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Cancer: My journey in time

by Wanda Clay

Rev. Enoch Fuzz

Some readers may be familiar with a gospel song ‘I Won’t Complain.’ The song begins: “I’ve had some good days; I’ve had some hills to climb. All of my good days outweigh my bad days, and I won’t complain.” As the song continues, it is evident to the songstress there is definitely an abundance of “bad days.” Yet “When I look around and think things over, all of my good days outweigh my bad days.” Then there’s the repetitive hook: “I’ll just say, ‘Thank You Lord!’ I won’t complain.”

Sometimes discussing an issue that is not so pleasant is misconstrued as complaining. Speaking about it may just be an awareness of that particular situation. Sometimes you’re not looking for an answer, but just to recognize what is wrong and how to deal with it. Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of the Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, has expressed his sincere exhaustion of being sick. It is overwhelming some days; some days tiring; and some days frustrating and a complete ‘downer.’ Yet he remains appreciative of every prayer, every expression of concern, every manner of support from friends, family, church members and his medical team.

Rev. Enoch Fuzz wishes to express his complete recognition and appreciation for the hardworking team of many doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel that have worked with him at Nashville General Hospital and the Robert Hardy Cancer Treatment Center (RHCTC). He recalled the grand opening of the RHCTC where he was the guest soloist. He sang Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World.’

“It’s because of General Hospital and the people in the Hardy Cancer Center that I’m still part of this wonderful world for many years to come,” said Rev. Fuzz.

In showing his appreciation, Rev. Fuzz acknowledges the grace of God and the many thousands of fervent prayers. “I’m not out of the woods yet,” said Fuzz. But he feels that between the devoted care of General Hospital and the Cancer Treatment Center running in conjunction with prayers is the reason he is doing as well as he is.

Being able to share his journey with cancer, written or through verbal thoughts in conversation, is thought to be helpful for his healing and should not be viewed as a complaint but as a sharing of hope for himself and others. There are always hills to climb with or without an illness such as this stage four lung cancer: “…all of my good days outweigh my bad days and I won’t complain.”

Continue to pray for Rev. Enoch Fuzz. Check him on his Facebook status where you might find him singing and praising or just talking. Maybe one day in the coming week, Pastor Fuzz will sing a verse or two of the popular gospel ‘I Won’t Complain.’ Continue to read about his journey each week in ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’

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