Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A New Man

Cancer has changed me inside and out. When I look in the mirror I don't even recognize myself anymore. My hair is starting to grow back GRAY and kind of unruly, I've lost muscle tone, I've lost weight and even have new scars. Aside from my appearance, I've also noticed my body is physically weaker. I don't have nearly the stamina I use to and my body demand naps to get through the day. I've even lost control of my life, mainly my independence. I'm consistently depending on others whether it's for a ride to Houston or help prepping my arm for a shower.

Sometimes I fear that one day I'll look in the mirror and not see myself at all. I will put up a good fight to make sure that doesn't happen though. I'll continue to exercise so I'm physically strong, but most importantly I'll continue to study God's word so I'm spiritually strong. Like I said, this disease has changed me inside and out. It's made my outer body weaker, but made me internally stronger. Never in my life have I felt as close to God and I plan on continuing to build that relationship. Hopefully soon my physical strength will catch up with my spiritual growth and I'll be a brand new man!!!

"And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you." Romans 8:11


  1. You're an amazing person, Mark. To say the last several weeks have been challenging ones for you is an understatement to say the least. The courage you have shown is an inspiration to all of us. We all know you are going to win this battle. And, we love you.


  2. Thanks so much for the comment they inspire me.

  3. Mark,

    sorry, I haven't written in a while. Although you are feeling weak on the outside, the inside strength and faith in God's healing is going to get you back to your potential. Just like if you had the flu,your body has to "slowly" come back and even that takes a while. Go slow my friend, you will get there.

    I am so glad you are doing well. You are such an inspiration to many and for that we are all blessed. Your story will become a legacy and one that can be shared by many to encourage others.

    love ya!