FedEx Package Finally Arrived

Biohazard - Shipping tuvbe for a blod sample for possible bone marrow donation.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
November 5, 2007 12:56pm CST
I was sitting here doing my usual myLot routine when Buster my beagle started to howl loudly. Then I heard ythe knock at the door. It was the FrdEx truck with the package my wife and I have been waiting all weekend for. As some know I started a discussion awhile back about my wife being a possible bonwe marrow donor as her brother has sever leukemia. Well she goes in to get a sample drawn tomorrow then it will be shiopped to the University Of Michigan Pathology. We are hoping that she is a match as the other sibling her sister is too old do be a donor and both his sons have been tested and are not a match. Wish us all some good luck to bring her brother back to good health. He has now been hospitalized for over a month with this issue. Thanks in advance all. yeah I even took a photo of the shipping tube and box. HAHAHA! Just me I reckon. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I hope all turns out well! This is a great thing for your wife to do! And you are getting a bit carried away with the camera, hehe. That's ok, we still love ya!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Shipping Tube - For the blood sample to be sent to the Univeristy Of Michigan 
for possiblwe bone marrow donor match.
Carired away? Ummmm..... Here's a close up of the shipping tube. HAHAHA! Guess I am. Thanks bunches also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
6 Nov 07
lol!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
She just had the blood drawn a few minutes ago and it's been shipped. I almost tok my camera but decided not to. Now that would have been funny huh? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Nov 07
It sounds like Buster is your doorbell.LOL Wow I wish your wife all the luck in the world. I hope she is match. Wouldnt that be fantasic? I will keep my fingers crossed. Keep us informed.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Yeah it wpuld be nice. This is just another episode of my stress that's been on my plate for a few months. This won't go away until she is a match and the transplant is a success. If she isn't a match then he has to wait till the donor facilty finds a perfect match. So this could be a long thing to have to endure as well as the others I have going on right now. Ugghh! gawd I am glad I am as strong as I am. I don't like mental wards in hospitals too much. HAHAHA! Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I dont blame you for not like mental wards either.LOl Stay strong.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
It's 8:30 a.m. now and the blood has been drawn. Now we wait, Ugghh! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
6 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, Dogs can certainly make good doorbells can't they? My shihtzu goes pretty nuts when our doorbell gets rung too! I really hope that your wife is a match, so she can help her brother! I wishe you luck, and my heart and thoughts are with you and your family! Have a good day! Luv & Hugzz, PurpleTeddyBear.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
A bird flies by and Buster gets whacko with his barking and howling. HAHAHAHA! A leaf falls and he does it also. He is too funny at times actually. I love him though, he is my buddy. Thanks also. The samples been drawn and shipped in the last 30 minutes time also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• Canada
15 Nov 07
Our little shihtzu Katie usually howls or barks at pretty much anything too! It's funny seeing a tiny little dog that's only 4 1/2 pounds with such a big bark! Dogs are great buddies, I wouldn't trade her for anything!
