I saw my chemo doc yesterday to figure out our plan going forward. Since I had reactions to both drugs they were giving me, he decided to give my body a week to get back to “normal”. I was frustrated at first – not wanting to delay ANYTHING right now. But, the new plan is to go with just one drug, and do it on Mondays. I’ll really only lose a few days in the mix. I can work with that. Meanwhile, this week I only have the burning, with none of the poison. Sounds like a good week to me. I plan to make the most of it!

This will shift my schedule a bit. I was trying to get a lot of work done on Mondays and Tuesdays, now that will shift to later in the week. I guess the part I have had the hardest time adjusting to is having no control over anything. I am a planner, a scheduler, a task-oriented implementer. All of that is out the window. Last week, Peggy said “I guess we just have to take it one day at a time.” To which I replied, “I don’t think we can plan that far out – how about an hour at a time.”

A big deal for me this week is trying to record a message that can be played at our annual meeting in late October. I am anticipating that I won’t have enough voice to do it live. I hate watching myself on video. Every time I do, I just want to quit ever speaking in public. But I have what I feel is an important message about bringing churches together. So it will just have to do.

If you are the praying type – Please pray that my body will accept the new chemo drug without any reactions so we can wind this thing up and kill the beast in my neck.



  1. Thinking of you and Peggy. Praying your new plan will work better and provide you a more effective treatment. Hang in there little brother.

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