Hello my fine friends and family,
As you can see by my title it’s been a “rollercoaster” ride lately. However, I want to remind you (and affirm it myself) that God is ALWAYS good thru every trial, tribulation, and triumph.
Listen to this, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal”. 2 Corinthians 4:18
What a profound piece of scripture!! It sends my spirit miles high as this is what drives my existence. To think that we are to live just 70, 80, or 90 years and then it’s all over is is such a farce and a lie the evil one wants people to believe. This thinking represents such a huge gap in what God wants for us versus what many people (unbelievers) think is what they need to settle for in life.
I created the title above to illustrate what emotions I go thru on a regular basis with the exception that I NEVER give up HOPE in Christ because as the Bible tells us, “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us”. I feel despair at times because of a medical system hell bent on selling drugs and radiation versus looking at alternative Immunotherapies that work and have been demonstrated to do so in countries such as Austria, Germany, Mexico, and others. These countries are not bound by the bureacracy of our current health care system. They have managed to work along side of drug companies and minimize governmental redtape. In my case drugs and radiation are not curative, just palliative. This means I have to seek out other methods to find a way to kill the dreaded cancer cells within this body. The setback I am speaking of is that once again I had to have my bronchial tube “laser reamed out” to get rid of renal cells desiring to cover up my right bronchial tube thereby obstructing my breathing and leading into deadly pnuemonia. Don’t get me wrong this part of our health care system is excellent. The fine doctors and nurses at the Mayo Clinic were able to “ream out” the bronchial tube and restore my breathing. Praise God for professionals such as these!!
This brings me to the Ulimate Hope–Jesus Christ. In John 11:4 scripture tells us, “When he heard this, Jesus said, ‘this sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorifed through it.”
This is his promise to us—life eternal. Our life is but a “blink of an eye” here on earth. However, because of Christ’s death on the cross he defeated sickness and death FOR ME (and you) once and for all.
For now, I am asking all our friends and family members to pray for wisdom, clarity and discernment regarding my next treatments. I am looking into Immunotherapy with the idea of stimulating my immune system in “hyper-drive” so that it can kill the renal cells. I am thinking of a procedure that uses my cancer cells combined with a special serum to create a vaccine which would be injected a minimum of 4 times over a specified time period. Or, a similar treatment that combines a specific juice diet as well as other vaccines that stimulate the immune system. Either way the treatments will be expensive and out of the country. We are seeking God’s will and direction in this process. Won’t you please join us in prayer as we determine our next steps?
Many Blessings to you as you find your path toward the light.
Craig, aka Papa G