Thursday, August 26, 2010

TOKAI drawing to a close

 Terence   8.26.10                                                                                                                                                                                                       The clinical trial I am on is drawing to a close (TOK-001).  Hard to believe.  I waited for some time to get on it, and now it is almost over.  My PSA is still on the rise.  Now what?
 On Sept. 3 I am scheduled to have my last apppointment with the trial team. I am having
bone scans, CT scans and more blood draws to conlcude the trial.  We will see how effective TOK-001 was on the cancer cells.  The scans will show the doctors what the cancer is doing.

For almost 14 months Sherry and I have faced the effects of a disease that can be devastating.
It has truly tried to take ahold of every part of our lives, and now we face the ultimate "What if".
 What if  the cancer has gotten worse?  What if there are no other options?
Times like these can make us feel helpless and hopeless.

Yet, the good word in Psalm 33 tells me that "my soul waits (hopes) in the Lord; He is my help and shield.  For my heart will rejoice in Him, because I have trusted in your Holy name.  Let your mercy O' Lord be upon me, just as I hope in you".

So, we know that God is our helper in this time of we trust in Him it washes away the feelings of  fear and helpleness.

Thanks for your prayers and support.



  1. No words can express, how I feel right now. I have for a long time, been thinking about the "what if's" for you. All, everyone can do, is not only pray, but continue to give you the love and support that you need. I would do anything to help out. Travis

  2. Thank-you Travis! How encouraing that is to know.
    Times like this, I am so blessed to know we have family and friends that pray.

  3. INNNNNNNNN Him we live. We move. We haveeeeeeeee our beeeeeeeing. All things are possible for those who beeeeelieve Him. "To BE" - present tense verb. Right here. Right now. NOW faith is: beeeeing sure of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. Beeee blessed with His life In YOU. Infused by the light of His presence. Spirit to spirit, flooding your soul, and into your body. Look not at what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary (What's on the scans & lab work). What is unseen is eternal.

  4. I love you guys and you are always in my prayers!

    Karla <3

  5. Psalm 61
    To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument.A Psalm of David.
    1 Hear my cry, O God;
    Attend to my prayer.
    2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
    When my heart is overwhelmed;
    Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    3 For You have been a shelter for me,
    A strong tower from the enemy.
    Job 28:10 (New King James Version)

    10 He cuts out channels in the rocks,
    And his eye sees every precious thing.

    Psalm 89:25-27 (New King James Version)

    25 Also I will set his hand over the sea,
    And his right hand over the rivers.
    26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
    My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
    27 Also I will make him My firstborn,
    The highest of the kings of the earth.

    Above all things ABBA loves you!! hug hug hug