Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A QUICK UPDATE ON JOHN'S CANCER CHECKUP-

For those of you that missed
the update on 
FaceBook.

Just a quick note to say-

John is still cancer free.
He now goes from being scoped every 
FOUR weeks
to being scoped every
SIX weeks.

That is progress.

There is some concern that his 
THYROID is not functioning.
It is most likely damaged from 
all of the 
RADIATION.
But- Thyroids (or lack thereof)
can be regulated with meds.
That explains why he is 
SO EXHAUSTED
all of the time.

We were lucky enough to have our
LITTLE LULU
stay with us for four days
this past weekend.
She as as beautiful 
INSIDE as she is on the OUTSIDE.
We are blessed!


I am off to the VA 
this morning
and then coming home to pack for
a
LITTLE ADVENTURE.

I will fill you all in on that later!


your photo name

84 comments:

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Very good news!! When might they start dealing with the thyroid issue? I'm sure he would be happy to have more energy. -Jenn

Estelle's said...

Amazing and very happy news! Praise God! Let us hope and pray for continued good health! Enjoy your week and celebrate!

Kay G. said...

Very good news! Your Lulu is beautiful and isn't she the one who is the singer? Singing praise to God for all our blessings.

Vee said...

Excellent report and knowing about the thyroid is a very good thing. It is no fun being tired all the time. Have a happy day! (Planning trips is always happy for you. I still remember that midnight ride...)

Anonymous said...

Such great news!!! And yep, replacement Rx for thyroid function will help ALOT with John's fatigue (I had to have my thyroid completely removed in 2010). Continued prayers for continued good health!
GADawn57

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good news!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Such great news!!

Mildred said...

Very thankful for answered prayers.
Lulu is so pretty. What a blessing to enjoy her visit!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So glad that you got this good news.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning!
I saw this on FB and just had to pop on by and say Praise God! This gave me chills, you have been on such a journey and you have done it all with style, grace and faith.
XO
Jemma

Kathy said...

This is wonderful news. I have thyroid problems also and I can tell you the tiredness is something I struggle with each day. The medication does help a lot.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

What wonderful news! Our daughter had her thyroid removed when she was 17. She is 44 now and the meds have always worked....hugs....

G Dazeez said...

Diana, that is great news, NO CANCER is always a blessing to hear those words. Progress is being made in extending the time between checkups. YOur LuLu is not little anymore and just a beautiful girl. My husband (thehubs) is on thyroid medication after having thyroid cancer. We had a scare this year, his 5 year anniverary, but they are watching him closely and he will be retested again in April. We are blessed to have good health care through the VA and the Choice program they are using now. Thank you for your volunteering at the VA, I know that our veterans love the kindness the volunteers spread through the buildings. Have a great day and enjoy your upcoming adventure!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Your grandchildren inherited the most beautiful smiles!
Brenda

Pom Pom said...

Such good news about your John. Yay!
After all he's been through it makes sense that he's tired but I hope thyroid meds help.
An adventure? Woooo hoooo!

Karen Ann said...

good news! and have a fun adventure :-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

YAY!! Great news! God is good. Enjoy your adventure!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Such good news!!! That makes me very happy. :) Love that pic of Lulu too...she is just beautiful and she has the BEST hair! Very pretty girl! xoxo

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Praising the Lord for the good report! So thankful that the scope can be spread out and not so often, and will pray too that the doctors can regulate his thyroid with medication! I'm sure you are up to something very fun, will look forward to hearing about it :) Always nice to have something fun to do in the winter! Hugs to you today :)

Wild Oak Designs said...

Oh I am so glad John is still cancer free.
Thyroids are funny things....hopefully they can help in that department.
Have a great day!!
Nancy

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So glad to hear John is cancer free. I completely understand the thyroid function. it can be regulated with meds.
I, too have to take a pill every morning, so my body can stay regulated. Lulu is adorable and I am so happy she visited for 4 days. What a nice blessing. Lots of love to you, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

I am so thankful and so grateful to God.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Ah....we like good reports of what God is doing!!!

Lori said...

