Friday, October 25, 2013

Important Read!!

Here's a peek of Karen's (Log Cabin Quilter) applique quilt that I finished and was able to hand deliver to her hotel room!  Karen and her husband were traveling through and stopped in my town for dinner with me and my husband.  It was a fun and fast meeting and how I wished we could have spent a few days together!

The next thing I want to chat with you about is the importance of getting your colonoscopy done and why.  We've been tossed for a loop here in the hollow.  My husband turned 50 and a week ago today had his first colonoscopy.  The doc found "an area" and did a biopsy.  The results came in and sure enough it is the C word.  I can't even tell you the mixed bag of emotions I've had this week.  Blood test have been done, his CT Scan was this morning and he will be seeing a surgeon very soon.

The cancer was discovered early and the doctor feels pretty confident that just a surgery is in order and that gets determined by the surgeon of course.  But what I'm saying is...don't delay and don't put off....get it done!  The doctor told us to be thankful we got in there and didn't wait a year.

In the meantime to help keep my mind occupied I've been quilting like crazy!  It's that time of year too when everybody wants their tops done for holiday gift giving etc.  I'm really enjoying "frosting" your tops.  Thank you.

60 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

I totally agree with you. An area was accidently discovered in my colon and it was cancer. I was getting blood work done for knee surgery when they discovered I was terribly anemic. I say, do it, do it, do it. It may not be the most fun thing you ever did but it has to be done.

I wish the very best for your husband. With that early detection he will be fine, I am sure.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

All my prayers and best wishes.

regan said...

All our good thoughts and prayers are going out to your hubby! I'm so glad they found it early! That's the key!

I wish people knew how easy colonoscopies really are! It's the day-before prep work that's the rough part! lol I've had several of these in the last couple years as they tried to figure out my lactose intolerance. And honestly.....it was the best sleep I've had in years! LOL I wouldn't have known they had done anything at all, except there are pictures! Ha!

Glad you are getting lots of quilty time!

Darlene said...

Meeting Karen and her hubby was definitely a bright spot in your life.

I'm so sorry you and your hubby are experiencing some challenges with his health. I'm sending lots and lots of prayers and healing thoughts.

Hugs!

Sue said...

Fingers and everything else crossed, hope all goes well x

Sara said...

My prayers for you both as he makes a full recovery!

Agreed that the colonoscopy is a very easy procedure and can be a life saver! Well worth it. Colon cancer is so easily prevented - but also treated when caught early. A good friend had the same situation - and has had a clean bill of health in the 14 years since her surgery.

Rita said...

Thoughts and prayers for a full and complete recovery. Yes, a colonoscopy can save your life.

Jan said...

That is a good reminder for us all. btw, a friend of mine's husband was diagnosed the exact same way. That has been over seven years, and he is still c-free. Thankful that your husband's was caught early.

Gene Black said...

Thanks for the reminder.... and I will say a few prayers for your Hubby.

sandi s said...

Your all are in my prayers. You have a world of friends out here hoping for the best for you and your husband. Hugs,

Needled Mom said...

You are so right, Mary, and great advice to pass along. That had to be a real shock for all of you. I am glad that it was caught so early and you know that I will be praying for great results on the CT scan.

maxzoe said...

Mary, my husband has been after me for the past two years to have it done. I will take your advice and schedule it next week. Tell your husband he's in my prayers along with a friend whose husband was just diagnosed, too.

Roberta said...

Good for your husband for following guidelines and having this screening done. It's not fun but what a life saver and I'm praying for the best possible outcome. ~Roberta

quilter said...

So glad the cancer was found early. I think I will schedule mine on Monday (not quite 10 years) but will put my mind at rest. Will be praying for you and husband.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Little Penpen said...

I turned 50 this year and have been putting mine off. I will def. get it done within the next few months. I'm sure you are nervous about the whole thing, but must be happy you guys found out as early as you did. Praying for great results for you and hubby!

Sinta Renee said...

