Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We are having another great day. We visited with a psychologist this morning at the cancer center and it felt really good to talk to him. Mike had his 13th radiation treatment and is still handling them quite well. There still is no sickness associated with the chemo. We are looking forward to our trip to the beach at the end of July and hope all goes as planned. It will be nice to relax for a bit before the next round of chemo starts.

Again, we need to express our gratitude to the wonderful caregivers with whom we are involved. These are truly some of the kindest people we have ever encountered. Our lives are truly blessed with an outpouring of love and support from everyone. Who could ask for anything more?


  1. Dear Mike and Nancy,
    You are living the good life - with children and grandchildren. Definitely you have found the lemonade in life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tomorrow we leave family for the MTC. Perhaps by then my mother will have passed away which she is working on very hard now. It is interesting how this has all come together in the last moment. The blessings we have felt are humbling. You are among our best. We love you and will work hard - just to say that this one's for you!!! Love, John and Karen

  2. Last night was the mid-point of my first round of chemotherapy (#15 of 30). Thursday is my "hump" day for the radiation therapy! I am half way through the first round and still feeling good. I am able to work a bit more and not feeling any significant effects at this point. We still are eating healthy, getting exercise, and trying to rest.

    Yesterday was productive with some office work and helping Andy with some projects which he has been trying to handle alone. I got some billable hours and Andy may have gotten a bit of overtime finishing them up after I left.

    Faith is still the foundation of our healing. We have complete confidence in our Heavenly Father's plan. We know there are growing opportunities yet remaining, but we face them as they come with the solid understanding of a loving and compassionate Savior.

    We send our love to all who have been so attentive to these challenges. We pray for John & Karen as they begin their new adventure in Peru for the next 3 years. We know you will love the people and work hard to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this lovely culture and people. May God's richest blessings go with you and sustain your family in your absense our dear friends.

  3. It is so good to read your posts---they are uplifting to all of us. Mike looks great---hair or no hair! We're glad you have found yet another fine person at the Cancer Center with whom you can talk. We know you are using every opportunity in making this difficult journey a positive one for all of you. We are so proud of the accomplishments that have been made thus far and Mike is nearly half way through the current treatments.
    We just continue to say hooray so far. We just hope you can get some much needed rest along the way. Your HOPE and FAITH are so important. As always we send our love and prayers. J and B.