Good Day Today and a Possible Answer


Today was a good day as I had no pain all day after receiving a new pain medication. Physical therapy evaluated me and I walked down the hall about 25 feet with a walker. PT and occupational therapy will work with me tomorrow. The doctor coordinating my case is giving me a break from tests tomorrow, so PT and OT will take up my day.

I was scheduled today for a CT-guided biopsy of a lymph node in my neck. However, they opted just to do a CT scan of my neck first. It showed no abnormality so the ENT doctor said there is no reason to do a biopsy. That’s good news, but doesn’t help us solve the puzzle of what is wrong.

The neurologist does think I have some type of lymphoma which is a cancer of the blood. Apparently lymphoma can be very painful, and also has some of my other symptoms. This is not definite yet, but looks like the most likely at this point. The challenge is to confirm this and then determine what type of lymphoma it is.

So that’s the latest news from the Warnocks. We’re just trusting God to help the doctors figure this out so we can get on with it. Lymphoma comes in many varieties and the survival rate is high and treatments are available. If it is lymphoma, lots of people have survived it and lived long productive lives.

Just pray for us and the doctors and nurses. I have a great team of medical professionals working on this. But mostly we have great friends who are praying and that’s the most important thing. More tomorrow after we see the doctor in the morning. Thanks for your prayers.

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11 Comments

  1. Glad you had a good day today and that they finally found a pain medication that works well for you. It truly is amazing how well one can do physically when pain is not an issue. Take care.

  2. I am so glad to hear that the pain is now under control. You have both constantly been in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Dear Chuck,

    Carolyn and I are keeping you and Debbie in our prayers. I am putting you on our prayer list at church. My God sustain you and guide the doctors with wisdom and understanding so they may properly diagnose and prescribe the therapies that will heal you. Most of all, I pray that healing hands of Christ will be upon you, providing the same wonderworking power that Jesus demonstrated so often in his life.
    Grace and peace,

    David

  4. Dear Chuck,
    My wife, Beverley, and I will be sure to keep you in our prayers. God sometimes cures. God always heals.
    Willard

  5. Chuck and Debbie, I am business partner and close friend of Phil Mauger. I am also a lymphoma survivor of 2 years last month. My daily prayers are with you and your family for both a prompt diagnosis and recovery. I will keep watch of your blog and I invite you to consider me a resource if your diagnosis does end up being lymphoma. I am very active with the Virginia Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and can share a wealth of useful and re-assuring info pending your diagnosis. Phil knows how to reach me. Prayers and blessings!

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