Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful for our Cat Blogosphere Friends!



I want to thank all of our Cat Blogosphere friends for being
the warmest, softest and cuddliest place to land at this very 
difficult time in our lives!  Back in September I was diagnosed
with Multiple Myeloma.  It was a complete shock to us.
I had always prided myself as being such a healthy person.
Randy and I are retired elementary school teachers and 
we found a perfect volunteer career as docents at our local zoo.
As you know we had 8GR8CATS for the longest time.
We lost our Puffy in 2010 and Sunny in 2011.
Moony and Furby are barn cats from a local farm.
Candy, Tommy and Joy are Maine Coons from Chadwickoon.
Joy gave birth to a litter of 4 back in 2001 and Pride is her son. 
We have four adult sons, three daughter-in-laws, a grand-dog
and three grand-kitties, and three handsome grandsons.  
I had just attended BLOGPAWS -in Virginia just outside of Washington, DC and met so many wonderful friends in PURRson.
We got to see our National Zoo and meet the Magnificent 7
lion cubs who had just turned one year old.
And then this...
I want to thank you for all your love and concern.
Getting online every day and posting kitty pics, seeing all your 
posts and your pictures was a happy normalcy for me!
We visited via email, Facebook, Twitter to smile about the
silly things our furry friends had done and it was good medicine.
It kept my life in balance between the doctor's visits, chemo-
therapy and the roller-coaster ups and downs.
A very big UP was the birth of our granddaughter Kayleigh on 4/5.
I have to take a little hiatus to be an inpatient to have a stem-cell 
transplant.  It's a procedure that has to be done in a sterile environment.  Hopefully, this will rid me of the rest of the cancer and keep it at bay for the longest time possible.  
Multiple Myeloma is not curable, but thanks to medical science
it is a disease that is highly treatable and we have heard of
people who have had transplants who are living 10+ years.  
THANK YOU so much for being the PURRecious friends 
that you are- PURRsons and Kitties and your Dog friends too!
Special thanks to Ann Adamus for her lovely creation above.
Original artwork of me and the kitties by Artist Susan Faye.
I'm hoping it won't be too long before I am back and blogging.
Most transplant patients end up being hospitalized 3-4 weeks.
I will have an internet connection and a laptop.  
I'll answer email- 8GR8CATS @ roadrunner.com or gmail.com
Thanks for all your good wishes!
Love you all so much!
Carm- The Crazy Cat Lady

10 comments:

Sparkle said...

I am sending you loads of purrs to help you through your treatments and we all will be thinking of you often here! You will be missed lots, but I am so looking forward to seeing you back blogging once again! I know this treatment will do great for you because how could it be otherwise?

CCL Wendy said...

Yes, Ann is so lovely and thoughtful. As are the folks of the CB in general. I know everyone is behind you at this critical time.

It's great that you'll have internet in the hospital. I'm sure it could get quite boring after awhile.

Purrs and Hugs from me, Walter and the 3-Ds!

8GR8LOLCATS said...

I will have my Asus Transformer and a LapTop- Randy will probably use the pad and I'll use the laptop which the hospital supplies. Thanks again to everyone!

SuziQCat said...

We are sending purrs and prayers to you as you face this procedure.

{HUGS}

~Four Crazy Cats

Prancer Pie said...

We will miss seein your posts, but anxiously await your return. Purrs, purrayers, and pawsitive thoughts bein sent your way.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will be purring here and ready to read when you are back to writing!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Glogirly and I are sending you lots and lots of (((purrs))) and prayers. We'll miss you...but look forward to your return.
Lots and lots of love...
Katie

Cat said...

We are sending our strongest purrs and prayers for a successful transplant and recovery!!!! Hope to see you back blogging as soon as possible :-)

Angel and Kirby said...

Carm, I wish you the best of luck with the transplant! I will keep you in mu prayers. we will miss your beautiful babies but know they are well taken care of!

Batman said...

Sending you lotsa purrs and love all the way from sunny (hot) Saudi Arabia and wishing you all the best and to get well soon.

Come visit us at www.jeddahalleycats.com when u have time to spare.

Batman & Robin