Still suffering from mouth sores, diarrhea and other effects of radiation and chemotherapy, he has been having some good days, the Rev. Bert Benz said Friday from his hospital room at the Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, in Lexington.
"Right now, I'm doing pretty good," he said. "Yesterday was a good day, but last night was a bad night, and today is mediocre. The doctors are saying nothing is going on that isn't expected. It's just not pleasant."
Benz, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Hampstead, has chronic myelogenic leukemia. The 47-year-old pastor received a bone marrow transplant July 19 after doctors removed more than a quart of the liquid from his daughter, Lauren, 12.