Terence Luttrell-was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer at 46 in July 2009:PSA 431 & Gleason score 9. The diagnosis was advanced stage of the disease; Prognosis:6-18 months to live & came as a complete shock. Terence passed away after fighting for 37 months as the sun rose on Sunday August 19,2012.
Our family is learning how to pass through trying times, allowing it to challenge us in our faith growing in Christ & painstakingly learning how to live above the effects of cancer!
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 need...as we trust in Him it washes away the feelings of fear and helpleness.