Well tomorrow we are off to Portland for Alan's surgery .
My husband was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia last month after almost 4 months of being so sick with a violet cough and fever and fatigue. We ended up in the ER where he had a reaction to an inhaler that was prescribed by our FORMER doctor. We finally changed doctors and she did numerous scans and blood work and a biopsy and put the pieces of the puzzle together and found that he has lymphoma and leukemia. It is at a stage that needs no treatment right now but the latest Cat Scan found a mass pressing on the optical nerve in his right eye. They will remove the mass and biopsy it and find out what it is. He had an ultra sound last week on this mass but the doctor is not sure what it is so he will remove it and do a biopsy and find out.
Is Alan nervous? No, he goes fishing alot and that keeps him mellowed out. Is he worried? Well he admitted to me that yes he is worried but there is nothing he can do about it. There is something I can about it and that is pray. God is here with us everyday. He was there when we saw the oncologist and he is here right by me now. We are leaning on him.
It will take us 5 hours to get to Portland so we will leave tomorrow and spend the night and he will have surgery at noon on Thursday. IT will take about 2 hours with an hour in recovery.
The drive along the Umpqua River is beautiful with all the douglas fiir, little water falls and cedar trees all along the way. When the sun shines through the trees it is so beautiful!
I have been trying to keep my mind off of things so I have been trying to create. My Etsy Team is about ready to do a fall window display downtown Coos Bay so I had to come up with some creations for that since it will be probably while I am gone. Silly me I forgot to take pictures of the collage box I did with a Haunted house inside but tonight I made this digital collage in Photoshop.
Johnny Cash is one of my favorite country and western singers and I found this sketch of him online and just had to do something with it so heeeeeres Johnny! Opps wrong Johnny!
Okay all my friends, I want to thank all of you for keeping Alan in your prayers. I will be back on Friday and I will update you then.