I've been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had an elevated PSA when I had my annual physical in late August. A follow on PSA test in late November was further elevated. I had a prostate biopsy last Monday (1/11) and received the results yesterday (1/18). I also had CAT scan yesterday. It is deemed an intermediate risk cancer with the recommendation to address the issue without waiting. I have 2 appointments upcoming next week: Monday with a radiologist who specializes in cancer. And then on Wednesday with a urologist surgeon. Based upon those meetings, we will be making a decision.Comments:
- John Piper: Don't Waste Your Cancer is a helpful read.
- Prior to receiving the news yesterday, Kathee and I resolved to praise the Lord no matter what the diagnosis. The Biblical basis for this is found in Habakkuk 3:17-18, "Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation."
- Romans 8:28 is still in the Bible ... it was there yesterday and it is there today!
- I am confident that the Lord will accomplish His will in my life and in 46 years of being a Christian, He has never disappointed me!