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Jeff Head Cancer Update: September 29, 2013
Self | 29 Sep 2013 | Jeff Head

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.


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KEYWORDS: bonecancer; cancer; chordoma; jeffhead; prayer
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For all of those FReepers who have followed my condition and offered their encouragement, faith,, and prayers.
1 posted on 09/29/2013 5:15:28 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Sounds great! Best of luck.


2 posted on 09/29/2013 5:17:01 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jeff Head

God bless & keep you, Jeff.


3 posted on 09/29/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jeff Head

Hang tough


4 posted on 09/29/2013 5:18:16 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the update. I glad you are giving them.


5 posted on 09/29/2013 5:18:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Jeff Head

God bless you, Jeff. You & Gail are in my prayers. Wishing you a safe trip home to ID.


6 posted on 09/29/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


7 posted on 09/29/2013 5:19:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jeff Head

Continued prayers for your recovery Jeff.


8 posted on 09/29/2013 5:19:56 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Jeff Head
Prayers continue.

Write something. ;)

/johnny

9 posted on 09/29/2013 5:20:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jeff Head

Fight the good fight. God Bless.


10 posted on 09/29/2013 5:20:23 PM PDT by Vision (Trayvon Martin illustrates the bankruptcy of the modern civil rights movement.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you for the update. Your faith and attitude was undeniably a boost to your treatments. God bless.


11 posted on 09/29/2013 5:20:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Jeff Head

best to you and may all the little gremlins be banished


12 posted on 09/29/2013 5:20:46 PM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Jeff Head

Jeff,
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.


13 posted on 09/29/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers on the way. God bless.


14 posted on 09/29/2013 5:22:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jeff Head

God Bless you Jeff..praying for a quick and speedy recovery!!


15 posted on 09/29/2013 5:22:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Jeff Head

Godspeed and let the Lord work his miracle...


16 posted on 09/29/2013 5:23:07 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Jeff Head

Including you in prayers with the firm knowledge that you are staying solid in your faith.


17 posted on 09/29/2013 5:23:11 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: Jeff Head

That’s great news, Jeff. God bless.


18 posted on 09/29/2013 5:23:29 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jeff Head

Praise God. Prayers said.


19 posted on 09/29/2013 5:23:40 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: bmwcyle

Thanks, my FRiend. iIt’s been a tough row to hoe...but a blessed one, and the good Lord’s will.


20 posted on 09/29/2013 5:24:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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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.


21 posted on 09/29/2013 5:26:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the update, Jeff. Sounds encouraging!


22 posted on 09/29/2013 5:26:37 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: Jeff Head

Best of luck Jeff.

From a regular guy who very much enjoys your writing, for a while now.


23 posted on 09/29/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Jeff Head

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.


24 posted on 09/29/2013 5:30:15 PM PDT by MestaMachine (--0)
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers continue.


25 posted on 09/29/2013 5:31:10 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Jeff Head

God bless you, Jeff. Have been praying for you since I first learned of your cancer.


26 posted on 09/29/2013 5:31:17 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Jeff Head

God bless you, Jeff.


27 posted on 09/29/2013 5:31:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: seeker41

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
http://www.jeffhead.com/chordoma.htm


28 posted on 09/29/2013 5:32:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Praying for you for complete healing.


29 posted on 09/29/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: MestaMachine

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.


30 posted on 09/29/2013 5:34:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers up for your complete recovery, FRiend.


31 posted on 09/29/2013 5:37:04 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Jeff Head

Prayers for continued success!


32 posted on 09/29/2013 5:37:34 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the update, prayers to you and your family!


33 posted on 09/29/2013 5:37:46 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Jeff Head

Great news, Jeff!


34 posted on 09/29/2013 5:38:21 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Jeff Head

May you continue to kick cancer’s butt!


35 posted on 09/29/2013 5:38:27 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: Jeff Head

Continued prayers, comin’ your way Jeff...


36 posted on 09/29/2013 5:40:35 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


37 posted on 09/29/2013 5:40:36 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Jeff Head

Thank you Jeff for being so courageous all these years and remember the good ol days here on FR...

FReegards


38 posted on 09/29/2013 5:44:12 PM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: McGavin999; All

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!


39 posted on 09/29/2013 5:45:45 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

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.


40 posted on 09/29/2013 5:47:29 PM PDT by GopherIt
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Prayers up, Jeff! Too dang tough to die - you’re an inspiration.


41 posted on 09/29/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jeff Head

Best wishes!


42 posted on 09/29/2013 5:52:21 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Jeff Head

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!


43 posted on 09/29/2013 5:55:02 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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Thanks for the update Jeff... You and yours are in my prayers...


44 posted on 09/29/2013 5:57:48 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: Jeff Head

Keeping you and Gail in prayer, Jeff. Thanks for the great news update.


45 posted on 09/29/2013 5:59:33 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jeff Head

God bless you and your family, Jeff. Prayers for complete healing and your comfort during recovery.


46 posted on 09/29/2013 6:00:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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God Bless you Jeff. Best wishes to you and your family as you go through this. You are one of my favorite Freepers.


47 posted on 09/29/2013 6:05:06 PM PDT by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Jeff Head

Some days the news is great. Today is one of them. Glad to hear you’re doing well.


48 posted on 09/29/2013 6:07:56 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the update, Jeff. Very encouraging news, God bless you and Gail.


49 posted on 09/29/2013 6:08:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Jeff Head

So glad to hear the good news. God bless!


50 posted on 09/29/2013 6:08:20 PM PDT by parthian shot
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