However, if it turns out to be more then a common cold…

Well I had been wondering what would be next in this whole journey. In my last post I talked confidently about my common cold. I was lovingly castigated by someone close to me for making an assumption like I did when I didn’t have any medical testing done. Well, my doctor wanted to be cautious and so he scheduled a test. Lo and behold I came back positive for covid. Now whether the cold weakened my system so that I came down with covid or if it was covid all along who knows. I did think in a rather perverse kind of way how funny it would be if after all of the concerns about surviving two cancers I ended up dying of covid. While I am not intending on dying from this just now, I do feel pretty roughed up. Except for my chest, breathing, tiredness, and chills I am fine And I feel exhausted all the time. But on Monday the doctor has me scheduled for a special infusion procedure; one hour being on an IV line receiving antibodies and then two hours of observation making sure I respond well to all of that. That is the same treatment President Trump received and my doctor is anticipating as dramatic results for me. Karen has also been tested today and hopefully we will have results back by Sunday. The bigger issues are involved with our grandchildren who Karen has been caring for. Now there’s issues of them being quarantined and missing school. It is hard for Karen too as we had lots of activities with friends scheduled and now, they are all cancelled. She is such a gem in her loving and sacrificial care for me.

We had a pleasant phone call from a friend we had made 20 some years ago. He is of African background and so brought a different perspective 2 all the accumulation of illness. He is in the medical field and observed that while one cancer is normal, two cancers are highly unusual, and now with covid it seems like maybe something else is at play. He reflected that the work we are doing is important and has been blessed by God and it could not make the enemy happy. So, he was looking at these accumulated medical issues as perhaps attacks from the enemy. I am not usually inclined to think like that, but it did seem that he might have a point. If this is the case. the good news is that what we are doing is important enough to get the enemy worried and that there is the potential for even greater blessings accomplishments. We just have to survive these present difficulties.

As we go through all this we are finding your friendships so precious and are so glad that in Jesus we have a sure and certain hope. Talking on the phone is difficult so we would appreciate your texting or emails. Thanks


Darlene · January 26, 2021 at 1:19 pm

2 Timothy 4:18 (NIV)
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

presterjan · January 24, 2021 at 9:03 am

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. …that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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