Thursday, October 31, 2019

Good News and Cold Winds....


 You can see a bit of snow on the railing of the porch.  High wind warnings are out for our state today. Possibly 30 to 40 miles an hour or higher. Brr. There is snow in that wind also. I am cold, not ready for this kind of weather.
 You can see the frost on the porch floor from the other morning.  Just hoping it kills off all the bugs. LOL
  Ted and I went to the bone marrow clinic on Tuesday. The  nurse took lots of blood for labs. One will be the "Who's who" that is to see what percentage  of Ted's bone marrow is donor now.  It was 100% in July, then 98 % in August, then 96% in Sept. It needs  to be 100%..
    Ted's hemoglobin is now 13.5 , that is the best it's been since before last November . When he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, it was 5.5 then.  His white cells are good, his platelets need to be better. But all in all , Dr. Tandra of the bone marrow clinic says Ted is coming along nicely. Getting better with his energy and breathing. He also changed Ted's meds . Lowered the steroid he is taking. It will take about a month to get it lowered and done with, so Ted can get his baby shots.
 I want to thank all of you out there for the prayers and well wishes. You are helping us in so many ways. We are truly grateful. Bless you. XO

71 comments:

  1. The power of prayer is amazing! I'm glad Ted's numbers are improving! That weather sounds horrid to this Floridian!! Stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Terri. Oh how I wish I was in Florida. LOL. I truly believe in the power of prayer and it's good we can do that for each other. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Laurie. I actually felt so much lighter when we left the clinic n Tuesday. God is good. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  3. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. Stay safe and warm. Sending our prayers and love to you both.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweet friend. I pray for you and John. It's a great felling when others prayers are helping us. God is listening. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  4. Sounds good. There hve been so many amazing results in this area of bone marrow. Prayers here and good thoughts your way.
    Hugs to Ted & you
    Sherry & jack

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sherry and Jack, We are so grateful. Prayer is one way we can all help one another. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  5. Wonderful news Susie, I continue to keep Ted in my prayers, and ask for complete healing.
    Our temperatures have dropped today, the first freeze of the season, and definitely frost on the pumpkin tonight.
    Hugs,
    ~jo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Warm hugs to you too Jo. Thank you so very much for the prayers. We appreciate them all.
      I knew winter was near...but I just could not be happy about it. LOL. Blessings, stay nice and cozy with the cats, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  6. That’s a good report! The weather report is something else. The winds are howling here and it is raining buckets. I hope that it does not change to snow. I am not ready for that! Hope that the temps there moderate and that the snow melts so you can enjoy Nov without the white stuff.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Vee, Once the weather turns cold, I always hope for a bit of Indian Summer. I can remember eating Thanksgiving dessert on my mother's porch , one year right here in central Indiana.
      Ted and I , both were thrilled with the news from his Dr. Ted has been getting on the exercise bike for a half mile each day. I tell him to do what he can and get his strength back. Hope you are doing well. I pray for you Vee. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  7. Thanking God for this good news!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amen my friend. God is good. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  8. Hi Susie :) I'm happy to hear that Ted is improving, my gosh what a long battle. Let's hope for the best!! But...snow, even a sprinkle? NOT happy to hear that! I'm not ready either!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Rain. Ted and I are happy to have another two week break from going to clinic. I am glad he is getting his energy back. :) It's not how he used to be , but I think we have to accept that. Hoping the big snows wait till maybe Jan or Feb. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  9. Glad to hear that Ted's health is improving. Hope the numbers continue to be where they should be.

    Oh, my, snow, already! It has got a lot cooler, here, too (although we don't get snow where I am); I can't tolerate the cold, at all, and turned on the heater, yesterday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My girls used to say I was the last person in town to turn on the heat. LOL. But the older I get the less I can stand the cold. I wear sweaters in the house all the time.
      Yes, honey, Ted and I are so happy about his lab numbers. It was like a weight had lifted to me. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  10. Brrrrr, and I was complaining about the chill here this morning. Stay warm. We will be shouting "PRAISE GOD" for answered prayers! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Theresa, The temp was 26 this morning. I got my 30 year old coat out so I could sweep the porch. LOL
      Our God is a loving God. I felt so much lighter when we left the clinic on Tuesday. :) Thanks for the prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  11. Cold winds blew in here for trick our treat last night too. I didn't see any snow, but one of my sons says he did. I'm not ready for that yet either. I'd be happy if it held off until Christmas and then stopped again. It is such good news to hear that the doctor thinks things are going well. I'll continue praying all things proceed beyond expectations .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so very much for the prayers. They help us, there's power in all those prayers. Ted has been so good the past few days and I am relieved. Oh this cold biting winds. Today, and honey I am not kidding all the leaves fell off the Catalpa tree . In one day. Total shock of all that cold. LOL. Blessings to you stay warm. xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  12. i can't wait for snow...we had high winds yesterday, cold temperatures last night and it is very cold today!!

