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Posted 2019-04-15T19:53:00Z

Day +336 - Happy 28 years together!!

Today marks the anniversary of our journey together.  Neither one of us believed it would last and Schmoul was afraid we were going to ruin our friendship.  In fact, because we had a friendship before we started our path as a couple, was what helped to see us through all our trials and tribulations. We have been each other's best friend through it all.

Schmoul continues to struggle with his GVHD.  He has been up and down on the prednisone. His skin won't stop flaking but at least it is not weeping like before.  He is back up on 60 mg of the steroid per day which is havoc on his body but seems to slow the skin flaking.  He has been struggling with his white blood cell count again and has had to have extra shots to boost his white blood cells.  His dry eyes and mouth continue and he has developed a chronic cough.  We finally see a pulmonary specialist tomorrow.  They have ruled out every form of bacteria, virus, and fungus from causing the cough.  So it is either his yearly allergy response or the beginning of GVHD in his lungs.  Let's pray for the former rather than the latter.

We continue to practice gratitude every day and night for the small things and people in our lives.  We continue to have faith that Howard will bring us both through this to a place where life is not focused on Schmoul's illness and we can get out and enjoy the world. 

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Comments (11)

  • Donn H
    Donn H

    Happy Anniversary! and great prayer request about the allergies; there has been a ton of stuff in the air this year. Love the pics you posted, too :)

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Al Caldwell
    Al Caldwell

    Great Picture, 29 years Praise God! Most folks don't even make 9. I will pray that the God of all mercy will make Himself known to you and that the Peace that passes all understanding will rule in your hearts. And yes, that it's the yearly allergy response.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • KAREN COLT-PASTERNACK
    KAREN COLT-PASTERNACK

    Why did I think your anniversary was in may? Well best wishes for many more years together...L U, AK

    8 months ago · Reply
    • Leesa Rosenberg
      Leesa Rosenberg

      AK, our wedding anniversary is in May. Remember we lived in sin for 9 years before.

      8 months ago · Reply
  • Gabe Hathorn
    Gabe Hathorn

    Happy Anniversary - your love, friendship and gratitude are so amazing. Prayers for both you, thank you for continuing to share this love story.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Corey Kissel
    Corey Kissel

    29 years! Incredible! And continued prayers for Craig and for you as well my friend!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Shelly Goldstein
    Shelly Goldstein

    Happy Happy Anniversary to a couple that personifies love. You are loved by many. Wishing you health, good health, strong health, HEALTH! And some laughter to go with it. Lots of love....

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Elyce Hoene
    Elyce Hoene

    Happy Anniversary to you both! You definitely show us the power of love during good times as well as difficult ones (sickness & health). Prayers that this is allergies and that Craig will be healed. Love you both ❤️

    8 months ago · Reply
  • George
    George

    Wow, 29 years together, With Prayers for the both of you, May you have many many more.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Al Floyd
    Al Floyd

    Happy living in sin anniversary!! Love you very much.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Lucia
    Lucia

    Blessings to you both!! ❤️❤️

    8 months ago · Reply