One more…

Wednesday marked eight weeks since I was diagnosied with cancer. Wow, we’ve survived three surgeries and the first three weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Lisa is my encourager, coach, nurse and protector. She truly is a Proverbs wife (Proverbs 18:22). The boys have patiently allowed me to heal, rest and keep me laughing. I’ve installed an incredible board of directors and a world-class president for Digital Lightbridge. I have my legal and financial obligations in order. My beloved staff is executing their responsibilities with excellence and exceeding client expectations. Our friends have given us energy to fight and endure this strange season in our lives.

We’ve met many hurting people throughout our travels in and out of medical offices who not only seem to have no hope they appear to only focus on their disease. I thank the Lord that He is allowing me to have the perspective that He is in control and is working out His purposes in, with and through me (and most of the time and I an obstinate servant). I’m glad He uses me anyway.

Late next week, I’ll be spending the night at Mease Countryside Hospital to have a feeding tube procedure. Typically, that’s an outpatient surgery, but due to my unique, internal neck anatomy (post neck dissection) they want to monitor me a little closer. The feeding tube is to help with the esophagus irritation that I am experiencing due to the daily radiation treatments. My weight is presently stable but food is increasing becoming a challenge.

I’m very glad to have the weekend to rest without doctor’s visits, injections or “the mask”.

Thank you to everyone who encourages me and my family with your random acts of kindness!

Love, abide and press on, Rich

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4 thoughts on “One more…

  1. Rich – There is hardly a moment throughout the last 8 weeks that I have not prayed for you and your family multiple times per day. May The Lord give you strength, healing, and a peace that transcends the circumstances.

    2 Corinthians 12:9
    And He said unto me, My grace is sufficent for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

    For His Glory, In Love,

    -Tim

  2. Dear Rich,

    You and your family continue to be in our prayers. Even though I know you know, your team at DLB loves you and emulates you. They are daily pressing on toward nothing less than excellence. You and them are a brightly shining light. Thank you!

    In Him,

    dave

  3. Hey Rich,

    Glad to hear everything is coming together as planned. Minnie and I pray for you daily and I have you on my mind all the time. Here’s something I got from Edwin the other day: “The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.” That’s psalm 34:17. I believe, I know, God is going to deliver you and Lisa out of all your troubles Rich. We are all praying and believing He is able and will complete His good work in you. Thanks for the posts, we all love to hear from you and how you are doing. Pressing On Bro,
    Marty

  4. Rich,

    The whole 33 Hope team – your partners, your friends – send you our love and prayers as you press on. Robin, Mike, Paul and Chris are really getting it done! I really enjoyed meeting Ron yesterday,too, and I know he will be a great help. Do what your nurse (Lisa) says and know that we stand with you, under God, in every moment of your journey back to full health.

    Much LOVE,

    Eddie and the 33 Hope Team

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