Skip to comments.Jeff Head Cancer Update: September 29, 2013
Posted on 09/29/2013 5:15:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head
Jeff Head Cancer Update: September 29, 2013
So, we've been gone for over two weeks from Emmett, ID. This has been my annual checkup for my Chordoma cancer down here in Houston, TX at MD Anderson. Week before last I had those checkups and they went extremely well. No sign of any new cancer around where my sacrum used to be and that is very good. As good a bone fusion to the bone from my right fibula that they used as a support down there as it can be. Very strong and lots of it. Also strong bone fusion all around the titanium they used for the support around my lower spine and into my hip bones...completely encasing it all in good strong, new bone.
After finishing, last week we visited up around Denton, staying with Brenda, my late brother Lee's wonderful wife, and visiting friends and relatives.
Now we are back in Houston to start my three radiation treatments this week. This has been expected and planned from the beginning. When they found the very large tumor in my sacrum, which had to come out, they also found three very small areas in my hip bones. They feel they can treat these and either kill them, or stop them. They wanted to wait until I was as completely recovered as possible from those very major and drastic surgeries from 3 1/2 years ago, and now is the time. They have not grown very much at all, and getting them now is for the best...so we will see how my body and I handle the radiation. It a procedure called stereo-tactic radiation and is really very advanced and sci-fi'ish, using 3-D models, multiple radiation beams, complex computer programming, a space age piece of machinery they pu me in, etc. It is similar to another radiation treatment called cyber-knife.
Anyhow, that's the update, and Gail, as always has been my hero in this, taking good care of me. A merciful Father in Heaven and His Son ave kept me in the hollow of their hands. Family, relatives and friends have shown their love and exercised their faith on our behalf for the which I am humbled and grateful.
I will write another update when it is done. We hope to e back in Idaho on October 1st or 2nd.
Sounds great! Best of luck.
God bless & keep you, Jeff.
Thanks for the update. I glad you are giving them.
God bless you, Jeff. You & Gail are in my prayers. Wishing you a safe trip home to ID.
I’m no doctor, but it sounds to me as though you are getting the very best of medical care, Jeff. Thank you for the update. Prayers for your continued progress are on the way.
Continued prayers for your recovery Jeff.
Write something. ;)
Fight the good fight. God Bless.
Thank you for the update. Your faith and attitude was undeniably a boost to your treatments. God bless.
best to you and may all the little gremlins be banished
I have read almost everything you have posted here, and bought one of your bumper stickers. I had surgery this year for my back, and now know how tough it is. Prayers Up.
Prayers on the way. God bless.
God Bless you Jeff..praying for a quick and speedy recovery!!
Godspeed and let the Lord work his miracle...
Including you in prayers with the firm knowledge that you are staying solid in your faith.
That’s great news, Jeff. God bless.
Praise God. Prayers said.
Thanks, my FRiend. iIt’s been a tough row to hoe...but a blessed one, and the good Lord’s will.
You too, Jim. Our prayers are up for you and your procedure tomorrow. Guess we will be in at the same time. God bless you my friend.
Thanks for the update, Jeff. Sounds encouraging!
Best of luck Jeff.
From a regular guy who very much enjoys your writing, for a while now.
Jeff, your journal and your journey has been an ispiration to me and when things got bad, I thought of you all the time. Thank you and may G-d continue to hold you and your family in the palm of His hand.
God bless you, Jeff. Have been praying for you since I first learned of your cancer.
God bless you, Jeff.
He’s worked so many on my behalf, far more than I deserve.
I am alive.
I have my full mind.
I can walk...very shakily, and without a lot of balance, but mobile nonetheless.
I can drive.
I am still able to work and provide for my family.
Most of all, I know my Savior and Father in Heaven and that Christ’s atonement has purchased me no matter what else, and I have a loving and caring wife, five kids, and nine grand kids!
As I said, I am richly blessed.
My Sacral Chordoma
Praying for you for complete healing.
Thank you my friend. I know the good Lord preserved me to witness for His name, and to help my family, and continue trying to try and be a faithful watchman on the wall for our Republic and its foundational principles and true liberty.
Prayers up for your complete recovery, FRiend.
Prayers for continued success!
Thanks for the update, prayers to you and your family!
Great news, Jeff!
May you continue to kick cancer’s butt!
Continued prayers, comin’ your way Jeff...
This is such good news Jeff. The radiation is not what it used to be, they are very targeted these days. We all know how much God’s Hand has to do with your incredible journey. As always our prayers are with you.
Thank you Jeff for being so courageous all these years and remember the good ol days here on FR...
Thank you so much, my friend. As the scriptures tell us, “all things work together for the good of those that love The Lord.”
ALL things, even the difficult and hard things. I can testify that it is true.
And thanks to all who are sending their encouragement, offering their prayers, and exercising their faith on our behalf. Truly, I pray that God in Heaven multiplies the blessings back to you each ten fold, even a hundred fold!
So good to hear, Jeff. If you’re making the drive from Houston to Idaho and back, then you’re also blessed to see some of the nicest sights in America. You’re an inspiration.
Prayers up, Jeff! Too dang tough to die - you’re an inspiration.
You have a lot of good work to do yet on this Earth, so hang in there and keep the faith. You will be in my prayers. My God bless you!
Thanks for the update Jeff... You and yours are in my prayers...
Keeping you and Gail in prayer, Jeff. Thanks for the great news update.
God bless you and your family, Jeff. Prayers for complete healing and your comfort during recovery.
God Bless you Jeff. Best wishes to you and your family as you go through this. You are one of my favorite Freepers.
Some days the news is great. Today is one of them. Glad to hear you’re doing well.
Thanks for the update, Jeff. Very encouraging news, God bless you and Gail.
So glad to hear the good news. God bless!