Preamble: 11 May 2016, first checkup with the GP, and one month since returning to work. I go to see my oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto on 25 May 2016 for my first follow up visit.
PSALM 103 [The Message]
1-2 O my soul, bless God.
From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!
O my soul, bless God,
don’t forget a single blessing!
3-5 He forgives your sins—every one.
He heals your diseases—every one.
He redeems you from hell—saves your life!
He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown.
He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal.
He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
Really great news to hear
It has been ten weeks since my last radiation treatment at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. I took six weeks to recover from the radiation, and have now been to work one month. I made an appointment to see my GP, and so I went to see him as soon as he had an opening to see me.
I last saw my GP in the middle of May last year. It was a the time when everyone thought it was simply an abscess. We followed all the protocols and he referred me to a surgeon to drain the abscess. It was at the beginning of this growth that turned out to be a hybrid cancerous tumor that grew out of my chest.
I had some blood work done back then in 2015, and I recently had blood work and testing done again this past month, as I have now returned to work. I have been at work a full month now and I feel incredibly well. My life is full and rich and abundant and I am extremely blessed by God, by my family and friends and my work place.
Today my GP confirmed that I am doing very well in all aspects. He was especially concerned with what I had gone through last year with the discovery of the cancer and the whole length of time it took to get me in to have surgery. He was quite emotional and very supportive of me. He showed me my test results and they are the best results which he has ever seen since he became my GP a decade ago. So I was pretty jacked sitting there beside him reviewing the results on his desktop Mac computer.
He did a comparative of the results of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Back in 2014 I had ketone readings. My 2015 and 2016 readings did not have those same readings. My blood was normal with a reading of 154 in 2014, and it plummeted in 2015 when I was fighting cancer. My blood returned to normal in 2016, again to 154. What was striking were two findings. One was my kidney function had been 54 in 2014 and went up to 75 in 2015, and in 2016 they were 97, which to the GP was remarkable. He said this was due to my organic diet and exercise regimen. The other reading was in my blood sugar. My reading was 067 which was excellent. So my GP is extremely well pleased, as am I.
I am just so thankful to God, and to my family, my church family, and all my friends, and friends on FB and Twitter who have supported me. Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers, especially the last year. I just wanted to share this great news!
Peace and grace to all of you!
~ Samuel Buick