Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | September 17, 2010

Last Radiation Treatment

Today is the last day of my radiation therapy. So, this will probably be my last regular post in my journal for some time.

My next appointment with the oncologist will be in December. I will not be given a PSA blood test (the only way to detect more prostate cancer cells) until then because it might give a false positive.

Radiation does not kill the cancer cells. Hopefully, it makes them unable to reproduce. So, the three months allows time for them to die. Thank you for your concern and your prayers–and messages of support posted on my CaringBridge site.

I am taking five dozen of Ray’s Pastries (a local favorite) to my last session today. I am going to share them with the other patients and the staff. The staff has been wonderful! Please pray for those patients who still have more treatments to take. Thank you again. May the LORD bless you and keep you.

Because of Calvary,

II Corinthians 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. 7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. 8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. 9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.


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