Monday, August 25, 2008

Quick update

I mentioned having pain in my right hip in my last entry. Since that post, the pain has been very intense at times, affecting my walking. I expect this is probably muscular and caused by sitting in one spot for so much of the day and night. Dr. Gilbert is concerned, though, and wants to make sure that the cancer has not spread.

Today at 530, I am scheduled for MRI of the hips and pelvis along with an x-ray of the right femur.

I do not believe this is cancer, but I would still appreciate your prayers. Obviously, there is a certain bit of alarm associated with your doctor ordering tests to rule out spread of cancer.

God remains in control, though, and I will place my trust in Him by asking that he protect me from any spread of this cancer. I continue to ask that He heal me completely if it is according to His will, but first and foremost, I pray that He be glorified in my response to this challenge. It's all about Jesus - everything, always.

Thank you for your prayers.

Also, thank you for praying faithfully for the others I have mentioned here. Robert Marascalco now has a Caring Bridge site where you can keep up with his progress. I have added a link in my links section. Please visit when you can. He and his family would be very appreciative.

A dear supporter sent me a card in the mail that said, "Don't worry about tomorrow ... God is already there." I love that! It cited Jeremiah 29:11. Look that one up if you don't know it - you'll be glad you did. Have a wonderful day.

9 comments:

Amy said...

I've been in continual prayer since I read your update yesterday afternoon.

catherine said...

Daniel,
I am praying for you. I have worked several years with oncology patients and seen great joy in those times despite many challenges. God is with you and walking by your side. If you have not read it already, get Don Piper's book "90 Minutes in Heaven". One of my patients informed me of this book and I found comfort and meaning in it.

Kitty Azar Grimsley (OL 95)

Anonymous said...

Daniel,

I just heard the most recent news, and I wanted to tell you that I love you and we're asking everyone we know to pray hard.

Chris Clift

WDCjen said...

Daniel, My heart and mind are praying for you to sense and know the Father's presence. Love you

tuquer said...

Daniel -
Thanks to Travis and Jenny, I got the news on Facebook today. I saw your name and thought we could reminisce about All-sing or other BSU days. However, I'm honored to pray for you in this time. Your courage has already inspired me.
In Christ,
Brian Tucker

Anonymous said...

Daniel,
I just heard the recent update of your cancer spreading and I just wanted to let you know that the Christian Mixers Bowling League has been praying for you all summer since finding out about your cancer.
We are standing in faith with you and believing for your healing and strength for you each day and for your family.
Keep standing on God's Word and promises that he has for you to get you through each day. We love you all and continue to lift you and your family up in prayer each day.
Kathy Key
Christian Mixers Bowling League

Anonymous said...

I am a good friend of Beth and Travis....I will be praying for you.

Tammy said...

Daniel,
Please know that you are so very much in our thoughts and prayers. I love you dear friend. Thank you for being such an inspiration and spiritual warrior. We will continue to lift you up... pray without ceasing. God is still in control. You and your testimony have touched so many lives. Your MS family is in deep prayer and will continue..
In Him
Tammy

Jerry said...

Daniel,
You're in our thoughts and prayers. You are an inspiration to many, and I hope that many will find God through you. May God Bless you.

Jerry Becker