Friday, July 2, 2021

Friday Flashback, Caturday Art and Another Update.

Ivor and I would like to thank everyone for all the good wishes, prayers and kind thoughts.   I went back to the hospital on Monday for three appointments and a whole load of tests. My eyes had more tests,  X rays and scans  than I thought possible.They appear to be in good condition and coordinating with each other again.                                                                    

The last appointment was with my oncologist. He had looked at both the CT and MRI brain scans and said the lesion in the centre of my brain didn't look like a typical metastatic spread, so hopefully that is good news.                                                                                      

He wants me to have at least two more MRIs so he can be sure to know if there is any change, but said they won't take as long because they know the part of the brain they are looking at now whereas before they scanned everything. Also he has given me Diazepam to sedate me beforehand. I really don't think I could do it again without sedation.

The Friday Flashback from June 2008.

Eric gets his Day.


It's just not fair. When we started our blog, I wuz going to be the main one cuz Flynn's too busy mousing or playing. He wuz just going to do the occasional posts to give me a day off now and again. I'm sure efurrycat has noticed that he gets to post more than me now. He sez it's cuz all I do is lie on the compooter or lie in the garden and don't do eggsiting things like him. Well, enuffs enuff, I'm making today Eric's Day.

I get another Eric Day!

Yes it's me again. I'm on a roll now and I'm going to see how long I can keep Flynn off here. Hehehe. The Beans will be out most of today so I am going to guard the tomato plants.
UPDATE
We just noticed this is our 401st post. Hmphhh we missed #400

Flynn: I am not happy!

It's not fair. Eric calls me a blog hog, but every time I try to post, he's already beaten me to it. His big mug has been staring out at me furr the last five posts.

You can see how sad I am. Well anyway Eric, this time I got here furrst.

I don't know if I can even raise a smile furr the flashy box, I'll give it my best shot.

Will that do? It's the best I can manage. I think I'll go and put the bitey on Eric's ear. That should cheer me up.

The random photo this week was chosen by Angel Timmy Tomcat and Family who asked for July 15th, so this is from that date in 2007.

It's no good making faces at me dad, I know what the evil suitcase means!


I am joining Athena the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.

For Eric I used Monet at 70% followed by Landscape at 50%.

For Flynn I used K3 at 60% then Gorky at 20%






preview108pieceCaturday Art Eric 3.07.21
I am joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for the blog hop.



43 comments:

Brian said...

Thanks for the update, that's pretty good news and we're so happy. Of course we'll keep the purrs and prayers coming. That was a sweet post with the boys too, it sure made us smile.

Kea said...

We, too, appreciate the update and are glad it seems to be optimistic. We're continuing to send purrs and prayers to you and Ivor, both!

Eric and Flynn always make us smile. There's nothing like a little sibling rivalry...and an ear-bitey or two. :-)

messymimi said...

Lots of prayers that all is well.

Those were beautiful pictures of the boys.

Poppy Q said...

We are glad that your Dr was pleased. Lovely memories of the ginger twosome.

easyweimaraner said...

we hope he is right and that is a GOOD news... all paws are crossed... btw: we always have that battle too, who will get more blogspace LOL

Summer said...

I'm sending lots of purrs your way - keep us posted!

WILLIE...! =(^..^)= said...

Oh! My! Goodness! A brothers tiff..
Not the first or the last l imagine..
Blog hoggers..must be the first..!xx

Pleased to read things are coming
together for you Jackie...Well done
you! :). 😼 🐾🐾 😼 🐾🐾

Diana said...

I understand that the doctor gave you some good news and I'm glad to know that. I think if it was bad it would be seen immediately.
Flynn and Eric were and are adorable! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
I wish you well!

stevebethere said...

I hope your latest news has relaxed you a bit now and thank you for the update πŸ‘ I hope your next tests go ok makes it better for you now they aren't so long too

Aww! their shennaiban pics always make me smile heheh!

Have a restfultastic weekend Jackie πŸ‘

stevebethere said...

Oops! that was meant to be shenanigans LOL

Cleo said...

Your Angel boys' flashback pix always make us smile, and we love the way you artify them. Man, those procedures and tests all sound, well, invasive, I guess. Thanks for the update, and stay optimistic!

ZOOLATRY said...

So hard to "speak" to this posting ... all the tests, so many, must be so difficult emotionally, and yet very necessary. But thankful you continue to receive good results ... as always, the Angel Boys are adorable and thank you for sharing them. Take care, friend, our hearts are always with you.

Eastside Cats said...

Sending you purrs and positive vibes!
We love seeing Angels Eric and Flynn, and will puzzle as soon as I can get to my laptop...thanks.

My Mind's Eye said...

MOL MOL MOL Blog Hog...well there are certainly worst things you could be called. Main thing is that you get called to dinner loud and clear.
Jackie thank you for the update hugs back to you and Ivor!!!
Cecilia and Bryan

Timmy Tomcat said...

