Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Making my bed ...

I noticed how inviting these white pillows looked ...

all stacked from the night before....

so I shot them before returning them to the bed...

Do you MAKE your bed every morning?...

If not done the moment I wake up...

Might never get done that day.

Just being real here!!!!!!

Shabby whitness...

A little chair I covered with a Garage sale find...

Have a comfy day...

An Update on my Love....

Yesterday We met with both the LIVER and COLON surgeons...

If a meeting of such importance could be inspiring...I must say It was.

They both reinstated their pleasure in how well the chemo, (God)...shrunk the Cancer tumors.

The surgeries are scheduled for the 4th of June, a week from this Friday.

Both surgeries will be done one after the other at the same time...AMAZING!


The best part is...

The plan is to do them both Laproscopicly....We were shocked!

That would be hugh in the recovery time and severity.

I've been away from Nursing for some time so when the Liver Surgeon said he would be Micro-Waving the infected portions of the liver I thought I misunderstood him!

A prob goes deep into the liver and fries everything in it's path.

Sorry about the grapics....it's the Nurse in me...

anyway...I was happy to hear there is wonderful results with this technique.

Over a foot of colon will be removed...followed by a resection of the colon to the intestines...


this is the best part...

No colostomy....

No change in bowl habits...if anything MAYBE a little looser stool....MAYBE....

Can I get a witness here to the Power of Prayer!!!!!!!!!!!

Recovery will be 6-8 weeks and then we will talk about maintenance chemo...

My Man is not excited about going under the knife...understandably...

but we are both excited about what we are hearing at this point!

"Every good and perfect gift is from the Father of Lights"

and we recognize this as a Gift from above...

As with any surgery there are risks...

We ask you pray specifically...No infection develops after the surgery....especially in the colon.

A bag would then be needed ,( another surgery)...for about three months until everthing heals.

We're having a Pre-op MRI this week to really see soft tissue around the colon and liver...

Praying no new surprises...

Anything new showing up could change Laproscopic into an incision from Dave's sternum to his pubic bone...

Much harder to heal from...

Thank you my friends and family...

wow!, What a ride this has been.

I saw this same intestinal resection done when I was in Nurses training...eons ago.

What I wouldn't give to be in that OR...for this surgery....

but I know that'll never happen ...

probably a good thing....

I know I couldn't keep my mouth shut!




  1. My first visit to your blog and I LOVE it! That chair has such character. Your accent color palate is so lovely! Everything is so charming that it all has me just melting. I'll keep your MAN in my prayers for a full infection free recovery. Hang in there!

  2. Dear Kathy, I'm so sorry to hear about this thing. But I understood those news form the doctor were quite good for you and your husband right? (sorry, because of the language I missed some medical explanations). Anyway, I hope he can be better with this new surgery. You are a strong and fantastic woman, I can see it throught your words. He's lucky to have a positive person like you. It's nice to know you that better. I will keep you in my thoughts.

    Warm hugs, Zaira

  3. Kathy, sorry to hear your husband/man is having to go through this. I will certainly remember him in my prayers. I have been so busy painting and am so behind on visiting blogs. I love the photos you took. Love those white pillows all stacked up and what a cute gown and only a quarter. Have an awesome day!

  4. Oh Kathy, It is amazing how fast medicine is changing. I, too, am foreign to the medical field anymore, it's been so long. It sounds like all will go so well for your Dave. Amazing progress in that field of surgery. Good luck to him and my prayers are coming your way.
    Love your bedroom, by the way...all the crisp white cases and lovely chair.

  5. Been away from my computer for a bit & really was anxious to see an update. What good news for you both. It constantly amazes me, the new technology that was not available just a few yrs. ago....God has prepared these Dr's thier whole life, thier education, thier experience just for Dave. Yay God!!!

  6. Kathy,I am so happy for you and your husband and I really hope the news just continues to get better for you both.I will definitely keep you both in my prayers.I love your little night gown for .25 cents what a buy also love the hook it is hanging on.I make my bed as soon as I get up because if I don't like you it won't get done lol.I love looking at pics of your beautiful home.Your sun porch is just breath taking I could live in just that one room.Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

  7. Oh, Kathy, first of all - Praise our might God! That's wonderful news about your husband and I will continue to pray for just what you asked and for you too, Dear One.
    Now look at your pretty room - I love it. I love everything you do and you do it well!
    I'm trying my tiny hand at making a shabby rose flower for a pillow and trying to use your tutorial. I wasn't sure about the turning of the fabric. I'll keep practicing.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  8. Healing thoughts and prayers are with both, Kathy. Love your orchid photo ... you have a gift not only with words but behind the lens.

  9. Good Morning Kathy, I'm so glad to hear about Dave...My poor brother had colon surgery when he was only 40 and will have to wear a bag all his life he's now 53...my older brother also had colon cancer but found out too late...he died in 2001 from it...OMG I sound like gloom here sorry...Now your right some things just make a great photo...And yes I try to make my bed every day...but with Len retired now and he sleeps much later than me some days it's hard ha ha!! I will continue to pray my dear friend...God hears you name girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Kathy....Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my garage sale mirrors on the cheap! I am going to post about the other one hopefully tonight when I get more time. I love your bedroom...so bright and cheery and white!....and I also love the chenille you used on the chair! I do make my bed every morning...not first thing but always in the morning. I do not like to get into an unmade bed at night! That sure sounds like good news for your husband! Isn't it a miracle what they can do lapaporoscopy(I can't spell that word). That should really heal so much faster and less pain! I will be praying for no infection to set in on the colon!~Hugs, Patti

  11. Dear Kathy
    June 4th, a special candle will be lit and I will spend the day in prayer for your husband's success in the procedure and for your spirit to remain strong! There is no more powerful Friend to take into the operating room than our Lord!

