Skip to comments.FReeper Jeff Head - in need of prayer - Cancer surgery (GOOD NEWS update @ #1638&1688&1931!)
Posted on 01/04/2010 2:45:21 AM PST by DollyCali
You can find him on line at places other than here.. at Facebook he is Jeff Head
Jeff's Web Page - (check out the neat stickers he sells)
Jeff's FR Profile
Jeff's blog on his Cancer
Father we pray for our friend Jeff. May he find your perfect peace as he continues to trust you with his life. Give the surgeons and medical personnel wisdom and perfect skill in treating him. Please keep him close to your heart as his body responds to treatments and to surgery. Help us to love him as our brother and give support and strength to wife Gail and their large and loving family. In the name of our Savior and Creator. Amen.
Prayers for you, Jeff, and for Gail, your sons daughters and grandkids. And, of course, your entire medical team.
Your posts are the strongest testaments to a man’s love for and faith in his Savior that I’ve read, certainly in recent memory. You are providing many of us with a beautiful example of putting all of one’s trust in the Lord. Thank you for that.
Continuing with prayers up for you and yours.
Mark 4:37-39 "And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing? And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Peace! Be still! And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."
The thoughts you expressed about your wife, children and grandchildren are beautiful and inspiring. We need more of these expressions in our society, my friend! How much better would all our lives be if we expressed such love for those dearest to us? Thank you for candor and compassion.
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Prayers up for Jeff Head and your family
Well, I wish I did not have to write this update, but the situation is as it is and I need to document it.
I had been waiting a few days to write it, hoping that the news might improve, but it does not appear to be going to do so.
We were informed earlier in the week from MD Anderson, by the Advanced Practice Nurse for Dr. Rhines that the tumor board consensus was that the surgery would not benefit me. This is a significant departue from what we were preparing for.
The essense of that message is that they feel it is too late for the surgery. Since the cancer has already spread to my illium, the feeling is that it has already started metestizing into a more aggressive form which is precisely what the major surgery is meant to prevent.
My feeling and hope was that since it had not spread to any organs or soft tissue, that the spread to the bone could be controlled. But these individuals are the professionals who do this for a living and who have seen and dealt with many, many such cases. I have to respect what they are saying, knowing it is not the message they want to deliver either.
So, we are now waiting to see what palliative treatment (which is a treatment regiment that is geared towards trying to slow furute spread and make me as comfortable as possible) indicates.
In addition, I now intend to personally go all out (if I feel up to it) to trying to contact Japan and Germany about the Carbon Ion Radiation tretment they have developed and are using. I also want to present to MD Anderson the idea to use me as a research project. I am an individual with a sacral chordoma that they do not feel the principle US treatment of resection can benefit. I have had no other direct treatment. What better subject for a baseline than that to send over and try the Carbon Ion Radiation treatment that the Janaese and Germans are using that is not yet approved here in America? I know these institutions in the US are aware of it, and it is certainly not a "lark" or "quack" treatment since the accelerators used in Japan and Germany (each nation now has two of them) cost well over 200 million dollars each.
So, those appear to be my choices at this point. We hope to be in further contatc with MD Anderson next week.
In the mean time I have been back at work and will continue to do so as long as I can and according to whatever treatment plan they now come up with.
Added to this, I had my Fentnayl patches increased this last week on Wednesday to 37 mgr per hour. On Friday I was very sick and so decided to go back to 25 mgr per hour (simply by not adding the 2nd patch Friday night when I was due for a change). This morning I feel a little better, but am still very fatigued, weak, short of breath, and a little sick.
Again, thanks so much to all who are exerting their faith on our behalf and praying for us. Those prayers and that faith mean more than I can say...on a very real and daily basis. Thank you!
It is, and always has been, in His Hands.
I will write again as I can.
Sincerely and in Christ,
Dear Jeff, I am so sorry to hear this news. My ... OUR! ... thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your plan sounds like a good one. May God give you the wisdom and information you need as you continue to work on your plans.
Love, hugs, and and best wishes to you in all you are facing, dear friend.
We’re still pulling for you, Jeff.
God bless you and your family, Jeff. Let me know if I can help. (Translation and research are my talents, besides being licensed in Texas and having room for guests near San Antonio.)
Continued Prayer BUMP
Prayers to continue, Jeff.
Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
We love you and continue to pray for you.
Our prayers continue for you.
Jeff, you and your family will continue to be at the top of my prayer list. My heart breaks to hear this update.
Raising you up in prayer, my brother.
Prayers for your sustenance, comfort, and healing for you and all those you love. Thank you for the update, to help us direct our prayers for your intention.