Jackie we are so glad you are home and things are better. Great photos of Eric Day MOL. Flynn you have to give him some equal time my friend. Thanks so much for the great photo. That is for my Birthday. I will having a big party and all us Angels will be there right Flynn. Eric are you sleeping again?

Sandee said...

I'm glad things are looking okay right now. You'll remain in my prayers. I'm with you on the MRI. That was the longest 20 minutes of my life. They will have to sedate me if they want to do another one.

Eric Day. That has a nice ring to it.

Yes the suitcase. They know what that means.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

Some positive medical news is fantastic! Hoping for more. Eric does seem a bit slighted today and needed to put himself forward.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Keeping you in my prayers and that you continue to get good test results!
What lovely artwork you did this week. Love seeing those boys!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

doodz....keep watchin out for & over mum, dad two

♥♥♥

eric dood..thiz beez an awesum foto oh ewe...and flynn...iz ewe givin mum de razz berry?? we canna put de foto on big a fy til we post R commint ~~~~ ♥♥♥

In Lucy's memory said...

Sending prayers and blessings for your continued good news. The suitcase pose and Dad photobombing is hilarious. Thanks for sharing your boys - cat art is so nice! Jean

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I think they came to learn to share the blog :) Continued prayers headed your way.

catladymac said...

Both the boys were so handsome !
We send lots if prayers as you undergo more tests 0 and are glad that you have had some good news on your tests so far.

pilch92 said...

That was a fun flashback. I am glad your oncologist gave you encouraging news. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for the puzzle. XO

The Island Cats said...

That random photo is funny! Thanks for the update…sounds like a pretty good one though I’m sorry you have to have another MRI done. I continue to purr for you. ~Ernie

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

We are glad the Dr seems ta have had good news. TBT had the MRI an Cat Scans back in January (fer the 1st time ever) and dint like it much. But he kept his eyes closed and tried to remember werds from old songs an that helped.

We loved Eric's draped paws while guarding the tomato plants.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Thanks for the update, Jackie. We are crossing all our paws and hooves for the MRs.
It was nice to see the Eric posts. Some kitties always end up with the short end, somehow.
Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

I am glad things seem to be all on the good side, but it is harrowing to have to do all those tests and appointments. And for sure I am glad that the oncologist is hopeful that it isn't a metastases. I am praying to isn't, too.

That is a cute flashback of the kitty bros having a squabble. And thanks for those puzzles.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so relived to know that your health is improving. We are purring that all the testing will come back with positive news. Healing purrs, love and woofs.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Jackie, I am so glad that you are improving and that they don't believe the MRI found a cancer. I will keep praying for your health. (Barb)
We love that Eric and Flynn fought over whose turn it was to post! We do too. But as the spokescat, I Marv believe I should be in the blog more than the others!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

The photos and art are lovely. We are sending you purrs and hugs xx

Athena and Marie

John Bellen said...

You had to share and share alike, boys...

It's an ordeal having MRIs, but thank goodness they'll be able to use them to find out what's going on.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sending continued healing thoughts! And blog hog, too funny.

Cathy Keisha said...

So glad you got good news. Sorry about the upcoming MRIs. TW closes her eyes, thinks good thoughts and prays during CAT scans. After her bad news, she, at least, found out her cancer markers hadn't gone up. Healing purrz to you.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like encouraging news indeed, Jackie and Ivor. We are so happy, and are purring and praying your upcoming scans go well. Love seeing Eric and Flynn's flashback, as always. Hugs.

Yvonne said...

I'm thinking good thoughts for you! I hope all goes well.

The J-Cats said...

We are glad the news seems to be encouraging Ms. Jackie and We will continue to purray that it remains so.
We love this week's flashbacks. We also used to squabble about who gets more blog time, but now We have a strict rota.

Pam and Teddy said...

You know I'll be hoping the next MRI shows NO CHANGES.....so glad you're OK my friend! Love the flashbacks of the boys - LOVE those big gingers (of course).

Hugs, Pam

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I feel so bad that you have to have (more than one more?) MRI????? I am glad you received something to sedate you, but they better do them QUICK!!!!!!! Sending pawsitive energy and love for GOOD NEWS!!!!!! ((((hugs)))

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're glad to hear so far the news is positive, although you had to have all of these tests. Thank you for sharing this Eric post with us.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

The housekeeper flips when she sees paws hanging down..so adorable, that Eric! Positive news - so glad to hear it, everything is more manageable now and you have peace of mind, too. Hugs and purrs.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Glad to hear that things are looking better- hopefully the MRI won't be as bad! Thinking of you!

Little Binky and Granny said...

We hope everything is getting better every day, Jackie and we're sure your sweet Angels are with you all the time✨Healing Pawkisses are on the wayπŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

Adorapurr said...

Yoo are in my pawprayers that the MRI's will be purrfect and yoo can breathe a sigh of relief. Eric and Flynn such hansum boys. Thank yoo for sharing. And happy 400th post plus One. Love, Dori