Friday, May 31, 2024

Friday Flashback and Caturday Art and not good health update.

 I rarely update on my health situation and am only putting it here. On my last scheduled scan a cancer lesion in my bowel was inflamed. My doctor scheduled another scan for 3 months to see if there was any change and I had that just before we went on the cruise.

I had a consultation on Tuesday and was told the inflammation had gone BUT there are two new lesions on my liver, so it has started to spread. The cancer pills are no longer working and the only option left is traditional chemo. Because I have had so many bad side effects they don't think the "go in hard" will suit me and the "soft" approach will be better. That entails going in once a week for 18 weeks. I always said I would never have chemo because of what my mother went through 40+ years ago, but now it has come to it I feel I have no option. Yes, I am scared!

This flashback comes from June 2010 and is called:

Seeking Mr. Mouse.

Flynn: This is my favourite place to go mousie hunting. The hedge is full of mousie holes and if I sit quietly, I can usually hear them.

Shhh, I hear one.

I pounce but sometimes they run too far down their hole where I can't reach them.

I put my arm down as far as I can to see if I can feel them down there.

Eric: Watcha doin' Flynn? Have you got a mousie?

Well come on, have you got it or not? Let me see.

Flynn: Stand back, I need to look down the hole.

I can't see him.

I need to have another feel around.
I couldn't feel him so I tried to dig him out. I didn't get him but I made his front door a lot bigger.
Watch me try to dig him out on video.




Don't get complacent Mr. Mousie, your card has been marked and I will be back tomorrow.

I am joining Athena, the Cat Goddess for Caturday Art.



I used Edtaonisl at 30% followed by Dark Art at 35%.

For this one I usedPsychedelic at 55%, then Lily at 40%.

preview110pieceCaturday Art 1 1.06.24
preview110pieceCaturday Art 2 1.06.24
I am also joining MessyMimi for the blog hop.



76 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry you are dealing with that again and I'm sending tons of hugs and love your way. You got this! Lovely post today too.

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  2. My thoughts are with you, Jackie, and with Ivor, too. You can beat this. Chemotherapy isn't what it was forty years ago; all of medicine is much more improved, and the improvements have actually filtered down to us ordinary people. You can and will win. I have no doubt that Eric and Flynn are watching over you, too.

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  3. We do love seeing the boys have fun. But we are also thinking of you. It definitely is scary, but things have come a long way since your mother's treatments. Keep fighting and stay strong. We will cross our paws for you and Mom will add you to her prayer list. <<>

    Woos - Misty and Timber

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  4. You are in my heart and prayers.

    The boys were certainly funny about mice, with one hunting and the other eating. Thank you for linking up with Feline Friday!

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  5. Sending you purrayers and purrs. Echoing John Bellen, in 40 years cancer treatments have come a long way. We will keep you in our prayers. Your fear is very understandable, but your courage in going ahead is admirable.

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  6. Dearest Jackie,
    Flynn was dead serious about getting that Mousie out of its hole. They have so much patience...!
    As for your health issues—those are serious.
    Glad you did share it here as a shared burden makes it half a burden and you need all the support in the world.
    Prayers and positive thinking will carry you through!!!
    Big all around hugs,
    Mariette + Kitties

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  7. I am so sorry, Jackie. That's such a tough and scary situation. I know it's been a while since we got to chat on Facebook, but I still think of you and wonder how you are. Please, please drop me a line on Facebook anytime or send me an email. I'm here praying for you and cheering you on in your fight. The boys send purrs. We all send love <3

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  8. Mouse hunting was a serious hobby for Eric and Flynn.

    Now you have a serious problem too...and we here are praying that it will go well. I know that nowadays treatments are very specific to the type of tumours and hence very different than the one size fits all approach of years gone by. As are the medications they use to counter some of the side effects.

    You have the support of all of 'Blogville', and if we could be there to 'hold your hand' we would.
    Hugs, prayers and love at this hard time.πŸ₯°πŸ™❤️

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  9. So sorry to read, you've taken a slight
    turn for the worse...never mind, think
    positive, onwards and upwards...God Bless!

    And the boys are doing what they were
    always good at...hunting...! :0).