May you and your dear ones be blessed beyond measure, today and every day. In Christ’s Most Holy Name I pray, amen.
As we are praying for Jeff’s various needs for info, care, etc be met ... there you are, hocndoc, with your awesome response.
May God continue to meet all your needs, Jeff; we love you.
Jeff, You are a blessing and so very dear to all of us.
Your courage and faith humble me.
My prayers are for you and like you said, “It is, and always has been, in His Hands.”
Jeff, I pray James 5:16 for you and Gail.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Very best wishes for you and yours.
I’m very sorry Jeff. Prayers are continuing.
Prayers ever lifted for you, your family and your medical team. May God bring you all wisdom, and strength to carry you through these hard times, and know that He calls as well, upon many in the FReeper family, to help in whatever way we can.
May God bless you, FRiend,
Oh Jeff. I’m sorry to learn of this update but as the mother of a cancer patient I am grateful for your idea and intent to work with MD Anderson and this alternate treatment. I hope it is accepted by them.
My prayers continue for you and your family, for strength, healing and peace.
Dear Jeff, I am so sorry to hear this. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I admire your bravery and your faith and it will get you through. May God hold you in His healing hands and direct this storm.
Praying for you, Jeff, at this critical time when you are deciding whether to seek treatment abroad or not. May the Holy Spirit fill you with His wisdom and knowledge to help you in your decision.
It is wise not to take more fentanyl than you need at this time. It is habit-forming (my son has been on the patch for 7 years since a bad motorcycle accident). He has always used less than prescribed,so that he can function fully at work.
May God heal him and bring him back to good health.
Continued prayers for you and your family. You are a good man.
Our Father In Heaven,
Blessed and Holy is Your Wonderful Name!
You Alone Are worthy To Be Praised.
Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent, You Know Every One Of Us By Name.
Be With Our Beloved Friend and Patriot Jeff Head and His Family during this Critical Time.
If it Be Your Will, Please perform A Miracle That Will Give Glory To Your name and Bring Jeff Complete healing and Restoration That Can Only Be Attributed to You.
This We Agree and Pray In The Mighty Name Of Jesus
Jeff, I am deeply saddened to read this report. You have been a fellow traveler of mine for a number of years. I can look back and remember many times when you have spoken words that I was thinking, and that endeared me to you on message, and to you as a person I knew I could plan on supporting all the time.
You are often in my thoughts. I care a great deal about what is taking place with you. I join you in trusting in our Heavenly Father’s grand infinite plan. I can honestly say that this is one time when I am not enjoying how that plan is playing out, but I love and trust Him even so.
You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff my deepest regrets that your having such a test in life, of life . Your a friend and a mentor to me an many others as you well know and I hope and pray the good lord keeps you here on earth with us to fight the good fight for liberty and freedom as long as possible.
Prayers up for you and your family Jeff.
Novena to the Sacred Heart
1. O my Jesus, You have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you". Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of (name your request) Jeff Head.
Say the: Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You. ***********************
2. O my Jesus, You have said: "Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of My Father in My Name, He will give it to you." Behold in Your Name I ask the Father for the grace of (name your request). Jeff Head
Say the: Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.
3. O my Jesus, You have said: "Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not pass away." Encouraged by Your infallible words I now ask for the grace of (name your request) Jeff Head.
Say the: Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You. ***********************
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, to whom one thing alone is impossible, namely, not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of Thee through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your and our tender Mother. St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.
Say the Hail Holy Queen
Prayers up Jeff. As always.
God Bless you my FRiend.
Prayers continuing for fighting the
good fight, and knowing He is with
you all. God embrace you with His
comfort and healing.
My best wishes and most fervent prayers for you and yours.
You remain in my prayers.
I am so sorry to hear this news. May you be blessed with the alternate treatment if it will benefit you to receive it, Jeff.
We continue to hold you and your family close in thought and prayer at my house. May the Lord comfort you and grant you strength to face the challenges ahead.
Stanislaw R. Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D., internationally recognized physician and biochemist-researcher who pioneered the development and use of biologically active peptides in diagnosing, preventing and treating cancer, since 1967.
Continuing to pray, Godspeed brother.
God will point the way, my friend
And turn crisis into calm
We will utter prayers for you
He'll supply the healing balm
Standing the prayer watch, Jeff. All the best wishes to you.
Prayers continue for fellow freeper and believer in Christ.
My dear Jeff. I appreciate what has to be a most difficult update to put into words. Prayers for you and your family, as always, of course. And prayers for those concerned with the medical aspects of your life to be guided to the best possible outcome for you, your family and us.
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