Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Update on my health

Hi Dear Followers!
Today I had to go to the hospital to see the Surgeon about the tumor on my lung. As a lot of you know I had a biopsy that had gone very wrong and it had caused my lung to collapse. My specialist told me I didn't have to have it again as the surgeon had agreed to do the operation without knowing whether the cancer I had was a lung cancer or a secondary cancer from the kidney cancer I had last year. (metastatic disease). He said he believed it to be metastatic disease. Not the best scenario as further down the line it will turn up somewhere else.
My faith has held me together. Without it I would not cope at all. He is going to do what is called a wedge resection where they will go in and cut the tumor out and surrounding tissue. I will be in hospital for about four days. He said it will take several weeks of pain afterwards. The hospital will ring me this week with a date that will be within the next two weeks. I came home exhausted and went straight to bed and slept like a baby. It has been a stressful time. My hubby Doug and I have had our share of cancer and were hoping to have a good year this year. Maybe next year will be a good one.

On a lighter note....here is a card I made with Tilda angel on it. The flower is a one I made myself. I colored Tilda with Promarkers. My little buddy Toby loves to help me craft.

The finished article. all in one piece.


Olga said...

will continue to send prayers up for you, post your address, I would love to send you a card and I'm sure others would too, your card is absolutley gorgeous as they always are!!!!

Harma said...

Dear Maz my prayers are with you,you are such a brave person.
Your card is so cute love the flower you made
Take care hugs Harma

Silvie Z said...

My dear Maz,
Your card is really gorgeous. The lace die cut is so pretty and the flower you made is awesome! Love your buddy, so cute :-)

You are such an amazing and brave woman! I hope your stay in hospital will go as best as it can and the pain will be very limited. You are in my thoughts! Much love and prayers are being sent to get you through all this!
Big big hugs,

Monique said...

I am sending you big hugs and prayers.

Your card is wonderfull.The lace background is so cute !

Hugs Monique

Barb and Darryl said...

Thank you for your update and fingers crossed everything goes really well. Prayers winging their way to you and constant thoughts of our dear friends.
love you both

Francy said...

Very elegant card. Your cat is wonderful.

Iulia said...

Hi, Marion! Sorry to hear you are not doing so well. Still, don't know why, I feel deep down in my soul you will be stronger than cancer this time too. I will pray for you sweetie; you are a wonderful person; God has His plan for you and I'm sure it cannot end that soon. I'm only sorry you have to go through so many trials and pain:(.
Your card is sweet and elegant; love that flower and the cat:)
Sending hugs your way! You be strong my dear:)

Paper Tails said...

Good Morning Maz,

I will definitely keep you in my prayers. Your cat seems like he is quite comfortable. Animals can be a great comfort.. He is very cute.

Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. May God bless your day!


quiltindiva said...

Hi Maz,
I'm sorry to hear about your health issues. I'll be thinking and praying for you. May God grant you peace while going thru your trials.
Your card is beautiful and so is your cat. What a cutie.

Linda said...

My prayers are with you Maz and I Hope from this day forward that your news will only get better. You are such a sweet lady and i really wish you and your husband nothing but the very best in the new year!!!!!1


Pam said...

Maz...your card is beautiful!!!
I'm praying for you and hoping that everything goes well in the hospital and that next year will be a new beginning without cancer and pain.
God Bless

Peggie said...

Lovely card. Your flower is gorgeous. Pretty cat but I know those faces - they aren't as innocent as they would like us to believe. Praying for a full recovery.

Myrna said...

Beautiful card Maz!
You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days that God will give you peace and the strength to endure the next few weeks. I will be looking forward to seeing you back at creating your wonderful cards again!

Barb Hardeman said...

I am holding you in my prayers that what the Dr. finds is insignificant. You've fought a brilliant battle, you and hubby both! Please know that you are loved and being prayed for all around the world.
Now, your card is gorgeous. OMG, that flower is so beautifully done and with the leaves and scrolls, well it almost steals the show! However, nothing can be cuter than this sweet Christmas angel, colored to perfection I might add!!!

Big hugs,

Rene said...

Maz this is gorgeous! She (Tilda AND your kitty!) is watching out for you! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and please keep us updated whenever you feel up to it.
BIG hugs,
Rene :D

Deeanna said...

Very cute card.. Hugs and prayers that your help improves..Dee

Anonymous said...

Maz, your card is gorgeous. That flower is amazing! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicky said...

A truly gorgeous card.
I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers sweetie & I really hope things goes well hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Elle said...

Lifting Angels are with you as prayers are being said worldwide. What an appropriate image to use on your lovely card.

Jane H said...

Your card is beautiful but mostly my heart goes out to you. Hugs and prayers that the cancer has not spread and they get it all this time.

God Bless

cathylynn said...

Maz I love your card and love your kitty!! All beautiful! I pray for you and your hubby and I esp. pray for Godly favor for all the medical people that work with you. You are in my prayers. Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Diana Crick said...

