One Step Forward, Two Steps Back  

Juliet610 51F
802 posts
7/21/2006 12:20 pm
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I didn't realize it had been a week since our last post, but somehow that takes a back seat when things are not going well. And unfortunately, things are not going well.

The "vacation" in the hospital last week messed up the chemo schedule, so instead of it being on the 15th as planned, it was yesterday, and it was awful. Julie's white count is so low that everyone who comes into her room has to wash their hands before they get near her so she doesn't catch some germ that she can't fight off. The flowers I always send when she has her treatment had to be removed, because there might be germs on them. The worst part in my opinion is that I have to wear a mask while with her, which means the kisses I want to give aren't quite the same.

We are absolutely amazed at the good wishes, thoughts and prayers so many have sent, either via this Blog or as an email! It truly touches our hearts to know so many people who have never met Julz care about her and are pulling for her. Thank you all! Please understand that we cannot personally answer each message, but we do appreciate them all.

Again, I wish I had better news to share, but I don't. I promised Julz that I would give honest updates, while trying to put a positive spin on things. The up side of all this is that Julie is fighting as hard as she can, and we believe she will win this battle.

One other positive piece to this nightmare is that we have had more time together than we anticipated. We've used that time to have some incredible talks about subjects that often aren't broached until much later in a relationship. I know without a doubt that when she is well again I want to marry this woman, if she will have me. Now do you suppose I should go ask her? Wish me luck!

Jason from the Bench

rm_aWench4U 61M/61F
741 posts
7/21/2006 4:39 pm

Julz and Jason,

I'm sorry things aren't going as well as we all had hoped, but I know that a positive attitude is a huge advantage! I till have my group praying for you, and hoping for the best.

Jason, if she doesn't say YES right away, let me know, and I'll come knock some sense into her, even if I have to wear the darn mask while I do it! You two are perfect for each other, and nothing would make me happier than to see you two live "happily ever after!" Hang in there, and let's start planning a wedding!


Remember the past but do not dwell there.
Face the future where all our hopes stand.


fantasylover_05 62M

7/21/2006 5:19 pm

Well Jason... I guess I probably don't have a chance anyway.. so go ahead if you must... ASK HER YOU FOOL!!!! LOL

I do so wish your news was better as well.... but I believe with all my heart as well that she will make it through this latest trial and the two of you will be one of the happiest couples on the face of the planet!!

I do of course EXPECT an INVITATION!!

Thank you Jason for the update!

Get well SOON Julz... we have a wedding to put together here!! As always... you both are in my thoughts and prayers!!

chef953 63M

7/21/2006 6:26 pm

Thank you for keeping us informed, and for sharing hope and love with each other and all those here with eyes to see. Thoughts and prayers and plans lifting up for you.

sexyariesgirl 57F

7/21/2006 7:36 pm

Ask her already! lol

Good thoughts and prayers are coming your way daily....HUGGS.....

Power To FOK

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
7/21/2006 9:12 pm

I'm absolutely thrilled that you are there with her! And go ahead...."ASK the question"!!!! Tell Julie that I am praying for her all the time.

LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
7/21/2006 10:15 pm

I'm not sure at this point there would be a bad way to ask for her hand Jason...I just pray and hope every day that she gets better...thanks for keeping us posted.

frangipanigal 45F
10406 posts
7/22/2006 1:26 am

Popping the question might be just the "perk up" Julie needs to turn the corner. Sending more strength for both of you.


VATraveler1948 68M

7/22/2006 7:44 am

Jason, by all means go ahead and ask her.

Thanks for the update, I hope and pray that you will see some very positive progress very soon. Give my love and best wishes to Julz.

Still praying!

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