I Can Fight Cancer

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J.Scott Harden was diagnosed as having stage three, possibly even stage four, colon cancer in October of 2013. In late 2014 it was confirmed to be an advanced stage four colon cancer.  He is the main provider to a family of six (three teenage boys, one teenage girl, his wife of twenty years, and himself), and due to high medical costs and time away from work he and his family are in need of financial assistance. If you would like to help the Harden's focus more on healing, and less on bills, then please consider donating generously to help bring peace and healing back to this N. Texas family.
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Sorry for being so "silent" this past week-and-a-half, but test results were slow coming in and some decisions had to be made -- BIG decisions. I'll try and keep this update short for you all, too, so -- here goes:

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.
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O.K. Quick update: Cystoscopy revealed a small growth in my bladder. They have removed it and are testing it for cancer. (Results by week's end) Urologist feels confident that the removal of this growth will stop the bleeding that I have been experiencing.

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. :)
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Crazy week -- crazy week, indeed. Ended up back in the hospital late Monday night. The bleeding from my urinary tract had pretty much become all blood, and I was running a mild fever with violent "dry heaves" moving nothing but a clear mucus-like substance. My lower back pain had also returned in a very bad way. Still, nothing definitive was discerned, except that I do have another infection. This time in the urinary tract, but as to from where or why -- no one knows yet.

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. :)
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A quick update: still no news regarding what is causing my urinary tract to bleed or release blood clots. But I do have a "PTL" to report -- Dr. Webster, the Urologist I was assigned to, was so heavily booked up that I was not going to be able to see him until May 1st. But God is good and gracious, and saw to it that someone canceled their appointment. Now I will be seeing Dr. Webster this Friday AM. YES!!! :)

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. :)
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Laura Allen
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Just found out this sad news. My prayers are for you daily. I know as a family, you all will pull through. Please call when you need us, we are only 5 minutes away.

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Darrell & Gail Suggs
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We continue to pray for everyone! We are so sorry for your loss. Darrell & Gail Suggs

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My Love and Prayers sending Your Way. May God Bless and Comfort Each of You At This Time. Your Dad and Husband was a Special Loving Brave Man. Love You Aunt Betty

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This is a small something towards a beautiful family with a beautiful angel watching and guiding you from heaven. God bless you ♡

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We love you.

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Praying for your family.

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