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  10. We are very saddened to read this, Jacquie, and hope that the new approach will yield good results. Thank you for letting us know and for continuing to blog.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  11. Love those mousers doing their thing - teamwork! As for you sweet friend - I have every confidence in your strength to deal with chemo and others have said it here but chemo has changed a lot. Hopefully your considerable strength will conquer the task of going through it. You are a rock. You WILL do this. I will be praying for you as always and your Angels will be with you in spirit. Big Hugs..........

    Love, Pam

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  12. Oh Jackie, we always love seeing your Angel Boys' flashback stories, but we are so sorry for what you're going through and we're sending warm purrs, hugs, love, and hopes for positive results from your treatment.

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  13. Jackie, you and Ivor are in my thoughts and prayers. I, too, echo John's comment about advances in treatment. This IS a scary, BIG thing... Please be kind and compassionate with your Self and know that you have the loving energy of so many surrounding you. I would like to think that the boys will be with you in spirit too. πŸ™❤️

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  14. Dear Jackie, I am sorry to see you must do the chemo now. Keeping your spirit up during this time is important as going for the treatments. I pray you have little reaction. And that boy Flynn certainly was not afraid to get his paws dirty! Lynn and Precious

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  15. We're sending loud and rumbly purrs and prayers to you. We hope the chemo is not too difficult and does the job.

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  16. Jackie my friend...thank you for the update. Bryan and I were very sorry to read that you have to deal lwith the horrid evil Cancer again. You and Ivor will be in our thoughts and prayers all the way. Virtually hugs and love will be with you every day.

    Flynn I love x 100 the picture of you looking down the hole and MOL MOL you did some renovations on his front door. Well done.
    Hugs Cecilia

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  17. hugs and loves to you my friend, you can and will kick the cancer to the curb; with Ivor by your side and the
    spirit of your friends around the blogsphere, every step
    of the way. mackerull said: turkee waz bout ta hit me tongue coz oh MFSAGD….but thatz oh kay

    and doodz, 984 pawz up on yur mouz add venturez…eye watched de moovee flynn N whoa….ewe digged a hole kleer down to like de sea 😺🐟‼️ eric…did ya end up witha snax πŸ’™πŸ’™‼️‼️

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  18. Three Chatty CatsMay 31, 2024 at 2:52 PM

    I'm sending you lots of hugs and good thoughts!

    Loved seeing that digging video.

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  19. I always look forward to the boys on Friday and they certainly were up to the mouse challenge in these pictures.
    I am so sorry your cancer is back. However, as several folks have pointed out, chemo has change an awful lot in the last 40 years. I've had breast cancer twice with 30 years in between. Surgery, radiation, and chemo with both but far fewer side effects with the most recent. I hope the same for you. Your and Ivor will be in our thoughts along with those of the rest of your follower.

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  20. Loved the pics of Eric and Flynn (this week and always). Mousie hunting is very exciting. Feeling around in their holes sometimes works or not. Mousies can dig VERY deep with only tiny paws!

    TBT says the cancer/chemo stuff is very serious stuff. We have no experience withhh that. But we wish you a smooth trip through it , if that is possible.

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  21. Did Flynn ever get that mousie? He sure was tenacious. Such cute photos. Jackie, I am so sorry that you are going to have to go through chemo, but it is much different now than 40 years ago. I definitely will be praying for you. Is a liver transplant an option? Thank you so much for the puzzles. Love, hugs and prayers, Janet πŸ’“

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  22. I am so sorry to know you're going through this. I'll be thinking of you, and I'm sure Eric and Flynn will be watching over you. You have a lot of people and pets pulling for you. I will be sure Fiona and Bell are on it too. Thanks for sharing the kitty memories. The "I can't see him" picture especially made me laugh. :)

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  23. I am sorry that the meds are no longer working. I will be praying for you along with everyone else who loves you. I agree it is wise to do the lesser amount more often.
    Cute flashback, I like the video. Thank you for the puzzles. XO

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  24. Oh Jackie, we are so sorry to hear this. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you fight this.

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  25. Made his front door bigger MOL!!! Those boys were amazing mousie hunters. I'm so sorry to hear about what you're going through. Wishing you the very best.

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  26. Sending strength and healing to you!

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  27. Sending healing vibes your way.

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  28. I am sorry, I knwo you've got this. Sending you love and healng ;prayers

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  29. Good luck Jackie. Times, medicine and drs have changed since 40 years ago. Wishing you a smooth journey, and thinking of you. Julie and angel Poppyq xxx

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  30. Prayers from Beau and his Mama going up for you now.. Prayers for healing and for the strength to go through this and for the side effects to be minimanl

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  31. We are sending lots and lots of healing vibes your way and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers♥

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  32. Hugs. Purrs. Prayers. And a whole lot of love as you
    enter a new part of life and all the days ahead. Ann and June.

