Home » Uncategorized » Not Curable

Not Curable

My doctor wanted me to affirm that I understood the outcome of Multiple Myeloma. While not curable, its progress can be slowed. I will have big decisions to make regarding treatment in July, and he did not want me making them based on inaccurate understanding. I appreciate that. 

We all have big decisions to make in life, and we all face adversities of every kind. I am not isolated from that. I find both strength and peace because my faith is grounded and sure on the Rock of Ages— built on a solid foundation with Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone. The following verses from Hebrews 4:14-16 have kept my attention over the years: “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have One who has been tempted in every way, just as we are— yet He did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” To that, I give a hearty “Amen!”

This past week has been usual in that I had treatments and labs. It was unusual in that I visited the Transplant Center at Methodist down in the Medical Center-Houston. All was well. I was impressed with the time the specialist spent with me. I am well armed to make future decisions.

I was fatigued more than usual this past week and had several days when I was touch sensitive. I could be touched, but it set off inner vibrations that were odd feeling, to say the least. I felt every jolt and move, even the dividers on the highway as we drove to and from the Conroe Cancer Center.

Tomorrow, Monday, starts Round 2 of my immunomonoclonal targeted therapy. It is one day at a time.

Praise Report: Affirmation from the specialist (second opinion doctor) that my treatment is spot on. Finished Round 1 without major complications. I have at least three more to go.

Prayer Request: Steadfastness as treatments, doctors, etc. gobble up my days—I am not good at sitting still or waiting. Withdrawal from people is torturous for me. It is my current reality.


  1. Phyllis says:

    Oh Wayne, what a trial journey you are on. Praying for peace and comfort as you go through this. After Bobs fall I couldn’t touch him either but his was nerve damage. I feel for Kathy too! Prayer for you both and your family.

  2. Pixie says:

    Wayne, Mike and I pray for your complete healing and recovery. Blessings to you and Kathy!!❤️

  3. Dee Terry says:

    You are in our daily prayers. Steadfast, patience and comfort. 🙏

  4. Eva Gerhardt says:

    Praying for your health and that the next treatments are without major complications. Also Praying for your patience and strength. I know you are a people person and that this is very difficult for you. With God’s help you can do this.

  5. Loretta Blendermann says:

    Praying 🙏🏻 your continued treatments are tolerable for you. Praising 🙌 your first was tolerated well without too many side effects. Continued prayers 🙏🏻 for you and Kathy. That God gives you both a measure of exactly what you need to get through this together, that you feel His presence and His peace and comfort.

  6. Sherrie Meicher says:

    I pray and think about you both. I am here if I may be of assistance. I have always had the greatest admiration, respect and love ❤️ for you both! You’ve had a great influence on my life!

  7. My dear, I keep you in my prayers and knowing your strong faith it helps me to accept and pray knowing you will recieve Gods grace and healing through this and your in his hands. Love to you and Kathy.

  8. Brenda Bibrrdorf says:

    Wayne and Kathy
    I think about and pray for both of you having to go through this trial. I’m confident that you two are well equipped mentally and spiritually to make the best of this. Your tribe of support, I’m sure, is very large. God’s blessings to you both and may He lay a healing hand on you Wayne. ❤️Brenda Biberdorf

  9. Chad & Susan Stuhr says:

    Prayers for strength and endurance during this trial. One day at a time! Hugs and love to you both.

  10. Jan Baughman says:

    Wayne, this is Jan and Charlie who live next door to Melissa and Randy. I want you to know that we are walking on your journey with you through your blog. What an obstacle that has been placed before you. What do people do who do not know Jesus when they encounter situations like this? May God bless and keep you and Kathy. May His face shine upon you both, and grant you peace.

  11. Kathy Hazlett says:

    Please keep your wonderful positivity and your faithfulness. My husband & I have both had various cancers over the years and I truly believe prayers & your mental attitude can work miracles in prolonging life. None of us know when we will be called so keep living your best life. You will be in my continued prayers 🙏🏻

  12. Linda Zimmerman says:

    Your steadfast faith is an inspiration to us all.
    Keep up your positive attitude. You are telling your storm how big your God is.
    We all love you and Kathy and our prayers are daily.
    Linda Zimmerman

  13. Mitch & Priscilla Klintworth & family says:

    We all pray for the best outcome possible. Love and hugs.

  14. Janice says:

    Praying that God leads and directs you in the path that is meant for you!
    I remember my NP telling me that MM would probably shorten my life and I understand that they don’t want to mislead us! Truthfully though, my faith has always been in what God could/would do! He has sustained me all these years! I know beyond a doubt that He is the reason that I am still here! I have had a very blessed life and I am so grateful!
    You are in my thoughts and prayers and I pray God gives you
    wisdom to make the best decisions for you and your family!
    God Bless!

  15. Michele Snow says:

    Lifting you up in prayers for stanima and patience. Praying the therapy continues to work as hoped and that your body continues to tolerate it. So glad we live in a modern age where you can still interact with people digitally. Your people miss you too! ❤️
    With the love of Christ,
    Michele Snow

  16. Jerry DeFoor says:

    Wayne and Kathy, my love and prayers for God to heal your body.

  17. marthavanbuskirk says:

    You are dearly loved and supported with prayers from so many. Love your constant testimony of faith and uplifted attitude, an inspiration to us all. You are in our hearts and prayers!

  18. Linda Schaefer says:

    Praying ! Know we serve a God of miracles! 🙏🙏💖💖


    div dir=”ltr”>And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds

  19. Bill & Jo Lynn Wray says:

    Jo Lynn and I are praying for you and your family and know God has you in His arms.

  20. Deborah Julin says:

    Thank you for sharing and God bless you fir making every effort to treat what cannot be cured. What is your mailing address for cards!!

  21. Lorna Weible says:

    The isolation would be very hard for me too. I pray it’s comforting to know the God of the universe has you in the palm of His hand. Thank you for giving us specific things to pray for you as you travel this road. This week will be patience and for the treatments to continue to do their job. Also for peace in your coming decisions.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: