Thursday, October 9, 2008


Travis. I've given him a guilt trip and told him he really should post something on this blog. I mean, he's the one with the cancer-right. So after much begging and some Cafe Rio Tamales, I talked him into it. He's usually witty and sarcastic, so Enjoy him, and don't take him too seriously! And now you can see yet another reason why I love him so.

First of all if you are reading this I want to thank you for your prayers and concern. It is really nice to have so many people that care.

It is always hard for me to talk about my cancer. I think it is because everyday but Thursday I am in denial. I generally don't like to think about it at all. So instead of writing about how crappy cancer is, I am going to write about the great people that help take care of me.

I just had my 36th treatment today at the Logan Cancer Clinic. It might be a little pathetic that I have kept track of the number, but I can't wait for my weeks off so that makes it easy. Every time I go in there I appreciate how welcome the staff makes me feel. They always call me and everyone else there by name, which is pretty impressive due to the fact that there are a lot of people there (that's a little depressing too but I regress). I can't believe how much each of the nurses remember about what is going on in my life and I can't thank them enough for how great they are. It would be awful to go to the center without them.

I also think my doctor is pretty amazing as well. He also seems to remember everything. I will never forget when he had to tell us that the cancer was back, because I could tell how hard it was for him to break the news. I knew then that he actually cared.

I hope one day we can repay these people for making such a not so great experience better.

I also have to thank my family. Without them I don't think I could do any of this. They are definitely the reason I get up everyday. My girls are awesome. They actually like to look at daddy's scars and are amazed at how my medicine goes into my port when they come to visit at the doctors office. My Hayley is also pretty great. She takes care of me no matter how I feel, and that can vary a lot from day to day. I would definitely be a mess without her.

Anywho I can't complain about my life. I have the best family I could have. They are perfect. I wouldn't change anything if it meant I had to be without any of them.

Hayley speaking now: He's great, no? Here's a little update on how he is feeling now. Last week he got 8, yes 8, cankers and opted not to go in for a treatment because he didn't want to risk getting more. I am more than happy to report that they are finally going away and his mouth is feeling much better. Lets all hope that today's treatment doesn't make them return. The rib is feeling okay too, so we aren't complaining. Thanks for checking in!


Eileen said...

How fun to hear from "the man." It makes me wish for your Idol re-caps. :) Thanks for your honest thoughts on your Crappy Cancer. You really are "the man." But I sure wish you were "the man" WITHOUT Crappy Cancer!

Trisha said...

I loved hearing Travis' voice. What a strong example for everyone. Thanks for sharing your life with us you guys!

Quinn and Melanie said...

What a precious post. You guys are a true example to everyone!! You are BOTH very amazing and sweet. Keep up the great spirts and positive attitudes!! Simply amazing. :)


It's nice to hear Travis talk about his experience. I think this is very helpful to alot of people. I hope all is still well.

Kristen said...

Okay...yes, I have the sniffles now. Hayley & Travis, you are truly amazing people. Always looking at the brighter side of life. If only the whole world could be that way. You're my HERO'S!