Thursday, August 29, 2013

I loved to iron when I was little

I loved this toy presser so very much when I was little. I'd push the button, over and over again, delighted to see the roller spin, again and again. I probably drove my mom half crazy with it.

I was grinning from ear to ear when I found it in my parents things and had to push the button, again and again hahaha. Only one of the leaves stays up now but I think that's pretty good since it's about fifty-five years old.

This morning I put it in the box for the Good Will - I just walked by the box and I want to snatch it right back out of there LOL.

Joining in the Vintage Thingie Thursday fun at Colorado Lady, first time in a long long time! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

happy birthday to my hubby!


Can I hear some singing out there? Because it's a big one! 420 in doggie years woof woof!

The man of the hour wants to go see a magic show for his big day treat. I've never been to one before, have you?  It's part magic show and part theater play and has been a critic's pick here for months. Hoping it pleases the birthday boy!

Thank you all so much for your continued kind thoughts and comments, we so appreciate it! We went for a second opinion this past Wednesday and will go for a third this Wednesday. Well, it's actually a second consult/opinion, about the laparoscopic (robotic) surgery - to see which surgeon hubby prefers. 

Thanks again!  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!


Sunday, August 11, 2013

hope you had a great National S'mores Day!

I don't know where I was or what I was doing while everyone else was roasting marshmallows over a campfire and breaking up a Hershey's bar and putting them on graham crackers but I've never eaten a S'mores!  Another rite of childhood I missed ...

So when I read on Friday that yesterday was National S'mores Day, I thought YES!, time to try one. I still can't say I've had a real s'mores but I can tell you unequivocally that I sure do love Cheesecake Factory's S'mores cheesecake. Yessiree.  Oh my.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

things are feeling a little bit lighter around here

Thank you so much everyone for all of your kindness, sweet words, healing thoughts and prayers. I greatly appreciate it and you!

Well gosh, we are on quite the winding road. 

We saw my husbands primary care doctor yesterday and it was very helpful.

From what the Oncologist said last Friday, we were under the impression that the traditional surgery sounded the best. Now after speaking with my husbands doctor yesterday and being told that 90% of his patients these days have the "robotic" or laparoscopic surgery, we are now more interested in it.

Ay yi yi.  Up down all around. 

So the appointment scheduled for a second opinion tomorrow (with a doctor that does the traditional surgery) has now been cancelled and next week we will see one who does the robotic surgery instead. 

The good news is that my husbands primary care Doctor said again that "we caught it early" and there is time to figure out what we want to do and he was very reassuring about post operative effects - which the other doctor had freaked my husband out. He also stated that he believed surgery to be the best choice.

We are getting all of this input from people who know of someone who had radiation and "they're doing just fine" - but they're regular people/lay people passing on this info - regular people who have no idea if the people they know had the same degree or type of cancer involvement as my husband - and yet give their opinions and recommendations to him. One went so far as to get pissy with my husband, when my husband told him that his Urologist told him radiology wasn't the best/most safe option for him. For him.


Anyway, we had a spot of fun on Sunday - went out to breakfast and then ... 

We went to the Quilt Show in Long Beach and I did a wee bit of Retail Therapy hahhahahha. Tried to keep a lid on it this time but did come home with some holiday fabric and some more buttons. Cannot resist buttons.

And after lunch at CPK, we went to a fun exhibit at the Long Beach Museum --- about dog houses.


Thanks again, so very much for your concern and friendship!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

results and options

I can't believe that it's only been about 24 hours since we went to the doctor to hear about options. It feels as though a week has passed. The moments since have felt so heavy, so overwhelming.

We were told how tumors are graded from 1 to 5 and that my husbands biopsy showed mostly 3's but that he does have an area with 4's. Due to that, surgery and removal is his only option. We were told that my husbands PSA numbers are low enough that it won't have spread.

My husband has the choice of "regular" surgery or "robotic" surgery. Surgery will be in about two months - the inflammation from the biopsy must calm down first.  

We will visit another doctor on Wednesday for a second opinion. 

Thank you all very much for your kindness, support and friendship, it means so very much to me.