Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Hi All! First of all I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!! I have throughly enjoyed meeting and interacting with the people who read and respond to my blog! This was a new venture for me and while I thought it was going to be about weaving, it has turned out to be so much more. I have gained a lot of support from all of you and I just want you to know how much you matter to me!!!!!!!

I am traveling to Sloan Kettering in NYC on January 4 and spending the 5th (my Noah's 19th birthday) enduring tests at the hospital. On the 6th I will have the Whipple procedure and we hope to stop this cancer from spreading. Right now the cancer is confined to the pancreas and has not affected any lymph nodes or invaded any other organ as far as they can tell. So I'm hopeful and determined. Hopefully we can afford to take my sons down for the time I will be in the hospital and they will get to see some of the city with all the Christmas decorations and window shop and visit with me as I get stronger. I will be in the hospital they say for at least 7 days and then we are travelling to Keene, NH to drop me at my Mom's. I have sisters nearby who will help and I will probably stay there a week or so just resting.

I hope to use my sister Meg's laptop to keep my blog updated for any who are interested!! And I will be closing my Etsy store for the duration.

Thank you all for your caring comments and all that healthy energy and healing coming my way! It means the world to me!!


  1. Dear Cait, I hope you have a lovely Christmas before all this happens and that when it happens it all goes well. My thoughts are with you and make sure you let us know - when you can - how it all went. It's great you can stay with your mum and sisters and be looked after. At times like this you need your family round.

    Merry Christmas and I hope the new year will be perfect for you and your family.

    Sybille x

  2. Cait! I am so sorry for your troubles. I shall pray that all goes well for you. Maggie Newman

  3. Hi dear Cait; Thanks for the update. Much love goes with you all as you head for NYC. I certainly hope the procedure goes well and I am glad there is so much supportive family around you. Happy Birthday to Noah (the 5th is also mine-but I won't be 19!) Absolutely every good wish and many hugs are heading your way!

  4. Cait, thanks so much for keeping us informed. I check your blog often to see if there is any more news. I'm sending you positive thoughts and prayers. hugs~Cat

  5. I have marked on my calendar your traveling and surgery dates so that I will be sure to send extra strong energies for healing and lots of warm hugs and good wishes for you as you go through this experience. It will be a birthday that Noah will never forget, I'm sure! Here's to a wonderful celebration with your family before that occurs, and to restful recuperation with other family after! Stay strong, keep up those good spirits, and know beyond a doubt that we are thinking of and praying for you!

  6. Thank you all for your kind comments and healing thoughts. We are still sort of in shock at the diagnosis but very happy that we have Christmas together here before we go to the city. I appreciate your thinking of me and look forward to 2010 and being healthy again!
    Love, Cait

  7. Thinking positive thoughts for you, and hope all goes well, Cait! I love your work, btw!