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
Yesterday we had the opportunity to experience God as Jehovah Jireh, the God Who Provides. You were aware we needed permanent housing to stay in Houston for treatment. We think this will take another two months if I’m a candidate for proton radiation. We’re getting closer to a decision since I see the Proton Radiologist… Read more Experiencing God as Jehovah Jireh
Thanks for all your encouragement and prayers for us as we continue moving forward here in Texas with our cancer diagnostic process. Yesterday I had a good scope procedure from a very competent and courteous medical staff. (Which most are around the country!) Afterwards as I came out from under the anesthesia, Doctor Ge came… Read more The Endoscope Verifies Bad News!
I guess sometimes it pays to get a second medical opinion! Were you praying my cancer would be gone, vamoosed, disappeared? Well . . . Read on! On Monday I had two more Doctor visits here at MD Anderson. Dr. Chun, the Proton Radiologist, came into the room, booted up my charts, and said, “I’ve… Read more Interesting Turn of Events? Update on Doctor Visits.
Here’s a quick update on our plans to explore proton therapy for my cancer. If the tumor stays encapsulated as the PET showed a couple weeks ago, this might be a ‘go.’ And if it’s a ‘go’ it’s more targeted with less side-effects than normal radiation. We chose to explore the proton option at the… Read more Cancer Update from Texas!
We sense your support along with others as we walk through this latest cancer set-back. Since last writing, we’ve processed a lot and have reached a good spiritual, emotional, and practical place in our lives. Since the cancer is still encased in a small nodule in my throat, two curative options exist for me –… Read more Almost Through the Cancer Diagnostic Phase
My PET scan went well on January 2, and today I met with Dr. Martin, my oncologist, to talk about the results. Here they are: The PET indicated I do have cancer in a spot in my throat where my operation in March 2017 connected my stomach with my throat after they removed my esophagus.… Read more Update on My Oncologist Visit
We haven’t sent out any news over the past summer because often no news is good news . . . especially when it comes to HEALTH! That’s our experience this time. Once Sheri recovered from the lumpectomy, her cancer was in remission. And mine continues in remission as well. We’re feeling great and enjoying this… Read more Grissen Update (26sep18)
On this blog we give you updates on our own cancer journeys — at the moment all is ‘in ordnung!’ We are feeling great, eating healthily, exercising regularly, and have cancer in the rear view mirror. On this blog we also want to pass on to you info we feel is noteworthy or inspiring since… Read more Healing Cancer Naturally in 1980
Many of you following our Cancer Journey know my father, John Grissen. He passed away on April 10, 2018 at the age of 100 years. June 2 is his birthday so he almost made it to 101! I’m thankful I flew to Florida to spend a couple days with him several weeks before his passing.… Read more Would You Like to Live to 100 with Quality?