Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family Support

I finished taking my 42nd pill for the day and gave myself a big star on top of my

check-off paper....then took a warm shower...and wanted to share my feelings on

my little blog.
It's been a wonderful day and it's not over yet. As I am typing, my husband

and children (except Thomas who is serving a mission in Washington) are all together conversing

about ways to raise money for my pills. I wasn't invited. I'm glad. So, they are over at Maria

and Bryan's house brainstorming different ideas for fund raisers. Larry called the family

meeting and they all responded favorably. If I was with them, I would feel so bad and yet very

appreciative as well. I have mixed emotions. I mean, three of them recently had babies, one is

leaving out of town for a week tomorrow, one is moving at the end of the is sick. I

really appreciate their help but they can hardly take care of their own little families. So, it is

better that I am home and where I won't get in the way. (Just kidding)

But, on the other side of the coin ( and I use the word coin, because that is what I am thinking

about right now) it's good to have the family all draw together for a common help their

mom. It's really a blessing in disguise, because sacrifice brings forth rich blessings. I just know

that the Lord is with our family at this time and that we are all in this together. Larry is doing a

great job with rallying the family together tonight. I love all of them very much. So, it will be a

surprise to see what they all come up with and I'm sure the next few months will be full of

adventures for me, the family and many others that may be involved. Life is great. The miracle

continues. Your prayers are felt and much needed! May the Lord bless everyone who is praying

and helping in anyway.

x0x0 Margaret

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Gene Marker-Oncogene Tests!

Yesterday, I got my Gene Marker or Oncogene Testing done at Sonora Lab. The

test tubes are now on ice and are on the way to a lab in California where it is done.

Many people want to know more about the clinic and just what Dr. Burzynski if you are interested...I have copied a little from "The Townsend

Letter" Aug/Sept. 2008 issue below that is simple and very interesting. Happy


In the 1960s, Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, PhD, a young physician and researcher in Poland,

discovered novel peptides, or protein fragments, in the blood. Noting that these peptides were

absent in patients who had cancer, he theorized that they must have something to do with the

body's cancer protection system. And indeed they do, for Dr. Burzynski's discovery cuts right to

the heart of both the cause and the cure for cancer.

Cancer cells, whether in the brain, pancreas, lung, breast, or elsewhere, have one thing in

common: undisciplined, uncontrolled division that can destroy tissues around them, metastasize,

and cause death. This is driven by changes in gene expression, chief among them a "silencing" or

"turning off" of tumor suppressor genes, resulting in an increase in oncogene activity that leads

to cancer cell proliferation. If silencing tumor suppressor genes increases oncogene activity and

spurs cancer growth, then the inverse is also true. Turning on tumor suppressor genes and

turning off oncogenes shuts down cancer.

A Real Cancer Cure
This is exactly what the peptides Dr. Burzynski discovered – which he named antineoplastons –

do. Antineoplastons are the body's innate defense system against cancer; they normalize gene

expression and prevent unruly cell division. When these peptides are in short supply, cancer

goes on a cell-division rampage. But when they're abundant, cancer cell proliferation stops, and

cancer goes away. It's that simple.

Antineoplastons explain the inexplicable in cancer. How can a woman have a normal

mammogram with no evidence of tumors, then die nine months later from rapidly growing

breast cancer? Why does another woman with the same type of cancer survive for years, with or

without any treatment? The answer lies in the concentration of antineoplastons circulating in the

patient's body. Those who succumb to cancer are virtually devoid of these peptides, while those

who have them in greater abundance are far more likely to survive.

Dr. Burzynski figured out how to isolate these peptides from blood and urine and eventually how

to synthesize them in a lab and administer them to patients. He first proved the safety of this

therapy. There's no danger of antineoplaston treatment harming healthy tissues because it

doesn't poison or burn cells – it simply gives the body what it needs to stop uncontrolled cell

division. And he has clearly demonstrated its effectiveness in scores of clinical trials and

thousands of patients, many of whom were singing Dr. Burzynski's praises on that special night

in Houston. This is why I consider antineoplastons to be the single-most important breakthrough

in cancer therapy ever and possibly the only one we will ever need. Antineoplastons are to

rapidly growing and universally fatal cancers what penicillin is to pneumonia.

For those of you who have made it to the bottom and have read

this....congratulations! It's really interesting isn't it. So, next week is the 3rd

petscan and then I have an appointment with Dr. Burzynski on Oct. 7th. Larry

and I will be heading off to the Texas clinic again. Miracles never cease!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Family Over

Tonight we had our family over. We had a great time! I'm just feeling really good. We

enjoyed having a nice dinner and celebrated 2 birthdays. Busy times....lots of fun! I love life. I

love my family. It's exciting to be alive at this time in history when so much is happening. I'm

learning a lot about faith, hope, and charity. I'm continuing to learn from the scriptures and am

finding hidden treasures. I enjoyed going to the temple on Saturday and am looking forward to

going on Tuesday with Jessika to do Baptisms. Life is busy and I am keeping up with it. Yeah!

