My Story

During Easter weekend I began to feel out of sorts and experienced some unusual symptoms. On Monday morning I went to the doctor, who did tests and made a preliminary diagnoses that I was having gall bladder issues. He sent me for a ultrasound, which turned out to be negative for gall stones, and then a CT scan, which revealed a small mass on the head of my pancreas. On Wednesday I was able to get in to see a wonderful surgeon at Emory who was 95% certain that I had a malignant tumor. Because of the location, the tumor was blocking the bile duct and causing me to become jaundiced, but it is also operable. The decision was made to do a Whipple procedure  which is a complex, but effective surgery.  That surgery is now scheduled for Tuesday, May 6.

My wife, Sharol or I will be posting updates under the "Journal" tab of this page on a regular basis. We will also be monitoring comments in the the "Guestbook" section.


Sharol Hayner posted a new journal entry, "September 17 - Eternal Life".

STEVE here:Just a warning that this journal entry is mostly "theologizing".  Sometimes these days, I can't help myself.  My mind just moves in these ... Read more

Willy Van Krieken signed Steve's Guestbook.

Steve,We prayed for you yesterday at Whitman's reunion with a gathering of 21 of us alums, current students, and IV staff.Bill Starr prayed with us for you. Consider ... Read more

Suzan Lasseter signed Steve's Guestbook.

Just a note to say that Dr. Bob Marsh has been leading a Bible Study for the Anchor Class at Peachtree Presbyterian for the last few weeks...on Revelations.  Complicated, ... Read more

Cody Watson signed Steve's Guestbook.

Steve,    Just a note to say you have been in my prayers and still are.  Saw Renata Dennis at a wedding and I asked about you.  She mentioned CaringBridge so here I ... Read more

Cindy Browning Wehner signed Steve's Guestbook.

Dear Steve and Sharol,Thank you both so much for guiding us all along this path with you.  You make yourselves vulnerable daily in the hard times.  You speak of the ... Read more

Sundee signed Steve's Guestbook.

Dear Steve, as long as I live, I will never forget standing on the sidelines at Urbana 2000 and hearing you from the platform say, "One day we'll be in heaven, worshiping ... Read more

Sally Ward signed Steve's Guestbook.

This message is for both Steve and Sharol, from Sally Ward, formerly Scarbrough, form your Madison, Wisconsin days. Anne Malone alerted me several months ago about your ... Read more

Romanita Hairston signed Steve's Guestbook.

Amazing by the grace with which you and your family share this journey. You point us all to him with a humility that is hard to describe.  Read more

Bruce Chapman signed Steve's Guestbook.

Craig Barnes "Joyful to the End" in the Sept. 17, 2014 Christian Century alerted me to Steve's illness.  I am aggrieved and lament the prognosis, but pray heartily for ... Read more

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