Great news! I don't have Facebook, so thanks for the update.

Red Rose Alley said...

So happy to hear this great news about John, and hoping his other health issue will be taken care of. Your Lulu is a darling. I can imagine how pleased you were to have her visit for four days. Now, you have me curious about your little adventure hehehe.

love, ~Sheri

Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm said...

PTL for the good news re. John! Any and all advances rejoiced over!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy happy news! Pretty pretty Lulu! Have fun on your trip.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Very very good news. Hugs John and you too Diane.
Joy

Mountain Mama said...

Wonderful news, Diana!! Oh your little Lulu is gorgeous, she looks like a model!! xo

Down On The Farm said...

Oh thank you Jesus!!!!! I KNOW HOW HAPPY YOU ARE!!!!! Praying DAILY for John's complete recovery. Jesus is Lord!!!

Connie in Hartwood said...

This quick update made my morning!! Thank you, Diana dear. Please give my love to your family, and keep a big hug for yourself.

Diana Ferguson said...

Thank you, Lord!! Praise

Miss Kitty said...

Thank you so much for the update on John! It has been a long hard jouney for you both. I am so happy to hear the good news!

God's Grace Overflows said...

This is such wonderful news Diana! Energy is a good thing to have and especially to keep up with you! ;) just kidding...energy is a must nowadays! Praying they do exactly what he needs for his thyroid.
Have fun planning your getaway! Enjoy!

Sending hugs, Amy

Pondside said...

Such good news! I loved reading this! It will be interesting g to find our about your upcoming adventure.

Susie said...

Diana, I know that is some good news on John. Getting the thyroid meds will help. Hug him for all of us. Your Lulu is a beauty. It is so nice to see that she is a kind person too. I always tell Emma...pretty is , as pretty does...LOL. I hope all our g.children stay good citizens. Hope you are going to have some fun. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

living from glory to glory said...

Wonderful!! HAVE FUN...

Adam said...

That's good news on the cancer-free find

Laurie said...

Glad to hear John's good news. I know you probably hear this all the time, but load John up with fruits and vegetables....juiced is better.

Your LuLu is gorgeous! And she does look very sweet!

Have fun on your adventure!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So glad that John is doing so well. I have a problem also with my thyroid and have to take medication. Was a little low again so the Dr increased it some. Never know if its old age or my thyroid LOL

Have a great trip.

Hugs,

Mary
Enjoy yourself!!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very good news and praying for it to continue! Your grands are so cute!
warmly,
deb

Rose L said...

You are blessed.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

So happy your Hero is doing well! God is so good :) I love adventures...hope you have FUN!!

Nonnie said...

I thought I had already commented on this, but I guess that was FB. I cannot believe a year has passed, but am so thankful with you and your family for the good news. Praise the Lord! Your granddaughters are all so pretty.

Donna said...

Yes! Good for your Hero! He does need all his energy to keep up with you. ha! Glad you had your Alana stay with you.. xoxo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

So happy for you both about the good news! Lulu is adorable- she's becoming such a beautiful young lady!

amazingsusan said...

Yay!

Janet said...

Great news! I hope that he continues to heal well and gets the rest he needs. You have beautiful granddaughters.
Take care, Janet W hugs and prayers

Debbie Harris said...

Cancer free, what a praise. I remember those days when there was much prayer sent out for your dear husband and your family.What a privilege it was and continues to be as I pray for you.
Time away, good for you! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Debbie Harris said...

Cancer free, what a praise. I remember those days when there was much prayer sent out for your dear husband and your family.What a privilege it was and continues to be as I pray for you.
Time away, good for you! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Debbie Harris said...

Cancer free, what a praise. I remember those days when there was much prayer sent out for your dear husband and your family.What a privilege it was and continues to be as I pray for you.
Time away, good for you! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Carla from The River said...

Good News ... continuing to pray!

Looking forward to hearing about your getaway.
Carla

Robyn said...

Oh this is wonderful news!! Congratulations!!!

Dewena said...

