Thursday, April 17, 2014

SOMETIMES I CAN'T SLEEP... UPDATE on Tyler


I find that I often simply cannot sleep. I wake up and have so many ideas and thoughts. It's useless to fight the thoughts. I get up and get going. I have had so much on my mind. I wanted to talk about Tyler this morning. I know so many people wonder how he is doing. Our family has been so fortunate in that we have all been very positive in our thoughts and our outlook. RIGHT now... our focus is getting him back to feeling somewhat normal. The tests show no signs for cancer. For this, we are so THANKFUL. So happy... BUT the journey is far from over.

The transplant really did "kick" his butt. He still is very weak. He walks "funny"- his words from the intense numbness in both of his feet. It still bothers him considerably. This is caused from the intense chemo treatments. We have no idea if this is temporary or if he will have this for the rest of his life.

Tyler has no appetite. He does not enjoy food and the taste like he used too. He is losing weight again because everything is upsetting his stomach. He is 6 foot 1 in height and keeps getting down into the 170-180 weight range. The weight is a constant issue for him since he feels sick when he eats and plus he has no desire to eat.

His hair is growing and he is SO HANDSOME. He has mostly gray (salt and pepper) and his coloring in his face is back. I am so biased but he is the most handsome man in the world to me. I am so proud to be his wife.

He is still on his medications and will be for a year. He will get his immunizations (starting them) in June. For now, he avoids people and crowds. He goes to Zach's games and sits far away from anyone. Mostly, he is home and he helps me kit now. He is the SUPER STAR kit man. I am not kidding- he is the BEST. It helps me GREATLY and he LOVES to feel needed. We are a team.

Many of you should KNOW that he is the one who ENCOURAGES me. He tells me daily that my LIGHT and GIFT should be shared and he is helping me to do just that. He loves to help me. Everyday if I go to my office, I come home to a beautiful SALAD (my favorite food!) made with love from him. He makes dinner every night and says he's now "Mr. Mom." He won't let me help. I realized it's what he NEEDS to feel like he is helping me and our family. I love him so much for his desire to do this. I know he needs this for HIM. After the transplant and the chemo, Ty needed to be needed and feel like he can contribute. He went from a very active doctor to fighting for his life and selling his practice. Now we are in recovery mode. I thank you for your prayers and your concern. He is so mindful of all of the love and support. So when you take a workshop from me... know that HE is the man helping me DO IT ALL.
 

So I thought I would share where I will be in JUNE 2014. I would LOVE to see you!!!!!!

JUNE 6-7th- PUERTO RICO EVENT
www.puertoricoscrapbookevent.com

You are all invited to come to Puerto Rico (I'm serious!!!)

I will be teaching TWO big MINI BOOKS. I will be flying in and on Thursday I am sightseeing
in San Juan.  I can't wait to go. This is my second year going and thrilled to be asked back.
There is lots of dancing, laughing, cropping, creating and well... GREAT times. ANYONE can go.
No worries I teach in English. I promise it's a GREAT event. Excited to be teaching with my friend
Vicki Boutin, Frank Garcia and Stephanie Miller.

THEN MARK YOUR DATES.... so excited.... CANT TELL YOU WHY YET...
HSN on JUNE 11th for 24 HOUR CRAFT DAY.

You might just want to stay home all day and watch. I know what I'm doing is BIG and well, it's a SECRET what I'm debuting to the world. Okay.... I know... such a tease. Let's just say this-
YOU have asked and asked. I listened.

HSN JUNE 11th- IT'S a BIG Teresa Collins Day!!!!!

Then JUNE 20-21st- RETAILER workshops in Utah... Yes, at my office. I will be teaching workshops. Contact Sean for details. Come see my office and where it all starts. This is for retailers only.

Then it's called VACATION and VISITING my special friends at SHE SCRAPBOOKS at the VILLAGES in Florida. Yes, I'm taking my son Tyler with me. He wants to go to Disney World. Maybe we can have a big gathering at Disneyland on Thursday? Would that not be fun????? Seriously, I would LOVE to meet up with you while I'm there. So the workshops are:

She Scrapbooks
The Villages- FLORIDA
 JUNE 27th and 28th
Come and meet my son too. PS- he came before and LOVED it!!!!
I love Stephanie and Yvonne and can't wait to go back. Please join me!
Watch for the three projects to be posted SOON.

I would love to see you!!!!!!!!

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35 comments:

chipndalefan said...

Ty is the man! He's a superstar kitter! So wish I could go to Puerto Rico...hmm I will have to check. Well, I would love to take the day of and watch you on HSN all day but don't think I can... maybe I will just have to have it streaming to my phone or computer all day at work! Can't wait to see the debut. Hugs and kisses my sweet friend!

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Anelsie said...

Yay, Teresa! So happy to hear that Ty is cancer free! I hope he continues to feel better every day! God bless him!
I'll be watching HSN on June 11th!
Can't wait to see you in Puerto Rico, dear friend! Hugs!!!

hotpotato said...

So pleased to hear Ty is coming out the 'other side' of treatment and that life for him is getting better each day a little at a time. hope you all have a lovely Easter. xx

chipndalefan said...

Sorry...don't know why it posted so many times.

Charlotte Blakeney said...

Teresa. I am so glad to hear the news of Tyler. That is so awesome. God is good!!! You and TY have inspired a lot of people by allowing us to share this very personal journey with you! THANK YOU. SMOOCHES to you both!

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Charlotte Blakeney said...

Teresa. I am so glad to hear the news of Tyler. That is so awesome. God is good!!! You and TY have inspired a lot of people by allowing us to share this very personal journey with you! THANK YOU. SMOOCHES to you both!

Natasha Acevedo said...

Very happy to hear from Tyler, he is still in my family's prayers. So Happy that will have you back in Puerto Rico.

SkyPixie17 said...

I was wondering if Tyler has tried taking papaya enzyme tablets before eating. They've helped me to eat certain foods without stomachaches. I hope he gets back his appetite and strength quickly! Wishing you hugs!

TEREFUNKEN RB said...

try to make some breath exercises before to go to bed, drink some soft tea, and relax... ! you NEED to rest, to be healthy, foy Tyler...

BUY SOME BAKING SODA...! prepare a glass of water and two tablespoons of baking soda and a little lemon juice, (no sugar or other sweeteter) give him to drink daily, this will make the PH becomes alkaline, which helps prevent the cancer comes back, take it you too

God Bless you, keep going!

hugs from Mexico

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, what a great guy. Continuing to pray for Tyler, you and your family.

Kim said...

I have been reading your blog for quite some time, but rarely comment. Today my little voice told me to comment... praises that things are looking up for Tyler. I have kept you and your family in my prayers since Tyler was diagnosed. Teresa, you are a true inspiration in so many ways: faith, talent, love of family and love of others. To you and your family have a very Happy and Blessed Easter. Thank you for sharing your life as well as your gifts.

Emma Sacchetti said...

Teresa, Tony and I are still praying for you and Ty daily. God Bless and Happy Easter.

Karen L K said...

Thanks for the update. I was wondering. That is so great to hear he is cancer free. Hopefully he will get his appetite back soon. That is great he is such a worker bee.

kathy jo said...

I am so very happy for all you. Continue prayers for healing coming your way.

Anonymous said...

Hi teresa i am glad to hear that tyler is steadly improving its great to hear. Tracey mcintyre

Sara Andrews said...

What sweet, heartfelt words!! I am thinking and praying for you all.

dojea said...

What an adventure! I sure hope you get your bag back--if only because you have such a refreshing, inspiring attitude.

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