I hate cancer. But today I claim another victory. My six-month checkup went very well. My PSA remains low, only 0.6. This is milestone number 6 along the journey of my recovery, which started on April 26, 2013 with my diagnosis.
I celebrate because God has seen fit to bless me with a wonderful loving wife and family, a fabulous urologist (Dr. Michael Myers) and awesome radiology-oncologist (Dr. Richard Freeman), and many prayer warriors. Because God has touched my body, I rejoice in that I am beating this disease and that my side-effects have been minimal to none. I am truly blessed by God beyond words, and I thank Him daily for my good health.
I am here for a reason and purpose, and that is to glorify God by loving all people and making disciples. I am constantly searching for ways that I can serve God through my cancer. I have become an encourager to newly-diagnosed men, and I pray for them and their families. My cancer also serves to remind me that, even though I am healthy now, I am compelled to devote my to serving Him. I want to be a better disciple. I want to be a better husband, father and grandfather. I want to make more disciples.
In all things, God’s grace is sufficient for me. I hope that no one I know would suffer with cancer. But I am confident for those who will, God will supply His grace to see us through it.