Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Treatment update

I just wanted to update you all on my treatments. I've had one and by tomorrow I will have had another. I'm back to having numb feet and fingers and an acute sensitivity to touching cold things and drinking cold beverages. But that's okay. It certainly beats the alternative that I was headed toward about a week ago.

So far the pain has gone away, my appetite is back and I've gained a couple of pounds. I'm still working on my labored breathing, lack of energy and being so tired, but all in good time. At least now I'm feeling better and there is no pain. It's a blessing to be able to see my doctor every day and have him check my progress.

Tana and I want to thank all of you who have responded by way of blog, e-mail and cards in the mail. It has been such an encouragement and it means so much to know that there are so many people praying for us. We pray that you will all continue to intercede on our behalf and help us work through this trial. Pray for me tomorrow 8/24 and on every other Friday after that (2 Fridays/month with a week off in between). Those are my treatment days and I feel especially yucky on those days. Thanks again for your prayers. We'll update again soon when we find out more.

God Bless,
Warren and Tana

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Scan results not good

As you may know, we had the CT scan done earlier than expected because the doc saw some symptoms that he didn't like. Well, thank God he felt led to do so because he found some bad news that needs addressed ASAP.

Today the doc told me that the scan revealed that the cancer in the lungs has begun to grow again. It has become very active and that is why my chest has felt so heavy, my breathing is labored, appetite has dwindled and I'm so very tired. He also told me that my cancer marker has gone from 3.8 to 55. That is only 1 point away from being triple the amount last year when we started therapy.The pain has subsided and has become less of a factor. The tumors on the liver seem to have remained stable and that is a praise.

The plan is to return to the medicines and chemotherapy that he used last year to stop the spread of the cancer. It was very effective last time and we hope that it will be again. The regimens are different, but the medicines are the same. Instead of having the chemotherapy for 3 days and going home on a chemotherapy pump I will be treated every Friday with no pump (praise the Lord) and will also remain on the chemotherapy pills that I have been on for the last 6 weeks. If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact us. We want you to know how to pray, so please, ask away. E-mail us at and we can go from there.

Please be in prayer for us. I've been begging God to stir the hearts of the saints to be in intercessory prayer for us. We of course want healing, but we also need grace hourly and we want to be sure that those around us see Christ in us. Sometimes it just sounds like the right thing to say and the proper attitude to have, but I have learned that If Christ is not seen in us and glorified then both me and my family have suffered in vain. I do not want to come to the end of this battle and, win or lose, find that I have absolutely nothing to show for it in eternity. God help us!

Tomorrow I'm going to wake up, put my feet on the floor, thank God for the day and then get busy living it to the praise of His glory. Help us and love us through your prayers.

God bless you all!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Scan date moved

I have been experiencing some heaviness in my chest area. It has been there for a few weeks but I thought nothing of it. I thought maybe it was allergies or something. When doc Huh found out about it he rushed the scan to tomorrow 8/2/07 at 1:00p.m.
A couple of things could be happening: blood clots in the lungs due to treatments or progression of the cancer. On the other hand it could be nothing. He is just making sure. Be in earnest prayer through the night. I'll post the results as soon as he is able to give tell me.
Thanks for all of your prayers and responses.