Update 12/12/2008   Leave a comment

I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things. – Isaiah 45:7

The MRI is behind us. I am claustrophobic and so the thought of getting into one of those tubes was making me perspire. The nurse at Northwest Cancer Specialists saw it in my eyes and got me a nice prescription for Lorazepam. I got into the tube relaxed. And the techs dropped a terry towel over my face to block the vision. At any rate it all worked well. My darling wife, Beth, is acting as my chauffeur during this adventure (the relaxation drugs suggest that I shouldn’t drive) as well as an ever present prayer partner.

Today we had a visit to Northwest Cancer Specialists to have a mask prepared for the radiation treatment. I finally managed to corner our radiation doctor and asked about the MRI from yesterday. Oh, it looked good. The cartilage in the voice box looks clean. We are going ahead with the radiation and chemo, not surgery. And as simple as that my biggest fear with laryngeal cancer was a non-starter. I will be able to retain the voice box. We have been assured that I will never sing opera but country western is still a possibility. Needless to say we are praising our Lord over this latest news. (No, not the country western music!).

Northwest Cancer Specialists is moving ahead at full speed. They have us scheduled for a combination of chemo and radiation starting next Tuesday with chemo and Wednesday with radiation. There is still a long road ahead of us but we will continue to rest in the plan of our God. And praise Him through it. Your prayers to that effect are greatly appreciated.


Posted December 12, 2008 by norwoodphotos

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