    best wishes for ted, i think of you both so often!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you honey, we appreciate all good thoughts and prayers. Get you warm clothes ready girl, i think what went thru here last night is headed your way. LOL I am old now and hate the snow and all that shoveling. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  13. It sounds promising, Susie, and good indeed. Of course the prayers and good wishes keep coming. (We had snow for Halloween...Ick!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jeanie, I was almost giddy leaving the clinic on Tuesday. Ted has really shown more pep these past few days. I am so thankful for all prayers and well wishes. Blessings, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  14. Praising the Lord with you for such wonderful news on Ted. Thank you JESUS! Girl....stay warm! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Cindy. I am grateful to all who send prayers and good thoughts. It all helps us. Ted has shown more energy the past couple days. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  15. It was so windy here last night and so cold today. Am I ready for this?? Never...but it comes without consulting me ☺
    Still praying, Susie! Bless you both ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Doris, I am thankful for all prayers. They do help us in many ways. Oh I feel I need to buy a bunch of big old heavy sweaters to stay warm. LOL. Today was pretty and sunny at least. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  16. Prayers Lifted for you and Ted, God knows the needs !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Woody, we truly are grateful. Blessings to you and your honey, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  17. That's great news Susie. Wishing you a great November! Hope to see you stop by sometime on my blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Sweet Pilar. I will come visit. Thank you always for your prayers. I pray for you and your family. Hope all is going well. I was thrilled when the dr was so positive . Blessings to you honey, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. Adam, It snowed sideways. LOL Our catalpa tree lost all it's leaves just this very day...from the shock of the cold. LOL. It is pretty today but plenty cold still. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  19. Wonderful news, Susie, and continued prayers for you both. Your deck picture looks like a crisp watercolor, very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Dewena. You know when frost is on deck boards it is dangerous, you have to watch your footing. Thank you so much for the prayers. I pray for all of you too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  20. I'll add my prayers too. The power of prayer is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you , we are grateful for each prayers and good thought. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  21. Replies
    1. THANK YOU KAREN. IT HAS BEEN BITTER COLD TODAY. BLESSINGS TO YOU, TAKE CARE, XOXO, SUSIE

      Delete
  22. So glad to hear Ted is feeling better, Susie, and with more energy. That is good news. You are getting a bit of snow already? We had the high winds too a week ago, and unfortunately, that is one of the things that starts these fires in California. It's such a delight to see your front porch, Susie.

    Wishing you good November days, dear friend.

    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sweet Sheri, I am so glad to hear from you. I have been praying for your state and all my friends there. So thankful you are safe. It's been terrifying to see on the news...so I know living there it has been the worst imaginal terror . Please say safe .
      Thank you always for your kind words for Ted and I. Sheri he changed a turn signal bulb for my daughter and he felt so good about helping. It made me smile. Blessings to you and yours, Love you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  23. Oh, Susie!! I love good news!
    And thank you for the card to Summer!
    With all you have on your plate - you still find time to bless others! That's so YOU, Susie Q!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Linda, I did not know Summer's full name , so I just made her a Chapman. LOL I wanted her to know others think of her and wish her the best.
      Linda, yesterday Ted fixed my daughter turn signal. She just asked him so he would feel like he could and he did. Then he use the wheelbarrow and got three little loads of wood to the wood box on the back porch. He was busting with pride. :) I told not to over do...just try to do things. I am thanking God for his return of energy. He still gets a bit winded, have to watch him. Blessings to you and LD, love you guys and the whole family, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  24. Susie, sorry I am late to getting to your post but the good news is so exciting. The power of prayer is amazing. Not ready for the snow stuff!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nonie, Prayer has kept us going. It will a year on the 20th of this month, that Ted was diagnosed with Cancer. It will be another 6 months before he will be thru with so many drs. visits and treatments. I thank you for the prayers. We truly are grateful. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  25. Hello, I am so happy about the good news. Our family continues to pray for you and your family.
    Lots of love, Carla

