Monday, May 24, 2010

Gene Marker Test

So today I did the gene marker tests at Sonora Lab. They spin the blood on ice and send it to

California....and in about 10 days they will have the results back. Dr. Burzynski will determine if

there are cancer cells left in the body and if so, if they are over expressing proteins. This week is

also my ct/pet scan and then I'm off to the clinic in Houston Texas for an appointment on June

3rd. In the mean time, we are organizing our home and enjoying our lively little chihuahua

named Cookie.

I was actually sick for the last 3 weeks with a sore throat and am finally feeling better.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lessons I've learned

This past year with cancer has taught me a lot and people have asked

what I have learned.

So, I will share some of the most important things.

First, God lives and loves each of His children regardless our faith, color, or


I have met or talked with so many cancer patients that come from different faiths,

countries, etc. and they have expressed that they were guided to the Burzynski

Clinic from God. (The clinic where I go for my cancer treatment)

God cares for all of His children. He doesn't just care for those that are members

of our faith. He hears and answers all of their prayers if they ask in faith, believing

that they will receive direction.

Secondly, Faith in God is a real power. Just as magnetism is not seen but you can

feel the effects of faith is not seen but the effects can be felt. Seeing with the

natural eye and hearing with our ears is not a sure way of knowing something. Our

physical bodies are imperfect and can deceive us at times. God uses the Holy Ghost

to speak to our spirits so that we can have a more sure knowledge of truth.

Learning to put our trust in God is what this earth life is all about and when we do

put our trust in God then we are strengthened beyond any earthly ability we may

have. I was told by the best oncologists that there was nothing I could do for this

particular kind of cancer. I had an average of 3 years left to live if I did the

strongest chemo in the hospital and bone marrow transplant twice. No one has

had success with living very long with mantle cell non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer.

I decided to put my trust in God and not in science. God directed me another way

that was not traditional medicine. My oncologist has decided to work hand in hand

with Dr. Burzynski because he knew that he could offer me no hope. I am in

remission and will find out in a few weeks if it is complete remission yet. I have

never doubted that I would get all the way better because God witnessed to my

spirit that I would be healed.

I testify that God lives, He loves all of His children no matter what color and what

circumstance they may be in. I have been blessed with tremendous peace and

strength beyond my own through this cancer experience. I know that Jesus Christ

atoned for our sins and that He is the way back to our Heavenly Father. I also

know by the spirit that Pres. Monson is God's mouthpiece and speaks His words to

us today. Life is wonderful. The Gospel is true. The scriptures bring the Spirit and

have sustained me and have fed my spirit through this whole ordeal. I love to feast

upon them daily. Just as our bodies need nourishment, so do our spirits. I am so

grateful to be a member of God's true church and want everyone to have the

blessings that I enjoy because of it.

Thank you for your prayers and example and to me.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dr. Burzynski

Take a look at these news clips about Dr. Burzynski. He is becoming more well known
and I am so grateful for all he has done for so many patients...including me.

:) Margaret

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I'm excited to hear from our missionary son, Thomas, today. He will be calling from Washington

this afternoon.

It will be great to hear his voice and to feel of his spirit. Every year, I ask my kids and their

spouses to stand up and sing my favorite hymn to me and I'm looking forward to hearing them

sing it today. It's "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." They are all coming over for dinner today

(all that are in state) My children bring great joy to me as they

follow the Savior and trust in his plan and it brings such peace to my heart and soul. Just like

any other mother, my greatest wish and desire is to know that my family is happy:) and true

happiness comes by following the Gospel Plan of Happiness.

I wish all mothers could feel the peace and joy that I feel today. I love my dear mother and

mother in law who are in heaven and was thinking about what gift to give them even though they

aren't on this earth any longer. Larry and I decided that we would show increased love to one

another this year and serve each other more...that is the gift that our mothers would want.

Happy Mother's Day! (My husband got me a darling little puppy! She's so cute!)