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Personal Health Update

December 7th, 2009 · 32 Comments

I wanted to tell you that a routine test last week found  that my leukemia has come back after being in remission for the past year. As a result, I have returned to the hospital for more treatment in preparation for a bone marrow transplant.

Obviously, this is disappointing news, particularly as I have been feeling quite good of late. However, I expect it will be just another step on the road to recovery. I hope to be back blogging at some point soon. And, I appreciate your continued support throughout.

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32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carrie Housman // Dec 7, 2009 at 11:20 am

    So sorry to hear about the setback. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • 2 Dave Konig // Dec 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    So sorry to hear this news.

    I wish you the best of luck in your treatment and recovery!

  • 3 Patrice Cloutier // Dec 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Their strength will be yours !

  • 4 William R. Cumming // Dec 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Hoping for the best and also successful op!

    The toughest battle has to be in your mind but knowing from just you blog the kind of person you really are-am predicting success in the battle.

    What I am sorry for is the torturous path of treatment sometimes and for any person to have to do it.

    Best of luck and hang in their for your family and blog fans. You have made and will be making even more contributions to the EM knowledge base.

  • 5 Greg Friese // Dec 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Best wishes with your treatment and a quick recovery.

    Thanks for doing what you do.

  • 6 Richard Holland // Dec 7, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Sorry to hear about your relapse. Hoping that you will be feeling better soon.

  • 7 tatiana // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Dear John,
    I am so sorry about this setback . I am thinking of you and will be, very often. . Your spirit is a formidable strength– of the kind that carries one through to the winning line.
    I look forward to your return to the blog!
    With much love to you and your family,

  • 8 Jamie Caplan // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I’m so sorry you have to go through this. Please know that I will be thinking of you and your family. Stay strong.

  • 9 Melinda // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Hi John,

    Thinking of you and your girls everyday. In case of emergency, you’re prepared, no bones about it ; )
    Much love to everyone. Melinda

  • 10 Louise // Dec 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Wishing the very best results for you. While a bone marrow transplant isn’t a fun procedure, I am glad that this treatment option is available to you. Good luck!

  • 11 Allison // Dec 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    John, I’m so sorry to hear about the leukemia. Hope you can kick it back into remission again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Best wishes,
    Allison (the tall intern from the Boulder Hazards Workshop)

  • 12 Mark G. // Dec 9, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hang in there, many people are rooting for you. Your blog is first rate.

  • 13 Becky // Dec 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm


    So sorry to hear about this bump in the road. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery!
    Becky Marquis

  • 14 Marjorie Smallwood // Dec 15, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Much love and support! I pray God grants you a speedy recovery. Take care!


  • 15 k ober // Dec 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    John, sorry to hear of this news. Stay strong and best of wishes to you and your family. thanks again for all you do in public preparedness. You are a national treasure!

  • 16 Tom C // Dec 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  • 18 Louise // Dec 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    It is a few days after Christmas, and I wanted you to know that we, your loyal readers, are still thinking about you. Wishing you hope and peace for the new year.

  • 19 Bob Baylor // Dec 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    So sorry to hear of your health! I look forward to your recovery and return to the blogsphere.

  • 20 // Dec 29, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    We are thinking of you and praying! Get well soon! Happy New Year!

  • 21 Robert // Dec 29, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    We need you! You ain’t going anywhere. You are here for a purpose and a reason and I think this blog is the reason why.

  • 22 Amanda Ripley // Jan 14, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Channeling all my positive thoughts to you, man. Keep up the fight.

  • 23 Dr. Jacqueline McBride // Jan 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your blog has keep up informed. Return soon.

  • 24 Derrick Passey // Feb 2, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I am so sorry to hear about this. I hope all turns out well for you. Always keep a positive attitude and all will be fine.

  • 25 Laura Southard // Feb 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    John, we miss you and your great contributions to our field. Best wishes for improving health and vitality. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • 26 Survival Spot // Feb 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Good luck John! Know that you many people praying and hoping for your good health.

  • 27 Janet Liebsch // Feb 11, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Please know Bill and I are keeping you (and your family) in our thoughts and prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Stay strong, safe and warm up there, j & B

  • 28 Lloyd Wiebe // Feb 24, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Sorry to hear about your health issues. Hope you get the best of treatments and your attitude carries you through the oft times painful therapies. Best wishes.

  • 29 Homeland Security Policy Institute // Mar 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, John. Hopefully you’ll be back to blogging in no time.

  • 30 Lee // Mar 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    I pray you heal quickly!

  • 31 Pablo // Mar 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

    My mother suffered from cancer two years ago. Don’t give up!

  • 32 Janet Liebsch // Mar 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Just popping in to say HI and we’re thinking aboutcha down here in sunny (well, ok it’s dark now but was sunny today) Tucson!!! :) 8^) Hope you’re doing well and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, j & B

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