Sunday, June 5, 2011

Believe In Miracles

I first need to start off by thanking everyone who has had our family in their thoughts and prayers, and helped us out in anyway.  We have been very blessed and we will pay it forward. 

On Wednesday May 25, we went to Huntsman to get a PET scan, which is the scan we did in November that showed how far the cancer had spread through Craig's body.  On June 1, we went into our doctor’s office and were told that Craig was cancer free.  REMISSION!  We both were numb.  It was very hard to even process what she was she was saying.  She read the correct report, she went to medical school so we knew she knew had to read correctly, and from the look on her face we knew she was amazed also.  The PET scan is quiet a process, it takes about 2 ½ hours, and what it does is makes any cancer cell in the body light up.  In November his scan looked like a Christmas tree.  NOT this time!  The nurses gave us some Sparkling cider to have to celebrate.  This is the kind that is ok to drink while on medication, notice the bag of pills in his hand.

We made it home and started calling and telling us many people as we could.  Our children and family were the first to celebrate with us.  Many tears were shed and getting on our knees to thank our Heavenly Father for this great blessing.  WE ARE BLESSED!

A few days before we even received the results from the scan Craig was actually getting the munchies.  Towards the end of chemo sometimes he would start eating a little better but never get hungry.  He left all of the hunger and munchies to me.  It was really weird, late one night he came into the bedroom eating some potato chips.  The doctor now wants him to put on as much weight as possible before we start the next step.  When she said that he needed calories, I mentioned that it needed to be healthy food but high in calories.  She said NOPE! It really doesn’t matter; he just needs to put on weight. 

We had another appointment with her on June 3 and she had spoken with a number of doctors and the decision was to start with chemo 7 days a week with radiation 5 days a week, for 7 weeks.  At that point he will heal and get stronger for 4 to 5 weeks, and then undergo surgery to remove the tumor.  Yes the tumor is still there and causing a “Pain in his Butt”, but now we can really focus on it.  We still have a long road ahead of us, but we have our lives, our family, our friends, and our faith.  What more does a person need?

More excitement this past week - we attended McKaye’s graduation from Timpanogos High school.  She is finished with High School, and ready to move forward.  I remember that time in my life, so scary but also exciting.  She will be going to Snow College in the fall on a scholarship and we are very proud of her.  

Thank you again to all you for your support and love, especially the young children.  We have received so many cards, letters, and gifts of love from children and youth from our area, we will always treasure them.

P.S. from Craig – “He lives, all glory to his name… Oh sweet the joy this sentence gives, I know that my Redeemer lives.”


  1. What a blessing. I know we all believe in miracles, but sometimes we forget to ask for them. Well, this will help all of us to remember to "Praise HIS name". My heart is full and I can only say, WONDERFUL, AMAZING, and CONGRATS! Your strength in all this has been a great example to others. You surely are loved! Melonie

  2. This is the best smiling picture of Craig I have ever seen!!! What a blessing, not only to your family but to the rest of us who have the privilege of knowing you and your wonderful faith in all things.