Results: COMPLETE REMISSION!!!

REMISSION:  We met with our doctor and walked through the results of the past three scans: 2 CT Scans and 1 PET scan. The PET scan showed no sugar uptake. The overall result is that I am in COMPLETE REMISSION! This is great news. ANEMIA: Blood tests came back saying my hemoglobin levels are getting pretty…

“Death, thou shalt die”

John Donne “Death be not proud, though some have called thee” DEATH be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not so, For, those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, Die not, poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee,…

PET Scan Results

(Français ci-dessous) As you can imagine, Martine cried. I am grateful. We feel like we’ve been slowly scaling a 14,000+ peak in the wind and rain. And though there is still a steep and painful climb ahead, we just caught a glimpse of the summit. Here are the (simplified) results from last Thursday’s PET Scan…

Grateful for Each Day

It was easy to overlook good days. Days when I felt physically and mentally sharp. Most days of my life, both physically and mentally, have been good days… until chemo started. For the first time in my life I have felt physically terrible and mentally foggy for weeks. I know there are many who read…

Which Saviour should I Vote for?

    Yesterday was dubbed “Mega Tuesday” by much of the media. We in the U.S. are surrounded this year by the circus that is posing as a presidential election. Each time elections ramp up, we consider the different candidates, evaluate their strengths and weaknesses, experience, potential, etc. Then, we often zero in on the…

Eliminate Hurry as We Spring Forward

Today most of us will change our clocks to mark a new season, a new way to approach time as the sun shifts southward and temperatures rise.Maybe now is a good time to reflect on time, our approach to it, and our stress and anxiety as we interact with it. Am I hurried? Am I impatient?…

Why we need to do Theology Globally

“Why do theological students in the West continue to spend countless hours learning about the writings of a few well-known, now deceased, German theologians whose global devotees are actually quite small, and yet completely ignore over one billion living, breathing Muslims who represent one of the most formidable challenges to the Christian Gospel today? We…

Knock Down My House of Cards

  “God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a…

Breathe

I’ve run into so many people through this process who have either had cancer in the past, or have it currently. Either they encourage me, or I have had the privilege of encouraging them. It has been amazing. Last Thursday I had an echocardiogram. Leah, the nurse who examined my heart went through an extreme…

On Inspiration…

– D. S. Dockery, Understanding Evangelicalism Biblically. Plenary Address, Evangelical Theological Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado. November 15, 2001.

Becoming Darth Vader…

The NEXT STEP TO BECOMING DARTH VADER: 10:30am tomorrow morning they’ll install a port-a-cath into my chest. The tube (catheter) goes into my vein and will stay there throughout the chemo process. Rather than having to constantly stick needles into my veins for each procedure, they’ll use the port. I HATE needles. I nearly passed…