The Heirloom Vacuum – Slice of Life Real Story Plus Why I’ve Been MIA the Past Year

Hello friends. I’m hoping to get back to blogging again. The past year has been overwhelming, heartbreaking, and mind boggling, so much so that I’ve wondered if my hubby George and I have been thrust into an alternate universe.

Basically, George was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in December 2016. Strangely, we received the diagnoses in stages. First, we were told Stage 2, then Stage 3a, and then in December when the MRI of his brain revealed it had metastasized to his brain, it became Stage 4. I need to double check the various stages, but I will get into the entire journey in future posts.

There have also been complications. Many.

The good news is, George has dodged more than one bullet and is doing amazingly well, considering in January 2017 he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer: leptomeningeal disease.

That still remains the diagnosis, but he’s not showing any neurological symptoms. There’s just too much that’s happened to share in one blog post, and, besides, this is a happy post. I just wanted to give you a heads up about why I’ve been MIA and let you know I plan to use this window of opportunity while George is doing so well to get back to writing and share our journey with you, the mistakes we’ve made and the things we’ve done right. I hope it will help others who are facing similar struggles.

I’m also making YouTube videos. Lots and lots of videos on a variety of topics. I’m putting ads on them because, hey, the medical bills are adding up, and all those pennies from the YouTube ads will eventually help out. I’m also an Amazon affiliate and will add links to some books or products I will be posting about.

First, before I share a slice of life true story video with you, I want to thank everyone who has supported George and me through the crazy journey we’ve been on. There are people all over the world praying for him, and I will be eternally grateful for all those prayers and the way God has been answering them.

September 2016 – Celebrating 40 years of marriage.

September 2017 – Celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary. So thankful George is still with us.

One thing that’s helped George and me deal with his health issues is humor. Humor is healing (when it’s appropriate). It also helps us stay somewhat sane. We all need a little giggle getaway, right?

So, how have you been? What tools do you use to get you through the hard times?  Have you ever had a vacuum cleaner that drove you to the edge? I’d love to hear from you.

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7 Responses to The Heirloom Vacuum – Slice of Life Real Story Plus Why I’ve Been MIA the Past Year

  1. So glad to hear from you – I was planning to email to ask how George is doing. I will keep the good thoughts and prayers coming! And will check out the video when I’m not at work. 🙂

    I’m due for a “why I’ve been MIA” post myself. Mostly, it involves a flip house, and a fire (at the flip house, not my house, thankfully). Keep us updated on what’s going on with you and George!

    • Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers, Jennette. I was wondering how your moving plans were going. A fire doesn’t sound good. I hope it was put out quick and didn’t do a lot of damage. Glad it wasn’t at your house! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m sorry! But what a blessing he’s battling it so well now. Doctors don’t know everything, especially when it comes to miracles.
    Good to hear from you.

    • Hello Alex! Yes, such a blessing that George is doing so well. No, doctors can’t explain everything, especially when miracles are involved. Thanks so much for stopping in and celebrating our good news, and extra thanks for your prayers!

  3. Yvette Carol says:

    Nice to have you back, Lynnie!
    It’s been incredible and humbling to witness your amazing courage in the difficult struggle you’ve been through as a couple and a family. Thank goodness for all those prayers and the assistance Georgie has received in order to bounce back. I love your vacuum story too and think, who other than a writer would name their vacuum cleaner, Hazel? 😀 Love it!

  4. Coleen says:

    Thinking of you, Lynn and sending good thoughts:)

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