This past fall has been a tough ride for me. The lump that I had discovered earlier kept growing no matter what kind of alternative treatment that I had tried at home. To be honest I don't have much faith in our medical system. They are all drugs and surgery. I do my best to avoid going to the doctor and do what I can at home.
In September I could not avoid them no longer. I ended up with a 12 day stay at the Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. During this time in the hospital I had agreed to go through with radiation treatments to treat my now biopsied breast cancer. I ended up having 42 sessions within a 14 day period. Even though I was given mega does of radiation I seemed to fair well with it.
Since then the doctors have been keeping an eye on two tumors that were not treated with radiation the first time and have found them to be growing. I am now in the process of going through more radiation.
It has taken awhile for me to recover from all that has happened since last September. To be honest I focus on what I felt like doing to help me with my healing. Even though we have made progress with the earthship. It has been a very slow process. Allen has had to take care of me when I wasn't functioning much at all.
During this whole process I have given my heart to Jesus and feel that I have developed my relationship with God tremendously. Jesus is the Master Healer and Master Teacher and is in control of my healing process. My outlook has changed and now have a different perspective on life.
I am fortunate that I have breast cancer medicaid to cover the cost of my bills. Unfortunately they don't cover the supplements that I am on that are helping me with my recovery. These supplements are not cheap and as most people with cancer have found that your savings account gets depleted.
I now have set up a T-Shirt Fundraiser to help raise funds so I can continue on my supplements and continue with my healing process. I designed these T-Shirts with the intention of also spreading the Love of Jesus to others. If you find it in your heart, I would like to ask for your support and even if it only means to share this post with others. The shirts shown below do come in a variety of colors.
Your thoughts and prayers are continually appreciated. Thank you to our patient followers for keeping the faith that we will finish our home.
New designs and current fundraisers will be posted off to the right hand side of the blog. Thank you for your support.
Our work in progress has been the bathroom shower and bathroom walls. Below Allen is working on the bathroom wall. When constructing with glass bottles we have found that it works best to just do a couple of rows at a time. This allows time for the bottles to set in place and the mud to harden.
The bathroom will end up being a 7' x 5'. This does not include the shower. The shower will have it's own space.
Our shower is 6' x 5'. Many people have asked why such a big shower? My answer is because we can. Being stuck with a 18 inch x 2' shower for 4 years where you couldn't stretch very well to wash up led us to this. We now have lots of leg room.
Mary Severin writes about her families embarkment on a learning adventure to build an Upcycled Home using Earthship Principals. To find out what these Principals are click on the Earthship Principals link above.