Monday, December 10, 2007

I have returned

It has been nearly 10 months since my last entry...a lot has happened.

February 22nd my DH was told he had colon cancer. More tests showed a small blep on his liver as well so in March he had his colon resected and in May he had his liver resected. He recovered quite quickly from each of those surguries and began chemo 12 cycles or 24 weeks. Treatment 1-3 went well...a few side effects but with 4 and 5 he got really ill. So ill he had to spend 10 days in the hospital. He was having stge 4 toxicity to one of the chemo drugs. They were changed and treatments 6-12 went by much better. He has lost his hair, energy and 50 lbs but so far the cancer has stayed away. His last treatment finished up this past Friday the 7th of December. During the same time, the DD had 3 kidney stones and one ruptured and she was in the hospital for 3 days but doing fine now. The dog could not stay out of the act and after 3 weeks of diarrhea...and every test the vet could think of...I asked her to be treated for whip worm and given an anti diarrhea medication and that did the trick in less than 12 hours.

So, as you have so patiently read...I was busy and art had to be put on the back burner.

I did think about doing things and accomplished some mini projects.



I also re organized my art room. This involved weeks of sorting and adding new wire shelf units. I am very happy with the results and hope the dry spell of creative energy gets put to good use soon.

4 comments:

Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

I'm so happy that things are doing better for Dallas and you can now begin to think about other things its been a rough road but you've survived Major hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Jean, I am so happy to see that you're back. May 2008 will be a great year for all the Carters. Big, fat, Jersey Hugs,
Judy

Karen Campbell said...

Wow -- sounds like you've been nursing all-around, Jean! I'll second Judy's prediction that next year will be great for the Carters!!

primdollie said...

well to say the least has been a wild 10 months and certainly glad to see that things are on the upswing now and hope will be staying that way!!! nice art room and now hope to see new art!!! May your holidays be wonderful and wishing you a much better and healthier New Year to come!!!hugs Linda