Thursday, November 26, 2009

The latest news

shootingpain It’s been a while since we did a thorough update on my health and that’s not because things have been uneventful.  So here goes….

While my haemoglobin and energy levels have been excellent, I have been experiencing a great deal of pain in my left hip and leg for the past two weeks.  We wondered if perhaps it was unrelated to my cancer and just a matter of something being out in my back. However, Dr. Sauls, our main doctor, suspects that lymph nodes in my torso are pushing and pinching a nerve that is sending this shooting pain down my leg.  Hence, he has increased my prednisone levels to see if the nodes will shrink down and next week we will be perhaps looking at radiation treatment.  He has ordered an MRI for next week as well to see if he can see where the problem really is. 

In the meantime, I am on increased painkillers and daily seeing a chiropractor to deal with the pain.  Mornings are horrendous, I must say. The pain is sometimes almost unbearable.

So, we would very much appreciate your prayers in the coming days.  This has been quite a discouraging turn of events I must confess.  It really feels sometimes like we never get a break for very long and we would like to get off of this rollercoaster.  Pray that the Lord will keep our spirits up and close to His at this time.  He has been faithful and we want to be faithful to Him even when we don’t understand what He is doing.

1 comment:

Glenn said...

Brother Glenn: I truly sympathize with what you are going through. I too am struggling terribly with an illness and there is little understanding as to why nothing ever changes. We can assure each other that our faith remains strong and we will continue to do for God what He enables us to do, for as long as He allows. I do pray for you on a regular basis. There is no doubt in my mind that God is pleased with you and your ministry. The "living hope" we have will one day lead us to complete victory. Are we not but strangers here in this world? Like Abraham we look for a heavenly home. I know its there, perhaps just over the next hill, or around the next bend.

Glenn Thomas
North Bay