Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blessed at 60 Birthday & Blogaversary Blog Hop day 2

Blessed at 60 Birthday & Blogaversary Blog Hop! Oct 22 and 23

Message from Kathy, our hop host:

October 9th is my birthday and my Blogaversary is shortly there after. I wanted to give back as I feel I am very fortunate to be a Kidney Cancer Survivor, So I will be offering a HUGE giveaway, To be eligible to win all you need to do is follow this link to my donation site and donate $3.00 to the Kidney Cancer Association and come back and leave a comment on this post,  You can certainly donate more but please make it a separate donation so you have additional entries thus increasing your chances to win Please read is not necessary to become a member of the Kidney Cancer Association. Just fill in your name, address, phone number and email address, then your donation amt. It does require a credit card.
Total Prize Winnings:

Now for my turn:
For day 2 I am posting a two page layout about my husband's encounter with Melanoma and how God was so good to us and blessed us with His love and healing.  Jim was diagnosed 14 years ago with Stage 4 Melanoma!  It has been an incredible and blessed journey that we have taken.  I hope you can click on the pictures making them larger so you can read the journaling and learn of our story.  This is generally a deadly least 14 years ago it was and fortunately doctors like we had who pioneered in treatments and advancements in treatments many people are able to survive.  If by chance you cannot read the journaling and would like to I would be more than happy to send our story to you via email.  There are so many aspects of this story that show just how blessed we are.  I don't want to repeat everything here if you are able to read it when you click to make it larger.. Thank you for being here.
The second page shows pic of Jim's scars or his badges of courage I like to say.  He was so blessed to not have to have a skin graft and risk infection.  Because he had worked in construction all of his life his upper body was strong and toned.  They were able to make a much longer incision that allowed them to stretch the skin and stitch it closed.  I only wish I had pictures from the beginning of his process so that you could see just how much better it looks now.  I was really surprised that he allowed me to take pics of the scars and do this layout.  I'm not sure why I have not scrapped this story before now and I was equally surprised that 14 years had gone by. We give GOD all the glory in this one.

Here is the list of others with their incredible stories:
  1. Kathie:
  2. Kari:
  3. Debbie:
  4. Carla :
  5. Kathy:
  6. Heather:
  7. Vicki:
  8. Tisha:
  9. Jessie:
  10. Amy:
Thank you for letting me share this with you and thank you for commenting on my blog..I appreciate each and everyone of you.


McVic said...

Amazing! TY for sharing!!

lindaplus3 said...

Ty for sharing... You are truly Blessed :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

kathlee said...

WoW you are blessed indeed Vicki! Amazing story. Not many can say they are survivors of stage 4 melanoma...that is incredible. Thank you so much for celebrating and educating on such an important subject!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

An amazing journey. Wow. Beautiful layout to be a reminder of how lucky we are to still have those we love. They are so courageous to fight the battle! Thanks for sharing


Wow stage 4, it really is a miracle that 14 years have past!! i would love to read the story(i clicked on it but couldn't quite read it)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Your LO is beautiful. I remember back in high school human anatomy, our teacher gave me a video to watch about this type of surgery. It was interesting to see how they remove the cancer with minimal scarring. Happy to hear you are still blessed to have your wonderful husband after his battle...he sounds like one tough cookie! Thank you so much for sharing your story and thank you to him for being so open to let you share it!

Tisha said...

So very happy everything worked out. My husband works outside all day too and I do worry about this. This is a wonderful LO. Thank you for sharing your story!!


Kathy said...

What a beautifula and special layout! Thank you to you and your husband for sharing with us!

kmgillon at yahoo dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful layout. love your layou. thanks for sharing your story. Iam happy that everything work out for your family. this month has been a very moving month and we all have to make sure we go to the doctors more and get ourselves checked out for everything. my grandfather lost his battle with prostate cancer but we had special times before he passed. we will never ever forget what a great grandfather. father he was. thanks for letting us into your pain and happines.

kimberly said...

Amazing story!!
great hop and I love all the ideas! TFS

Sugarlips said...

What an amazing story! It is fabulous your husband made it through, and your layout is great.