Wednesday, January 30, 2013

An Update & A Sketch Challenge 421

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday, as I told you we had an appt in Lancaster at the Health Campus with an Oncologist for Ryan. Ryan is my 26 year old son whom was born with Cerebral Palsy. He was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer, Stage 1. Just keep in mind that this is very curable!
He had surgery back in Dec for the removal of the left testicle which at some unknown time came out of the scrotum. At the consult for this we were told that sometimes when this happens the testicle can become cancerous and the pathology came back as that! What a way to start the New Year with news like this! Anyways, the Urologist sent him for at CT Scan & blood work which have all come back negative. Still he advised us to see an Oncologist to see if there was any need for chemo or just closer observation.
Yesterday, Chemo, Radiation & Observation were all options that were given. Ryan has 1 week to decide want he wants to do. Some know Ryan, he is a very small young man, 74 pounds to be exact and is 5'1 feet tall. Skinny as all out with a very poor appetite. We understand the possible need for the Chemo or Radiation just incase there are any left over cells left inside but my concern is on how his tiny body would handle this with his appetite being slim to none. Then future effects sit on my mind too. 
When I was diagnosed with my Ovarian Cancer 16 yrs ago, it was felt that my cancer was all taken care of thru my ovary surgery but an oncologist felt that close observation was needed for 3-5 years. My case turned out fine. I'm hoping he goes the same route I did being that all his cancer was enclosed within the testicle. I know it's his decision but this Chemo & Radiation talk is a little worry some. I will update about this once he makes a decision.

So today over at SCS it's Sketch Challenge day. 
Here is the sketch and my card....

Sketch Challenge 421 Card:

Stamps: DRS Designs, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Neenah White, Well Worn DSP
Accessories: SU Square Lattice EF, Word Window Punch, Twine, Button, Antique Brads, 2 Sided Tape

Hope ya like!

Well, that is all for today!
My little Dominic will be arriving shortly so I need to get moving!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


JD said...

Great job with the sketch, Wendy. I will add Ryan to my prayers...

Kim S said...

Oh Wendy, I'm so sorry for the pain and difficulties of this decision. You and Ryan are in my prayers.

jimlynn said...

Great card, Wendy! Love that Well Worn DP and that wonderful image. So pretty.
I'll keep your family in my prayers.

Carol L said...

what a fabulous masculine card! I love the colors and especially that checkered dsp! Look at you working those banners girlfriend! :) They look great!
I understand your concerns for your son, and hopefully he'll make the right decision and he'll be on the way to a healthier future. Sending {{hugs}}

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

No decision like this is ever easy. Saying prayers for your family. Your sketch card came out awesome. Perfect masculine card!

cathy said...

Sending prayers for Ryan and your !

Kristie Goulet said...

Great masculine card! Prayers for Ryan and your whole family!

mockoo12 said...

You make the most beautiful cards. God's bleesings to Ryan and your family. Will keep you in my prayers.

Cheryl said...

First, prayers to the Lord, for an informed decision and a healing for Ryan. This is difficult, but with the God on your side, you will all get through this period in your lives.
Second, great card! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

So sorry to hear about Ryan, Wendy! I'll be keeping all of you in my prayers! I saw this card as a Favorite at SCS this morning! Congratulations! It's fantastic! The colors you used are amazing!