Sunday, May 29, 2011

An Up Date

My husband was diagnosed with leukemia the fist diagnose was a very aggressive kind and they were going to attack it and made sure his body could take it.( in the hospital for 4-6weeks). Not good and I fell apart. The bone marrow biopsy was not right so they did 2 more. Then 24 hours later all that we were told changed.( I believe because of prayer) While he still has leukemia it is a less aggressive kind and did not require the stay or the aggressive treatment. But they also found a very rare bone issue that has never been seen with Leukemia. So they sent him home with lots of pills. They said that we would treat the leukemia first and deal with the other later. When they figure out how. Our first appointment was not that good all the pills needed to be increased and we were told it was a process. I passed the Doctor the paperwork to sign so I could take a family leave to be home. He looked me straight in the eye and said" No I want you both to get back to what normal is now. This is the worse he will feel and you can not wait to live life." My husband has lost a lot of weight and is weak but after the doctor said that we both said he is right, do what you can and take a nap when you can't. So a very long story short we got back to life. On Saturday we went to a couple of yard sales, went for coffee and a danish and had our first fire in our fire pit. And he napped.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 We toasted marshmallows and talked of the future.
 We went to a family BBQ and saw Miss Baby. Who when she woke up couldn't figure out how she got behind the bug net.
 I dug out my left over worms and made a chair seat pattern for a couple of bar stools we bought.( Before I couldn't bring myself to hook, read or think.)
We watched a movie and he napped. I am so pleased to say we got back to life while not easy it is our normal. I am so overwhelmed with your prayers they are being heard. please continue to keep him in your prayers he will need them to get back to normal. What ever that will be.

22 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Cathy, normal is good! Still keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Well, the strangest thing has happened. I have a new Follower and in one of her posts she writes about her husband's "All Clear" - it seems he had a battle with a rare form of leukemia, you may want to read it and find a way to chat with her. She seems very nice.

Here's the link to her post, you can decide if you want to read it and contact her.

http://hattatt.blogspot.com/2011/05/when-last-all-clear-is-sounded.html

Mary

Stacy Crawford said...

That campfire looks so inviting. I'm glad you get to get back to some normal things. We'll keep you in our prayers! Happy Memorial Day.

Orange Sink said...

Cathy,
I would be feeling the same as you have so perfectly written had we been given such news. It takes a while to find the steady ground beneath ones feet and then to start taking small steps forward. Having dealt with major sickness and loss in my own family I know that the normalcy is what keeps things together.
As always my prayers are continuing for you both. It's good to hear from you and I love the photos in your post. ( we had a campfire in the backyard tonight too as did most of our neighbors!)
Hugs!
Cathy G

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
Praise God, Praise God. I am so tickled to hear this news. Yes prayers are being answered. We will continue to pray for this wonderful man, as we know we are being heard.

I love it that you are living again, and doing normal things. I love your day plans, a little shopping, a little fire and marshmallow roasting and a Baby. How wonderful sweet friend.

I will be watching for more great news. Hugs, hugs, hugs my friend. Love, Sherry

Cheri said...

Faith and prayers is what I use to cope with serious illness but also when your having a good day enjoy it to the fullest and realize this is the new normal.Double hugs Cheri back to larkrise

Rose H (UK) said...

Dearest Cathy
I'm so glad that life is 'normal' for your family. I've thought of you often and are sending positive thoughts out.

Hope you found some goodies at those yard sales ;o) Poor puzzled Miss Baby! Much better than bug bites though.

Your 'left over worms' made me shudder until I realised they're for rug making!

Sending more hugs...
Rose H
xx

Courtney said...

Cathy,
I continue to pray daily for you and your dear husband. It can be so difficult to jerk ourselves back to "normal" when we are in crisis. I remember my dear Grandmother, who when diagnosed with cancer, took to her bed for months and stopped participating in life. Finally, my mother said to her..."Mom, you are still alive, whatdaya think?" Well, my Grandmother kind of chuckled and got up out of bed that day. She had many many more years of life and began the process of re-entering her normal routine. Sounds like you both are strongly moving toward living in the moment...which is all we have anyway. Keep the faith and continue to look to a bright future.
All good prayers and blessings!!
Courtney

Dog Trot Farm said...

When life deals you a blow, at some point you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers...Miss Baby is getting so big...such a sweet little one...Hugs from Maine, Julie.

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

Normal is good. :) I'm happy to see you are both trying to get back to living 'somewhat' of a normal life. Naps are good too! ;) I know it's gonna be a long trying road you both will be going down but spunk and faith will get you far. I believe you both have both. :) Continued prayers for your hubby and you.

I love your fire pit. :) And how gorgeous is Miss Baby! :)

Alyssa said...

HE is going to get through this! I can feel it! He is in my prayers and even though I don't personally know you, your husband has been in my thoughts a lot.
So glad you are out and about. It's good for the soul!
Hugs to both of you!
Alyssa of Boston Bee ;)

Julia said...

Dear Cathy, I just want you to know that I pray for your husband's recovery and for both of you as you both need strength and courage to face this together. Blessings to both of you. Hugs, Julia

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
I am so glad you and hubby are back to living life as normal as possible.
I (along with MANY of your blog friends) will continue to send prayers and healing thoughts your way.
Cute picture of Miss Baby!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

AshTreeCottage said...

You two just keep your chins up and never lose faith. We will keep praying for you both. When we all pray together, nothing is impossible!!

Lots of love and hugs,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I have heard people say, as well as one of the previous bloggers, that you have to find a 'new normal'. Your husband's doctor is a pretty smart fellow to not let you retreat but to stay in the game of life! I send you lots of prayer and positive thought ~ putting one foot in front of the other every day and going forward will help as well as your husband's medicine! Healing thoughts are coming your way! Thank you for sharing your story so we can help.
In friendship, Alice

katie said...

I have followed your blog for awhile now and am sorry to hear of this turn of events in your and hubby's life.
I loved that you found normal to be a happy place and a comforting place.
Going and doing and taking naps is a great prescription for this time.
Prayers are being offered on you all's behalf. Our God is still making miracles happen.

Susanne said...

It all must be so frustrating for you both. Hope the good news continues as the doctors formulate your husbands treatment. Nap well.
Susanne.

Okio B Designs said...

I think that doctor gave the best advice you could possibly hear. It's so easy to sit around and be sad and dwell on what is but I think sometimes that only makes things worse. I'm sending all the good mojo I can muster up your way. You and your hubby keep your chins up and keep the faith - like another poster wrote. xoxoxoxoxo, Jeanine

Kim said...

I think your doctors advice was very wise. I am thinking if you both. Miss baby looks so cute trying to figure out that netting.

yaya said...

I'm sending good thoughts and prayers for continued good news. I'm so glad you are following orders and living your lives. I hope your weekend was nice (it looked good in front of that fire!) and have a good week Cathy.

Regina said...

dear cathy,
i am so glad for you and your hubby are back to a
normal life.i pray for you and your family!!
the campfire looks great. miss baby is so sweet!!!
have a nice week,
blessings regina

Dianne said...

Dear Cathy,

The tears started when I first saw the word "leuekemia" but I was so relieved to read that the diagnosis is the less aggressive one. He has a wise physician...as hard as it might be at first, it is good to go back to "normal".

I loved the pics of the campfire and the baby. She has grown so fast.

I'll be praying for all of you.

Blessings,
Dianne

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

you and your family are in my prayers....