I would love to see more pics of that quilt!
My son (29) just went in this summer for an colonoscopy. The sooner things are discovered the better the outcome will be! I'm glad your hubby went in and is taking care of himself! Don't worry:)

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

I'm sorry you are experiencing the C in your family, and how great to catch it early. I had mine this fall and glad to be clear. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, glad you have quilt frosting to keep you busy.
Love the frosting on Karen's quilt.

Hugs, Carrie

julieQ said...

Praying for all good things for you and your dear husband, Mary. I know it is so scary, so let me know how to help!! Quilting is good therapy!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Aw Mary, so sorry to read abt your DH! Sending lots of good thoughts your way! And how fun to meet Karen!~ your little peek is wonderful. Have a good weekend!

belarmina said...

detectar a tiempo esta enfermedad
es muy importante.
mi hermano Pepe se la detectaron en un análisis de sangre y ya esta todo superado, después de pasar por cirugía,este mal rato pronto pasara
este quilts es muy bonito, me gusta
saludos

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My Colon Cancer was discovered in 2001 and only surgery was required. I just had another colonoscopy on Thursday and am waiting the results.

Early detection is MOST important.

Lesley said...

Thank goodness he did the right thing by having the scope. He will be in great hands with his surgeon, plus now he has all of us praying for him too! Take care...

Cheryl said...

My prayers are with you and your husband. I get mine done religiously. And you are right...he got his detected early. Lots of good vibes are coming your way.

Lori said...

The quilt looks beautiful. I met Karen and she is such a nice lady!!
We've talked about that ......Prayers for you both.

Loris said...

Oh my goodness, such news! Yes, it is wonderful that your hubby got in there early. Thank goodness we can find these troubles early and have a much better experience with the treatment and the outcome. I will definitely be praying as I know the path can be stressful.
The quilting for Karen is beautiful as ever. I think she must be inspired to sew even more knowing the wonderful "frosting" you are going to put on it.

Sandy D said...

My prayers are with you both. They have found it early though. Everybody should have a colonoscopy. Have had 2 and will go back in 5 years. Hubby also has had a few and was found with polyps which were removed. Early is the key.

Anne said...

whoa, you really did get hit with a whammy! So glad it was caught early and I just know that everything's gonna be fine. Thinking of you!

Janet O. said...

Oh, Mary, so glad it was caught in the early stages!!
We get those fun colonoscopies done regularly, like it or not.
Good advice.
My prayers are with you two!

KMSC said...

I totally agree with you regarding the colonoscopy. Your husband was very smart to have one done and not wait like a lot of people do. I just had one and a polyp was found so I have to go in every five years instead of ten. I'm just grateful that it wasn't malignant! Best to you and your husband. I hope everything ends up well!

WoolenSails said...

My husband had his first one a few years ago. I am glad they caught it and prayers that it is an easy remove and your husband heals quickly.

I can't wait to see the rest of Karen's quilt, she does such beautiful applique work.

Debbie

MARCIE said...

what good fortune that you discovered this early. We never know what surprises our body holds for us, do we. Wishing and praying that all goes well for hubby. Keep up with that beautiful frosting!

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Stitched With Prayer said...

Mary, How wonderful it is when we get to meet with our blogging friends, though it never seems we have enough time together when we do. Your peek of Karen's quilt is beautiful and can't wait to see the entire piece.
Now, as for your husbands Colonoscopy results, I'm so glad he got in as soon as he was supposed to. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, as it truly emphasizes the importance of this procedure. Please know that you, your hubby and your entire family will be in my constant prayers for, peace, comfort and healing.Big Hugs...

QuiltSue said...

Mary I am so sorry. Right now it's probably no consolation really, but at least it was caught early. I will keep you both in my thoughts.

Kellie from Indiana said...

Oh my goodness the c word scares me. I so hope all gets fixed and real quickly too. Lovely quilting by the way! And the quilts gorgeous!

Sherri McConnell said...