Maz, You are a very strong woman, a warrior as you go through all this. Please know you are often in my thoughts and always in my prayers.
Your card is so very precious, the flower is wow amazing, love all the leaves and swirls.
Mucho hugs to you,

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Maz, I just love that flower you've made, delightful card!
Take care of yourself and know that I'll be Praying for you and your hubby in the coming weeks, stay strong
Hugs Julie P

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Gorgeous card! Big hugs to you....take care and be strong!

Darlene said...

Your card is absolutely lovely. Positive thoughts and prayers I am wishing for you! Hugs from a magnolia friend!

Sandy said...

Hey Maz - I am so glad they are removing the tumor and know that you will remain strong through your faith in God. It seems as if this will be a breeze compared to what you went through when your lung collapsed. So many people are praying for you.
Your card is beautiful and I have always loved your flowers. They are the very best and this one is absolutely gorgeous. I have two cats - yep, I am a cat lady too!
My best to you sweet lady.

Pat said...

Oh Maz...you are in my thoughts and prayers! Just keep taking care of yourself, girlfriend! Your card is gorgeous! Feel better soon! Hugs. Pat Frank

Pam Sparks said...

A lovely card Maz! So sorry to read about your health. Take care!

Patti Jo said...

Love how your card turned out Snooky!!! Lucky lady that got to take your class to learn how to make this beautiful flower! Your angel is adorable! Can't wait to hear you play the piano after your surgery! :) Praying for the best for you Dear Friend!!!

Kelly Neis said...

I am glad you have faith in God, may he continue to strengthen you. I will pray for you and your husband that you finally get a great New Year without illness. Hang in there as we all will be thinking of you waiting for another fabulous creation you make. God Bless.

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OH Maz! I'm sorry I missed this post :(

You are strong and with al the faith you have your husband and you will concor this.In the meanwhile we're all keeping you in our thoughts and surely in pour prayers.

Oh Maz even though were so far apart believe me I'm sending you the warmest sincere hug.I am blessed to have you as a friend and will be thinking of you.

Now your cat is insanely GORGEOUS BTW LOL!Uhh his eyes are mesmorising lol!

The card is breathtaking!!! Uuuuhhh that flower is jaw dropping YIKES!!!! So so so pretty work.

I'm thinking of you Maz((hugs))Your true friend Ruby♥

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

I am so dreadfully sorry to hear this Maz, you and Doug have had your fair share now, I hope when the Dr finally gets it out he is totally wrong with the diagnosis, keep on fighting love!!
Toby looks not a whisker different from when I last saw him and that is a few years now eh? your card with the bumblebee flower is just magic, love the colour of the flower.......keep your chin up hon.xxxxxx

Cricket said...

Maz, I will keep you in my prayers. Your card is beautiful.

cabio's craft corner said...

I am so sorry to hear what you are going through Maz. You definitely are in my prayers. Meanwhile, please enjoy your cardmaking and hope it will ease some of your rough time. Love that beautiful doily die cuts on your card and the cute colored Tilda image!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Maz, first of all I am so sorry to hear that you are have YUCKY health problems. I will be sending you lots of hugs and prayers your way!

Love your card.....That doily is perfect with your design and the colors of the card. BEAUTIFUL!
big hugs and get well wishes, Janiel

Kim Piggott said...

Maz my heart goes out to you with everything that you are having to cope with. I am so humbled by your amazing spirit and the way you cope with everything that comes your way. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I too hope that next year will be less stressful for you.

Your card is such a beautiful dream I love it and your crafting buddy is so very beautiful thanks for sharing him with us.

Take care and god bless.

kim xxx

Angela said...

Maz, so sorry to hear about your health issues. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers that all will be well with you. xox

Your card is just lovely Maz! The doily makes your card so elegant and I love the flower embellie. Tilda is gorgeous and colored beautifully! big hugs, Angela

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi Maz
Im so sorry to read your posts and my heart goes out to you. Sending you lots of hugs and Koala cuddles(with white noses!!!)LOL
I cant believe I forgot to paint the nose and never even realised!!!!

Debbie xxx

Janny said...

Hi Maz I hope the new year will indeed give you back your healt, your card and the flower are gorgeous, I do not know when you go to the hospital, but I wish you strength and confidence, hugs Janny

Norma said...

Maz, thanks for the update. Hang in there my friend. You are often in my thoughts and always in my prayers.
Your card is gorgeous. The clean look is absolutely wonderful. This is one of my favorite Tildas. I love colouring her because I only half a Tilda to colour...LOL. Helps if I am in a hurry..haha. I’m still planning to make that paper doll that was in last year’s Christmas Magnolia Ink magazine. Your flower is gorgeous. I like the deeper shadows towards the centre of the flower—I will try that too. Thanks for the inspirations.
big hugs,