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Friday, April 04, 2008

Another health update

A very proud Dad and his lovely Daughter

Hi all, the appointment with the specialist has come and gone for Vicki, I’m sorry to report there is still very little that is definite from him though.

Cushing’s disease has been definitely confirmed, but I’m at a loss to understand whether this has caused the tumor or the tumor is the reason for Cushing’s, there have been more tests scheduled to help plan the best treatment course, one can only say that they are being very thorough which is no doubt best in the long run but it is starting to get very drawn out.

Partly because of the farm work that Rex has to get on with, I have decided to fly to Adelaide on Sunday so that I’m there for Vicki should Rex need to get home (don’t forget that is 600 klm away from Adelaide with no air service) this may save Vicki a return trip if she needs to keep doctors appointments.

I very much look forward to the day I can write that her surgery is over and she is bouncing back to full health, (we are all confident that day is coming) but at present this is the best that I can do.

Let me once more thank you all for your prayers, kind and supportive words, and for caring enough to pass them on, we love you one and all and will never forget the warmth you have sent to us.

From Vicki, Rex, and Family and from Peter.


Dave said...

She, her husband and your family continue to be in my prayers Peter.

Please send along my best.... and don't forget to take care of yourself please!

ChrisB said...

That is a lovely photo of the two of you.
I know the waiting must be awful but to me it sounds good to be thorough and as you say probably best long run. Continued best wishes.

JunieRose2005 said...


I just love that picture of you and Vicki! The love is shining through!

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all!


Laurie said...

God bless you guys. (On another note, your daughter looks remarkably like a mix of cousins on both my mom and dad's side of the family. I think we're loooooooooooooooong lost relatives.)

Jack K. said...

You are all in my heart and prayers.

I might suggest that you get a copy of Eckhart Tolle's book, A New Earth. It is something that just might bring you all some solace at this trying time.

May love, peace and serenity be with you all.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter, thats a lovely Photo of yourself and Vicki, please pass on
My love and best wishes to Vicki, Rex, and family, and hope the waiting time is nearing so Vicki can get on the road to a full recovery.. All my love Jan.

Merle said...

Hi Peter ~~ Vicki sent me the info about how they are re-doing all the tests and getting it right before treatment. The waiting is so hard for everyone, but so long as she gets the best treatment and gets restored to health, that's the main thing. I am so glad you are FLYING to Adelaide tomorrow. Better than driving all the way, especially when you are worried. Glad you will be there with Vicki and Rex to share the load. Have a safe trip and stay in touch. Lovely photo
taken here (probably by Rex, possibly by me)Love, always, Merle.

kenju said...

I know nothing about Cushing's, Peter, but I will remedy that soon. I have been praying for you and Vicki - and will continue. Best wishes for success with the surgery and recovery!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I just love the picture of you and Vicki. I know how drawn-out things can get...and it's often the hardest part of all. I'm glad you're flying to Adelaide Peter...probably the best thing to do at for all involved. We'll be thinking of you, Vicki and Rex....keep your faith sweet guy....believe me, it will matter. Hugs....~Joy

Anonymous said...

Hi Dad & All the Blogging Gang
Your support, prayers and best wishes mean the world to us,THANKYOU.
Counting the hours now till you get here Dad.
I was frustrated with the Doctor's visit outcome, but am resigned to getting it all sorted before surgery - as usual I never do anything the easy way so should have expected this. Really wanted to be getting well again before seeding - which could be any time from now till July, they are predicting a later season opener, so might still achieve that.
Farming is such an unpredictable occupation, but it is "in the blood" for those born to it so we just go with the flow and manage with whatever God provides.
Take care friends
Love Vicki

Jamie Dawn said...

My family and I are on vacation in the state of Georgia, and I found some time for blogging. I wanted to drop by and see if you had any more news on Vicki.
I also look VERY forward to the day that you are able to say the surgery is over and that Vicki is on the road to a full recovery. I wish her well, and I also hope your health will hold up during this hard time.
I care about you and about your daughter. Thank You for keeping your blog buddies informed.

Christina said...

Hi peter,

i'm sorry to hear about what your daughter is going through. she and her family will be in my prayers.


Junebug said...

Great picture of you two. I will keep on praying and believing for the best for Vicki.

CAROLYN said...

Hi Peter, I wasn't aware that Vicki is ill, and I'm not sure what Cushings is but if she needs surgery I shall definately keep her in my thoughts and prayers, along with you too. Looking forward to your positive results post :)

swampy said...

Just popped over for an update...haven't been blog-visiting much the past week.
That is a beautiful picture of you guys !
Thanks for the update. Waiting on an 'exact' diagnosis is not easy. Wishing all of you calming rest and a dose of patience.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Peter the Great, I'm sorry to read this.

All my best.

Charming daughter, btw.

Pamela said...

OH MY! Cushings Disease is what my neighbor (five houses down) had. It took them WAY TOO LONG to finally diagnose it. By that time she was very ill.

She had surgery in SEattle. She's still recuping but she is looking so good. (She's in her 60's) I was just shocked at how wonderful she seemed - almost her old self already.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hey Peter, what a lovely photo of you and Vicki. Hope your trip to Adelaide is a good one, and you are able to spend some time with your family. I know Vicki is a lucky person to have you for a dad.
Sending you love and best wishes for a speedy get well for Vicki, once the surgery is over and done with.
Take care, hugs, Meow

Walker said...

In times of health worries doctors are so vague in causes and curse that worry only gets wose.
I know she will come through all of tis with flying colors.

Kaytabug said...

I just want to print out this photo! It makes me grin from ear to ear. You both are lovely and bring a huge smile to my face!
Hugs to you all! Much love!