We received the plan from the oncologist this week, and thought it would be good to post it here for those who are praying for me. I feel great and have just about fully recovered from the surgery. My radiation treatments begin on March 2nd and are scheduled to last for 6 weeks (5 days each week). Three chemo sessions will also be scattered in the midst of those six weeks. On Monday 2/17, I have a full body scan to determine that the cancer has not spread anywhere else in my body. We are trusting that this will be the happy confirmation of that scan. If it is, then the process I lay out in the video below is all that will be required for my at this point. I may lose my hair. I will experience radiation burns on the inside and outside of the right side of my neck which they say will be quite painful. I will be drinking my meals for a few weeks (can anyone say, “Yay weight loss!”) And, yes, it will likely impact my ability to preach during the months of March and April. I plan to preach five of the next six services at New Bridge before treatments begin so that we can have some fresh material for television and our media streams while I am out in March and April. Please pray that my voice returns at full force! The radiation zone is very close to my vocal cords, so we need divine protection of those instruments of proclamation. I plan to write a little in the blog during my treatment time so please check back here weekly to see if there is something new for you to read.
Blessings to each of you! – Jeff