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My Presentation at MD Anderson regarding my sacral chordoma Cancer
MD Anderson videos ^ | April 14, 2012 | Jeff Head

Posted on 04/14/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head

Edited on 04/15/2012 12:32:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Here is a link to the MD Anderson "trailer" for my presentation last September there at their Spine and Brain Tumor Conference.


Youtube Trailer of Jeff Head's Presentation at MD Anderson

If you are interested in seeing the entire 15 minute presentation, it is located here, on MD Anderson's site:


Jeff Head's Presentation at MD Anderson Spine and Brain Tumor Conference

My eternal and profund thanks to so many whose faith and prayer strengthened and helped me through the strength and power of our Savior Jesus Christ and His healing.

So great were the blessings to us, that we could not contain them. I was gone from work for almost seven months, but because of a leave-share program we have there, enough leave was donated to me that I never missed a day of pay, or a day of service. More than enough was donated. I was never on short or full term disability. The rehab Dr. did so good that I was able to return to work immediately upon returning when most people take a year off. I am humbled beyond words.

This forum and so many others, friends, relatives, neighbors, members of my church, and even absolute strangers assisted and helped and gave hope and strength...and ultimately were a part of God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ's healing balm for me and my family for their purposes.

I confess their hand in it...and I know one reason was for me to be able to witness their name to all I can. I so witness now.

And I continue to pray and work for the restoration of our fundamental moral and republican principles in this nation. May we all have part in that, in which ever way the Lord drects us this fall and in the future.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: bonecancer; faithandhealing; gagdadbob; onecosmosblog; sacralchordoma; sacrectomy
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Thought folks here on FR would be interested in this. So many of you were and are a part of my experience, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart, as does my wife and family...particularly for so many whose prayer, faith and encouragement made such a huge difference.
1 posted on 04/14/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jim Robinson; Noumenon; joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; RobFromGa; k.trujillo; ...

FYI...for all of those whose prayers, faith, encouragement, and help has meant so much.


2 posted on 04/14/2012 8:15:30 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I hope everything turns out well for you.


3 posted on 04/14/2012 8:17:32 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Jeff Head

Oh, Jeff! This is so wonderful—our prayers have been answered!

You look wonderfully healthy. Praise the Lord!


4 posted on 04/14/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Jeff Head

Wow thanks for posting, an awesome update. May God continue to keep you and your family in His loving care!


5 posted on 04/14/2012 8:41:31 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff, that is so super awesome. Praise God for giving those doctors such skills and for supporting you and your family through so much. We serve a Mighty God!


6 posted on 04/14/2012 8:45:54 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Jeff Head
Loo kin’ good there, Jeff, God bless

Wilum

7 posted on 04/14/2012 9:03:20 AM PDT by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers answered! So glad for you, Jeff!


8 posted on 04/14/2012 9:44:47 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Jeff Head

The power of God never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for the uplifting post. I’m so happy that you are doing so well! :-)


9 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:53 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Jeff Head

That is an amazing testimony, Jeff. God has a plan for you; it wasn’t your time to leave us. Keep fighting the good fight. Maranatha.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff just want / need to ask..... do they actually have that structure already built or is it a modular sort of erector set of parts and pieces prearranged or do they have a medical engineering group of techs fabricating that near or in the operating room as the doctors ask for and measure etc ... ??? From Gods hand.

That is amazing to actually see the complexity in the scans and x-rays.

Grateful your doing better my friend.

Stay safe !!


11 posted on 04/14/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jeff Head

I bet you feel like a “walkin’ around miracle.” God loves you, Jeff. He’s not finished with you yet!


12 posted on 04/14/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: Jeff Head

May you continue to be richly blessed!


13 posted on 04/14/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: Jeff Head

Your posts throughout your travail, and now, are so inspiring, Jeff. May the Dear Lord continue to bless and keep you.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: basil

Thank you my dear, FRiend. For your prayers, faith and encouragement. God in Heaven, through His Son, Jesus Chrst, has been good to me and allowed me to linger to get to know new grandkids, see my daughter, Rachel wed last week (she was the only girl as yet unmarried) and to see my sons return from their missions for our Church...and most of all, to witness His name, which I am humbled to do and attest to the saving power and grace of our mighty Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


15 posted on 04/14/2012 10:26:06 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: WVNan

Yes we do! Mighty to save.

