Friday, July 26, 2019

A Post From The Edge




I'm still here! Trying to knock off that dust and get back to normal.



Our life is quite topsy-turvy right now. We've ping-ponged our way from Texas -- to Illinois -- to the area around Memphis, back to Illinois and now headed back down to the Memphis area this weekend! 

Wild Bill has an appointment with a doctor specializing in his type of cancer, and we are very hopeful the new clinic will be able to bring about a miracle...or maybe just better treatment...we'll take either.

Monday afternoon is his first appointment, so I'll be back next week to let you know how it goes. You've all been so wonderful with your prayers and hopes for us! We appreciate you all so much. 

There's a special angel, the blogger you know as NanaDiana, who has been my port in the storm so to speak. She's been a rock when I needed a breather, she's been a counselor when I faltered, but most of all she's been my "sister-friend" who has gone before me in this journey of hope for our husband's. Diana always has a kind word and experience to share. Thank you so much Diana!



Some people wonder why this dumb bear picture means so much to me. I gave away a lot of things that were dear to me, but not this old picture!


The bear is a reminder of an old saying: 

Sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.

You might think me crazy to give away so much, but keep the dumb bear picture -- Well, remembering there's always a chance of succeeding gives me strength, even when it feels like the bear has us by the throat some days.




Thanks for dropping by!



33 comments:

  1. Prayers always for you both and all those who help along the way.
    Love
    Joy

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    1. Joy, thank you for pointing out how wonderful it is to have help along the way. We have truly found no strangers, just people we needed to meet along the journey.

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  2. Prayers and hugs from New Zealand.

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  3. I hope the appointment goes better than expected and that they can offer an abundance of help and hope. Prayers being said. God bless you both and stay safe on your travels.

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    1. The doctor was wonderful, Cheryl. First treatment was today and went, as you hoped, better than expected.

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  4. I'm hoping Bill’s medical treatment goes in a better direction too. I didn't realize you sold your home! Were are you living now? You are going through so many life changes! My thoughts are with you both!

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    1. Cathy, the house sold quickly (faster than I had hoped actually) and we are on a journey seeking better treatment for Bill and a new hometown for us both.

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  5. No wonder you're at the edge - you've been so busy and have had so much going on. I don't know Diana, but what a blessing she is.
    You two remain in my prayers.

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    1. Mari...please check out Nana Diana Takes A Break on my bloglist. She is a hoot and one of the nicest and caring people I've ever met...or not met since we are email buddies only!

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  6. I know that it is a very long way for you to go but I live near City of Hope, a world respected cancer treatment and research center here in Southern California. They sometimes even provide housing for patients and family. Perhaps it is worth your looking into.

    I send my thoughts and prayers that you will find just what you are looking for and it is successful. Keep safe.

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    1. La Vie...sounds like a great place and thank you for giving them a shout-out, but we are seeking a permanent change of our life. Bill's parents were what was keeping us in Texas as we were dreaming of the Tennessee area for a long time. With the loss of Mom in June 2018 and Pop following her to Heaven in Nov, we had nothing keeping us there anymore. We have no regrets.

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  7. May God bless you both, and bring healing to your dear Wild Bill. In Jesus name.

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Amen Laura! From your lips to God's ear...and I know you have a direct line to Him from following your blog.

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  8. Prayers continue. Diana is the best and she will comfort you in so many ways. Hoping the new doctors and treatments will be better for Bill.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Kris, I know she means a lot to you too. She is incredible.

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  9. Prayers for you both and for all those that help you on your journey. Sending you a hug.

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  10. Rivercrest Cottage,
    I, too, am hopeful for Wild Bill to beat this Cancer!
    Holding you close to my heart and both of you in my daily prayers.
    Pat
    P.S. Thank you for the update!

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  11. Diana is truly a treasure! Prayers for you both while traveling and for the appointment. Keep us posted! Love and hugs!

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    1. You said a mouthful about Diana, Benita. She has kept me sane in a truly crazy journey.

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  12. Praying for a miracle. Keep us posted.

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  13. I've met some amazing people online that have helped me through some dark times. I'm glad you have Diana. I will continue to pray for you both.

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  14. Sending you many good wishes for the perfect treatment for Wild Bill. And Diana is a gem for so many of us. Continued prayers.

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  15. Ann,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Sending prayers that you find the right treatment for your husband. My nephew is going through the same thing. He is now on a different course of chemo since nothing seemed to be working. It breaks my heart especially when i look at his beautiful daughters who are 10, 14 and 17 years old....His wife is a rock for their family and i have no idea how she is surviving this...Prayers being said for you and your family!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  17. You are both in my thoughts. A big strong hug.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. Thinking of you and hoping you have found a treatment plan with good potential.

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  19. Sharon, what a sweet post. I think about you and Bill a lot and wonder how things are going. Hope you two find the perfect place, I really do. Keep the bear painting. I've been wrapped up in that newest issue of The Cottage Journal, again! There is a beautiful cabin featured. Now I want our porches fixed up like theirs. :( I am reminded of you every day too because of these magazines that stay on the coffee table. Love and best wishes to you and Bill.

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  20. Prayers for yourself and your husband that the treatment goes well. God Bless.

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  21. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words on the passing of my nephew...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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