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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hmmm! What's been going on!!

Okay, it's been a while, but, I will try and update what's been going on.  I have been working on a few things, survival bracelets, My Son's birthday present, (still not finished) some concrete sculpting, and an Electro-luminescence wire (EL Wire) project.

Anyway, I haven't been able to update my projects, due to my husband's health issues because I was spending most of my time at Methodist Hospital in the Med Center in Houston. (Best Hospital EVER!!) Not to worry, everything is fine, Robert had to have 2 more stents, that  makes 6, so heart is back to working order, hopefully for a long time.  They did find a mass on his pancreas, (benign, thank God) and they discovered that he had Barrett's Esophagus (also in the early stages, just needs to be watched).  Sounds like a lot, and it is, but, we were so fortunate to have found the 2 issues in their earliest stages, so, we are very happy.  Both of these last two problems could have been very, very bad. 

I have to say, there is a reason for everything, and God must be watching over us, because he was having chest pains, so we took him where we always go, Clear Lake Regional Heart Pavillion (we have always been very satisfied with his treatments there and he has had 4 stents placed in his heart there) but, this time, I don't know what was going on, but his Dr. decided to release him and didn't even do an angioplasty to check for blockages, nor did they do certain tests that are routine and should have been done.  So, the day before he was released, I did some research and after many hours of this, decided to get him to a Dr. Raizner, originally, tried to get him in with Dr. Albert Raizner, (listed in Texas Monthly as one of Texas' Super Doctors, but, he was not available at the time, so, I made an appointment with his son, Dr. Michael Raizner, (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE him, He is wonderful, great bedside manner, answers all your questions, explains everything and makes sure you understand it all.) 

We went to see him on a Tuesday, Dr. Raizner didn't waste any time, had Robert admitted immediately, did his CT Scan, saw that he needed 2 stent, but, also found that he had a mass on his pancreas.  Before he did anything, he called in Dr. Schwartz, a gastrointestinal specialist and had him do an UltraSound and a Fine Needle Aspiration on the mass.  So, when he came by to tell us what he had done, he said that he had a couple of surprises and one was that not only did Robert have this mass, but, that he also had Barrett's Esophagus. (google it) He also explained, how lucky we were to have found both if these in such early stages because, most of the time, these conditions go on without any symptoms for years and don't get caught until it is too late.  Robert's Mass, we call it Barnabus, because the Dr. kept showing us this "Dark Shadow", and that it was still contained within the pancreas, "it's box" and had not spread.  We laugh and say "As long as we can keep Barnabus in his coffin, we're good" (Yes we named his mass, I know, it's weird, but, hey, gotta keep your sense of humor)  Anyway, when the Cytology results came back, everything was benign, and we just need to watch it.  So, to make a long story short, we are so very blessed that everything turned out as it did.

We're back home now, and I am back to makin' stuff. So, check back soon with all of my fun projects. In the meantime, Here is one of my projects.
This was too fun. This one was for my son's girlfriend, Clarissa. Gonna make one of these for my Daughter too.

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