Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Life has taken another turn

Since i last posted in January our life has dramatically changed.  Bill was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his neck and also at the back of his tongue . After many appointments he had surgery on February 28th to remove all the visible cancer cells . On march 4th we returned home with me driving in a bad storm , i hate driving in bad weather but you do whst you have to do. The next day our friend plowed us out and i asked him if he would mind turning the vehicles for me . Both vehicles are large and those who know our driveway  would understand why i asked . Well it turned out that was a really great request as just as iwas about to serve supper Bill was washing up when i heard him say "oh no" , i knew almost immediately what was happening so i ran iinto the bathroom where Bill was hemmoraging . I called 911and as is their policy they started asking questions.  I decided i didn't have time to answer nor did we have time for them to get there so i told them i was taking him myself . They said so you are ending this call , yes i replied and hung up . As quickly as possible i got Bill out to the vehicle and then i drove to the hospital as quickly as possible.  We live about 5minutes away if i was doing normal speed . We met the ambulance quite close to the hospital , apparently they must check it out anyway so my decision was right , they still had at least 4pm minutes to go .

 Bill was airlifted to the hospital where the original surgery took place and subsequently spent several more days in the hospital. He is now under going radiation therapy to take care of the small cells that were not visible.

 This journey had taught me so much , most importantly what is most important and the value of a loving family who came to be at our side during this very challenging time, i don't think i could have done it without them . I also learned i am tougher than i thought and can think quickly when time is of the essence.  I do think i had some heavenly guidance when i needed it most .

 I don't have any quilting to share at the moment , as i am sure you understand sewing has taken a backseat for now .I did bring along some handwork this week though.

 Thanks for stopping by please keep us in your thoughts  .

hugs Sheila


19 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry to hear all of this. What a fright for you to have to take him back to the hospital. Many prayers are your way and tons of hugs.

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  2. You hang in there. Quilting will always be there when you feel up to it but your loved ones won't. Enjoy every minute together.

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  3. Thinking of you both. Love n Hugs,xx

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  4. It's amazing what reserves of strength there are hidden until you need them. I think of you both often and wishing all the best. ONe day at a time....xx
    HUgz

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  5. It is amazing what we are capable of when pushed or shoved into a hard situation. Sounds like your hubby is holding his own for the moment with your support. I will be praying for him and you.

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  6. Hugs. You and Bill are always in my prayers

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  7. thoughts are with you both

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  8. Wishing your hubby all the best and sending you both a hug Sheila xx

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  9. Sending you and Bill healing thoughts and prayers. I pray that Bill can soon put treatment behind him. It's been a harrowing time for you all xxx

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  10. Sorry to hear. I am sending prayers for your husband and also for you.

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  11. So sorry to read this Sheila. Sending love and prayers to you both and I hope that Bill's treatment is successful. I recognise that bag! xx

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  12. Oh my goodness. You have had some rough times. Thank goodness you thought quickly and took action. I wish your husband well with his treatments.

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  13. So sorry to hear that you are going through this. You and your husband will be in my thoghts and prayers.

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  14. Thinking of you and your hubby, strenght comes when we need it I believe.

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  15. Pleased your quick thinking got hubby to hospital so quickly.....hope his radiation goes well.
    Sending you both lots of hugs 🤗 and love ❤️
    Nice to do a little hand work to relax. 😘😘

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  16. Dear Sheila, I really am saddened to read this - sending my love and very best wishes to you and hubby ♥

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  17. Can't tell you how sorry I am to hear this Sheila. I hope that Bill is now starting to improve and that your lives can return to a more normal pace. Sending hugs and love! Christine xx

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  18. I'm keeping your husband and you in my prayers, Sheila. God bless and hope all goes better.

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  19. I’m so glad you decided to blog about this, Sheila. Every comment will lift your spirits and people will be praying for you two near and far. You ARE strong and courageous, and you’ll get through this!

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