  12. I love your bedroom, the pillows are absolutely gorgeous. Sorry about wht you both have to go through. I Hope everything will be fine in the end. I admire your courage and strenght.


  13. Kathy...

    I love your pictures. Truly wonderful.

    But...just have to comment on your hubby.

    My daughter's father-in-law just went throught this SAME THING! Guess what...he's doing GREAT. No cancer! I HOPE this encourages you and your beloved.

    God will make a way when there seems to be no way...

    Love, Rebecca

  14. Morning Kathy,
    Gorgeous pic of that orchid!! Also loved all your pillows stacked up and your painted green star
    with the other stars, looks so neat!! also your chair came out so nice. I remember when my Mom had those chenille bedspreads, loved them. She had one with a big huge basket of flowers on it, it was so neat. I was only 4 but I remember it so vividly, course, now that I think about it, it is probably because of pics that I have seen of me and my brother in our jamies sitting on the bed!! lol
    So sorry Dave will have to go thru this surgery, but so glad all the news about it is so much better than expected. Will sure be praying that
    all goes as planned and for the Lord to direct the surgeons hands all the way. Wow, that they actually microwave stuff. Just amazing the strides they are making. My hubbies heart bypass was so much better too than what his Mom had gone thru just 6-7 yrs. before that. Her legs were all cut up trying to get veins, Jim only had 2 small incisions behind his knees, praise God!! Well, May the Lord continue to bless and bless, and May his recovery time go by quickly.
    Blessings hon,

  15. This is my first time to your blog and you are right, it is very relaxing. I love the colors you have chosen in your house...beautiful! I am new to blogging and you are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!
    I will keep you and your man in my prayers. God will pull you through this.

  16. Oh, yes...Kathy...I will be a WITNESS to GOD in HIS healing. I have seen it over and over and over again throughout my looong life.
    Your news is way over the top...I am so thankful.

    And...most (I did say MOST but not every time) days, my spread on the bed is straightened and made ready for nighttime but seldom put ALL my pillows back on..just when company's coming or I just get in the mood. (mood for PILLOWS, that is!! heh heh)

  17. Dear Kathy,

    Oh good news! I know surgery lies ahead, but once it is behind your husband, he will be on his way to total healing. My prayers are with you!


  18. I will certainly be praying that all goes well, and it's wonderful that so many prayers have already been answered.


  19. I will continue to send prayers for your husbands surgery. Glad he has you next to him to fluff all of his pillows:-)

  20. Hi Kathy,

    It is a truly blessed day. I will be praying for your husbands infection free surgery.

    Love the pillows and as always your lovely shabby chic style...you are the queen of finding such wonderful treasures.

    I do make my bed everyday ....but I must admit, I was running late this morning and alas.....A MESS.

    Enjoy your day

  21. My dear Kathy..............I am so happy for you and your husband and I really hope the news just continues to get better for you both..................I will definitely keep you both in my prayers..............a lot of strength my darling..............yous pictures are amazing !! so is your bedroom................nice pillow that star !!............manny blessings and hugs from me................Ria

  22. I pray that the surgery will go as planned. I had the other...the major cutting...I got through it, but it is difficult. My regular oncologist talks about doing it again....I am putting that off as long as I can! It is wonderful that your hubs is doing so good. God is Good!!

  23. Your husband is certainly going through so much as are you. I will keep both of you in my prayers. Your bedroom is so beautiful!

  24. Hi Kathy!
    You always bring such loveliness into our world.
    Your stack of pillows is so lovely and the little chair with the chenille cover is so sweet. All things that I truly love.

    I wish the best for your Dave. My son has Crohns disease and has gone through a resection.
    A tough surgery, but it saved his life. He also had cancer when he was only 21 and we got through that. He is now 34 and got pass the cancer however the crohns is still a problem from time to time. We take it one day at a time and thank God that he is doing ok.
    Your Dave will get through this and I wish you both the best.


  25. I'm so glad for both of you, Kathy! Great news. I love your white pillows. But then you know I love your whole house. I make the bed everyday. But it's a matter of when I get around to it!

  26. Your good news has just made my day - yes the power of prayer is the force of God's goodness. What a blessing - you will both be in my prayers as you go through this next phaase of recovery. Thank you for sharing this journey with us. You are so loved by so many blogging freinds - it is an honor to be able to pray for you and go through this somewhat with you.

    Your home is totally lovely - and your pictures are just beautiful!


  27. WOW...you guys sure are going through it aren't you?! I recently has a close one but have pulled trough. God bless your husband and you, I hope it will all go the way you desire it to. :D

  28. I'm so happy for the good news of the way the surgery is going to be performed. Hoping and praying with you for everything to go smoothly and the cancer to be gone!

    Love the stack of your pillows! And YES I make my bed every morning. Something my daughter cannot understand why I insist she makes hers. Most days she just doesn't.

    Love the garden you posted the pictures of!!!

  29. Oh, our prayers will be with you and your husband. What a strong woman of God you are! And can I just say I adore all the light flooding in your house? And of course, I'd love to hop in that bed and cuddle up for days. :) shaunna

  30. Dear Kathy. It all sounds so encouraging! I will continue to pray for your hubby. Keep the faith, my friend! I love all of your photos. HUGS..

  31. Our GOD is an awesome God!!! XO Fran.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.