Thanks for helping to get the word out. Colonoscopy is not such a terrible ordeal. I had one a few years ago because of a strong family history of colon cancer. So glad I went in early as I had a polyp which needed to be removed. I'll be getting a colonoscopy every 5 years from here on out..,but so worth it!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

So blessed to have an early diagnosis--my husband and I have been done this path. Keeping you in positive thoughts and prayers

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

early detection is the best! good luck to your husband it sounds like he will be ok.

andsewon said...

So nice to meet up with a blog pal! That quilt is a pretty one. Keeping you all in my heart's thoughts. We go through this every 3 yrs to keep check on DH and our nephew, 45, went though this last year with surgery and he is doing great! Try to stay positive!
Hugs!
Lola

Me and My Stitches said...

Hugs and prayers to you and your hubby. Thank goodness he had the colonoscopy done. Keep us posted - will be thinking of you both.

Maxine said...

My prayers are with your family. Thank God the cancer was discovered now rather than later. My cousin went through the same thing and no radiation or chemo was required.

JudyCinNC said...

Thank you so much Mary for sharing this with everyone - these tests are so very important. The test itself DOES NOT HURT, it is the cleansing that is the biggest inconvenience. The results are so worthy of the inconvenience. I thought of it as labor, this too will be over soon. LoL Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way. Judy C in NC

Kimber said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Thanks for sharing this important information.

Nicole said...

Oh my. So glad they spotted it in the early stages. I wish your husband the best of luck with his surgery and recovery. You are so right, it is crucial to get those colonoscopies regularly.

Quilt Rat said...

Oh gosh...I am sure that has to be so frightening when you first hear the diagnosis. I hope you are encouraged by the Doctors thoughts that surgery may be all that is needed to take care of it. SO great that it has been detected at an early stage.....if you must find such things...finding them as early as possible is the best news there is.
Stay strong...stay positive...take care of each other

Gayle said...

Thanks for spreading the word about how important it is to have this simple test done. Hope things go well for your hubby....

StitchinByTheLake said...

So, so glad it was caught early! Blessings, Marlene

Aunt 'Reen said...

Will keep your husband in my thoughts and prayers!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

Early detection is the key so we go for our tests regularly. Will keep you in my prayers.

Shirley--Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thanks for sharing a very important message. Praying for you to feel peace through this challenging time. Thankful that you having quilting and good friends in blog land who care about you.

Kaaren said...

You KNOW that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Jeff. Be strong, my friend.

How wonderful that you were able to meet Karen. One of my biggest dreams is for me and all my blogging friends to be able to get together one day. Wouldn't that be amazing?

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Lots of prayers headed your way for a speedy recovery for your husband.

Jeanna said...

First... I'm sorry to hear about your husband but I am so grateful that it was discovered early. You are both in my prayers!!!!!!

Second...I am soooo jealous! Two of my favorite bloggers meeting for dinner and ONE of them received a Quilt Hollow frosting!

I just missed Karen (Log Cabin Quilter) at her LQS last month. We literally had to be in the store at the same time but never 'found' each other. But...I'm going to keep trying.

Take care, my friend...keeping positive thoughts going your way.

Sarah said...

So sorry to hear of your husband's illness. Early detection is key, and I wish you all the best for a simple procedure and treatment. I know it must be hard for you as well, keeping busy is possibly the best distraction. Take care.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

You guys are in my prayers!
Stefanie

Abby said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a good message to share with others, and so grateful you found it early.

Jan said...

Sorry to hear this and glad it was found early. Hope the doc is right and surgery is enough. Are you near a base to use their meds or civilian?
I will do better about following, been spending too much time on Facebook. Take care.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness Mary - that's is a punch isn't it. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers on the next part of this journey. It sounds like the prognosis is good and your right - don't put things off. Please keep us posted.
Hugs - Karen

Jo said...

Oh Mary...
I am so sorry that this bump in the road has came to your family. That just plain stinks. Know that so many of us are thinking of you and praying that peace and health soon come to you all.

Rita said...

I'm so sorry about the diagnosis...and pray that it's caught in time.