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Friday, April 8, 2011

Crazy Days 4-7

First an update on my dad. He has been officially diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer, mainly because it has spread to the liver. There was only 1 tumor removed from the colon and some spots on his liver. It is not curable, as I believe almost all cancers are not, but the doctors are optimistic that it is treatable. We will begin the chemotherapy in a few weeks. They want him to heal from the surgery and build his strength up a bit through eating before the next phase. The oncologist did tell me that there is a possibility it could go into remission. We’ll know more in the coming days. For now, dad is still in the hospital trying to fart – yes, I said fart Surprised smile– so he can come home. I told him to just let it rip when he feels it and make sure the nurses hear it at the nurses station! Hey, I gotta keep his spirits up somehow. His abdominal area is still somewhat swollen and paralyzed from the surgery last Saturday. I may not post that often, as you can see, and may not comment on yours for a while but rest assured, I will be stitching and reading as much as possible.

Anyway, I am sure I will banter on this from time to time. For now, let’s get down to some stitchy business. I spent a few days working on Mabry Mill and one day on Cream for Kitty. Here are where they stand today:

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I will be working on The Gardeners next.

Until next time...

3 comments:

Cath said...

Take care of yourself as well your Dad, he needs you to be fit and strong to help him .

I remember when my Dad was in hospital after surgery to remove part of his lungs , he took particular pleasure from farting extremely loudly (and stinky) when the bloke next door had visitors ,lol. Keep your chin up . XXX

Suzanne said...

Keep well and look after yourself as well. I hope that your Dad improves quickly so he can progress to the next stage of his treatment.

Siobhan said...

I am sorry to hear about your dad, though it sounds like things are optimistic. Lots of prayers being said for him. I hope he is farting up a storm!! LOL (I think that goes to the top of the 'odd things I've written in a blog comment' list.)

Nice progress on your stitching!