Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OFF TO PORTLAND TOMORROW

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.

10 comments:

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

i just got your message. i amcrying..i am so sorry Patty..i love you and i my heart and prayers are with you. i have been so melted down in my mind that i just disappeared for a while. with all that has happened with Elizabeth. i am sorry...i am here for you. i will e-mail you my phone number if you don't have it, if you need to talk.
love Nita

Diva Kreszl said...

I continue to hold you and Alan in my prayers...God will be with you all the way.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The only advice I can give you, Patti, is to pray, lean on God, and ask him to give you peace. He'll do it. He did it for me. I would have never made it through the past year without the peace that prayer brought me. And I'm praying for you and Alan too.

Salzanos said...

WIll be lifting you both up at noon tomorrow my friend! You are surrounded with God's Angels and the love of many friends and family. Hugs!

Vickie said...

Patty, you know my prayers are with you and Alan.

FOREVER JANN said...

PATTI,
I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR DEAR HUSBANDS CONDITION, I REMEMBER YOU SAID HE HAD THE LYMPHOMA BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE ALL THE REST YOU MENTIONED HERE. I WILL BE GLAD TO OFFER UP MY PRAYERS FOR HIM AND ALSO YOU SWEETIE. YOU ARE A STRONG BELIEVE SO YOU KNOW THAT GOD WILL NOT FORSAKE YOU OR HIM AND THAT ALL THINGS WILL COME OUT PERFECT.
KEEP US POSTED, AND THE DRIVE THERE DOES SOUND NICE. AUTUMN ALWAYS HAS THOSE BEAUTIFUL COLORS.
HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

artistamyjo said...

My prayers are with you both-You are in my thoughts as well.
Amy

whymsicalmusings said...

I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
XXX
Becky

Cat said...

I linked over from Vickie's blog.
May God bless your sweetie and you and you go thru this!
~Cat

readingsully2 said...

I can tell you are a strong woman with a great deal of faith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and your husband.

All the best to you and yours.