Here we go again

Posted on August 28th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

Tried to sleep today but couldn’t. So tired but restless.

Libs has been home sick this week so we were both home when we got a call from Radiology. They had told me this morning that the results should be ready by Monday, but they called about an hour after I left, just as I was trying to fall asleep. They rang me to tell the results were back and we could pick them up. About the same time, an email came through from Dr Brad asking if we could come in first thing tomorrow morning (Friday).

I tried to get back to sleep. Later on in the afternoon we headed into Radiology to pick up the results and we read the report. They have found a new mass behind my sternum that is quite large (about 7 cm). It is in between my two lungs and pushing on my heart with possibly lymph involvement. There are also several small fractures in my sternum again.

It all adds up really, well most of it. I haven’t been able to breath deeply for a while, there has been increasing pain in my sternum and the pain in my thoracic spine may be connected in some way.

While writing this I just received a phone call from my friend in India. He assured me that he has got all of India praying for me so I am not to be discouraged. For those who know “The Major”, we would not be surprised if he is serious. He is a major in the Salvation Army in India and it seems he actually knows most people in India. I am sure he has seen his fair share of miracles in his time, so he knows what is possible. The call was timely.

Our appointment is first up tomorrow. I will put other info up as we find out what our next step is.




Comment on August 28th, 2008.

I’m awake Cam, and I don’t know what to say. Going outside now to pray. I don’t understand why God has allowed this, but I do trust Him and can only ask again…


Comment on August 28th, 2008.

Damn it! This really sucks! Thoughts and prayers will come your way…….Your news prompted yet another post on my “deleted” blog.


Comment on August 29th, 2008.

have been following your blog,even though you only taught me for one year, 6 years ago.

have never stopped praying or caring. you taught me how to stay afloat at an age where i was scared and the world was rapidly changing around me. i was trying to discover who i was and you taught me to take the good and bad and somehow i would come out alive, and stronger. perhaps i return your wisdom now back to you today- even though the past months of writing reflect how you practise what you preach, the lessons you taught me 6 years ago,you have re-taught me over the last few months- by your courage and perseverance.

God bless every bone in your body Mr Harris!

Holly and Wade

Comment on August 29th, 2008.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Sharon Murphy

Comment on August 29th, 2008.

I have no words of wisdom Cam.

Last night i went to a support meeting and the speaker was a guy who was diagnosed at 31 and he told us what myeloma had thrown at him over the years and that was 16 years ago.
My thoughts and prayers are with you

Jamie Worman

Comment on August 29th, 2008.

I think your former student said it all – Cameo. From one teacher to another… that is huge! I am thinking of you, my friend, as always.

I want to share a funny story about my daughter Lydia. She was looking over my shoulder as I was ready your blog a few weeks ago. I was looking at the picture of you on the beach. And of course, being six, she had a million questions…who is that? Why are you looking at that picture? The whole thing led to a huge story about how I know this random person sitting on the beach. I told her about your cancer…which led to another round of questions. Her remark was, “Well Mama, I think we should pray for him.” So we did. Right there in the dinner room, we prayed. She finished her prayer by saying she would continue to pray for “my mama’s friend”. The very next night, she comes flying into our bedroom, after being in bed for about 30 minutes and is in a complete panic. She literally almost screams her question, “MAMA, DID YOU PRAY FROM CAM TODAY BECAUSE I FORGOT AND CAN WE DO IT RIGHT NOW? ” and we did just as we have prayed together every night since!

stay strong!


Comment on August 29th, 2008.

Cam – you do have to wonder at God some times! Dealing with my own stresses of late (though hard to compare to yours) I sometimes wonder is it all about trust. Just deapening our trust in Him and our ability to ‘rejoice for this is the day the Lord has made’ regardless of the events and feelings of the day. Seems hard to keep having to learn this lesson at a deeper and deeper level. You and Libs are defintiely in my thoughts and prayers. Your sharing and openess as you travel this difficult road continues to uplift and encourage quite a global community. Hang in there!


Comment on August 29th, 2008.

Again, thank you all for your ongoing support and prayers. I have a keen awareness that others have their own difficulties in life without this complication in mine.
I don’t think I could ever describe the depth of gratitude I feel for such amazing people choosing to share in this.

My hope is that there will be a positive outcome soon that will pay you dividends.


Comment on September 1st, 2008.

Oh, it’s so tough! I also don’t know what to say except that we are praying for you here tonight too…

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