Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dad Update

Behind the bad news of a colon/rectal cancer diagnosis, we have been blessed with nothing but good news.  Dad has gotten an MRI and a CT Scan, both have NO signs of the cancer spreading.  You just don't get better news than this.  His surgeon, who initially wanted to remove Dad's colon and put him on a bag, has backed away from this surgery and has referred my Dad to Vancouver, BC (5 hours from his home, but 45 minutes from me).  The tools/equipment to do this different surgery are not available where he lives and his surgeon referred him over to a new doctor.  I looked up the new guy and he has a long list of rave reviews!

On the horse front, Hey Didjanotice raced again last night, it was Friday night under the lights.  Dad came down for the evening, a 5 hour trek, and we all headed into the track.  The race went off at close to 10:00 pm so it was a late night for his baby to be up.  I guess for all the horses, it was a late night.  We ran 3rd again, beat out by the same horse that beat us last time.  No worries though, Dad was still in the money and she ran a great race.  I think she might be sent out to the farm for some fun and games, and that this might be her last race of the summer.  There is one more that she qualifies for, but Dad doesn't want to push her too much and she has already given him 4 great races this summer, that's a lot for a 2 yr old.

Now for quilty news..............I got nothing.  Well, that's not really true, I have the NW Washington Fair to share.  But that shall wait for another post.  I'll say it again, hand quilting makes for a boring blogger!

Are you enjoying the dog days of summer?  I sure am, it's been glorious here in the NW, in fact, we've been happy when we've had an hour or two of rain this past month and a half. 

If you live close to Bellingham, I'm teaching a technique based workshop that starts in Oct, the first Sat of each month for 6 months.  At the end, you will have a lovely US flag quilt and a bag full of new tricks for your future projects.  Contact Fabric Etc for more information.

Sharon

12 comments:

Janet O. said...

Such good news about your Dad, Sharon!
Wish I lived close enough to take advantage of your instruction!

Mimi said...

So glad for the good news on your dad and can't wait to hear about your fair post.

taylorsoutback said...

Great to see your update - had missed your previous post and wondered where you were. Joining with everyone in hoes for your Dad's improved health.
Looking forward to your showing the progress on your BTCT. Have also been working on mind most evenings and making progress - slow - but progress

taylorsoutback said...

Oh typos - thats "hopes" and "mine" - been out in the sun too much😌

taylorsoutback said...

Oh typos - thats "hopes" and "mine" - been out in the sun too much😌

Nifty Quilts said...

Great news about your dad!! Very happy to hear it.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Sorry to read about your dad...just read your last post. But so glad he had good news and doesn't have to have the more aggressive surgery! Take good care of him! And of you too!

Louise said...

Sharon. That news for your Dad couldn't be better. Good thoughts and prayers still heading his way. Be home from So. Ca. on Tuesday. The week has flown by with a party today for my birthday boy! We will play catch up when I get back

Exuberant Color said...

I hope you dad continues to get good news and that all treatments will be effective.
Sounds like the horse will be a big winner in the future.

Kathie said...

that is great news....hand quilting takes time but when the quilt is done we will all be WOW , wow, wow and ooohhhh and aaahhhh over the quilt!
keep going
Kathie

Lori said...

So happy to hear the news about your dad!!!

Brandie said...

What great news about your Father! Take care!