I want to say “THANK YOU” to each and everyone for taking the time to pray for me, Joyce, our family, and our extended family at Lifecentre, as we have been walking through Prostate Cancer together since the beginning of 2011.
Joyce and I had an appointment with Dr. Malone at the Cancer Clinic today and were thrilled to hear my post surgery results. It is exactly as Dr. Girvan, my Urologist, had hoped for. Now we enter the “knock the ball out of the park” phase of treatment.
Dr. Malone went through the steps that represent the first phase - hormone therapy. This will starve any rogue cells of nourishment. It will be followed up late August or early September with radiation and both protocols are designed to eliminate any microscopic cancer cells that may have escaped during surgery. (I was diagnosed with high risk, aggressive prostate cancer).
My PSA blood work was excellent which enables me to enter the clean up phase of treating this common (1 man in 6) disease.
I continue to pray out of Isaiah 38 reflecting on Hezekiah’s cry for healing and health. I have asked what he asked - “Please, O LORD, remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.”
How did God reply? He said, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.”
I have asked for fifteen more years and knowing how much I love life, when I am 80, I will be praying this prayer again I'm sure.
It is an incredible comfort knowing, that as followers of Jesus, we have access to God's Throne of Grace in times of need. He has answered our collective prayers, for which we are humbled and grateful.
I do not profess to know why some prayers are answered and others are not but some things I know - He has put healing into our bodies so they mend when sick or broken; He has given us precious promises of health, healing and living long and fruitful lives; and He has gifted men and women with amazing skills to help us medically. All these things work together for our good.
I will keep you posted with updates and will be writing a blog on biblical healing over the next week. Please stop by again soon.
As you go to bed tonight, please extend your thanks to our Father for extending His mercy upon our lives. Thank you!