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Sniffles, Surgeries Go Away!

I'm sick again. I hate it! This is probably my second or third bout of sniffles this year. Our freezing weather here is not helping my sniffly situation at all.

I'm sick but I feel safe under the loving and watchful eyes of Daisy.
It is brutally cold. Our heater has been churning non-stop since we came home from our Amsterdam vacation. The weatherman said something about some deep freeze and bomb cyclone. Whatever is going on weather-wise, it is uncomfortably cold. I've been wearing three to four layers of winter wear but the coldness still creeps in all the way to my bones. I'm not sure if the weather is just that bad or that I'm just getting old.

However, I am quite excited to be celebrating my fourth bone-marrow transplant' re-birthday on January 11th. I will be seeing my transplant doctor on the 12th for my annual blood work, biopsy and pulmonary function test. As always, I hope for normal counts and results. I'm hoping that my body will be fully recovered from the sniffles when I go in for my tests.

On another note, I thought we were going to start 2018 surgery free, but Kepi will be going through another head surgery this month. His doctor found a fracture on his skull where his brain surgery took place. I'm not happy about this, but his doctor said it needs to be sealed as it will help with the return of his hearing and to avoid future infections. You see, Kepi's hearing on his left ear has not returned since his brain tumor surgery. We are hoping this surgery will solve this hearing problem.

There was a time I kept wondering why we're always facing health and other challenges in life. However, I don't ask questions anymore. I know there will always be trials. I just have to keep praying that Kepi and I will both have the strength and resilience to overcome them.

Happy New Year to everyone! May 2018 bring us strength and resilience to overcome any challenges that come our way.


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  1. Happy new year. I pray it will bring you and Kepi health. I hope you enjoyed Amsterdam. I've never been been, from the pictures I've seen on Instagram, it looks like a pretty city.

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    1. Thank you for the prayers. I know there's so many family and friends praying for us and it keeps us focused and supported. I am grateful.

      Yes, we had a great time in Amsterdam. We also went to The Hague, Rotterdam and Delft. We would like to visit again in spring time for the tulips.

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  2. Praying for you and Kepi's good health. So much is going on around the world and it's amazing to see and read about people like you who remains positive and brave despite the challenges. Daisy is such a lovely dog to have as well!

    Happy New Year indeed!

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    1. Hello Yccos, Thank you and your prayers mean so much to us. I know that compared to the world our trials are small, and this is why we have to keep looking forward and fight to be happy. Happy New Year!

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  3. Happy New Year. The flu season is really bad this time around. We have been experiencing surge in patients at the hospital where I work and it seems every week they call a code for surge in patients vs beds available and we get email blasts about how to keep safe in flu season.

    Prayers to Kepi as he goes under the knife again. Hang in there you two, it will be better, just see.

    BTW, on my way to Ireland tomorrow. Getting so excited, although I am experiencing a little jitters brought by the bad weather in the East Coast. We don't have any stop over here in the East Coast so I hope we're going to be fine.

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    1. Safe travels! Enjoy Ireland! We certainly loved Ireland and would go back there in a heartbeat. Just be careful with the right-hand driving. It can get tricky and confusing.

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  4. I'm continuing to pray for both of you. Hugs my dear.

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