Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hot Summer Days

Last day of June. Temps not too bad. Heard from radiologist today. The PET scan showed the cancer has not spread and is curable.  Such good news!  Chemo is for sure. Radiation or surgery still up for discussion. 

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hidden Killer

This is a close up of a killer!! 

This is esophageal cancer.  This is in my husband's esophagus.   He had removal of the voice box 17 years ago for a cancer on one of his vocal cords.  He has been fighting this stuff since. He has had laser surgery with skin grafts and last January, had major surgery to replace the top portion of his esophagus with a skin flap from his arm, then a skin graft to arm to cover the area where the skin flap was taken. Took forever for him to completely heal. We thought we were home free!  Yea, no more cancer.  WRONG!!  A bout of mild chest pain put him in the hospital for tests. An EGD was done and this was found.  Now, more major, major surgery is an option but that would involve taking a portion of the small bowel and putting it in his chest.  Big time surgery!  OR, he can do the radiation/chemo route.  This was what he choose.  Should start all this week after next.  This is scary people.  This could kill him!  The cancer can eat through the esophagus to the major vessels behind it. Namely the vena cava and aorta.  He would then bleed to death. The Dr said this was a very messy death.  Ewww.  Don't want to even think about that.  To say I'm scared would be an understatement.  Prayers would be appreciated by anyone. Whatever supreme being you believe in, ask for hubby to be spared.  I'm not ready to give him up.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rainy Monday

Here it is June the 14th and the temperature is in the 60's. Wow. I love it. We have had quite a bit of rain this morning. Some areas of Oklahoma are flooding. Speaking of flooding, much sympathy to those who lost loved ones in Arkansas. One never knows when one's time is up so live each day as if it were your last.

These are pictures I took of Rose a couple of days ago. She was a little ways away from the rest of the herd. Just peacefully grazing alone. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Sweetheart is doing well. Back up to full rations and seems to feel good. Cruiser is coming along in learning to trust. Talking to a donkey is so much fun. They really listen and you can see their eyes watching you. Trying to understand what is being said. 

Things are pretty quiet here and that's the way I like it.  Well, except for the thunder this morning. I love listening to a storm. 

If anyone reading this can help with this fund raiser, it would be so appreciated.

The funds will be sent to a wonderful lady who is raising orphaned foals from the Calico herd that the @#$^&%**@#$$#  BLM rounded up.  A couple of foals died before anything was done by the BLM to save these helpless little ones.  Last count there were 5 babies that were being raised by this lady.  It's only $5 per donation. Not much but a little adds up to a lot if several people help.   Oh, and read Horse and Man daily. It's a fun blog. 

Well, that's it for now. Have a great week everyone.