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.
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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.
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