Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trying to keep my mind occupied. I need your prayers

I really have not been in a creative mood these past few months. Last month I had the Etsy girls over for coffee and I had them bring something to create on my kitchen table.They had 45 minutes to do this. It turned in to a 2 hour ordeal but we had a good time and we all created something. Stupid me didn't bother to take pictures of what we each made but this little tin box with an owl on it is what I created.
I also tried to do one with an octopus on it but the octopus got camouflaged within the paper I used.

I wasn't sure what to do with it so I started gluing little stick on pearls throughout the design.
Didn't turn out to bad.This is the inside of the box. I used stickers of a school of fish and coral to finish it off.
Both of these tins are in my Etsy shop.

As you know my hubby has had lots of medical problems over the past two years. He has had numerous infections and pneumonia 4 times. He has been poked,and prodded and tested with MRI, Cat scans and still is not well. His prostate levels were way high so he had a biopsy and thank God it was negative for cancer.

He was diagnosed with leukemia/lymphoma a year ago. It is at the watch and wait stage and has not changed. Over the past few months his kidney tests show too much protein and that is making his blood pressure too high. His kidney doctor has been keeping a close eye on him.

His oncologist told him this week that he has Plasma cell dyscrasia. This is cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. Probably associated with the leukemia. He now has to have a bone marrow biopsy.

I have been trying to keep my mind occupied and not think about this in a negative way. I have been walking 8 miles a week and work out at my zumba classes 5 days a week. Planning for a visit from my son and his wife from Vegas, planning to go to my granddaughters wedding in September but the fear is still there. And through all of this my husband stands strong even though he is getting weak and tired. He is positive and tries to keep busy. There for awhile I thought he was getting lazy so now I feel guilty for those thoughts. He is sick! Very sick.

We pray and hold our breath and wait to see what the results of the biopsy will be. What is the treatment? We won't know until after the biopsy, which is scheduled for June 30th. The interesting thing is that when I looked this up online I found that all the symptoms he has been experiencing over the past two years are all there. Makes me wonder why it took so long for the doctors to find out or have they known all along?

I am scared to death. Please keep us in your prayers.


(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Dear Chickii I will put Mr. Chickii on my prayer list right here beside my computer. Praying for strength for both of you as you deal with the upcoming plans. God Bless

artistamyjo said...

I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
It is so difficult to see a loved one suffer through illness.
I've been through a hreat attack (open heart surgery)and prostate cancer with my love.
I will be thinking of you,try to stay positive.
hugs, Amy

Junibears said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry you both have such a weight to bear. Try to keep positive and have faith in the power of prayer. Look what it did to Freddie. We've just had a letter from his consultant and she said she had never met anyone with a worse condition than he had at the time, even fainting on sitting up. I am convinced that the power of prayer and todays medical help pulled him through.

I shall keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong dear.

Big Hugs
June xx

BECKY said...

I will definitely keep you both in my thoughts and send well wishes your way. It definitely IS frustrating when the doctors don't seem to see what is right there in front of them sometimes! Would your husband need a bone marrow transer? I'm on the bone marrow donors list. Maybe I'll be the one who could help!

Poetic Artist said...

I will put you in my prayers. I know you worry but do not worry and just put it in his hands and he will carry the weight in his hands and let you rest.

Ann said...

bless both your hearts!
I pray god gives you both the strength to deal with all of this and that His Love surrounds you.
So much to have to worry about.
I will keep you both in my prayers..your husband for good health and strength and you for strength.
Won't tell you not to worry or put it in God's hands...that's not how life works,is it? But , I will pray that your husband will be healthy!! Take it one day at a time..and remember you have friends who care..with broad shoulders to lean on!

Paxie said...

Oh sweetie! I had no idea you and hubby were in this kind of state! Yes, of course I will pray and pray for your dear sweet man!!

You sure have been getting yourself healthy in case he needs you to be strong which I'm sure he does, but won't admit...

Please give him a big hug from NC and I will be sending positive thoughts and prayers your way ♥♥♥

Love ya!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I'm sorry to hear that your husband is going through all of this. It must be really hard for him.
I will keep you both in my prayers through these hard times. Keeping busy always works for me when I'm going through a hard time, I hope it's working for you. I pray that he gets better each day and that you find the strength to move forward each day and that your mind is clear so that you can make the right decisions regarding his care. Doctor's are so afraid of lawsuits these days, but thankfully your husband has you to keep track of everything. God Bless you both.

ArtSnark said...

Big hugs to you both. My family will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.

Love your little tins, by the way

MosaicMagpie said...

Fill one of those tins with your worry and set it aside for God. We will be praying for both of you. I hope you get some good answers and feel good about the course of treatment.

kimberly said...

i am so sorry to hear all of this patti....and i do know what you are feeling to a much lesser degree....just had an MRI because of a suspicious mammogram last week and two weeks later have found out that it was normal....but during that time, even while trying to stay so was there all the time in some form. hoping so that he will find help and something that gets this on an upward swing....
will keep you in my prayers...keep us updated.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Bless you, dearie. Blessings on your husband too.
Hang in there! I'll be praying for yo.

JANN said...

OMG Patti I'm sure saddened to hear this news. I understand how easy it would be to feel frightened and a struggle to stay positive. I know I would be totally freaking out. It is super that you are working so hard to stay positive and keep the faith and stay busy and exercise. I think I told you before that my Mom had lymphoma cancer back in the late 1980's and was told the same about the bone marrow . She went through chemo and was in remission for several years.
Gosh I fell so sorry that you and your dear hubby are facing these serious issues, I think as any wife would feel it is a extreme situation to face for our hubbies to deal with. I always feel your deep love for him and admire his strength . I will be keeping you and him in my prayers. I wish I could really say something to help but just know that you are loved by so many and I know God will keep you in His loving care and guide you through this. Love you.