Friday November 5th they told us Craig had cancer. Friday November 12th they told us the cancer had spread to the liver and bones. Friday November 19th Dr. Weis at the Huntsman told us that the average person with what Craig has lives 2 years. NO MORE FRIDAYS!!!
The pain inside hurts so bad that it is hard to even see straight. I actually have to tell myself to keep breathing. This is something that no parent should have to tell their children, especially at this age.
Remember we look for a bright side….Dr. Ed Nelson was able to put in the port-a-cath with no problems, which we were very grateful for. We also received a wonderful phone call from some friends, that after having 3 beautiful daughters, they are expecting a boy. The only down side to that, is he will be a Utah Ute Fan (unless our continued influence has any impact).
The Doctors at Huntsman are amazing. All of the technology is there to help people from all over the world. You just never want to be seeing it for yourself.
Dr. Weis agreed with Dr. Breyer in American Fork, on the type of treatment. Craig told him that if they told us that there was more that they could do for us at Huntsman we would come there. They reassured us that right now there is not anymore that they can do than what American Fork Doctors can do so we are moving forward with chemo, close to home, very soon hopefully.
We all believe in miracles and we hope we are in the right line for some now. Miracles are all around us every day. We are grateful for so many things, our children, our parents, the wonderful neighborhood that we live in. Not too long ago I received a email from someone that talked about being grateful. There were many things that we don’t even think about. Laundry…because then we know that we have clothes to wear. Gaining weight…because then we know that we have plenty of food to eat. Car insurance…because then we know we have a car to drive, and the list goes on. We never think about the simplest things to be grateful for until they’re gone.
We are all so blessed in so many ways, and now we are pleading with Heavenly Father for a few more blessings and miracles. We just hope and pray that we will are worthy of them.