God is keeping His promises to me and I know that He will continue. One of the reasons for the

blessings is because of our son Thomas who is serving a full time mission in Washington. It's

true. He is our fourth son to serve and we have always received amazing blessings while our

sons have been serving. So, although we miss him very much and it is a sacrifice for's well

worth it. It's so exciting to know that he is blessing so many people's lives and bringing souls to

Christ. At the same time, I am being healed. I am so tired, so goodnight!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Continued Health

My health is just continuing to improve! It's incredible, but the miracle continues

on. I have the ability to just walk and walk and walk. I hardly get tired

anymore. It used to be that when we went to Sam's Club, I would need to sit in the

electric cart instead of walk. I don't ever do that anymore. It's been a long time.

We have had a wonderful week as we have a young woman named Jessika Brown

that is staying with us until next Wednesday. She was baptized by our son,

Thomas, who is a wonderful missionary serving in Tacoma Washington. Anyway,

she moved down here to Arizona to stay with her aunt in Gilbert. It didn't work

out as planned. So, we are enjoying her this week in our home. She is continuing

to grow in the Gospel and is learning so much everyday. Everyone just loves her.

We will miss her when she leaves to move back to Washington. It's been a great

experience for us. I also enjoyed watching one of my darling grand sons today,

as Christina went grocery shopping. I held him the whole time and rocked him.

So fun! Also, I've been enjoying my niece and nephew this week as well, as my

sister is out of town.

So, it's been a great week. Lots of people at our house and fun times!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Health Blessing

Larry and I just returned from St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix. It wasn't for me...we went to

visit my brother Stephen who has been there since August 3rd. He's been sick for a year now

and the doctors are still trying to figure out what is wrong. They know he has lesions in his brain

and are trying to help him with chemo and steriods, etc....etc....etc. So, he has a feeding

tube and he is numb on his left side. He is very sick.

Tonight, we went to visit him and my sister Martha and her husband drove over as well. Also,

our son, Jonathan drove all the way from Queen Creek. But, it was for a very special reason.

Not only did we want to cheer him up and visit with him but it was for the reason of giving

him a healing blessing. He asked if Doug would offer a prayer, which he did, and the Spirit

was very strong. Then Larry anointed his head with oil and Jonathan give the blessing.

He spoke the words that were put into his mouth and it was amazing. It was one of the most

powerful blessings I have ever heard. The Spirit was so strong and we all felt of the love of

God and felt his presence there with us. I remembered the special blessings that were

given to me...blessings of healing.....and I felt the same feelings from the Spirit as I listened

to Stephen's blessing. I testify that God loves us. He knows each one of us and is very aware

of our illnesses and trials. It is through the atonement and faith in Jesus Christ that we are

healed. I am so grateful for the priesthood power that is on the earth today. I know that even

as I am being healed that my brother will be healed as well. What a special experience this

has been for all of us involved. We wept tears of joy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Enjoying Life

I'm just feeling so good right now....and it's so nice! It's great to have good health

and be able to do the things that I need and want to do. It's such a blessing from

Heavenly Father, to grant me this desire of my heart. I'm just so grateful for his

bounteous blessings in my behalf!

So, if you wonder if God is still a God of Miracles, then look no further. He is

working a magnificent miracle on little old me. It's true! I'm so grateful to be

the recipient of His blessings and hope that everyone receives the righteous

blessings of their hearts as well. Have a wonderful day and week!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Third baby here

Yeah! Christina and Joseph had their big baby boy today! He was taken C-Section. But, I'm

glad he is here safe and sound and that Christina is doing good also. He weighed 9 pounds 5.6

ounces and was 20 inches long. He looks a lot like Joseph. They named him Craig. He was

breech and was stuck in a strange position and the doctors couldn't turn him.

He's so darling or rather handsome and big compared to baby Miriam who was almost

half the size. So now we have our two big boys and our little girl. We call them our triplets as

they were all born within 6 days of each other. We know the hospital pretty well by now.

Tonight we have a couple of Aaron's children spending the night and in the morning we will be

going to watch Aaron participate in a triathalon. So we be leaving by 5:30 am. I better get to

bed. We are really tired. By the way, the tumors in my groin area are truly shrinking... or

disappearing. My energy level is really good as well. All glory be to God... who is performing

one of His mighty miracles. I feel so blessed and extremely grateful for life. I just count my

blessings everyday. Life is wonderful and I love being a wife, mother and grandmother!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I love being a Grandma!

On Sunday, Jonathan and Carrie had their darling little baby girl, named Miriam Belle. She was

only 5 pounds 16 ounces. Cutest little thing! I count my blessings that I have had good enough

health to care for their two oldest children...until last night when Carrie was released from the

hospital. Then a few hours later....Aaron and Andrea's baby boy was born. So, this morning,

Maria and I went down to see him (We hardly ever get to see each other anymore as she is

always serving and helping and I've been busy on my end as well) and Christina and Joseph

arrived to perhaps have their baby today. Our little (or big) grandson is very handsome. They

have named him Spencer Don. While we were visiting, Spencer needed to have his diaper

changed. I quickly volunteered and it took three of us to do it. Andrea had to given the

instructions as to where everything was and to make sure we used vaseline on his circumcision

and Maria and I accomplished the task. It was so fun! So.....Grandma days are filled with fun.

I'm enjoying it so much.