Thursday, August 14, 2014

Answered Prayers !!

Another short post just to let you know how your prayers have affected John's surgery.  The Doctors have been amazed because from the minute he came out of surgery until today (Thursday), he has had no pain!!
Now, mind you, he has two 6" incisions full of staples and he has had no pain!
The Doctor said he had never seen anything like it and I told him I knew it was from all of the prayers lifted up for him.  The Doctor agreed that must have been what it was.
We are home now (earlier than expected because of the confusion he was having at the hospital), he is eating well, sleeping a lot, and still no pain.
Thank you all so much for the prayers.  We are still awaiting the pathology report on the outlining areas.  Keep praying that it will be negative.
They will do a PET Scan in a few months to make sure that nothing shows up anywhere else.
Again, thank you all.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is just a short post to update you dear friends on John's surgery.  The actual surgery went quite well the doctor said.  He has two six inch incisions and has not once complained about any pain.  What a blessing that has been.  Doctor said surrounding tissue looked good but of course we'll have to wait on the pathology reports to come back.

The surgery has not been as bad as the Alzheimer's has been.  Being in a strange place and lots of strangers coming in and out has gotten him totally confused.  That combined with the medications has really had him in an awful state.  He does not want me out of his sight.

Thank you all for all of the precious comments.  I read them to him yesterday and he wanted me to thank you all.  Prayers definitely worked.

We may be here a few more days.  We are both really ready to be home but I don't want to take him home until the doctors think he is ready!

Again, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Blessings to each and everyone of you.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Time Has Come To Write This Post!

This is a very hard post to write but I will do my best. 
My husband's cancer has returned very quickly and very viciously.  If you have noticed that I have not been writing a post or adding any items to my Etsy shop lately, it is because we have had a few weeks of tests and cat scans, etc.
The jest of this post is to let you know that he is undergoing surgery on Monday morning at 7:00.  They are going to remove 7 tumors that are in his lymph glands.  We are very blessed by the doctors we have and have all the confidence in the world in them.
But, I would still covet your prayers.
I also know, above all, that the Lord is in control and He is good and will handle the situation.  But, being human, it is still so hard on all of us.
I don't know what all this is going to entail, so if you don't hear from me, just know that I am spending precious time with my husband and family.
Thank you all for the support you have given and the prayers that have been said in the past for us both.
I am blessed beyond measure.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Fun Project!

This project was so simple and easy! This is how it started out.....
Brenda sit this old metal outside table out by her gate and was going to put it out for the trashman or whoever got it first.
This was when she made her move from house to patio home.
I sanded it and painted the top and it just wasn't working.  It had been used for spray painting different items, so it had all different colors of paint combined with rust.
I sanded the legs and spray painted them with a white primer and then a bright cherry red.
Next, I took a $3.97 vinyl tablecloth from Wal Mart and cut strips of it 5" by the width of the tablecloth.  Then I turned the table upside down and traced around the table top on the wrong side of the tablecloth.  I added a seam allowance to the circle.  I took the 5" strip and cut scallops along one end.
This was all done with a 60" round tablecloth.
Then all I did was sew the scallop strip to the circle top and overlapped it where it came together in the back.
Ta Da!!

I put it on the porch of my little craft house with the red metal chair that was painted the same color and I love it with the aqua door and painted rug.  I sit this Gerbera Daisy on the table along with a yellow piece of McCoy and it is a very pleasant place to sit. 
Note:  I also made a red and white checked pillow but I forgot to take it out when I took the photos.  Will show it next time.
But, the table will be perfectly fine outside and the tablecloth should wear for several seasons.