Friday, February 03, 2006

I am returning!!

Good news

I saw my G P on Wednesday and he has given me the OK to return to work on light duties, and to drive again.
This will be a phased return to work, and will include a few days recuparation in Bournemouth, again I'm so grateful to God for the miracle, Amen

Thanks also to the many many friends who have sent cards, visited and phoned, its great to be part of the "BIG" family of God and to have felt the love and support of so many. I am pround to be part of such a caring community.

love Tony

Friday, January 20, 2006

Our God is a great BIG God, and He holds me in his hands!!!!

This morning I had an appointment with Dr Tahir the oncologist, at Broomfield Hospital, and heard very good news. He said he had spoken with Mr Ross, the surgeon, reviewed all the reports and histology and all agreed that the tumour had been contained in the bowel had not spread. After further discussion it was agreed that as Chemo would only add 2% benefit (because I already have an excellent chance of complete recovery) that any further treatment would not be required.

I am now to be involved in a 5-year follow up programme which will involve blood test, CT scans, etc.

I have been reminded that I must still be careful, not drive for a few weeks and not return to work for a few weeks yet.

Thanks again for all your love, prayers and support, "to God be the glory for the things He has done"

Tony

Monday, January 16, 2006

Wonderful News!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Praise the Lord!!!

Today I have received a letter from my Consultant Surgeon with the results of histology.

Mr Ross says "I am pleased to say that the analysis confirms that the tumour had been satisfactorily removed by surgery. No evidence of involvement of the lymph glands we removed has been seen, which is excellent, and in these circumstances I doubt you will need further treatment".

I will still have to see the Oncologist Dr. Tahir but this will be part of the follow up programme for cancer patients.

This is great news, my recovery has been quite miraclous and now to have this news is wonderful.

I am so grateful to the Lord for His love and healing touch on my life, and extremely grateful for all your prayers, love and support, as well.

I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness
because your promises are backed by all the honour of your name.
When I pray you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
Psalm 138: 2 - 3

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

On the Road to Recovery!

Hi Everybody,

I'm doing OK, eating well, and able to take a little walk each day. Thank you for all your phone calls, cards and letters, I have had nearly 120. Thanks also for the many gifts of flowers, fruit, chocolate, pies, books etc.
God has been so good and I'm feeling stronger everyday. I have heard from the Hospital and have an appointment to visit the outpatients clinic on February 8th where I expect to hear the results of histology and future treatment if necessary.

In one of my recent Daily Readings, the writer was quoting from 1Timothy 6 : 18 " Be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share". So many of you have demonstrated these qualities of Christian living to us in recent days, and we've appreciated your love so much

God Bless you

Tony

Friday, January 06, 2006

Thanks a Million!!!

Hi Everybody

I'm back !!!! and able again to write this blog. Thanks to Helen who has kept you all up-to-date with my progress, and the stories happening around me. As you know I came home Tuesday, each day I'm feeling stronger, I'm still quite weak need a couple of sleeps each day, but able to get up and have a very very short walk most days.

Thanks a million for your prayers, cards, phone calls, balloon; flowers and fruit baskets.

God's presence and power has been so real and only having to spend 7 nights in hospital an obvious testimony to his restoring power.

These verses from Ps. 138 have been a real source of strength to both Bren and myself during the last couple of weeks and I want to share them with you.


I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness
because your promises are backed by all the honour of your name.
When I pray you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need.
Psalm 138: 2 - 3

Of all of God's qualities his Love and Faithfulness perhaps are the things we've valued the most, certainly the last stanza has proved to be true in my case, when I've prayed I have been encouraged by finding my strength being hourly renewned. What a wonderful God we serve!!

Next week I will be ready for visitors - but could I ask that you ring before coming just to check we have not got a house full.

Thanks again for all your Love and concern for me and Bren and our family.



Pastor Tony

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

He's Home!

Dad came home this morning, the nursing staff were so pleased with his progress.
He is very tired and the hospital have stressed that him going home must be an extension of the kind of rest he had on the ward, it will be a while before he fully recovers, mum is also tired so they both need to 'crash out' a bit!!
So again we thank God for everything, we thank you for your love and prayers, I will soon have to hand back the blog to the man himself but it is a pleasure to report to you such amazing answer to prayer, we have loved reading your brilliant comments, so funny and encouraging and we know many others have shown care also for which we are thankful,
May God Bless you loads,

Psalm 118 v 24
This is the day the Lord has made,
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Amen!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Nearer The Door!

Dad is now in a different part of the ward, as he is doing so well he does not need such close attention from nursing staff, hoping this is nearer to going home, everything is as it should be and we continue to thank God.