My Sharon’s battle with breast cancer

Posted on May 31st, 2009 in Life by Quinn

Her surgery is this week on June 3rd. However due to her being diagnosed with breast cancer at such a young age the doctor wants her to go through Chemotherapy simply to make sure the cancer is completely gone.
The Chemo might make her loose her hair so she decided to get it cut short in order to minimize dramatic effect of the hair loss.
Her excess hair was donated to locks of love.

I think she looks gorgeous with her new short hair.

Sharons long hair

Sharon's long hair

Sharons with short hair

Sharon's with short hair

dramitc lighting artistic shot

dramatic lighting artistic shot

Side swiped

Posted on May 27th, 2009 in Life by Quinn

Sharon and I are now dealing with something that we never thought we would have to deal with. About a few weeks ago my wife Sharon woke up in the morning with a painful lump in her breast. We didn’t panic, but she did quickly see her doctor who then ordered a mammogram. Shortly after they called her in for a biopsy and then, this past Friday we received the results from the surgeon.

She has in fact been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer.

Fortunately, it is the most common type of breast cancer and therefore the most treatable. Unfortunately, that treatment is rather extreme which involves surgery in the form of a mastectomy proceeded by a few months of chemotherapy.

At first we were in shock and scared. However, we’ve had a few days now to digest, research and understand what is going to happen and the bottom line is she is going to survive. The treatment is going to suck, but the end result will get the cancer out of her body and we will go on to live a happy and full life together.

This thing came out of nowhere. Sharon has no family history of breast cancer and we didn’t even know it was there until the tumor was at least two inches. It just goes to show you that something like this can happen to anyone at anytime no matter what the circumstances.

Sharon’s surgery is next week and after that we will know some more about the extent of her treatment because there are some unknowns right now as far as if the tumor has spread and some other issues.

I will certainly keep everyone up to date and I thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and support.

Guitar Talk

Posted on May 5th, 2009 in Blog Blurbs by Quinn

My brother Daniel came down this past weekend for our Mother’s birthday and brought me a guitar he apparently never uses anymore. It was awfully nice of him and it’s actually a very nice guitar.

I finally got around to messing with it yesterday night and aside from having to replace the strings, I’m going to have to adjust the action on it a bit as well. Other than that it’s got a real nice clean Rock-a-billy sound to it.

Hmm…I think this settles it…I’m just going to have to invest in a good Amplifier.

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