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    I may not be around as much...

    I feel like so many of you here have become friends in this forum and others that I want to let you know I may not be doing much posting or shooting for a while.

    My wife Jeanne had uterine cancer in 2006 but had been free for a year. Around Christmas she got a cold and couldn't seem to get over it. After a round of Antibotics last Monday she had a chest X-Ray to see if it might be pneumoia. Instead a mass was found on a lung. This was followed up by a CT scan Thursday and we learned she has tumors in her lungs, pelvic area and lymph nodes Friday evening.

    We should hear this morning when we are to return to Abilene and meet with her oncologist to discuss treatment options.

    I'll keep checking in when I can. At least there was some sunshine this weekend. A regional Gallery owner called me wanting 6-8 of my landscapes and to start handling my work.

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    John,

    Just scrolling the forum and ran into your post. Please give our best to your wife in hopes that things aren't as bad as they sound and that appropriate treatment will put her on the mend. That horrible disease will one day be defeated by our scientists....I hope. We'll be praying for you guys. Congrats on the gallery invitation BTW...well deserved from what I've seen.

    All the best,

    Jim

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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Stone View Post
    John,

    Just scrolling the forum and ran into your post. Please give our best to your wife in hopes that things aren't as bad as they sound and that appropriate treatment will put her on the mend. That horrible disease will one day be defeated by our scientists....I hope. We'll be praying for you guys. Congrats on the gallery invitation BTW...well deserved from what I've seen.

    All the best,

    Jim
    Thanks for the kind words. The work the gallery want was unfortunately not done with the M8 but my 5D and comes out of this body of work.

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    Best wishes John. Good luck with the doctors and treatments.

    Terry

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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    John:

    Very sorry to hear this news... Best wishes to you and your wife with the treatments and please do keep us posted on her progress.
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    Sorry to hear that news John, best wishes to you and your wife.
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    Strength and courage to you both.

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    John,
    I am so sorry.
    Please pm me if you would perchance like to talk.
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    John,

    Sorry to hear about your wife situation. Best wishes to her on a painless and speedy recovery.

    And congrats about the gallery.

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    John so sorry to hear this news but do take good care of her and hopefully things will get better. Were here anytime you need some friends to lean on. Best Wishes and congrats on the Gallery
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    John
    Your artistic Touch & Insight will be greatly missed
    I am so sorry to hear the news about your wife
    May all go well for her with a speedy & painless recovery
    and you hurry back to us
    With love & Gods Blessing
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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    Hi John,

    I hope everything goes well for your wife and hope you are able to come back to the forum soon,

    steve

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    An update....

    Jeanne has been referred to treatment at Scott and White in Temple, Texas. Monday (21st) she is scheduled for a lung biopsy, ablation of a bronical tube (part of the tumor is blocking it) and the use of a laser or cyroprobe to seal the areas which are bleeding.

    Once they know the type and hormonal markers of the cancer, they will be developing a treatment program.

    All that work will be done via probes through the nose. Monday is going to be a long day but she shouldn't have to be in hospital.

    Maybe by Wednesday or Thursday, we'll know more.

    Oh, My iMac won't boot up and I've not done a December backup of my images.
    Last edited by johnastovall; 20th January 2008 at 14:07.

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    Healing vibes headed your way, John. You and your wife have my hopes and best wishes.

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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    Best wishes to you both.

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    John,
    I work at Scott and White. If I can be assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me. Frank Anderson

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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    We are back from Temple. The biopsy and ablation went well and the carterization has stopped her coughing up blood.

    Now we wait some more. Friday we go back for the Biopsy results and see what the treatment protocols will be.

    I'm going to try to get my iMac back on line tomorrow along with big gamer machine a friend gave me so maybe I can at least start doing some images. I'm still shooting some.

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    Sincere best wishes john

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    Re: I may not be around as much...

    John,
    I will be keeping Jeanne in my thoughts and prayers.

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