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‘Cancer: My Journey in Time’ (part 163)

Focus on health and wellness

by Wanda Clay
Rev. Enoch Fuzz

In case you have never flown in a plane, the first instructions given after putting on the seat belt attached to your seat, are safety precautions in the event of an emergency. While there is no ‘emergency’ expected, those instructions are given on each and every flight that leaves the ground. At the beginning of those instructions, the first thing passengers are instructed to do as the oxygen masks drop from above their heads is to “place your oxygen mask on first.” Each passenger puts their mask on first, even before assisting a child with theirs.

Sometimes there comes a time when a person has to focus on themselves—usually resulting from an unexpected event in a person’s normal routine in life. Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, has been updated with good news regarding his journey with stage four lung cancer. However, although he notes that he has greatly improved health, he is not totally healed. Rev. Fuzz, as well as others, bear witness to the fact that cancer is devastating. But nowadays people can live with cancer.

“So every day is one day at a time,” said Rev. Fuzz. “Today is a good day to live. I pace my schedule, although a lot of people are determined to call on me to attend their wants. But I’m determined to put the focus on my own health and wellness.”

Since his diagnosis, Rev. Fuzz has maintained a great balance in remaining a community leader. Being such a leader comes with many expectations and many, many requests of time, energy and service to individuals and organizations. Yet he is unable to do 100%. He also adheres to his doctor’s instructions, finding that to be the best remedy in his journey.

In an effort to continue in his healing, Rev. Fuzz makes many adjustments to find that medium between giving and health focus. “I only do one fourth of normal activities,” he said. “I do lots of rest, reading, social media and texting.” One hopes that the community recognizes that Rev. Fuzz has had to put his proverbial “oxygen mask on first” in order to continue to help others. By the way, that mask goes on first in order to be at 100% capability and strength to get the necessary tasks done.

Prayer is still a very important part of healing. The public is surely blessed to have Rev. Fuzz still in the fight with great progress.

“I’m blessed to have a fantastic support system of family, friends, church and community,” he said. Be encouraged to believe in prayer and maintain a prayer life. Keep viewing Rev. Fuzz’s posts on Meta and be informed and encouraged by reading weekly ‘Cancer: My Journey in Time.’

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