The Loneliest Journey – Part 7

Long Hallway


Good news.

When you have cancer, good news is great news. I finished my chemotherapy in November and then had a full body CT scan in early January. The results were excellent with no sign of any active disease. That is good news.

Of course, my journey is not over yet. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and especially the type I have, is not considered curable. However, it can behave more like a chronic disease, like diabetes or emphysema, and be controlled. My response to the initial treatment has been very good and this significantly improves my prognosis. I need to continue to trust in God and in the power of prayer, and continue to do all the things I need to do to stay healthy.

The results of my CT scan were good news. But it’s not the best news I’ve ever had. Lisa saying yes. Each of our four children being born. Being accepted into medicine. These were all huge, but they weren’t the best news either.

“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19

Best news.


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2 Responses to The Loneliest Journey – Part 7

  1. Russ Schultz says:

    Indeed! Good news! Thanks for the update – maybe this time next year we are skiing again. Russ

  2. former Polio victim says:

    Hello Dr D.
    Thanks for the update.
    Trials have a way of arresting one to a point of really looking at what matters.
    I know it has for me.

    And resting upon The creator is both comforting, and where strength is.
    God be with you and your family as you lean upon our heavenly Father ~ always.
    God Bless. IR

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