Sunday, June 2, 2013

Why I've Been Missing

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I thought I'd update everyone as to why my blog posts have been few and far between and very sporadic.

In February my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. He lost his voice and had gone into the Doctor in January.  They originally told him he had a "viral infection". It kept getting progressively worse and after a day at the clinic where they put him through a battery of tests, I was told I had to take him to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. We were having a snow storm that day, so it was a very interesting drive that night.

He was in the hospital for 11 days that time and another eight days again in April. He was just released from St. Mary's Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN this past Tuesday after three weeks. Even though he had already been diagnosed, I think this past hospital stay was by far the most stressful.

We are currently staying with his sister Judy and brother-in-law Gary at their home in Prior Lake, MN. We'll be here for awhile.

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Our dog Toby has been boarded so many times in the last few months. For the first part of his "vacation" this last time he was at the vet in the town where we live. I wanted him closer to Rochester so I found a kennel that was able to take him. This was a totally new experience for him and I think he had a blast! He was able to socialize with dogs as small as 4 lbs and as large as 200 lbs. The kennel we used is called Irie Kennels. Susan and Wayne were so nice and very accommodating. I highly recommend them if you are ever in the Rochester, MN area and need a place for your pet. The photo above shows Toby (far right) when we pulled up.

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This photo shows his excitement when he realized I had come to take him home!

I will try to update my blog as time allows. It will more than likely be more geared to a recipe or other things now and then and not crafts until I get back home again. I'm going to miss being able to create cards and mini albums and sharing them on my blog, but I just couldn't bring all my supplies with me. That reality was and is very depressing for me. There's nothing like being in your own environment and being able to do what you love. I'm hoping that all of you will stick around and continue to check back to see what I'm up to.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

happydays525 said...

I'm so sorry Patty, and you know I will check back in and see what is going on with you creatively speaking. I wish you all healing and strength throughout all of this. Love you all!

Crafty little haven said...

A very difficult time for you both and I know being away from your own home is stressful in itself. Huge hugs to both of you xxx

rcwidow (Linda) said...

I am so sorry for what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

sheila said...

Pt I am so sorry to hear of what you are going thru. I will keep both you and your husband in my thoughts. Stay strong, both of you ...

Jennyjo88 said...

Patty, you know you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicole said...

So sorry to hear about what you guys have been going through. You will definitely be in my prayers.

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