I will witness His name and His saving grace and power to my last breath.

I pray, we as a people will apply II Chrin 7:14 for our nation, that in November an outpouring of His power and redemption may be applied to our country and we as a people and a nation will turn from the path we are on with the administration which is destroying and has antipathy and hate for all we hold dear.

AMERICA AT THE CROSSROADS OF HIOSTORY
http://www.jeffhead.com/crossroads.htm


16 posted on 04/14/2012 10:29:29 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: WVNan; Wilum; FrdmLvr

Thank you all so much! I am grateful to be alive to wintess for His name and enjopy my family, my dear wife, children and grandkids.

I am grateful to be able to continue to talk about the liberty and freedoms of this land with any who will listen and how desperately we need to turn back to our foundational principles, and to Him.

II Chron 7:14


17 posted on 04/14/2012 10:33:16 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Squantos

Well, they took a real good look with xrays, CT Scans, and MRIs and then designed what I would nee. They have the various titanium parts but had to cut them to length and use the right sizes=, which they did before hand and had the parts and pieces there.

Then after they took my entire sacrum out (which was filled with cancer) and my pelvic ring did not exist, they did the actual lifting, screiwing, emplacement, tightening and then treatment with “bone dust” so new bone would grow in around it and encase it.

Dr. Rhinse and his assistancts were lifting me up there on the table and doing it, and he had even calculated a particular angle my new pelvic ring needed to be canted at to best allow for support and functioning. All occurring as I laid there completely opened up stem to stern.

They had nicked a large artery early on and I ended up going through 46 units of blood in that one operation (like 4-5 times your entire supply), A anistesiologists literally spent hours manually pumping the blood through me until they could get to that artery and repair it.

Amazing stuff. Very humbling stuff.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 10:40:39 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Just wow!

Continued prayers.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 10:49:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: EDINVA; SoDak; MSSC6644; SVTCobra03; MNGal

Thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. Words cannot express my gratitude...I can only try and help others to pass the gift on and witness for the our Savior and His power and His will for all of us in this life.

He teels us through His apotsles that “All things work together for the good of them that love the Lord.”

All things. The good and the difficult. The pleasant and the difficult. I am led to exclaim as Job of old, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, Blessed be the name of the Lord!”

Though it has been very difficult and has left me with numerous disabilities, I can honestly and truthfully say that I know it was His will and has been for the best. It has touched so many people’s hearts and has alloed me to witness for Him in a way I never could have done before.

For however long He wills it, I intend to carry on.

God’s speed and His blessings to each of you.


20 posted on 04/14/2012 10:49:44 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

You have to know that God has a purpose for our life. That is simply unbelievable to even comprehend. You are so blessed.


21 posted on 04/14/2012 10:52:16 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: DollyCali; Lazamataz; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; amom; joanie-f; Grampa Dave; B4Ranch; cva66snipe; ...

FYI...thought you would all like to see this.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 10:52:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Wow !....... I should be back home this summer so let me know when yer ready for a steak at the Big Texan !.......:o)

Stay safe !!!


23 posted on 04/14/2012 10:54:22 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

I copy that! LOL! Gail and I should be passing through Armadillo in early September on our way to my next check up in Houston. We’ll let you know the particulars.

Keep your powder dry and mind your knot my FRiend!


24 posted on 04/14/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: bgill

Thank you...for your faith and prayers. May God in Heaven, though His Son, Jesus Christ, return the blessings ten fold to you and yours!


25 posted on 04/14/2012 10:59:43 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for keeping us up on this and I hope your prognosis is good. This growing old, getting sick stuff sure isn’t for the faint of heart, is it!


26 posted on 04/14/2012 11:03:58 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Jeff Head

God bless you, Jeff... you are one courageous man. I do hope you are feeling better...


27 posted on 04/14/2012 11:05:48 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Jeff Head
I've heard stories of medical students being taught that *God* does the work,the doctor just collects the fee.
28 posted on 04/14/2012 11:13:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Jeff Head

God has given you more time with valiant efforts from many places

Your powerful witness in presenting your story is refreshing

Bless you my dear brother in Christ!