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Carla, and your family. Every prayer has helped us get this far. We appreciate each one. Every good thought or wish helps us also. Blessings to you and your sweet family, love, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  26. So happy Susie to hear Ted is doing so well. This has been a long journey but Ted has really mastered the fight. We got snow on Halloween which was so crazy. I think our nice fall days are over and winter is creeping in early. Ugh! Enjoy the new week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Kris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kris. Oh yes, I think we may not be so lucky this year where winter is concerned. You will understand this since you are a nurse. Ted goes the first week of Dec. for a test to see if the chemo has scarred his heart. The doppler from last month shows he has the same heart squeeze he had before all the chemo , meds, hospitals and the bone marrow transplant. That is good. Today we both stretched the water hoses out to get the water out and roll them up to put away for winter. He was ready to rest afterwards. I tell him..do not over do..it may take me forever but I will get it done. LOL. I am praying we move from here...too much lawn. I rake about a 1/3 acre today.Gaa, my feet hurt. Blessings you sweet girl, thought of you as I went to Horton's on Sat xoxo,love, Susie

      Delete
  27. Hi sweet Susie! Well, that's good news! Stay cozy and warm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you honey. I know we are going to start having really cold weather tomorrow. Today was decent and so was yesterday. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  28. Glad he's doing well thankfully. I like the changing seasons as you say gets rid of the nasty bugs. Take care, stay warm, I will remember you both in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you dear Winifred. I truly am thankful to all who pray and send well wishes. There's great power in prayer.
      I just carried up wood from the bin to the wood box...oh my goodness the wooly worms were rolled up for winter. LOL Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  29. Replies
    1. Thank you miss. I am grateful to you for you good wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  30. Oh Susie That is wonderful news. You have been so faithful taking it One Day at a Time. I know your faith has sustained you and Ted. What a journey you've been on. We are praising the Lord on our end, as Don is getting stronger each day. We are managing the salt and water intake and it seems to be working. Loving you Sister in Christ. Praying for more good news.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Wanda. I think of you often and hold you and Don in prayer. I am so thankful for everyone's kindness. The prayers and good wishes mean so much to us. There's days I can keep calm, then others I feel like a lunatic, raving and ranting. LOL. But those might be the days I forget to hand my worries to God...he knows I am like that...yet still loves me and stays by my side. God is good. Blessings and prayers, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  31. Hi Susie, so glad Ted is doing well. One day at a time. Winter already? Wow, each year is so different. Stay warm and cozy. Blessings and hugs,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweet Linda. I am so grateful for good wishes and prayers. Hope you and yours are safe. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  32. Susie: Such good news for Ted. It does look cold on your deck but what a wonderful view. I could sit there all day. Thanks for your visit. The colors are getting less and less but still seeing some..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Judy. I have thought of you and your family, and prayed. Oh Ted is a bit stronger every day now. We did a couple chores together this week. Made fire starters and put the garden hoses away.
      I think I will be counting days till spring soon. LOL. Just do not like winter. Too many woes with it. Carrying fire wood, hauling ashes and shoveling snow. :( Blessings to you and the Captain. xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  33. The weather is so cold now that it's November. Thanks for visiting my blog and have a nice Friday and weekend.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Julie. It was very cold this morning , then turned into a pretty. Tomorrow is to be nice also. But oh , come Monday, It may snow and be bitter cold again. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  34. Hi Susie! Oh, I do see the snow! Well, since we've moved back to Texas, don't think we will be seeing any! Thank you so much for popping in to see me and your compliments on my creations! Stay warm.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I bet you are happy to be back to Texas where it does not get so very cold. Enjoy your Sunday. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

      Delete
  35. Thanks for stopping by, Susie. It's always so nice to see a comment from you. Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? It will be a quiet one this year, but the weekend before the family will all be together and we will take a drive in the mountains. Looking forward to it.

    Wishing you good November days, Susie. love ya.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hank you Sheri. I am looking forward to Thanksgiving...to be with family. I have a brand new grandson, Finnlee Harrison. But my computer won't let me download pictures and I only have old ones to show. The Geeks wiped out a huge amount of pictures and said they were contaminated, that a lie, they say that when they mess up. LOL We will have our celebration when we can all be together...so it won't be on the very day. But as long as we can be family, I do not mind. I hope you have a good month also, I have worried about your fires there and prayed for all. After Ted sees his dr this week, I will do a post. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo,love, Susie

      Delete
  36. HI Susie! I meant to tell you the last time I commented that I was glad to hear the news for Ted. Thank you for popping in to see me and your kind words. I hope you're not going to get too cold tonight. We are actually supposed to get a freeze!!

    ReplyDelete