I am a fine artist who has had the good fortune to move to Taos, New Mexico from New York 28 years ago and have never looked back.
In early fall of 2015 I was diagnosed with an unusual aggressive lymphoma. I resigned from my long-term career at Lambert’s Restaurant for immediate chemotherapy in Albuquerque. With lots of positive energy and so much support from family and friends, I was declared cancer free in January, 2016. I had a successful year of recuperation and returned to my studio, joined a drawing group, and worked in a furniture gallery.
A wrinkle in all of this good recovery came about last month when a PT scan revealed that the lymphoma had returned and to save my life I would be a candidate for stem cell transplant at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, Albuquerque, under the oncology care of Dr. Matthew L. Fero. This procedure and treatment requires that I relocate to Albuquerque for an extended period of time. When I am not hospitalized, I will need lodging close to the hospital (for follow-up, treatment and monitoring) for myself and my caregivers.
I will be updating here and also posting at Caring Bridge (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/thomasgeorgerogers).
Since, I am not on Facebook, if you feel inclined, please post to your FB page.
Please know that this is not an easy request for me and I will be deeply and eternally grateful for any and all support. I have always been a happy person in my soul and I believe that this illness cannot touch my soul.
Peace and love and gratitude to everyone.
some art below ~ see more: www.tomrogersart.com
title: BLUE oil on canvas 36" x 30"
title: f g 3 oil on canvas 30" x 30"
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