“Bless the Lord oh my soul, oh my soul, worship his holy name.  Sing like never before oh my soul I’ll worship His holy name.”

My heart cannot even process the feelings I have right now.  But I think this song says a lot about how awesome our God is.  I am not coming home with any good news; just the plain fact that I will be home makes me so excited.
I have been hospitalized for almost two weeks, and in these two weeks I have had so many ups and downs and I feel as if God has been holding me firmly to Himself keeping so close I can feel His heartbeat.

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

Two days ago I was told that my cancer has spread to my brain, here is an actual picture.  In the midst of such devastating, scary, surprising news I felt the Lord’s presence wrap around me and whisper, “Do not fear; I am bigger than this.”

Yesterday, I was told that the cancer has spread to one of my ribs.  I listened to the news but my focus was on Jesus and how big his love is and how powerful he is.  Jesus wins.

I got a thoracentesis procedure done.  If you are the queasy type of person you may want to skip this description.   In this procedure they take a 12-inch needle and make an incision on your back to access the fluid that collects between your lungs and the outer wall.  They then use what looks like a spigot to pump out the fluid into a large bag.  They take about 1.5 liters of fluid.  It does not hurt it just feels uncomfortable and strange.  Sarah documented the whole thing so enjoy.

thoracentesis procedure

thoracentesis procedure

They did this procedure to test the fluid for cancer cells and confirm that the type is still the same.  After the procedure they took an x-ray that showed my left lung that was very compressed starting to fill itself back up.  This process can take anywhere from 4 hours to 4 weeks.  My lung is taking longer to fill back up.

Compressed Lung after thoracentesis procedure

We seem to have my pain under control using quite a cocktail of drugs.  I will be on oxygen during evenings.  I will be following up with my oncologist and my pain management specialist this week.

The entire medical staff at UCSF have been so amazing and they were all so professional but fun at the same time.  I got into some really great conversations just getting to know the staff.

Coming back to a new home and a house full of friends and family was so heart warming.  A true Shabbat and time of rest, it was so refreshing and such a blessing.

Be Blessed

Sean Trank

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About Sean Trank

My name is Sean Trank. I aspire to help those who want to succeed. I am a promoter of many things and I love making good ideas known. I also have a unique sense of humor that has been honed and shaped from having a Jewish Christian background...or maybe it is because my childhood house had lead-based paint. Ok so please explore this website .

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  1. puffybert@verizon.net says:

    More news from Sean. Not a good situation.
    Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

  2. Dave Lewis says:

    Hi Sean,
    As Follower’s of Y’shua, we are redeemed from the Curse of the Abrahamic Covenant, in which one’s sins are only “Covered” by the blood of a lamb, but not ever completely forgiven.
    Through Jesus Death on the Cross, and taking all of the sins of the world, Past-Present-Future, all of our sins are forgiven us through Y’Shua. With Jesus Death on the Cross, and Resurrection from the Dead, gives us as Follower’s of Y’Shua, through Repentance of our sins through Y’Shua, Complete Forgiveness of All of our sins.
    God says in His Word, that Through Jesus Stripes, We Are Healed.
    Cancer is a “thing” put on us by our Sins, and also by the devil.
    We, as believers, are delivered of all our infirmities, if we agree with God’s Word, in our Hearts, and not by what we see, or people tell us!
    Jesus intercedes with the Father, that through faith, our healing may come to pass.
    Jesus tells us that “if any three of us come together, in My Name; There I Am in the midst of you. And whatsoever you ask in My Name, I will give to you, that the Father may be Glorified; and the Son from God the Father!
    On Father’s Day, June 15, 2014, through June 18, 2014, Pastor and Evangelist, Mario Murillo, will be at Living Word Family Church, at 1020 Center Dr. in Santa Rosa, California.
    Check it out at http://www.livingwordfamilychurch.org in Santa Rosa, to get their schedule.
    Pastor Murillo normally has Healing services for two or three days, and he is gone; But, last year, he came to the church, and told the congregation, that God is Taking Santa Rosa back from the enemy.
    He had healing services for almost four months.
    At one service, an Atheist woman had just been told by her physician, that she had a week to live, because of Terminal Lung Cancer.
    When the Pastor asked why she came to the service, she said “What do I have to Lose”?
    During the service, she as well as others who also had all types of cancers, were healed.
    The Pastor told her to go back to her physician to be checked out, and then come back the next service, to let us know what he said.
    She came to the next service, and told the Pastor what her Doctor told her. “”The Doctor told her that “There Was No Sign That She Had Ever Had Cancer””.
    There were a number of other people in the service, that had legs that were shorter than they should be; And they grew out during the service.
    My Brother had torn Meniscus in both knees, and his Doctor said the only way to cure the problem was to have surgery; But during one service, his knees were healed, and he also had some hip problems healed at one of the services.
    I had gone to my Kaiser Physician, Dr. Jack Nadler (Jewish), and he said I had two Heart Murmurs, and also an Irregular Heart Beat. He sent me to Dr. David Judge, in Cardiology, who did an Echo-gram, and found that two valves were leaking, and was talking about surgery to repair them.
    He had also scheduled a Cardiac Catheterization/Coronary Angiogram.

    As they examined the interior of my Heart, and removed the Catheter, the Doctor said to me, that there is nothing wrong with my heart.
    The day before I had the procedure done, my Brother was at a Healing Service, with Pastor Murillo, when he said Heart Problems are being healed, right now. My Brother Claimed the Healing, for me.
    About a week later, I had to go back to my Cardiologist, for them to do a Cardiogram, and then Dr. Judge went over the results with me. After looking at my test results for about five minutes, Dr. Judge said to me “This is Impossible. This never happens; there is nothing wrong with your heart; It is as good as it was when you were born”.
    It is better if you are there during a service, but if you know someone who believes that God Heals today, and he can heal through claiming the healing for you, then you should get to one of the services, on the days Pastor Murillo is there.
    Remember, God Wants Us Healed and Whole; That we will Glorify God, through Y’Shua.
    Sickness comes to us through sin, and not believing the Whole Word of God. It is a Thing; Things can be healed by God.
    Remember, We have the Same Authority that God gave to Y’Shua, to bind the devil and his demons. We can bind them and their power over us, in Y’Shua’s Name, and by the Blood of Y’Shua, and Know that what we Bind on earth, is also Bound in Heaven.
    By Not believing that God still heals today, is saying to the enemy, that it is OK for them to come into your soul with sicknesses.
    Hopefull I will see you at one of the services, and you will go back to your Doctor, and they will tell you that htere iis no sign of any illness, anywhere in your body!

  3. Linda Storm says:

    Dear Sean,

    I am so sorry to hear of the spread of your cancer. You are being so brave!! I am heartsick for all your loved ones. I wish I knew what to say. It is hard to understand. I will continue to pray for you.

    Linda Storm

  4. profjmrood says:

    Love you, Sean and Sara!

    Psalm 103
    King James Version (KJV)
    103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

    4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

    7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

    8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

    9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

    10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

    11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

    12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

    13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

    14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

    15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

    16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

    17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

    18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

    19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

    20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

    21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

    22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

  5. Stephen says:

    Sean, you engender such love and respect through your posts. Your suffering, terrible and aberrant as it is, is not in vain. I’m with you and Sarah from across the country as best as I can.

  6. theology87 says:

    God has you on my heart daily and I’m praying for you.

    • Sean Trank says:

      Caleb, thank you so much. God is so good there is no room for fear of anything else. Praying for you and your trip that is coming up. Super stoked for you! Call me anytime. Peace, Sean.

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