray that he makes a complete recovery, painless and quick. He will start rehab also, so maybe a few prayers for his therapist. (A warning also for his jokes. hehehehe)
On a sad note, a fellow cancer fighter Pat Kitts, I hate to say lost her fight, because she is now in God's hands, so we will just say is continuing her crusade up higher. Her spirit and fight were constantly hopeful. To read more about her or send notes, please visit We have to continue to fight this awful disease. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but no one seems to know. I hate the stigma that goes with Lung Cancer and until that changes there will never be the support or funding. I am just glad we have all you. Enough on the soap box...Sort of like the old days. Maybe we need to pick three things to pray for...Please continue to pray for all those fighting cancer, any type and for any reason, known or unknown, that it occurred. With that said, for any one that has to venture down the path of transplant pray for them and their family that love and support them. So many quiet fighters please give all strength. Remember One Day at a Time, One Moment at a time, One Breath at a time...we cherish all.
Love to All
Christi, Addi and Bo


Jerrold said...

That stigma was more difficult to overcome than the actual treatments, and transplant..."Did you smoke" No and it doesn't matter

Anonymous said...

Hi Christi, Bo (and Addi),
You might not remember me... I'm the producer who interviewed you both over a year ago for NBC. I have been following your progress and have been so inspired by your journey. This morning on the TODAY show we featured a piece that talked about the smoking stigma linked ot lung cancer... it might not do much to change things but we'll see. The patient interviewed in the story has a similar story to Bo, but never mentioned trying a lung transplant. They might be able to benefit from all you have learned. Here's the link, and again, thanks so much for sharing this journey! Know that we're keeping you all in our prayers :)
Erin Sykes

Anonymous said...

It was good to talk to you today, was well worth the wait. I look forward to seeing you on the 25th.