The Lab results on my biopsies taken last week in Houston came in to my doctor today. Here’s what he wrote me via email . . . Mr Grissen, the biopsies are negative! Congratulations! According to the assessments (Pet scan, CT scan, biopsies), I’m cancer free from esophageal cancer. What wonderful news that is! So… Read more Today I Got the Final Word on the Biopsies . . .
Here’s my update on the Houston Trip to MD Anderson for my 6-week check-up . . . I’m back home after two solid days of tests and doctor visits = Endoscopic biopsy; PET scan from head to waist; blood tests; machine breath test; CT scan of the chest area; visit with the medical team doctor;… Read more Waiting Until Tuesday, June 11
We’re back home now in Bend after our Houston and Oklahoma jaunts for the cancer treatment and visiting our son and his family. We enjoyed our time with granddaughter, Haley Grissen, at her graduation from Midwest Nazarene College in Olathe, Kansas. Here’s a quick update on my health situation from our home in Bend, Oregon… Read more Back Home . . . Health Update
Good Friday was a double ‘good Friday’ for me. Finishing cancer treatment was my early morning focus as we headed to the hospital Friday to get rid of the chemo fanny pack, pumping the stuff into my body 24/5. Then I faced a final CT Scan, and the pull of the PICC line from my… Read more Cancer Dims . . . in the Light of the Resurrection of Jesus!
Guess What? We’ve made it to our FINAL WEEK! It’s hard to believe it’s arrived already, although we’ve been in Houston 11 weeks. Here’s the update as you walk and pray with us to the finish line . . . The Docs were amazed last week at how well I’m doing. I’m amazed this week… Read more Pumped Up . . . On Steroids
Update: Three weeks of chemo-proton treatments are in! Docs are amazed at how well I’m doing and even my blood counts continue to strengthen. I’m experiencing fatigue, however, which cuts into my desire and ability to do things. I also have a cough dogging me the whole time. Seems to be connected to both pollen… Read more Update & C.S. Lewis on Prayer (2)
Guess What? This weekend marks the end of 9 weeks of cancer diagnosis and treatment in Houston. In those weeks, I’ve completed 10 days of chemo by carrying around a small pump in a fanny pack, and 12 proton radiation treatments on the table. Next Wednesday is the halfway point for chemo-radiation that wraps up… Read more Brilliant Minds on Planet Earth! Health Update . . .
Dear Friends, FINALLY my time had come! I was approved for Proton Radiation Therapy, so last Wednesday I climbed up on the table to have my first one. I was a happy camper since the cancer would now be dealt a tough and hopeful death blow after waiting five weeks in Houston. The technician set… Read more On The Table . . . Finally!
I’ve got some good news to share, but since you’re praying along with us, let me start with a thought about ‘prayer’ as it relates to healing, cancer, and life in general. This year I decided to study and reflect on pray to answer some of my simple questions on the subject being raised by… Read more Good News Finally on the Radar Screen!
To keep you abreast of developments in our situation, here’s the latest . . . Before a decision could be made about my receptivity to proton radiation, I needed two more tests. So . . . An MRI was administered to my head since esophageal cancer goes there quickly. I guess those bugger cells think… Read more An Update on the Proton Radiation Decision