I Can Fight Cancer
My urinary tract infection has been dealt with, but the over all issue was connected to my cancer. The tumor removed and biopsied was malignant, but my Urologist is confident that he got it all and that we simply need to monitor that area for any continued bleeding or clotting.
Also, because of the infections, I am no longer eligible for my trial drug. So, my Special Oncologist has "cut me loose," so to speak and I have been looking for other options to explore. After much prayer and research, Linda and I have decided to return to the CTCA (Cancer Treatment Centers of America).
MD Anderson, and other Oncology clinics, would not take us because my blood-work did not match their minimum requirements for a patient with stage four colon cancer. Basically they did not feel as though they could help me improve at this point, so the CTCA was our last chance at working with a great team of cancer specialists. They were more than willing to help me move forward and see this cancer beat and me healed.
The same insurance issues that prevented me from being treated at their Tulsa, OK, facility will still prevent me from going there now, but returning to Zion, IL, will not be an issue for me -- and at this stage of my battle I don't care. I just want to return to the fight and win.
I am working through the details today and will update everyone soon, but for now, please continue to pray with us and support us. Your financial blessings will truly be just that as often as you can manage. I appreciate each of you, and may God richly bless you all.
So, thank you all for your continued prayers as we await these results and I continue to heal from the urinary infection. You guys are the best -- God's blessings. :)
Dr. Shufford (Urologist) had assisted Dr.'s Rodriguez and Lamont during my surgery back in January. So Dr. Webster stepped aside and let him take lead. The Cystoscopy is going to tell us much more than the CT scans or sonograms can, so that has been rescheduled for this Monday afternoon, at 3:PM.
I came back home, today, so I am very tired and frustrated and will keep this post short. I am also returning to short-term disability to get more rest and re-evaluate where I am at and where this is all going.
God was gracious to bless me with good help, this week, at the hospital and with patience and peace (though I did have my moments). Continue to pray for us all, and support us through this tough stretch of life. Blessings to you all. :)
Please be in prayer for me and my family over these next few days, as I will be following up with several DRs. Tomorrow I will be seeing both Dr. Baccera and Dr. Lamont regarding my abscess and clinical trial. Friday, of course, I will be seeing Dr. Webster, and Monday I will be seeing Dr. Moss to have my drain removed. So long as the abscess is healing properly and there is no further infection, that is.
Thank you all, as always, for being faithful in your prayers and support. May God bless each of you richly. :)