Hospice

I now doubt my ability to walk two miles or even one. My liver failed, I had no white blood cells, I had a fever and a bad case of thrush, preventing me from eating or drinking. My oncologist sent me to the hospital, where I remained six nights.

I went home on hospice care. Much more could be said, both good and bad, about the past month, but I am tired. I have little energy for replies to email, for instance, and even less energy for visitors.

I don’t know how long I’ve got–a few weeks? Days? I use a walker, with assistance. To get around the house.

The book should still be published, though it may take a while.

Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, meals, and the many other ways you have loved us. God’s blessings on you all.

13 Replies to “Hospice”

  1. Sending you many hugs.. This is a difficult time, but I know that your strong faith and your loving family and friends continue to sustain you. With warm thoughts and prayers for peace. –Mary

  2. You are an inspiration to me for finishing well. You have made a huge difference in my life and many others. Rest well, Mark. You are loved.

  3. Mark your words have meant so much to me. You have made a profound impact on my life. Im sure your book will teach people so much. For me it has been inspirational.

  4. Mark I wish I had known you. I knew Liz from high school. I have loved your blog and have learned so much through it. I look forward to the book. My prayers for you now are for peace and comfort and the energies to spent time with those you love. You have shown great faith, courage, strength, and humor. Thank you

  5. Mark, you have been a good teacher, both in person and on-line. You have been faithful to God’s Word and also taught from the heart about life. May the Lord give you and Liz peace and comfort in the days ahead. We are praying for you both. Ed & Linda

  6. Mark, Let me know when to act, and tell your family I can also act in your absence. I hope you will feel good this week! Patty

    On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 11:13 PM I Can Still Walk Two Miles wrote:

    > Mark N posted: “I now doubt my ability to walk two miles or even one. My > liver failed, I had no white blood cells, I had a fever and a bad case of > thrush, preventing me from eating or drinking. My oncologist sent me to the > hospital, where I remained six nights. I went h” >

  7. I’m sad that your days on this side of eternity appear to be coming to a close. I have enjoyed you immensely during the times we’ve had to visit as we’ve run into each other. Thank you for the reminder that our times are in God’s hands, where they’ve always been. He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion. Well done on a race run well. Thank you for the example of how to finish well. I pray that Jesus’s presence will be so heavy with you and your family today and in the days ahead. I love that you will get to see him face to face soon. He’s got you, Mark. He’s got your family.

  8. Mark, I remember your visit to support group sharing the surprise diagnosis a few months after you moved to TN. We have been following your journey and the amazing grace with which you have handled every obstacle. We are praying for you, Liz & family! May His presence & peace & joy be your portion. You have touched our lives! You have been a blessing to Ebby & me.

  9. Mark, thinking about you. Hope you’re spending your time surrounded by family, feeling loved and supported. ❤ ❤ ❤

  10. Mark, Thank you so much for telling your story. I will always remember your friendship as a key element in my journey towards Jesus. Bless you. We continue to pray for God’s grace for you and your family.

  11. Mark, many thanks for openly sharing information, insights, humor and the occasional gripe. If your goal was to help others navigating cancer, then take it from one who never had the chance to meet you in person… very well done. Peace.

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