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Posted 2018-06-02T19:59:06Z

June 2,2018

Dear ones,
I have decided to send one more and final update for the foreseeable future.  I met with Dr. Patel, my oncologist(see above), on Friday, May 25. He was happy with my tests and used the term “cancer free!”  We all appreciate the possibility of recurrence, but we even more appreciate the probability of non-recurrence.  In fact, he wants my venous-access port removed since he does not anticipate using it again (removal under local on Tuesday, June 5).   So, I will have two more prophylactic spinal infusions of methotrexate and see him in three months to say “hey” and a scan in six months. We will consider correction of my right eye extraocular muscles in the fall (still seeing double on upward and lateral gaze).
Mrs. Morris and I will be traveling to the hill country next week (lunch with John and Karen Myers), to Tybee Island/Savannah in July for a thirteen-family member vacation financed by deceased aunt, Katherine Reamer (for whom our Katherine is named), and then to southern France in September.  We will both procrastinate on deciding what retirement really looks like.  And no, I am not going to take up golf; I took a twelve-step program thirty years ago, and I have no intention of backsliding!
There was a southern-kingdom (i.e. Judah) king in the O.T. called Hezekiah, who was one of the good ones. Well, “In those days, Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death.” II Kings 20 tells us that Isaiah told him to get his house in order.  Hezekiah simply prayed and cried and cried and prayed.  Isaiah had to eat his words and then said these words of the Lord, “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears.  Behold I will heal you…and I will add fifteen years to your life.”  Now to be clear, I am not of Hezekiah’s stuff, nor has an Isaiah spoken for the Lord to me guaranteeing health and many more years.  For now, I take comfort in the God who hears and intervenes (two of His favorite activities).  But just think of the celebration, and yes, tears, on the part of Heze’s family and friends when the news spread.  So, that is where we are, whether it is fifteen years or fifteen days.  There is no better way to wrap up this last update than to quote John as he closed Revelation and thus, the Bible: “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” 
Nancy and I love you all,

Dave, Daddy, Granddaddy, Doc Dave        

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Comments (19)

  • The K.S. Wilkins Family
    The K.S. Wilkins Family

    That twelve step program is called "Member Golf"... Congratulations and praise be to the True and Living God, Full of Mercy and Full of Grace, that hears our prayers and saves us, all for His Glory.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Tom Blanchard
    Tom Blanchard

    Rejoicing with you all, Dave. And have a blessed time in France this autumn. Love in the Shalom of the Lamb, Tom, for Lucy too

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Debby Whitfield
    Debby Whitfield

    Dr. Morris: Thank you for letting us have the latest update about your remission. This is really good news! I hope you enjoy your upcoming vacations with friends and family. May God bless you all! Debby Whitfield

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jill Lummus
    Jill Lummus

    So happy 😁 for y’all!! Sounds like you retirement is starting pretty busy! Gary and I love retirement. Mom is living with me now. She has really bad dementia as if any is not bad. Hug Nancy for me!😘

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Keith owens
    Keith owens

    Cancer free is a great couple of words to throw around...God bless you and Nancy...even though I'll miss your updates I'm glad you feel no need in them...enjoy your trips and stay well

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Debbie Campbell
    Debbie Campbell

    I'm so thrilled with such a grand report. To God be the glory! Love you guys!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lee House
    Lee House

    avoir un bon voyage et que Dieu soit avec vous

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Belinda Pettit
    Belinda Pettit

    So great to hear this last update! Godspeed! And enjoy your trips! Prayers for continued progress with your sight! Love, the Pettits❤️🙏

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Andrea York
    Andrea York

    I am so thankful to hear your wonderful news! Thank you for sharing this journey with us.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Nalga Mebane
    Nalga Mebane

    Wonderful news Dave & Nancy! You have certainly been and continue to be in our prayers! Nalga & Paul

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Melissa Ford
    Melissa Ford

    So glad to hear the wonderful update. God is good! We will miss you. Have a wonderful trip. There will never be a good Christian Dr. like you. Take Care.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Billie Letcher
    Billie Letcher

    What great news to be cancer free. God is good! Enjoy your time away and together. We are praying for you to stay cancer free and to have safe travels. We love you both. Bill and Billie

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Karen Pierce Daniel
    Karen Pierce Daniel

    I retired two years ago and took up golf, until I was told I did not have talent for the game but only a passion for it. Hence, I was cured! I am so happy to see you and Nancy making plans for travel, fun and the future. I will miss these updates but am glad you no longer have reason to post them. Praising the Lord for His many blessings!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Skip Netzorg
    Skip Netzorg

    Awesome, Dave, and thanks for your very meaningful messages. Skip and Jane

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Butch & Quinnie Blizzard
    Butch & Quinnie Blizzard

    Thank you so much for all of your encouragement to us. I know we were suppose to be the encouragers to you, but you will never know how much you have encouraged others through this ministry. I know that God still has plans for you and Nancy. We will always remember you and your sweet family.You are an amazing man. Butch and I will continue to pray for God's perfect will for all of your family.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Eileen Frye
    Eileen Frye

    So happy for you and your family. I miss my Dr. Morris a lot but wish you much happiness and joy in your future journeys and retirement. Enjoy it all. You deserve it!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Clint Wilson
    Clint Wilson

    Wonderful news Dave! I'll continue my prayers and best wishes for retirement! Clint Wilson

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Price
    Mary Price

    a great update and blessings abound. Hope you have wonderful travels and we will continue to pray for you all!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Cindy Parker
    Cindy Parker

    Great news! Bill and I are very happy to hear you are doing well on the road to recovery. Enjoy your summer trips!

    2 years ago · Reply