Thursday, October 8, 2009

Home again!

Well my hip doesn't hurt like it did the first time I had a bone marrow biopsy, except they used what seemed like medical duct tape to keep the gauze in place over the opening. Either way I guess I was a riot for the people in room, next time I might sell tickets to my performance. Melissa showed me a video she took of me trying to spell bone marrow with my hands, I was so sedated and you can tell because I had no coordination at all.

Yesterday was a test filled day for the transplant clinic doctors so they could get a reading of how healthy I am and if I would be able to go through with the transplant. From meeting with the doc at the end of the day, she didn't have any issues with proceeding. She said my CT scan showed improvements over the last one which was done before I started treatments and the MRI was completely clear.

Now we are home until the 13th and the 14th I go back in for the next round of chemo. Corban and Keegan are coming with us to Calgary and they will stay with Melissa at Andrew and Natalie's place. We are hoping to get passes right away after my 3 days of chemo so I can with the kids. When we go back in on the 14th we will get my bone marrow results, so please keep praying the cancer is gone from my body and I can focus competely on the transplant. The doctor yesterday said when I went into Foothills my bone marrow was 95% cancer cells. She was optimistic they less then 20% now, but I believe it is almost gone if not comlpetely gone!

Today is a lazy day at home with the family. I am masked up still because Corban and Keegan have the sniffles and are sneezing, so I am just taking the extra precaution so I don't get sick. My cell counts were up again yesterday so I am able to fight colds and infections, but I don't really want to risk pushing back any treatment in the future. Yesterday driving home I told Melissa I feel like I want to start the next treatment already to get them over with, but I also want to be at home. It seems like quite some time since my last chemo and I just want to be done and be at home recovering, getting ready to go back to work.

Its seems like a long time still until I can be at home again for good, but also know it will probably go by fast because everything has gone by so quick so far. Anyways, keep praying for us that we can all stay healthy. Also this weekend my brother and his wife, Kris and Jennie are coming for Thanksgiving and as well Andrew and Nat and kids are coming too, pray they drive safely.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, because I know I am going too and I have so much to be thankful for this year! If you think you cannot find anything to be thankful for, remember the little things in life that always get over looked: health, our homes, food, friends, family, being happy, modern medicine. Remember this one thing when you wake up every morning and your days will be alot better, my days through this have been better because of it, always choose JOY! When you get ready in the morning for your day, just think to yourself, I am going to have a good day and be JOYFUL!

Be blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!



  1. Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you, Melissa and the boys too!! Hope to see you soon Colin, and know that you are always in our thoughts and prayers.

    God is good and I am thankful that He is your Rock and your Strength.

    Love Auntie Dawna

  2. And a very Happy Thanksgiving to your family. Colin once again you amaze me...God is using you through all of this. Your words were so uplifting to me today. Thank you.
    My continued prayers,

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Your attitude through all of this is amazing. Your words about starting your day with joy and thinking positively is a great lesson for everyone. In everything in life the one thing we always have control over is our attitude we can choose to be positive or choose to grumble, either way it is our choice.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Colin, Melissa, Corban and Keegan! Enjoy your time at home together:) I hope it is wonderful.

    Thinking of you!


  5. Happy Thanksgiving Colin, Melissa, Corban & Keegan. Today is truly a day to give thanks for the gift of life, love , family and friends. A time when thoughts go to the wonders of medicine and the process of recovery you have taken. You are in the home stretch and picking up speed Colin and we are all cheering you on to a victorious win in your journey. May God bless each and everyone of you on this Thanksgiving day as well as the days to come.
    Jim and Carol

  6. Colin and Melissa,

    Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful to God that you are home with your boys for this holiday - which I would rank third in importance only after Christmas and Easter - having an attitude of gratitude, and choosing to have joy in the midst of struggle sounds very much like the apostle Paul! :) Well done!

    Lisa and family