AGEE1944
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Challenges, Challenges, Challenges But God!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

I have enjoyed my fellowship with the Rowdy Rebels tremendously. This past week has not been good because of my medical condition and the prognosis from Dr's. Going in to this Fall Challenge I contemplated if I would be able to participate despite what lay ahead. I started to call you, thinking that was possible, but discovered that doing so was not possible. Last week got away from me as I deliberated on the amount of purpose I'd be able to input. I went to bed, waking up around 330 am, to discover that my daily activity had not been done. That's why I decided to write and share some information.

I have been diagnosed with aggressive cancer and because of my age and medical situation, I have been told that radiation is the only modality for me at this time. I am thinking about that treatment and will be meeting with a radiation oncologist as soon as it is scheduled. I'll receive radiation 4 days a week for about 2 months. I am told the toll on my body will be debilitating. Should it metastasize hormone treatment will be added because the reward will be better then the risk. I am not worried about that but I am worried that I will not be able to give 100% to the Rowdy Rebels.

Although I am stepping over to the sidelines, you guys will still have my support. Once all the dust settles I'd like to be an addition to the team. Again, I have to decide which road to take. Do nothing until it gets worse or take the radiation. I will keep you posted.

I will still be a faithful participant with Spark People.

God is my Rock and my Salvation, whom shall I fear? I am praying for God's healing and speedy recovery. I am also praying for you and your families for peace, happiness and good health.

God loves you guys and I love you guys and there is nothing you guys can do about it.

May peace and happiness be with you all!

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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Prayers
    161 days ago
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Hugs and prayers for all you are dealing with.
    162 days ago
  • SHAKERATTLEROLL
    AGEE1944--I don't know you at all but I saw a comment you made on someone's saying something and I stopped by here. I first wanted to say my prayers for you that you may first be healed by the Lord and if HE so chooses not to then what road lies ahead that the Lord is right there helping you take each step and when it feels like you can't go on that the Lord lifts you up and holds you close. Your faith may it continue to grow and be unshakeable even in the dark times. I do pray that you have peace and joy each new day and each new night. That you can be that testimony to that one or more person/people who the Lord is leading you to.
    If you need to ever chat or need an extra prayer just let me know. I would be honored that you would even think of me to ask.
    Again I do pray that you be healed and not have to go through any of these things mentioned.

    262 days ago
  • AGEE1944
    God bless you WALLAHALLA. God is good and an ever present help in the time of need. I am holding on to His unchanging hand! He was, is and will be. May God grant you complete healing. emoticon emoticon
    278 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2020 10:59:28 PM
  • WALLAHALLA
    emoticon I just had 5 hernias repaired at the start of this challenge, which makes me feel like a liability to the team since it is so much harder to get any exercise in while I'm healing. I've been on this team long enough to know the members care far more about the individual than they do about their 'performance'. God will give you the strength to do what you can do. Praise Him for every bit without stopping to consider how big or how small. Everything He gives you the strength to do is a blessing. If He isn't giving you the strength for something it's because He knows when you need to rest. Listen to our Lord and all else will fall into place.
    278 days ago
  • AGEE1944
    Thanks for you prayers and concern. God will and can do all things but fail!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    279 days ago
  • SPARKUVU
    I am so sorry to hear of the additional challenges to your health. I know that with God by your side, you will get through this. Will add you to my prayers for health and strength. I believe wholeheartedly that while our prayers and faith are the staple that gets us through, added attitude and conviction that we can--and will-- get well makes all the difference. So, I pray for you to fill with that conviction.
    280 days ago
  • YOUNG-AT-HEART
    Phil,
    I am so sorry to hear all this sad news about your health. I can’t imagine how hard this must be for you. You are a person of strong faith and God will give you the strength you need as you go through this part of your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
    Hugs,
    Marilyn
    280 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    hugs love and prayers
    280 days ago
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