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  33. I enjoyed seeing that digging to China for Mr. Mousie! Those boys were unequaled anywhere~!!
    Jackie, the several who mentioned it to you are right. Chemo is no where near what it must have been like all those years ago. I went 12 years with my oldest son for targeted chemo and, yes, he did have surgeries. In the last 4 years it became immunotherapy. If you are not already having it, please ask about immunotherapy. It is administered with an IV but there was no illness associated with it, for my son. Is it tme to have Radiotherapy...aka with x-rays? Amazingly effective.

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  34. Jackie, you have every ounce of our purrs - that's mine, Bridget and Penny's - that all goes well. Mom Julie will do the praying for both you and Ivor. Sending hugs. xxxxoooo

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  35. we send you power and positive vibes... we are there in our thoughts and we hold your hand... hugs and lots and lots of POTP

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  36. Mum and I are sending lots of positive vibes to you.
    Hopefully improved treatments will benefit you.
    Big HUGS and purrs!!!!
    Purrs Winnie

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  37. Sending you our thoughts.

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  38. Jackie, the last and I are sending purrayers that you find the treatments bearable and that you feel all the warm hugs wrapping you up in healing.
    Snuggles, Maggie May, Suki (Princess Fluffybutt) and the angel cats, Charles, Runt and Taz. Oh, and of course, me, Anna in Illinois (3katsandakwilter)

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  39. Jackie, I'm sorry you're going through this. I'm sending many good thoughts and prayers your way. Much has changed in treatments over the last 40 years so I hope what your doctors have recommended for you works. ~Sue

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  40. Big healing hugs, my friend. I'm so sorry this is happening to you. ♥

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  41. We're sending all our purrs and love to you to help with all the others. Power of the paw is very strong here. Love seeing the boys and their famous mousie hunts!

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  42. Miss Jackie, purrs from me and prayers from mum.

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  43. Jackie, we send courage to you and of course you are scared. Being scared is normal with something of this troubling. Keep your faith in the 18 weeks that are planned to help you fight this and think only of the day you are in and then the next and then the next and keep your mind positive that medical help will heal.
    Love from our family to yours.

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  44. Oh Jackie, just read this on June's (zoolatry) post, and come to bring Healing Pawkisses for you and Ivor. Whatever you chose, know that you are in our purrayersπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜½πŸ’ž

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  45. dear Jackie, I know you're scared about starting chemo, and that's normal. Many people get through it and feel better. You're not alone. Feel all the love and strength coming from near and far. I feel the boys rallying around you too! xoxo

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  46. I am so sorry to hear, sending you lots of prayers and positive vibes your way xxx

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  47. Beautiful art! What dedicated mouse-hunters the boys were!
    Jackie, We are all purring and praying for you and send healing vibes and POTP. It's natural to be scared, but treatments have, indeed, improved over the last 40 years and many things are possible now that were not possible in the past. Be strong.
    Trixie, Caspurr, Shimshi and Shimona.

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  48. As always I love seeing the "pounce and attack" photos of the boys. And it's apropos for your news today. Pounce and attack! Especially important is No Fear! Calmly and positively envision conquest. Peaceful and loving vibes to you as you deal with the treatment. Your thoughts are powerful. You got this! XO Brenda and the Ts

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  49. Lovely art and the video was fun to watch.

    We're sorry you are going through this, Jackie. Sending you lots of healing love and purrs xx

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  50. So sorry to hear this update Jackie. I'm sad things have taken a turn and you now need chemo. I can understand your anxiety, but in the years since your mother received chemo, it has been vastly refined and I'd generally less arduous to have. Sending you so much love, and healing thoughts. Hoping your treatment is ok and your recovery good.
    From Jan (and Peter) Angel-Milo and Alfie. xxx

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  51. We will keep you in our prayers. My Mom went through that when she and Dad were newly married and after treatment she lived another 54 years.

