Encouraging news

Hey folks

It was a long day, but it wound up very encouraging.

The MRI showed very little tumor growth, and the CT scans showed no other visible disease in my body. I’m so relieved by this news, because I’ve been off treatment for 8 weeks, and the treatment had become ineffective for a long while before we stopped. Whew!

In other news, I learned that the treatment protocol will eventually only require me to be in Nashville every three weeks, which is less frequently than before (every 2 weeks). The first few months will be busy, but, provided all goes well, the travel will become much more manageable.

Oh, and did I tell you that I will only be taking pills (no infusion) and that the side effects are expected to be minor?

Kim and I are thrilled by this news.

I start the Monday after Thanksgiving. We’ll pray that my health remains stable.

I had several reasons to be discouraged before this trip, and I was pretty nervous today. I’m honestly shocked by the good news. It has to be a God thing. I’m humbly thanking the Lord.

Thanks everyone for the support!

I needed a picture, so I took an eye-selfie after getting them dialated this afternoon (the study requires periodic eye exams). Fun fun.

God bless


17 Comments Add yours

  1. billyfindlay says:


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  2. Elaine says:

    Praise the Lord!!


  3. Katy Van Wyk says:

    Yayayayayayayay!! (also that eye pic is horrifying). So happy for you and Kim and family. We love you guys!


    1. dbrentw26 says:

      Thanks Katy. Have a wonderful time with David!


  4. Great news, Brent! We’re happy for you and your family.

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  5. Kathryn Baird says:

    Thanks for the update! Encouraging news for you all and those who love you and your family.

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  6. Mark Mills says:

    Encouraging news indeed.
    I have to admit…
    I liked “Dust and Gold”
    Better than Screwtape
    Call me crazy
    Your better than C.S.Lewis

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  7. Amy McChain Yarem says:

    Elated to here of this much deserved blessing! Praying all the news going forward is only the good kind!

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  8. pmnesbit says:

    Praising our mighty God with you and yours! Patsy

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  9. NANCY H PERRINE says:

    A very positive turn…know it is hard to enjoy and immerse in this positivity yet, but soak it in and let it give you armor for the upcoming regimen…. this is absolutely great news.

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  10. Sherry says:

    I know it is a God thing! I am putting a coin in our “blessing pot” for you today. We pray for you daily. Love to all and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Marilyn Hill says:

    Great News!! We all have much to celebrate this Thanksgiving!! God Bless

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  12. Nancy and Larry says:



  13. Nancy and Larry says:

    Brent, your latest report has made us unbelievably happy for you and your family! This is our very first posting because we are not as gifted as you are with the right words but you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Mark Baine says:

    Great news!


  15. Hal Farnsworth says:

    The prayers continue. So thankful you keep us updated so we know how to pray. Love you, brother.


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