Histoplasmosis? Yeah, I don't know what it is either, but it is likely Scott has it. It is called "the dirt germ" because it is a germ that lives in dirt and when fields are plowed (and such) the germ spreads through the air for miles around. You inhale it and... viola! You have histoplasmosis!
Scott has now had his X rays, Cat scan and Pet scan and consulted with a lung surgeon who will do the lung biopsy Friday (we check in at 6AM). They take out tiny lung pieces and check out his enlarged lymph nodes and after a few days of microscope checking they'll confirm the diagnosis. They could change the diagnosis, but since this is treatable and curable, we are hoping this is all it is. Left untreated it is fatal. Whew, what a day.
To make my life more complicated my father had a stroke on Monday. Thankfully it was a minor one. He has been in the hospital and should get out today. Scott and I are car sharing this week as both cars needed some maintenance, so I have not been out to visit him. We thought Scott's tires needed rotating so he went to check them, and they were so bare, the metal under the tire was showing. He drives very little in his car, so he must have really had cheap tires on it from when we purchased the car.
No matter, I still find time to craft. the card today was made with an image from Stampotique and the paper is from a Stampin Up paper pack. The buttons and twine are from Papertrey Ink. My house is clean and dinner is about to head to the crock pot, so if I can get a grip on the laundry I'll be in good shape. But I would really rather nap.