Monday, January 5, 2009

1 more

My last radiation treatment is tomorrow. 1 more and then Lord willing I am done with treatments.
Thanks to everyone on this blog for cheering me on from the sidelines. It has been a blessing to read your words of encouragement throughout our journey.
Lara and I are excited for what the Lord has ready for us. We don't know exactly what it is yet but we are working on listening to His voice.

28 comments:

heresthediehl said...

good for you!

Karen said...

I've been praying for you ever since I heard you had cancer. Hopefully this particular journey will be over after that one last radiation treatment!!!

Karen K.
Painesville,OH

hiedi said...

Luke, I am so happy that this trial in your life is almost over. The Lord is so faithful, and I am excited to see where he takes you and Lara as well. Thanks so much for keeping us updated!

Mazakai said...

whatever it might be, it's going to be great. :] keep it up!

The Saunders Family said...

Glad to hear you are okay! Stay strong:)

CK from MI said...

Congratulations, Luke. You did it!

You’ve gone through 12-rounds of chemo, 20-something hits of radiation, Lord knows how many meds, and still seem to have maintained your strong faith & positive attitude. I’m not sure I could be as strong.

We should be thanking you for sharing your story with us and allowing us to cheer you on from the sidelines. I do find lately that when I see a beautiful sunset or sunrise, I think of your earlier blog and remind myself to stop and watch for a bit. Refreshes the spirit, somewhat, doesn’t it?

After this past “rollercoaster” of a year, I pray that the Lord provides you & Lara with a smooth road for a while. That, and clean scans! :-)

- CK

Luke Menard said...

You are the strongest man Iknow and I am so honored and happy to be your wife. God has many wonderful blessings in store for you. The journey continues....

Love,

Your wife, Lara:)

pecanpie said...

Luke, I guess this makes tonight your New Year's eve. May your New Year be the happiest healthiest yet and may your days of coping with cancer and its treatment be completely over once and for all after tomorrow. HAPPY NEW YEAR LUKE!! YOU ROCK!!

SherylNotCrow said...

Your kind and gentle spirit are so touching and refreshing Luke. I'm in the middle of watching the rerun of Season 7 AI on cable (I missed the original). You are so talented and a joy to watch perform! God is wonderful and He's made perfect in any situation, especially our struggles. There is the place you can share about God's wonder and awesomeness. Take care and best of health to you and your wife in 2009 and forward!

Gengen said...

the best luck to you Luke!

minstrel said...

dear heart....

an end and a beginning, all in one day. funny how it works like that, sometimes.

you've fought the good fight and finished THAT course, and gloria in excelsis deo for all that. may your cure be permanent, your insight keen, your strength renewed and your joy abundant.

rejoice, rest up, the path will be clear when the time comes for all to unfold.

meanwhile, keep us posted once in a while, OK? there is more to your story than this cancer deal, of this I am certain.

vaya con dios

julie, chicago

Ange said...

I watch A.I. and I like your singing. All the best and hope to hear you sing very soon!

Go Luke!

Ange

idolette said...

Luke,

Now plaster on that big smile and go after every dream you ever had. You've already proven that nothing can keep you down. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you, but I know it will be great.

Lots of love and best of wishes!

Mary<3David said...

Luke, you are in our prayers. All of us at fansofdavid.com are thinking of you. Keep the faith!

Polly said...

I'm praying for you today, I'm sure the excitement of being done and seeing god's works complete will carry you through the day. Travel safe!

cathy said...

Stay strong, Luke!

I wish you well and don't ever stop singing!

Shane said...
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Shane said...

Luke,

All my best to you and your wife moving forward in your lives. I watched you on idol and you're a stellar singer.

Anonymous said...

Many are the prayers that were said for you, and God is showing his blessings to us all. I am so happy for you! Sending prayers and good wishes for all your future plans!
~Cathie

jwipe said...

I probably should have posted 6 months ago, but better late than never. My Dad was diagnosed with stage 3 Lymphoma a year and a half ago. He has been on a macrobiotic diet for many many years, though due to medications he was on his immune system was weakened and this was the result. Against the advice of doctors, even macrobiotic counselors, he refused to do chemo in favor of a strict macrobiotic diet. Shocking the doctors, he's almost completely cured today. As you may know, very often after chemo, especially with this type of cancer, the cancer returns in some other form - I really hope that doesn't happen, but I would encourage you to start now looking into a diet like this. It's one of my resolutions this year to spread the gospel, as it were, about the ills of prescribed medications and the benefits of eating right. I really hope you'll look into this further. Good luck and good health!

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow...!

Anonymous said...

Listening to His voice - that's a skill we all need to work on.
Remember you are His and His children hear His voice.
John 10:27
Stand strong, be bold and couragous
Blessings and HUGS
Chad and Bambi

Anonymous said...

Luke,
Congratulations!You have been a real trooper thru all of your treatment! It it hard to beleive that you are now Cancer and treatment FREE! God is GOOD!
Livestrong!
Mark Your favorite cousin Kohl

the camp said...

yippie!!!!!

Becca and Marcie said...

Good Luck with everything. We all wish you a lifetime of happiness and blessings!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Luke,I'm very pleased that you are doing well and that you had a nice christmas and new years. I'm not sure if you remember but I'm Heather, I interviewed you at BBCHS and wrote the article. Mark said that he was going to send you a copy and I hope you got it and enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed hanging out with you and asking questions, some sort of random :) but I'm glad you are happy and healthy and God Bless!

Jen said...

Congrats on your last treatment! Praying it really is your last one and that the Lord has only excellent health for you from now on!!!
Our three year old daughter lifts you in prayer each week in Sunday School at CC C'ville. Whenever we ask who or what she wants to pray for at night during family prayer time, she says "Thank You God for this day and bless Luke Menard and make him not be sick any mroe in Jesus' name Amen." She is thrilled when we tell her that her prayers are being answered and that you are being healed.

Carry said...

Hi Luke, congrats on getting the radiation done! I pray you don't have to go through that again! Thank you for sharing with us what is going on, we so appreciate you! God bless!
Your sister in Christ, Carry