Corbett's

Corbett's

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chemo?

Chemo?
Doug had an appointment today with the oncologist.  He was amazing, very personable, and very knowledgeable.  In fact he said he likes to answer all  questions before we even get to them...So every question we had he answered before me and Doug could even ask them. He was incredible. Dr. Dickson in Rexburg.  Anyway when he came into the room he said, "I am so giddy!" and he was giggling.  I guess it isn't very often the oncologist gets to deliver good news.  In fact he said, " I have great news."  Doug doesn't has to have chemo!  He was pleased with Dr. Smith as the surgeon and has complete faith that he did a fantastic job getting all the cancer!  He talked with us for an hour and explained what next.  Doug will meet with Dr. Dickson every 4 months, for a while, and get labs drawn also every 4 months, like his CEA.  An interesting fact, your ileum, which is part of the colon they took out, is the part of the colon that absorbs  vitamin B12.  So a common complication with a right hemi-colectomy is you become deficient of this vitamin. A supplement wouldn't do anything for the exact same reason...No where to absorb.  SO they will check this every 4 months and if he needs the B12 I will get to give it to him through a needle:) ( did you see me smile? sounds a little exciting:))  He will have CT scans and a colonoscopy next year and then he will continue with the scopes about every 2 years after that. The oncologist will basically see Doug about 3-4 times a year.  We are thrilled about he news.  We both kinda thought that this would be the final prognosis but we didn't want to give our hopes up?  


We cannot thank everyone enough for praying for our family and specifically Doug during this time.  There are a few of you out there...friends and family, that have lightened our load SO much we will never be able to repay you what you have done for us!  You know who you are and we CHERISH you!  For those of you who have dropped by, called, visited us, text us, and served us in ANY way... we love you and thank you.  Also to those of you who haven't known what to do but you keep praying for us, we have felt your prayers.  Our kids have even felt a change. For example:  Isaac, one of the twins, does not like ANYONE! Only Doug and me and Sam!(in that order:))  When Doug was in the hospital my sister, Michelle, came to stay with our kids at our house.  We were concerned about this because he has never gone to ANYONE! From day 1 Isaac warmed up to Michelle and loved everyone who walked in the door. He was comfortable and secure.  He has never liked a soul so when we watched this happen we knew immediately it was people praying for our family.   Sam was so nervous about everything but again, when Doug was admitted in the hospital, she was calm. She said she felt peace and knew everything would be alright.  We KNOW it was prayers.  It strengthened us and we felt His comfort through your faith.  There are miracles with any trial.  We were showered with tender mercies and saw, even with our small trial, saw people redirect their paths, it was like they got a glimpse of life and a light turned on, & now they..."get it!"  
Our testimonies have been strengthened immensely and we know this trial was placed in our lives for our good!   We hope that when your trial comes, we will be here for you the way you have been for us!  
With every ounce of our mortal bodies... WE love you and thank you for being an intimate part of our family.  
Love, 
Doug, Farrah Kaye, Sam, Ethan, Isabella & Isaac!

10 comments:

  1. (Insert Happy Dance Here)

    Yeah!!!!! Such fab. news! Prayers are answered everyday!

    Well... here is the bad news Farrah. Now that Doug is healthy and ready to move forward with his long happy life, he is going to have to put to use everything that he has learned through this trial. Thats right... I have said it before (okay, I said it A LOT!), that Man is going to be called as Bishop for sure! Get used to the idea of being the "Bishop's Wife" because it can't be to far off in your future. Ha ha! You know you love when I say that to you :0)

    Love you guys and was so happy to read the good news!

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  2. I am jumping for joy!!! Inside and out!!! I want to run over there right now and give you all a huge hug!!! What an even greater Thanksgiving year this will be!! Doug, I think Ashley has it right on, however, I think you will end up being much more than a Bishop...I'm thinking General Authority type! ;) We love you all so so very much! I will share with my friends and family the news of your miracle. HURRAY!!!! I CAN'T STOP SMILING!!!! HURRAY!!

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  3. YAAAY!!!! That's wonderful! You have (and will undoubtedly continue to be) awesome examples to us!!

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  4. We are SO happy with the news! Prayers do not go unheard. Farrah, thank you for sharing those details about how not only Doug but the entire family received blessings during this time, that was a comfort to me. Everyone here says "hi" to all of you there.

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  5. great news! We're still praying for you!

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  6. Stephanie BalmforthOctober 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    That is great news Farrah. We are so happy for you and your family. May the Lord continue to bless you and may you know we love you.... P.S- I have to give my self a B12 shot twice a week they aren't to bad...

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  7. This was so amazing to read! We are thrilled that Doug is doing good and there is hope and blessings being poured out on your family! You have changed our lives by sharing your testimonies and experiences. Thank you. Love Tamra

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  8. Oh my I couldn't be happier. I am so glad that he doesn't have to go down the chemo road. Love you all. kim

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  9. Fist bumps, high fives, and happy dances all around! What wonderful, wonderful news!! We love you guys and are so thankful for your examples and in being able to observe you in this journey - you guys have been amazing.

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  10. Yay! That is so amazing. Prayers really work. And you deserved a miracle! Just so you know we are still planning on cleaning your carpets. So let us know what a good time is for you. Love ya!

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