On to Plan B

A lot of people have been asking how Joey’s doing lately. Can’t think of a better succinct descriptor than “so-so”. He’s definitely not the worst he’s ever been, but he’s definitely not the best he’s ever been. Just so-so. We’re still playing the waiting game to see if things turn around, but will probably not have any new info until the end of November. In the meantime, life goes on.

He was trying to get in the mindset of getting in shape so that he can keep as healthy as he can for as long as he can. So we joined a beginner’s running clinic and he went to play badminton last week…and has not been able to move freely since because he threw his back out. But I hear he looked awesome smashing that birdie. That’s my Joey; never does anything half-assed. At least he knows how to do the unhealthy thing really well too. On to plan B, I guess.

K & J

Healthy as a Horse

Grandpa Isvik passed away on Thursday night. We miss him already.

We also received some other very sad news. Our friend, Cheryl Nilsson, passed away recently due to complications with her CF. This is a big loss for the CF community. Besides being an absolute sweetheart, Cheryl was a big proponent for the importance of organ donation. (Those of you who watch global news, you might remember seeing stories on her). Our deepest condolences go out to Ruby and the rest of Cheryl’s family. She will be very dearly missed.

Needless to say, we are feeling a bit down in the dumps. In a vain attempt to cheer himself up, Joey went to see an psychic. I know, right? Although some of the vague ramblings could have been construed as having some truth to them, I have chosen to ignore that part and focus on some of the low lights, as they promise greater comedic value. Here we go:

He said Joey is in for no major traumas.

Yeah, all of the medical procedures he’s been having are a walk in the park.

He said we are going to travel somewhere far away, like Indonesia.

Maybe if we were shopping on the black market. Oh wait, that was Mississauga and it was kidneys, not liver. (This joke would have been much funnier had it been made 2 years ago, when it was topical. Oh well, our friends out east will have a laugh about it).

He said Joey’s liver and kidney function patterns are excellent. He needs a little dental work, but other than that, he’s as healthy as a horse. In terms of major health levels, nothing is seen in the next few years.

To be fair, Joey does need some dental work, but I’m thinking that his chipped tooth might have given this one away. As for being healthy as a horse, I would have thought that the jaundice and bag of prescriptions he had in his hand might have given some indication that this assessment was not 100% accurate. Good to know we’ve been making a mountain out of a molehill.

Happy freaking Thanksgiving.

K & J

Back in the River City

It appears that the omniscient power I referred to in my last post is named Travis and that he is okay with Joey piling wood. Whose side are you on anyway? Thanks so much for fixing the problem and keeping the site going.

Back in PR now, although it looks like Joey will be out of here tomorrow as Gramps isn’t feeling too well. Very sad to hear that.

Sending our love to Nanaimo.

Kirstin and Joey