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‘Cancer: My Journey in Time (part 173)

All down hill

by Wanda Clay
Rev. Enoch Fuzz

Wow, what a journey! Rev. Enoch Fuzz, pastor of Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, has been on a journey with stage four lung cancer for over three and a half years. Readers have received updates every week during this entire journey. Sometimes it has been an uphill journey, weaving through the unknown and not knowing what to expect from one day to the next.

Rev. Fuzz has been faced with many challenges. In the beginning, something new appeared each week, whether identifying the diagnosis, advocating for Rev. Fuzz or trying to figure out the route for correcting this serious medical condition. He was also faced with a variety of changes that were not familiar to his lifestyle. Fuzz also found himself challenged with a variety of other ailments that were not about cancer, per se, but accompanied the ills created by cancer.

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Rev. Fuzz faced these issues, but still had the ability to carry out his duties as a pastor. But it all was made easier with the cooperation and assistance of his church members, as they took care of any needs he had. Rev. Fuzz was also faced with the changes in a social lifestyle that is very involved. As a community leader, he met various community challenges, while still maintaining his illness to the best of his ability—with the needed adjustments.

With the help of family, church members, friends and the community, his doctor’s care and many other positive contributing factors, Rev. Fuzz still has cancer.  Yet, he continues to maintain.

Because of the multi-facets of his life, Rev. Fuzz has maintained and continues his life’s assignment and life’s journey while living with stage four lung cancer. There has been progressive healing of his cancer at this stage. He has adopted a mantra within the last few months that says: “Today is a good day to live.” Thus it is.

While the journey has sometimes been an uphill climb, Rev. Fuzz said: “We will end the cancer journey updates with this week’s edition. It’s been 3.5 years and my healing is all downhill from now on. I will live with cancer, and the most important thing I’ve learned is that you can live. You can live with cancer and today is a good day to live.”

Living with cancer is good news. Rev. Fuzz says he will live with it, and the healing is downhill from now on. This simply means that things are easier to deal with now. Most of the unknown can no longer create fear. He knows there is a likely solution with medications and proper health care.

Regarding updates on his condition (made in so many different formats), readers are encouraged to learn that Fuzz’s medical condition is not only about physical and medical health but a lot more.  Readers should have learned that illnesses are associated with social welfare: uplifting others in the midst of one’s own situation, sharing information so others will be encouraged, continuing with whatever is physically possible safely and wisely, along with the importance of mental support. All that while continuing to have an advocate for a doctor to handle medical needs, and following the doctor’s orders—not to mention rest and prayer!

While there will not be weekly updates, readers are still asked to pray and continue to practice unselfish love. Continue to watch for Rev. Fuzz’s posts on Meta and be encouraged.

(Writers note: It has been an honor and a privilege to be trusted with sharing Rev. Enoch Fuzz’s journey with cancer for nearly 200 consecutive weeks! I am grateful to be trusted with my friend’s journey.)

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