I talked with Pastor Golden Davis today and got an update. He is still recuperating at home from surgery: limping around his house, but doing very well. The doctors were able to determine that Golden had stage 3 cancer.
It’s a good-news, not-so-good-news thing:
THE GOOD NEWS — The surgery went great. As far as the doctors can see, Golden is now cancer-free! (Praise God for that!) His doctor, who is reportedly the #2 doc in the country on this type of cancer, says there’s a 90% chance it will never come back again.
THE NOT-SO-GOOD NEWS — The doctor recommends that Golden have both chemo and radiation to eliminate the other 10% chance (i.e. renegade cells that might have moved beyond his tumor to somewhere else in his body).
THE NEXT STEPS — Golden has to meet with specialists in chemo and radiation to determine what might be involved, then make a final decision on whether to do so within 2 weeks. If he goes this route, he will be "out-of-commission" through September (if not October).
THE PRAYER REQUESTS
- Healing from the surgery
- Being 100% cancer-free
- Wisdom about (& coping with) chemo & radiation
Would you take a 1-2 minute break right now and pray for Golden and his family? Thanks so much.