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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More News.

21/12/2010 was a long day!
We went into town yesterday to prepare for my appointment. The appointment was at 8:00 a.m. The first one of the day. I Spent last night with Chanda,Jason and the Grand kids,watching trucker shows, telling bad jokes and playing Nintendo. I even managed to eat a bit of junk food.

Neither of us slept very well but I can assure you that we were resting in Psalm 29:11:
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Up at seven,down to the Health science by 7:50 am,and sitting with three doctors and a nurse practitioner by 8:20. Every thing running as smooth as silk.

Once again,I sat in the Green Chair ( The chair of honour), and again I was given the freezing spray, that tastes like something from another planet, and poked and prodded .

The bottom line?

* Your tumour was a BIG none
* It healed funny and left a lot of tissue behind.
* It's all so nice and soft.
* We think the Cancer is gone...NO GUARANTEE THOUGH!
* We certainly don't want to complicate your life by an invasive biopsy or surgery.
* We will keep a close eye on this for a while.
*Go and have a great Christmas!
* See you in two weeks.

The battle with Cancer never ends. I know the stress of visiting doctors with loved ones,and how anxiety rises when the appointment draws near . I know that every change,every ache and pain will be suspect. I know that Cancer may present itself again,and at any time....but that is true for all of us.

I am very thankful.
I am Humbled by all the love and Care I received,
I have been Changed once again by a cold earthly reality that invaded my life.
I have been changed in ways I don't even know yet!

I know that our new "Normal" is going to be very different.
It's a bit scary,but I think ....far more exciting. I am going to continue to heal - I will see the doctors regularly and I will live the gift of life to the fullest.
I will serve my Church and My Risen Lord.

Thank you for all the love.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

This blog entry dedicated to my Friend Jim Burry, who went to join the Lord yesterday as I was travelling to St. John's.
Peace my Brother.


Anonymous said...

I think that will be the best Christmas gift ever. I am so happy for you and Karen and all your family. I have been checking facebook all day to see an update. Thank you. hugs to both of you. Karen

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear the news......The Lord has a plan for your life that you may not even know at present......Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year......Blessed be the name of the Lord!!!!......Love Art & Violet!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats great news to hear.God is not finished with you yet here on this earth. He has great plans for you. Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year to you and your family

Gertie Hodder

Anonymous said...

A chorus that I love comes to mind....."WHAT A HEALING JESUS".....Merry Christmas John and Karen.

Anonymous said...

if there was any better news than this someone kept it for himself.... now a coffee a beer and a couple of tears.. happy ones

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. Merry Christmas to you and your family and may the new year be filled with all good things!! Love & prayers. Shirley & Winston

Anonymous said...

That is the best Christmas gift you could have given me, Rev. John you are one great man. Merry Christmas to you and your family. God bless you and your family. Your friend Corwin

Anonymous said...

Amen! What wonderful news. Wishing you and yours peace and joy at Christmas and always.
Heather G.

Parson of Salvage said...

"Normal?" Nothing has ever been normal with you John - but it has always been thoughtful. Peace to you. And continue to make a "Joyful Noise!"
The Child of Bethlehem rejoices.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again God for answering prayers!Our hearts are again lighter and Pat and I rejoice with the news and wish you and your family a very happy christmas!!

Anonymous said...

that's such great news Rev.John!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rev. Watton: Just finished reading your lastest update and so glad the news was alot better than the last time. I knew it would be. I'm sure with each doctors visit the news will only keep getting better. I hope you are enjoying your Christmas and managing to eat some turkey. Lots of gravy makes it go down easier. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Christmas and have a Happy New Year. I'm hoping that the coming year will be alot better for the both of us. Take care and God Bless.
Darlene Blagdon

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. God Bless you, Karen and family. Best wishes for the New Year

DJ said...

Praise the Lord, it is good news to hear and I thank you for sharing this praise report.
Keep doing what your doing..your writings are leaving quite an impact on me; I am humbled by your vulnerability and frankness. I see a light in a darkness that not all of us who would have completely embraced; as you have. I'll keep praying...
I love the anchor you hold unto Rev John, simply there are no other options....

Anonymous said...

I hope you continue to do well.... this blog hasn't been updated in quite some time and just wondering how you are doing. Continued prayers for yourself and your family.... May God's healing hands keep you healthy!