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.


22 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.

Anonymous said...

It's actually very treatable if caught early. I have several friends who are survivors. I will ask my friends and family to add you to their prayer lists. Prayer works! It won't be fun but you got this. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Prayers are coming to you. Stay strong. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Anonymous said...

Prayers and more prayers

Anonymous said...

Prayers and thinking of you.. Maurice Blose

Mamacrow said...

Healing vibes to you from Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

Just found you by researching, “painting a day”. Prayers! Because of what Jesus has done, this healing is yours.

Anonymous said...

Bruce and I are keeping you in our prayers....

Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for you and Linda and your medical team on this journey!❤️

Anonymous said...

My husband was diagnosed with terminal, incurable bladder cancer and was given just a few months to live. That was over five years ago and after immunotherapy treatments, doctors can find no evidence of the cancer in any part of his body. The doctors have been astounded! But, my husband remained continually positive and upbeat, believing in the total power of God to take care of it. To this day, his scans remain clear and we remain humble, thankful, and prayerful. Many, many friends and relatives have joined us in earnest prayer and continue to hold him up to the Lord for mercy and grace in continuing this miraculous healing.
You are in my prayers as you battle this frightening disease. Read Scripture and focus on God’s promises. 🙏

Anonymous said...

Andy and Linda,
I pray every day for God to give you strength and positive thoughts about your healing and recovery. You two are strong and positive people with a love for nature and that will be calming.
A full recovery with minimum side effects and wonderful doctors and nurses is my prayer for you.
Take best care,
Dianne

Anonymous said...

🙏🏻🕯️🙏🏻🎨

Anonymous said...

God answers prayers! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear this Andy. My thoughts and prayers will be with you as you go through this treatment. God be with you. I will get your name put on the list at my church. Keep your faith and think positive thought.

Anonymous said...

Andy, sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your family.