Cancer Letters

In May of 2009, when I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in my colon, I sent an email out to a short list of friends, family, associates and the pastors at my church. In a short time, a number of other people asked to be added to my Health Update list.

The purpose of the updates was to keep people informed of my condition, treatments and state of mind., and as a result of the emails people- quite literally all over the world– were soon praying for me. Beyond information, my goal was to maintain a thankful and trusting attitude toward the God who had made me in the first place.

More than one person told me that my updates were very encouraging to them. Imagine that! So after some thought, I decided to put them online for people to read, so that whatever encouragement is in them might be available.

These documents have been gone over for typo corrections, and in a few places were edited for clarity. Though cleaned up for presentation,  for the most part these files are the emails I sent out to my update list for a year and a half.

Update 2009 05 15 - Initial Report
Update 2009 05 15 Initial Report
Update 2009 06 13 - Things So Far
Update 2009 06 13 – Things So Far
Update 2009 06 27 - The General Plan
Update 2009 06 27 – The General Plan
Update 2009 07 28 - Radiation & Chemo
Update 2009 07 28 – Radiation & Chemo
Update 2009 09 05 - A Quiet Period
Update 2009 09 05 – A Quiet Period
Update 2009 09 29 - Plans For Surgery
Update 2009 09 29 – Plans For Surgery
Update 2009 10 22 - A Wild Ride!
Update 2009 10 22 – A Wild Ride!
Update 2009 10 28 - Back Home
Update 2009 10 28 – Back Home
Update 2009 11 16 - Check Out Lines & Ambulances
Update 2009 11 16 – Check Out Lines & Ambulances
Update 2009 11 27 - Complications "R" Us
Update 2009 11 27 – Complications “R” Us
Update 2010 01 01 - Prickly Fingers
Update 2010 01 01 – Prickly Fingers
Update 2010 01 29 - Complications "R" Us, Redux
Update 2010 01 29 – Complications “R” Us, Redux
Update 2010 03 08 - Status Quo
Update 2010 03 08 – Status Quo
Update 2010 04 03 - Chemo Done!
Update 2010 04 03 – Chemo Done!
Update 2010 05 07 - The State of Affairs
Update 2010 05 07 – The State of Affairs
Update 2010 06 05 - Medical Procedures And Stolen Cars
Update 2010 06 05 – Medical Procedures And Stolen Cars
Update 2010 06 25 - Next Surgery Scheduled
Update 2010 06 25 – Next Surgery Scheduled
Update 2010 07 11 - Just A Brief Note
Update 2010 07 11 – Just A Brief Note
Update_- 2010 08 06 - Hard Times
Update_- 2010 08 06 – Hard Times
Update 2010 10 23 - Planning The Last Operation
Update 2010 10 23 – Planning The Last Operation

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