Lisy’s Battle with Leukemia – Five Years Later

Five years ago today my life came to a sudden halt. As most of you may know I spend a lot of time from January to May working with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour event to raise money and awareness about the fight against cancer. And as most of you are … Continue reading Lisy’s Battle with Leukemia – Five Years Later

Aftershocks of Cancer – October 9, 2006

It’s been almost a year since Lis went through her final chemotherapy treatment. Thankfully it feels like forever ago. In the year since her last hospital stay we really haven’t felt any other ripples from her battle with leukemia. We did have a slight scare earlier this year when Lis’ blood count dropped for some … Continue reading Aftershocks of Cancer – October 9, 2006

Sleeping on the couch…for a good cause – November 4, 2005

Wow, it’s been a few days since I’ve last written. Let’s see…what has happened these past couple of days in the Johnson household? Monday was Halloween and we took Lukas around the local stores to go trick-or-treating. He wasn’t quite sure how everything worked but he enjoyed walking to the stores, reaching in the candy … Continue reading Sleeping on the couch…for a good cause – November 4, 2005

Goodbye Chemo! Thanks for your hard work! – October 28, 2005

The final round of chemo began on Monday, October 24 and ended a little before midnight on Wednesday, October 26. That’s it! The chemotherapy is officially over. Thank you God for getting us through these seven emotional months. And thank you chemo for the hard work you put into my wife to take away the … Continue reading Goodbye Chemo! Thanks for your hard work! – October 28, 2005

Skin (Sara Beth) by Rascal Flatts – October 25, 2005

I occasionally come across "blogs" or journals that are only filled with poems, quotes or songs by other people. This sometimes bothers me, as I’m not the kind of person who does this. My journal is my original writing and I take pride in the fact I’ve kept it fresh. However, as mentioned in a … Continue reading Skin (Sara Beth) by Rascal Flatts – October 25, 2005

Neutropenic – September 23, 2005

Neutropenia is an abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood. Which means that after Lis gets chemo, she usually gets neutropenic due to her low blood count. Once she gets a low blood count the risk for infection increases dramatically (duh!). She could just get a neutropenic fever, which luckily she had … Continue reading Neutropenic – September 23, 2005

Some days it’s best to just stay in bed – September 21, 2005

There are those days where nothing seems to go right. It’s 9:15am, you’ve been at work for 15 minutes and you’re wondering why the heck you came into work today. Anybody ever have those days? I’m sure we all have. Here is how my day is shaping up, and it’s only 15 minutes after noon. … Continue reading Some days it’s best to just stay in bed – September 21, 2005

Thank you! – September 15, 2005

This morning I woke up bright and early to pick up Lis. She told me to be at the hospital by 8am so that she can get the heck outta there. I was there at 8:07am and she was packed and ready to go. Round 4 had ended. Now comes the hard part, making sure … Continue reading Thank you! – September 15, 2005

Why am I here? – August 15, 2005

I’m not one to complain about the medical treatment that Lis or I receive. I don’t like doing that. I think too many people come into a medical situation and already think negatively about their doctor. Too many people in this country complain about the medical treatment they receive. They don’t think about the fact … Continue reading Why am I here? – August 15, 2005

Does anyone have a giant bubble? – August 12, 2005

This totally bites! We need a giant bubble. Something to encase Lis in until her immune system gets back up to par. Some thing to get her away from whatever causes her fever. So if you have a big bubble then send it my way. To catch you up to speed…yesterday Lis got a refill … Continue reading Does anyone have a giant bubble? – August 12, 2005