What is your favorite childhood memory? Christmas time growing up. His favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer boy. It reminds him of laying in bed with his dad when he was a boy. His dad would leave the radio on really low and that song would play.
Is there a scripture that is helping you get through this time? James 1:12 12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
How does he feel having to rely on you for so much? I definitely feel that, I am blessed. Sometimes I feel bad.
How do you think the kids are dealing with it? I think that the kids are handling as much as they can handle right now. I don't think they quite understand the level of sickness that I have and what it might mean.
Why don't you want anyone to know? I just don't want anyone to pity me. I am afraid of people pitying me.
How do you feel about the system in place for transplants? It is broken. But, how do you fix it?
How tired do you really get? So tired it hurts to move sometimes. Tired of being sick and getting nauseous. Tired of carrying the extra weight around. To the point when my hemoglobin is low it hurts to walk.(normally Marty weighs about 140 pounds, right now he is 220)
What do you think life will be like after your transplant? I can only go on the hope of people that have already been transplanted. They say that you are sick for so long that you are used to it. You lose track of the end goal and you forget what it is like to be healthy. So far we have only heard good things about post transplant life.
What keeps you going? My kids and Julie. I want to see them grow up and I want to grow old with Julie.
Describe Conner? he is a young man who is willing to do anything to help anyone. He tries his hardest whether it be the easy way or the hard way.
Describe Elizabeth? She marches to the beat of her own drum. She is strong willed but very smart.
What your favorite thing to do? Spend time with my family, play the bass and look up new chords to learn.
What do you think of your wife's blogging? I guess it is good for her to have a hobby. We are two different people, I am very quiet and you are very talkative. The way you express yourself is through your blog.
Anything you would like to say to my blog readers? No!
So there you have it, about half way through he was done. He said, that I knew most of the answers and was just making questions up.Thank you to those who submitted questions.