Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Plasmapheresis Number Two Today

So today is the 2nd of 3 plasmapheresis treatments at St. Mary's. The only bummer is that I may or may not get the same ladies from the Michigan Blood Program. And I adored the ones I had. When I saw the first woman, Judy, I lifted my eyes heavenward in silent thanks. She had gray hair. I thought...she has EXPERIENCE!!! I told her that and she chuckled...but it was true!

I'm expecting even better things today, because the nurses at short stay have seen me once already, and know more about how things go with ME personally. Very cool. I have to say, I am SUPER impressed with St. Mary's as far as how GENUINELY kind and concerned the people are. Even the girl who called yesterday to do pre-registration was SO nice! Most of the time, or a lot of the time anyway, people who have that job are pretty uninterested, even borderline rude! So I'm just thrilled that things are going so well. I expect the same thing today!

Karen came over yesterday with Emma (Kerry had a field trip with her middle son) and we had such a wonderful visit. I thank God for those women. They are not only portraying the heart of Jesus, they are becoming such dear FRIENDS!! Love you girls.

So. Please keep my treatment in your prayers today. Also, my sister Lori is still healing from her gallbladder surgery, and they are having a garage sale to raise money to pay bills. If any of you would like to pray for them, and finally, Karen's darling little girl is having surgery on Friday to get her tonsils out and tubes in her ears. So please keep Julianna in your prayers.

Thank you for reading...for commenting....for supporting....for praying. It truly makes a difference.


CoconutPalmDesigns said...

You are in my prayers as are Lori and Julianna.

How did it go today?

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so happy to hear your love of St Mary's and the treatment. Yes Lori has prayers

Rachel said...

I'm positive things will go as well today as they did on Monday :0)
For now it looks like Thursday's are your only "free" day. Isn't it nice to have such a busy social calendar (LOL)

Prayers and good thoughts coming your way...

KarTer Kake Gallery said...

Awesome Kerri. I'm so glad things are going smoothly with the pheresis! I so enjoy our Tuesdays together. In fact, Kerry and I are already coming up with a plan to keep visiting you on Tuesdays once school is out without dragging all the kids along....except Emma of course. We are not giving up on you. We love you and pray daily for you to gain your strength. Thanks so much for posting a prayer request for Jules. You are such an amazing woman who has definately been on a difficult journey. I admire you for your determination and drive to tackle MG! You are an amazing woman and friend! So glad God placed us in eachother's lives!!!

Anonymous said...

You are so so so so so awesome. And pretty much an inspiration. My current doctor, who I thought was awesome, kinda shrugged me off last check-up. And yea, I don't have to go as much as you (more like once every 3 months or so) but I want more than 5 minutes!

Needless to say, she gets one more chance. Those appointments are $100+ (paid by insurance, phew). I want my money's worth :)

Patty Ann said...

You are all in my prayers. I hope that you do great and that you start feeling better. I am so glad that they are taking care of you and that you have some wonderful friends.

claire said...

You are in my prayers!

Peter Waite said...

You are in my prayers, here's hoping your treatment goes well!