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  • Writer's pictureJack Hager

Cancer Sucks - I Feel (too) Good!

The diagnosis came about a month ago...

Myeloma (with a dash of kidney disease).

Two weeks of treatment (shot-of-chemo-in-the-belly) and one week 'off' later:

Now, today, Monday June 12 I return to the twice-weekly shots.

AND begin taking a daily chemo pill.

I am praying the chemo-cocktails (I guess they aren't baptist?) do the job assigned them by the oncologist. I further pray they play well together.

Thus far the biggest side-effect is an extremely dry mouth.

I'd like that to be the case after I start the pill.

Yeah, you can pray to that end.

"So how are you feeling, Jack?" Great. Maybe too great? I do take steroids once weekly...that may give me a buzz...maybe some of the other meds also...or maybe the five gallons of water they make me drink daily (that may be a slight exaggeration).

But here is the main reason(s) I feel good:

"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh 8.10

"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." Isaiah 12.2

"He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless." "He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless." Isaiah 40.29

"ALL things (methinks cancer is part of 'all') work together for good..." Romans 8.28

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73.26

You may call me cocky as you wish. But I have a sanctified superiority complex: Greater is He that is in me..." According to the Word of God I am not simply a conqueror...I am more than a conqueror(Romans 8.37)"

So, at the risk of offending some, I am not "claiming the victory." I already have the victory. Either the cancer goes into remission or I "pass away."

I know to where I will "pass away."

I pray you have that assurance.

If not...I'd love to talk with you...not pressure with you.

I hate texting. So call me at 816-261-1881.

Join me in feeling (way?) good!

I'm striving to rejoice always.

Hearing for you would make me....happy!

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