Friday, December 05, 2008

Bring you up to date....



I have been behind on my blogging partly because we are having some health issues here. Earl got an endoscopy Oct. 29 at which time they found a tumor. After more tests it has been determined that he has cancer of the esophagus. There are lots of things in our favor so we are staying very optimistic. His doctors are too. It is contained and in an operative location. He starts his radiation treatments Mon. and Chemo Tues. He will have surgery in Feb. or March. He feels fine. He just can't always get food down. For Thanksgiving we whipped up some Magic Mineral Broth. He likes it and it works as a base for other soups. Soups, Ensure, yogurt and his fave: Velveeta are his staples. The part he does like is he has lost quite a bit of weight...which was needed. Now he works to maintain his current weight. He is doing pretty good on that.

Anyway I know some of you have known about this and have been checking in. Thank you! I will post updates. We feel we are on the correct path to get this taken care of.

Here is the Rebecca Katz recipe that was recommended by his nutritionist:

6 comments:

Shelly said...

Hi Syd. We're sending lots of good, positive thoughts your way and Harper sends extra smiles and speedy recovery cuddles too. :)

art spirit said...

Appreciate the update! Sending healing thoughts your way.

Tara Ross Studios said...

thanks for the update, I was just going to email you...

warm hugs your way..

claudia said...

Lots of positive thoughts and blessings for the fight ahead....remember, keep your chin up, make sure you cover your face and throw alot of weight into your punches!!!!

Earleen said...

Our love to you and my brother both! I'm going to try the recipe for "Love Soup" as soon as I figure out what KOMBU is, and if it can be imported into Colorado ... and as a last resort it makes its way to Cortez. Keep the updates coming.

Plain Jane said...

hi syd, scary news about Earl, but I'm glad you're both feeling positive and are getting good care.
xoxoxo