Pastor Health Updates
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January 26, 2018, 12:00 AM

January 26-27, 2018


PASTOR’S HEALTH UPDATE: 1-26-18 (See more current update below)
I am presently on a maintenance schedule at West Clinic, Germantown, TN.
My first maintenance infusion was today, Jan. 26. The sessions will be every other Thursday. They have cut out a couple of meds and eliminated the pump which I wore for 2 days after the infusion. I dearly love not having the pump!!
We were excited once again about the tumor marker count, which was down from 124 (2 wks. ago) to 64! Three months ago it was close to 600. The nurse practitioner said we would have 4-6 sessions before reassessment. I would prefer 4. 🙂
Thank you so much, once again, for the care and concern you have shown to us during these challenging times! You are a great blessing.

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE: (1-27-18)
The maintenance experience is nothing like the first 6 treatments, thank the Lord!
Since Thursday’s infusion I have had none of the multitude of side affects that accompanied them. The meds they have removed have greatly reduced the battle plan. 🙂 Praise the Lord!




January 12, 2018, 8:00 PM

January 12, 2018


I hesitate to post too often about the state of my health, but so many of you ask. I greatly appreciate your concern and prayers.
My reassessment after 6 stout chemo treatments over the past 3 months was Wed., Jan. 10 @ West Clinic, Germantown, TN.
The doctor was greatly encouraged! He even said, “Congratulations!” as he came through the door. He hasn’t ever smiled like he did Wednesday.
I asked what that was for and he shared that my tumor markers were down from almost 600 in October to 124. Also, he said the chemo is working and the spots on my liver and lung have decreased between 30-60%. All of my bloodwork is still within normal parameters, including my blood pressure. My weight stays between 180-185, which is normal for me.
He suggested 6 more modified treatments, which will allow more opportunity for me to carry out my regular schedule for 2018.
He asked what I was doing, if anything, to help the cause. I shared that I had elimimated virtually all refined sugar from my diet and was continuing a regimen of exercise and proper diet. And, I’m trusting God. He said, “Whatever you’re doing, keep it up!”
I praise the Lord for a good report! My prayer is for this physical enemy to be starved to death and eradicated from my body. I continue to trust the Lord as we move in that direction! (Isaiah 41:12)
I’m at 100% physically and am back to a full schedule, plus I feel great!
One comical moment was when the doc said, “We also did a CT scan of your head and didn’t find a thing there!” I told him that was hereditary, if he’d only asked beforehand!” Lol!
Once again, thanks so much for all of your love and the kindnesses you have shown. I will always be eternally grateful!

Bro. C.




December 29, 2017, 3:00 AM

December 29, 2017


Pastor Praise Update: 
My 6th chemo infusion for this round is completed and I am working toward feeling like myself in a few more days! So glad this session is over. 
All of my bloodwork is still good and there haven’t been any “bumps” in the road the past several weeks. My activity level is still strong and my normal weight is being maintained. Also, I’m still within proper immunity parameters. Thank You, Lord!
Next week there will be a reassessment at West Clinic and we will go from there concerning possible further treatment. That will be important.
Thank you for the prayers and concern. It is my prayer and desire for physical healing, but it is in the Lord’s hands, as it has always been.
There’s still much to do. I may have cancer, but cancer DOES NOT have me! My Lord knows the length of my days and we will keep moving forward until He decides otherwise. After all, He’s Boss! 
I can’t wait to be back in the pulpit on Jan. 7. May God bless and keep you as we welcome the New Year, 2018!




November 29, 2017, 2:00 PM

November 29, 2017


UPDATE PRAISE: At West Clinic today for my 4th chemo session out of 6. Doc said my tumor markers over the past two weeks are down from 486 to 365, which indicates I am responding positively to treatment. Thank You, Jesus!
My immunity marks, as well as all my blood work, are still well within normal parameters. Need a little iron.
He was also encouraged by my activity level and maintained weight. 
We’re moving forward. Thanks so much for the prayers! He’s fighting my battles! NO RETREAT!

 




November 9, 2017, 6:00 PM

November 9, 2017


All is well these days! Chemo is a challenge, but doable. I am a third of the way through. After each session it takes me a few days to get back up to 100%, but I’m maintaining my weight and exercise program.
The last chemo treatment is December 27, if nothing else is necessary. It’s in His hands.
Thanks for all the prayers, cards, calls, texts, messages, etc. You are all a blessing to me!!
Moving forward. No retreat! (Daniel 3:17-18)


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