For those of you who have asked that I post an update, here’s the current status of things. (This is not NT related, so those of you who are not interested in my personal situation are hereby allowed to close this tab and move on! )
It appears that the third form of treatment that I’ve been on now for about 2 months has proven unsuccessful. Tomorrow I begin “plan D”—chemo. I had surgery yesterday to implant an infusion port. I’m pretty sore today from that procedure, but the biggest hassle is not being able to drive yet or to lift x lbs. (I’m sure the Dr. said something like 20#, but my wife insists that it wasn’t anywhere near that much! ), so my wife had to get up with me at 4:30 this morning and drive me to the seminary for my 6:30 am Greek class, etc.
At this point I don’t know what the routine will be, how long the chemo treatments might last, or how my body will react to such harsh treatment. But God does. That’s good enough for me.