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
I hope that your wife is a match Grandpa Bob and I laud her for her courage and generousity of heart to help her brother. Your story reminded of one discussion by one mylot member about a sister who refused to donate bonemarrow to her dying brother who has a family and children to care too. She just felt that it would be too painful and such a bother. God bless your wife and your family.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
6 Nov 07
Grandma Deb you're not only a wonderful person but you're a very brave girl. Many many prayers going your way and for your brother too. Grandpa Bob thanks or all your hard work here at myLot there's a lot of us that appreciate you. Prayers for you as well and Please keep us posted... Best Always!!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Thanks for the prayers for us all. They're greatly appreciated and needed desperately at this point. I want to be known now as Grandpa Stress. HAHAHAHA! nahhh! The blood sample has been drawn and is on it's way to be typed for a match. We are hoping. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
6 Nov 07
wow thats great the package came, hope that your wife will be a perfect match for her brother,
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
It's been drawn and shipped now we wait to hear from the family if it's a match or not. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
6 Nov 07
That must me stressful Grandpa Bob to imagine if your brother-in-law will get a donor, let's pray that someone matches him so he can get better. So I guess your wife needs to get the sample and mail it back with the stuff that was sent to you. I didn't even know they did stuff like that through the mail :). Pablo
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I am thinking of changing my name to Grandpa Stress actually. HAHAHA! I've a lot happening right now that isn't very easy to deal with. But I survive. It's not the mail it's Fed Ex. It was done this morning at 8 a.m. and it's on it's way to be typed for a match. Thanks bunches. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I hope it's a match made in heaven! and that everything works out good!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
She just had the blood drawn and it's been shipped. Hope to hear if she is a match really soon. My guess is no sooner than Saturday. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
5 Nov 07
Oh Grandpa..I was long time away and I lost many of your news........ I wish good luck to your wife.I hope she can save her brother being for him bone marrow donor.I'm not sure how long can take the blood test but let us know the news. I saw you don't let any chance to take photos lol: PS:How is your father?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I've a copuple discussions about dad that were started recently. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I wish your wife and her brother te best of luck with this! They will both be in my thoughts. You may have answered thios somewhere else but I hit the respond button too soon...how long will it take to find out if she's a match or not? and then how long before the procedure is done? Our dog Imca barks if a rabbit hops across the driveway so she's not a very reliable doorbell for us...Buster sounds like a very good dog, I always liked Beagles anyway.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
As far as I believe it will take a few days till she knows if she's a perfect match. Then the donor process is same day surgery. We would have to fly to Michigan at their exspense. But it would be a 2 day ordeal for us is all I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
hey grandpa..how are you? its been a while since i last sitted here and do my mylotting..i know that topic i even respond to that..i hope your wife is a match and hoping for your in law's recovery soon..
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Ummm? Read a lot of my discussions have ya? I am not doing all that great mentally. But I am alive and surviving to say the least. Thanks for dropping by also. Good to see ya around again. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
5 Nov 07
wow thats great news,i hope all goes well and that she is a match for him,that would be great.well my prayers are with you and your family and i will keep my fingers crossed that it works out.pattie
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thanks for the prayers but I am getting so loaded down with prayers. HAHAHA! I guess there's been a LOT going on in my life the past year or so. Stress sucks big time. HAHAHA! Thanks for the prayers also. They are very much needed in my life for me and all other members of my family. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I hope she is a match. Its sad to see somebody suffer when they can't find anyone in the family that matches. Best wishes and hope he gets well quickly.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
We're hoping she is. he is not in great shape. They do give him a one day pass to go out of the hospital with visitors but he is so weak he won't leave for a few hours. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
6 Nov 07
The University of Michigan has a wonderful hospital. They took very good care of my dad when he was ill. I am wishing your family all of the luck that is possible and keeping you all in my prayers. Sounds like a need a *Buster* here. I never hear the deliverymen. LOL
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I am from Michigan originally and lived in Ypsilanti at one time which is very near to the Uof M. I was in the office and didn't hear the door. At first I yelled at him to leave the dogs alone. He sees other dogs being walked by and howls like crazy. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mwala1287 (284)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
DAMN FEDEX.. the expected time for items to arrive is never really accurate you just have to sit and wait all the time.. unfortunately
• United States
15 Nov 07
Grandpa Bob no wonder you had a melt down the other day. You have so much on your plate with all that is going on with your family. I am sending prayers. I hope your wife will be a match for a marrow doner for her brother. Good luck to all. God bless.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
11 Nov 07
lol Yup, just you to take pictures of anything and everything, Grandpa Bob. Anyways, wishing you, your wife, and her brother all the luck in the world for a perfect match and speedy recovery. Throwing in a prayer or 2 as well cause it never hurts.
@lhubert (63)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I hope your wife is a match! my husband was a match to a unknown. We flew to Maryland for the transplant. He was there for 3 days. All went well. He got a thank you letter after. It was just signed lucky one. Good luck!
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
6 Nov 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, This is such a wonderful thing your wife is doing, for her brother. Some siblings, or other family members, wouldn't even agree to be tested. I don't understand this, but I know it's (sadly) true. I'm hoping and praying that she'll be a match. Is there anyone else besides your wife, who's yet to be tested?