Good News But Not Good Enough


Let’s get right to it: the needle biopsy of a lymph node under my arm showed no cancer. Normally that would be good news, but the doctors were skeptical that it would show anything from the beginning.

That means on Monday I should have a surgical biopsy where they take a whole lymph gland. Unfortunately the “brightest” one is near my aorta, but there are others that are more accessible.

I also had another plasma pheresis treatment today. They seem to be helping as I have regained some leg strength. Still need a walker and PT is coming to work with me tomorrow.

Other than that we’ll be hanging out by the pool soaking up some rays this weekend. Not. Anyway my goal is to preach Easter Sunday. Please pray that I’ll be able to do that. We have so many dear friends both near and in other places. We appreciate your cards, visits, prayers, and thoughts. As Paul said, “I thank God for you….”

9 thoughts on “Good News But Not Good Enough”

  1. I will pray that you will be able to accomplish your goal of preaching on Easter Sunday … but the way you are addressing this trial is already “preaching” my brother. We will be praying that there will be a definitive answer from this next biopsy on Monday. Love you man, Jim D.

  2. I was afraid that would happen. Sorry! They need to get a larger one to have enough tissue to work with. I had to chuckle about your hanging out around the pool! At least your sense of humor us still intact! Glad you’re walking even it’s with a walker. Prayers are with you still.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. And we thank God for you Chuck. Praying for you to be able to preach Easter Sunday and many Sundays thereafter. Going to get Mark on Friday. We plan to be there.

  4. Dear Chuck and Debbie, We continue to pray for you daily, think of you constantly, and
    hope you know how much we care for you both. Love,
    Teresa and David

  5. PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU FOR THE TEST MONDAY AND GO AHEAD AND CLAIM THAT YOU WILL PREACH EASTER SUNDAY FOR WE SERVE A “BIG” GOD!!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s