Yeah! I'm so thankful for this result! And I hope your new adventure is wonderful!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What wonderful news!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Glad to hear the good news and Lulu is beautiful! Have a happy new adventure! Nancy

Michele said...

Praise be to the Lord - this is great news.

As for the thyroid - new prayers being sent up for that too. It's scary but not dreadful-beyond-hope!

Your sweet Lulu sure has grown into a lovely young lady!

Happy adventures. Enjoy - you've earned it, hon. Hugs.

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I'm so glad to hear of John's good results! And although I'm sorry to hear his thyroid isn't working, it's good they found the cause of his fatigue. Hope it all gets regulated and he's feeling better soon.
Lulu is beautiful. I know you enjoyed her staying with you!
Enjoy your adventure!

Beemie said...

Your John's health news sounds very promising. Lulu is gorgeous. Have a great day.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Looking back on some of the early posts re John's difficulties, it seems you two have had a long row to hoe this past year. Hoping you're off to a wonderful, restful time! Behave yourself and no putting fruit on John's head while he sleeps.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such good news!!! Sending prayers for John's continued remission and good health!! Your grand daughter is stunning!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Katie Clooney said...

So great to hear the wonderful news, Diana. I continue to keep the two of you in my prayers. Your granddaughter is a true beauty. Safe travels.

Katie Clooney said...

So great to hear the wonderful news, Diana. I continue to keep the two of you in my prayers. Your granddaughter is a true beauty. Safe travels.

Creations By Cindy said...

Such wonderful news and oh yes. let us praise the Lord! Your precious LuLu is stunning! Hugs and blessings sweet lady, Cindy

Terri Steffes said...

I love the teaser. Can't wait to hear more and I love LuLu's picture! Happy dance here for the good news!

White Lace and Promises said...

Diana, I am so glad to hear that your hero is doing well. Yes, the thyroid can be treated. I had thyroiditis for a year meaning that my labs were up and down and could not be treated. Doctors said the inflamation would go away and my thyroid would become slow and I'd be treated for hypothyroidism. That's exactly what happened. So glad it wasn't the worse case senario. You are such a positive person. I know that has helped his recovery.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures of your grand children!
They really are such good looking boys and girls.
May God continue blessing you and yours!

Renee said...

So happy for your good news. Your grandchildren are such blessings.

A Joyful Cottage said...

So happy to hear John is still cancer free. Hope he can get help with his thyroid/fatigue issue. Lulu is gorgeous. What a beautiful dress! xo

Kim said...

So much good news, Diana!! And a beautiful grand daughter to boot!! ;)

Janice Kay Schaub said...

So good to hear. I look forwards to your adventure.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great news!...and have fun on your adventure!

Junkchiccottage said...

Soooo glad to hear John is doing great and cancer free. Enjoy your get away.
Hugs,
Kris

Gert said...

Praise God! I love hearing the phrase "cancer free"!!! Can only imagine how you feel. Oh my Lulu is gorgeous, she is growing way too fast...lol

Blessings on your adventure..
Gert

Lisa said...

Glad to hear a great report and little lulu is adorable.
Lisa

Debby Ray said...

So glad to hear the good report...God is GOOD! Lulu is a beautiful young lady too! :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Always good to see an update from you.

Launna said...

Your little LuLu is very pretty... sweet girl xox As I said before, so happy your hero is okay, my sister had to have her thyroid removed... she will be on medications for the rest of her life, it took a bit to regulate the meds but she's doing well now xox

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Diana and a big woo hoo for John! Such wonderful news. I am so happy for all of you, I know it has been a long haul. Can Lulu get any more lovely? Your grands are growing so quickly! Jane

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Good news!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diana, wow I am so happy that your hero is doing so well and is cancer free. I know you are all so happy! Wishing you all a lot of happiness. P.S. I love your new blog look! :)
Hugs, Julie

Terra Hangen said...

That is indeed good news about your sweetie.

Hibiscus House said...

It sure is good news indeed! I'm thankful to God. Little Lulu is beautiful as always!

Cristina Garay said...

Those are great news, Diana! And your little Lulu is such a beautiful young lady! Wow, I'm telling you time flies!