Aug 282013

Sorry I’ve been kinda absent lately from posting.

I could say that I have no excuse, but I really do.

It’s called Doctor’s changing their minds which causes appointments to get cancelled and new appointments to get scheduled which causes me to not plan anything because I don’t know what I’m going to be doing in the next 24 hours and when I start to think about downloading pictures and coming up with something remarkable to talk about it all gets thrown out the window because somebody besides myself made a decision and is now running my life.

I’m sure I’m not alone in this type of situation.


Reader’s Digest version:  Everything was going along swimmingly when the Dentist said 2 (or was it 3) weeks ago that Rick’s teeth didn’t look bad and that he could get started on the treatments.  Surgery was scheduled to get all the tubes put in his body for the treatment and feeding, as well as the simulation appointment.

Apparently the Radiation Oncologist wasn’t convinced, so he spoke to the Dentist.  This is where all the wheels feel off the cart.

When the Dentist found out that some really nasty shit could happen to Rick from the radiation because of his periodontal disease, the decision was made that he needed all his teeth removed.

2 steps forward, 10 steps back.

So, all those appointments were cancelled and new ones were added for his mouth.  He’s since had 14 teeth pulled and is waiting for the dentures to be made so that he can have the rest of them yanked out and the fake ones put in.

After that is all done, then he can get in for the simulation appointment and we can schedule his surgery again.  After he’s healed a tad from that, his treatments can start.

To say that it has been a tough few weeks on the homestead is putting it mildly.

But you know what?  It’ll be OK.

I’ve always said that things happen for a reason and I have to remind myself of that sometimes.

And in a couple months when Rick might not feel the best and we’re not particularly happy campers, I’ll look back at some of the happier days we’ve had these past couple weeks.

And despite all the setbacks, there will be light at the end of the tunnel.

We just have to get back on track.


  2 Responses to “2 Steps Forward, 10 Steps Back”

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  1. Lots of love and patience coming your way! Yes keep focused on the end result. That’s what we all have to do right now. Love much! <3

  2. Hoping for a fast and speedy recovery, Dad! Love you both! 🙂 <3

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