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Apr 13, 2021
Here is my story of my journey in the world of cancer. In October 2019 I was first diagnosed with prostrate cancer and then within a week I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Since the prostrate cancer cells were minimal and since it is a slow growing cancer we are in an active watching mode. For the NCSLC we decided that the Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) would be the best route to go. So in late November, early December 2019, I completed 5 sessions of the SBRT. Subsequent CT exams shows that the treatment was successful. Unfortunately, starting in mid 2020 I started getting right hip pain which then expanded into my right leg. I started to have to use a cane to get around, then a walker and then into a wheel chair. X-rays, CT and MRI exams showed a mild bulging disc in the L4 and L5 region of the spine. As the pain got worse and the mobility decreased, I tried PT, chiropractor and steroid injections. They all gave some but temporary relief. In March 2021, my neurologist ordered another MRI of my right hip/pelvic area. That MRI showed a metastatic tumor in the right hip and a fracture in the right socket caused by the tumor. My cancer doctor ordered a deep bone biopsy and started radiation treatment. I completed 8 sessions of radiation treatment in March 2021. At the end of March the results of the biopsy confirmed the metastatic carcinoma of lung origin in the hip. This put me in Stage 4.
Throughout this I have had the prayers, love and support of my immediate family, friends, and my loving Wiser Lake Chapel family. I am at total peace knowing God’s presence is all around me and he will never leave me. What the future holds for me I don’t know but I do know it will be God’s will and eventually I will join my Father in paradise.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalms 23:4 (ESV)
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
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