29 posted on 04/14/2012 11:30:40 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Jeff Head

I am happy for you Jeff. MD Anderson is great.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 12:05:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jeff Head

Looking good, Jeff, and thanks for sharing.

That’s a lot of metal you’ve got there...amazing what our medical personnel are capable of “designing”.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 4:57:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Though it has been very difficult and has left me with numerous disabilities

I know it's been hard row to hoe, but hoe it you have, with His help. But.. what disabilities? Challenges I'm sure, but you are one of the least "disabled" folks I know. And inspiration to all of us with medical "issues".

32 posted on 04/14/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Jeff Head

Modern medical care is a miracle all in it’s own GOD has given us knowledge of. I live in the boonies and only have dial up service so I can’t see the video. I’m glad your surgery was a sucess and your testimony of your healing is inspiring.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Jeff Head; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


34 posted on 04/14/2012 8:09:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you so much for sharing this, dear Jeff!


35 posted on 04/14/2012 10:17:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Jeff Head
Wow! What an inspiration you have been through all your travails.

Hmmm...Nuclear subs, the SR-71, artificial joints, golf clubs, and Jeff Head. The wonderful miracles of titanium keep on coming...{:-)

Proof that prayers CAN be answered...

36 posted on 04/14/2012 10:49:14 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Jeff Head

“Amazing stuff. Very humbling stuff”.

Indeed! Don’t remember that story earlier, but then who knows what memories are or are not capable of.

Bounteous blessings, powerful testimony. Thanks again for sharing. There is good happening all around us. Noticing is the challenge.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 3:18:55 AM PDT by wita
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To: Jeff Head

Love it! bttt


38 posted on 04/15/2012 6:56:13 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: Jeff Head
God Bless you Jeff, we all knew that you would pull through, the alternative was not acceptable.

God truely is good.

39 posted on 04/15/2012 8:44:23 AM PDT by McGavin999
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Thank God! I’m so happy for you and your family Jeff.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 9:28:22 AM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: wita

You are welcome. I made a solemn promise with my Father in Heaven as I went through this, that according to His will, if I survived, I would witness for Him and my Savior whenever and wherever I could.


41 posted on 04/15/2012 10:25:11 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: SuperLuminal

Yes indeed...it is my feeling that they are always answered...sometimes not the answer we want, and sometimes we miss the answer...but I believe He hears and answers all sincere prayers.

God’s speed my FRiend and BZ


42 posted on 04/15/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Matchett-PI; Alamo-Girl

You are both welcome, and thank you! God’s blessings to you both and to yours. May the love and healing of our Savior touch and heal all who come unto Him.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: McGavin999; muggs

Thank you both and thank you for your faith and prayers my dear FRiends.

I am grateful beyond measure, despite the difficulties, to be here influencing family (particularly those wonderful grandkids) and working to provide for my family, and continuing to try and help our constitutional Republic wherever and however I can.

God’s speed and blessings to you both!


44 posted on 04/15/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

YHWH takes care of his own.
.


45 posted on 04/15/2012 1:49:04 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers up again, ya ol’ git, and this time they’re ones of thanks. You rock!


46 posted on 04/15/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: editor-surveyor
Thank you my FReind. I believe that too...irrespective of where we may be at a particular time, if our hearts are sincere and our faith in, and acceptance of Christ are genuine...He brings all to Himself for He knows and judges our hearts

But try telling some of the folks on this thread about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to which I belong, that.

IMHO, it's a sad thing to see on FR.

God's speed and His blessings to you and yours.

47 posted on 04/15/2012 1:58:11 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head
You could join Anton LaVey’s church, and my estimation of your personal testimony would be the same. Your actions and words match, and you emulate Christ persistently.
48 posted on 04/15/2012 2:02:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff, a long time fan and ping list member, I am glad that you are prospering and sharing your experiences about the absolute wonders of modern medicine. I think that you have a part in Gods plan but who can judge.

Half my family is LDS and early settlers in Idaho, 1880’s, and I share your distress at some of the threads that have been posted.

God bless you and your family.

Bill

49 posted on 04/15/2012 2:14:05 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the ping Jeff. Amazing wonders... beyond words but you get my drift.

Prayers continue for you and yours, of course.


50 posted on 04/15/2012 7:04:07 PM PDT by amom
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