"ARROYO"

A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers
I ~ RESURRECT ~ STEEL

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Minutes ~ Hours ~ Days

Minutes turn into hours, hours into days, days into weeks, and before I've been able to take a deep breath a month has passed.  It's been a month since my husband ended up in the ER and spent 12 more days having more test done that you can possibly imagine.  They botched a simple biopsy procedure and killed him once, but he's a fighter and wouldn't go and I surely wouldn't stand for that ~ and he knows better than to leave without giving me a kiss.  And sooo our battle begins  ~ again!  We are fighting "Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Carcinoma".  Steve Job of Apple Computer lost his battle with this rare disease, but we WILL NOT!  We will seek all the treatments available to us and perhaps Germany is in our future since I've researched much good work being done there on this cancer.

We are moving forward and trying to get back to some sort of normal routine (even amongst the abnormal routine) and we look at each day as a blessing.  We both miss our lives as we knew them and carve normalcy, but we don't wonder too far from each other... although we've always been that way for the last 30 years.

Thank you all for your wonderful support, your loving thoughts, prayers, gifts of hope and just being there for both of us.  I hope soon to catch up with all of you and see what wonder and creativity you have been up to.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear sweet SSQ-I have been thinking of you + don't want to pester you wih my e-mails etc. But I am keeping you both in my heart + prayers.xxx Soraya

stonepost said...

Soozee, I am in tears! I am so very sorry, just wordless and that is not like me at all. I know some great smoothie recipes if you need anything like that? Only the good die young, I think that is why I survived! Please contact me if I can be of any help at all. your friend, Jerry

stregata said...

Keeping you both in my prayers and thoughts, SZQ.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I am struck dumb by your news. Have been thinking of you so much. Holding space for you and sending prayers and white light. ... and love xoDonna

Barry said...

SZQ - sending you positive healing vibes. Go well on this difficult journey. Love and peace to you both. B

Bohemian said...

You and your DH will certainly be in thoughts and Prayers as you wage war on this health challenge! Remember to also take good care of yourself GF... with The Man having been in poor health for over 12 years I know only too well how we can neglect ourselves when a Loved One is battling serious illness.

Hugs... Dawn... The Bohemian

Luthien Thye said...

oh my dear friend ... i didn't know all of this happened until i caught up with Barry's posts today. haven't been on blogger as often as i used to. i'm so glad that you guys are such fighters!! and i'm sure everything will be alright. positive thoughts always. I will be thinking of you guys and sending positive energy across the globe. take care for now and we'll talk again ...
xo

Gaby Bee said...

I wish you much strength in this difficult time. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Sending big hugs and much positive energy your way.
Gaby

Bohemian said...

It was so good to hear from you today in the New Year. I know that you're missing Junquing... and may I suggest that as difficult as it may be for you... set aside some "Me Time" all the same to Restore your Soul. Since The Man and both of my Parents had been battling Serious Illness for many years I had to learn to take the time for Self as well, so that I could continue to be strong and in a good place in my head. I'm still keeping you in my Prayers and sending Healing Energies your way. Hugs... Dawn... The Bohemian

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