Craig woke up on his birthday and said, “Well, I’m turning 50 today, we better call and get my colonoscopy done.” OOPS too late. You see the commercials telling people to get it done while they are still healthy. Craig was as healthy as he had even been and all of a sudden got sick and our world changed. All of his siblings have now had theirs done and everyone healthy and we are so grateful.
We went for chemo last Monday. Our friends from Kaysville, the Bones, showed up at the clinic to be with us for a visit. It was very nice to see them. Todd has recently gone through surgery to remove a tumor from his leg. We hope and pray that it is all gone and he can get back to a “normal life”, or at least what is normal after you have had cancer. I have said it before and will say it again, “Cancer Sucks.” I hate the word sucks, and get mad at my kids when they say it, but for this situation it is the cleanest word that I can say on the blog.
The chemo went pretty normal. He got sick right away so they gave him medicine and he goes right to sleep. It was about 1:30 pm when we got home, he took some pills and went right to bed and slept until 7:15 pm. The longer he sleeps during the nausea the better.
On Wednesday we were on our way over to get the pump off. Just before we walked out the door I told Craig to grab his special little bag in case he was to get sick. I guess I was listening to the little voice in my head, because we weren’t very far from the house when he got sick. He used the bag all the way to the clinic. He was very chilled when we arrived at the clinic and the nurse asked him if he was running a fever. We explained that we had just driven from Orem with the windows down a little to get fresh air. For anyone that pasted us driving probably took a double look to see a bald man with his head leaning against the window rolled down when it was so cold outside. That’s our life.