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It’s been a while since I blogged and often I conclude that I don’t have anything of interest to say. However, I’ve had a number of comments asking how I am and so I thought I would give you an update with apologies to those who’ve heard the information many ties before.

The battle for normal blood sugar has been won but it leaves me injecting insulin each day for the present. The three injections of interferon each week carry on relentlessly and the side effects vary from very little to more significant. Indeed over the past couple of weeks I’ve experienced nausea in a way I’d not experience it before. The fatigue continues unabated. And I can’t get through most days without a nap, (I know some of you are saying, so what’s new, but somehow this is different) However, I have much to be thankful for. Recently we were introduced t to a website dealing specifically with melanoma patients. When I read the experiences of folk who had the exact same treatment as me, I realize that despite what I am experiencing, God has protected me in remarkable ways. I know it is trite, but we take one day at a time and I am eternally grateful both for the protection of God and the gift of my amazing wife who manages to always be there. Some have enquired how much longer the treatment lasts well we have done 5 of 12 months and are scheduled to finish in December 2010!

The church continues to be unceasingly supportive and encouraging and by God’s grace, I’ve not had to miss a Sunday’s preaching yet.

I have been preaching a series based on Max Lucado’s book Fearless. It has been so appropriate for me as this cancer has been my greatest fear and now God has given me peace in reminding me that I don’t have to fear because He’s in control. Thank you so much, every single one of you for your prayers, we are conscious of them daily. Please don’t stop!

Posted May 11, 2010 by jolm15 in Uncategorized

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