Skip to comments.FReeper Jeff Head - in need of prayer - Cancer surgery (GOOD NEWS update @ #1638 1688 1931! 2059)
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
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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.