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  52. I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  53. We're so sorry to hear you have to go through this. We send you tons of purrs and positive thoughts. Purrs and hugs

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  54. Oh Jackie, I am so sorry you have to go through this. I hope you will be able to tolerate your treatment enough to keep on going as normal. Please keep on your doing your blogs about Eric and Flynn. The pictures you have are treasures you share. Apologies if I keep on mixing up the boys. It's easier to know who is who if they're both in the picture. Your art pieces are always extra stunning. I think they would make a great book along with your comments.
    I hope you have friends or family to lend you support at this difficult time. Hugs, Wendy & Dani ❤️

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  55. Paws together for you and prayers, too. I've heard that chemo has come a long way from years ago, and am hoping you get no bad side effects. I enjoyed watching Flynn trying to get the mouse out of it's hole. Our pup Xena does the same thing. Amy

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  56. Sending lots of pawrayers fur you!!

    Flynn and Eric I hopes ya'll eventually caught dat mousey ;) And we wuv da art!!

    xoxo,
    Matilda

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  57. Audace and I are putting our paws/hands together for you, Jackie. This is no fun at all, I know. My daughter went through the chemo/radiation/surgery/chemo process several years ago, and we all keep praying for her good health. So I add you to my prayers - that you’ll have excellent results, just as she has had.

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  58. Completely understand your fears, and am sending hugs and purrs to help you during your upcoming procedures.

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  59. Mello Miss Jackie iss mee BellaDharma...wee are furry concerned fore you an wee are sayin purrayerss an mee iss **purrin** alot fore you. Wee LOVE you so-o much an wee want you to beet THE Cancer an bee well again. **nose kissess** BellaDharma
    Hello Jackie BellaSita here...I'd no diea til I read Ann's post. Please know I am praying for you & sending you white light of healing & visualizing you Cancer-free. Chemo is not as volatile as it once was. I hope you have little side effects & lots of success.....with respect & love always, Sherri-Ellen

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  60. Jackie, we are so sorry to hear about the health challenges you're facing. Please know we send so much love, purrs, and prayers your way. Cancer treatments and chemo have evolved over the years, and we hope what the doctors have prescribed for you will bear great results. XO

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  61. We are so sorry to hear about what you are going through and we send love, hugs, and purrs. Enjoyed the kitty pictures and your art!

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  62. So sorry for the news about yor scan and are sending tender healing thoughts your way, Miss Jackie. We will add you to our prayer list. Hugs and tail wags as you begin your treatment protocol. πŸ’™

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  63. Sending you our purrs and positive wishes for a return to good health Jackie! .......Nina and the angel kitties

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  64. Reaching out across tge miles to send love and prayers to you.

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  65. Above comment is from Steph, Sassy and Gracie’s cat mom.

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  66. So sorry to hear you have taken a turn for the worse. Here's hoping your treatments work well for you.

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  67. I am so sorry, Jackie. You have my prayers and I am sending positive thoughts.

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  68. The photos, art, the video, and your captions are precious! I pray that chemotherapy is gentler these days and your body rocks the healing process. Hugs, my dear.

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  69. Just realized I hadn't posted on Friday when I usually do - and sad and sorry to read about your health challenges. I very much empathize. Sending you and Dad a hug and positive thoughts. Loved the boys' photos and your catwork. Until next time...Jean

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  70. Oh Jackie! Distressing news, we are are sending all the purrayers and healing purrs that we can. We are glad to have our Mom back helping us post and we are especially glad to see the angels Eric and Flynn and their antics! Keep being awesome! Whisker Kisses and Head Bonks Marvelous Marv, Kozmo, Cinnamon, Jo Jo and Mom Barb

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  71. All our prayers are with you. Eevee sends purrs too. Love and hugs!

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  72. We are purring our hardest and sending the biggest POTP. We are here for you, sending courage, strength and healing thoughts--xoxoxox, Bibi & Meep (sent by Ms. Ingrid of Terrieristcal Woofs)

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  73. Prayers and love. I had no idea dear Jackie.
    Sending good vibes and tons of wishes for your well being.

    The boys are delightful and I bet they watch over you always.

    Feel better soon. <3

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  74. Jackie I am soooo sorry to hear this news!!! But......YOU ARE TOUGH!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!! I KNOW YOU CAN!! You have ALL Of us pulling for you, praying for you and we all are sending you positive energy!! I KNOW you can BEAT THIS!!!!! Sending much love!

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  75. Jackie - you have been on my mind. I wanted to tell you that I have been thinking positive healthy thoughts and that you are a good and kind person. I hope things are going well. Everyone here in KC MO wishes you well.

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