Today was my 3rd of 34 Radiation treatments on my road to healing – 3 down, 31 to go! Photo is me standing in front of Arizona Oncology where I go each day, Monday – Friday, for treatment. Would so appreciate your continued prayers for my complete healing in Christ Jesus Name, By Whose Stripes (Wounds) I Am Healed! Praise You Lord Jesus for Healing me from this prostate cancer!
The “Road”: I finally had an annual physical early in 2013 (I hadn’t had a physical or blood work done for about 10-years! MEN, IF YOU ARE OVER 50, GET YOUR PSA CHECKED ANNUALLY – SO YOU DON’T END UP IN THE SAME BOAT AS I) and found out that my PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) was 57! I was 56 last year, and for a male my age, a PSA higher than 4.2 indicates probable prostate cancer in most cases – so mine was “Sky High!” A 12-core biopsy of my prostate revealed that ALL 12 cores were 90%-95% full of cancer! On August 19, 2013, Dr. Al Borhan performed a Da Vinci Robotic Radical Prostatectomy removing my prostate and surrounding tissues.
Post-surgery pathology revealed that the cancer had spread outside the prostate into surrounding tissues and in 2-of-10 Lymphnoeds removed during surgery. So we have to go after the remaining cancer aggressively to attempt to kill all the cancer.
Some Good News is that 6-weeks after having my prostatectomy, my PSA dropped from 57 down to 1! Praise Jesus! But since I no longer have a prostate, it should be zero, or at least below 0.1 (below 0.1 means no cancer is detectable).
On October 15, 2013, I began Lupron Hormone Therapy – one shot every 6-months for 18-months. Lupron blocks the production of Testosterone, prostate cancer feeds on Testosterone, thus by removing Testosterone you starve the prostate cancer. Man, the “hot flashes” though that accompany hormone therapy are miserable! About every 30-minutes here comes another hot flash! Oh, one other side-effect of the hormone therapy is that I now wear high-heels and carry a purse! JUST JOKING! I don’t really carry a purse!
30-days after beginning the hormone therapy, my PSA dropped from 1.0 down to 0.7! Thank You Jesus! 6-weeks later on December 30, 2013, my PSA had dropped to 0.2! Glory to God! I just had my PSA done on Friday, January 24, 2014, and it’s down to 0.1! Thank You, thank You, thank You Jesus!
However, even though Lupron hormone therapy is an effective tool against prostate cancer, it is not enough to completely kill all the cancer cells. Therefore, on Monday of this week, January 27, I began my Radiation therapy. This is it folks – this is the last tool in the toolbelt that can kill every single cancer cell – so thank you for joining your Faith with mine in believing for my complete, total and permanent healing in Jesus Name!
If you too are battling a life-threatening disease or even desire healing from a cronic condition, below are some Healing Scriptures that I encourage yu to print and read aloud regularly (“Faith comes by hearing the Word of God” – Romans 10:17):
Psalms 118:17 (KJV)
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
– Believe the report of the Lord! (Prophesied to me by 2 witnesses on Sunday, June 16, 2013, Father’s Day)
Psalms 30:2-4 (KJV)
2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psalms 91:15-16 (KJV)
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
Psalms 103:1-5 (NKJV)
1 Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalms 107:20-22 (KJV)
20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. 21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Exodus 15:26 (KJV)
26…for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Jeremiah 17:14 (NKJV)
14Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.
Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
4Surely he hath borne our diseases, and carried our sicknesses: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Matthew 8:13-17 (KJV)
13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Mark 9:23-24 (NKJV)
23Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV)
17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV)
8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.
3 Jon 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
James 5:14-16 (KJV)
14Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.