Skip to comments.My Presentation at MD Anderson regarding my sacral chordoma Cancer
Posted on 04/14/2012 8:13:36 AM PDT by Jeff HeadEdited 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.
If you are interested in seeing the entire 15 minute presentation, it is located here, on MD Anderson's site:
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.
FYI...for all of those whose prayers, faith, encouragement, and help has meant so much.
I hope everything turns out well for you.
Oh, Jeff! This is so wonderful—our prayers have been answered!
You look wonderfully healthy. Praise the Lord!
Wow thanks for posting, an awesome update. May God continue to keep you and your family in His loving care!
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!
Prayers answered! So glad for you, Jeff!
The power of God never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for the uplifting post. I’m so happy that you are doing so well! :-)
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.
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 !!
I bet you feel like a “walkin’ around miracle.” God loves you, Jeff. He’s not finished with you yet!
May you continue to be richly blessed!
Your posts throughout your travail, and now, are so inspiring, Jeff. May the Dear Lord continue to bless and keep you.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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