Monday, January 16, 2023

Life gave me some Lemons...

 DEAR CLIENTS and FRIENDS,
I have just been recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Trust me, I was not expecting that news either!   I was having some digestive issues (but no pain) and a colonoscopy last week confirmed that there is a rectal tumor causing these issues.  Over the past whirlwind of a week, I've had additional diagnostic tests. Thankfully, we have a dear friend, a brilliant MD, who meets with us regularly to guide us through the massive amount of information that we're receiving. Thursday we will be meeting with a surgeon, and radiologist, and on the 23rd an oncologist.  After that I will have a good idea of the "Plan"

Meanwhile...I am still painting my "Painting A Day" as I have the time and these paintings will be offered for purchase on my Blog, on Facebook, and on Instagram as usual.  We also plan to run some "SPECIALS" for the purchase of existing inventory to make up for the times that I am not able to paint. STAY TUNED for these "SPECIALS".  Also I have cancelled (postponed!) my March classes.

We are sharing this information with the hopes that you'll be extra patient with us if your order is a little late or if our response time to you is not as quick as you are used to. 

On a positive note, you know I am generally healthy, very active (bike riding and exercising) and am hoping this helps me in the battle. AND I have a very strong Christian faith.  I am requesting some heavy duty prayers from each of you!  Thank you in advance for your PATIENCE, PRAYERS, CONCERNS, and KIND WISHES. I will do a blog update as I go along on this journey, updating you on my progress.


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Andy- certainly not what any of us wanted to see, but thank you for sharing so that all your prayer warriors can start lifting you & Linda up for strength and healing. Your work is a blessing to all, and please post whatever need you & Linda my have. Deb McClarigan

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers my friend 🙏

Anonymous said...

You will be added to my daily prayer list, Andy. My heart is with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

You know we have you, Linda, Abby and doctors in our prayers. 🙏

Anonymous said...

Andy I will put you on the top of my prayer list. I know your are in good hands with the medical professionals treating you. I will pray for you and Linda to have the strength in the next couple of weeks to be comforted in the procedure, stress for a successful outcome. God bless the both of you. I will be thinking of you both. My house is filled with your artistry as a reminder.

Anonymous said...

I am heartsick for you even as I feel positive about your outcome. I am 🙏

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.