Archive for January, 2007

Back to Work

Monday, January 29th, 2007

I am starting to feel pretty good as it has been 10 days since my last chemo treatement.  I am going to try and go to work tomorrow and see how I do.  For those of you that don’t know what my job is, I play poker at Ameristar every Tuesday and Thursday.  I have treatments the next two Fridays and am pretty sure I’ll miss the next two weeks.

 Feb 1st all of the things written in January will be automatically moved to the “archive” section of the blog.  They will still be viewable, but you will have to go there to see them. 

 That’s all for now.  Your comments have been great and I really enjoy reading them.  Not sure how much of this my mother should be seeing.

Love ya all,  b

I wish there was a spell check for my posts……….

Off Week is Good

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Just got home from having my blood drawn for this weeks labs.  I finally am feeling about normal from last weeks chemo.  It really knocked me down.  Sue will be glad for a little break as well.  I can’t tell you how much of a help she has been….

With that said, I am really surprised with the number or responses there have been to this blog.  Not because you are not all good people, but because I figured most of you were “blog challanged”.  I was (am) but as most of you, have an offspring that can walk me through the thing.  I also was unaware that I had so many friends that are aspiring commedians……..


Hair today, gone tomorrow

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

This is Sue and I’m writing my first post, so here goes. . .

The chemo gods have not been nice to Bob this week, so I think some humor is in order. As everyone knows most of Bob’s humor has a basis in sarcasm, so I think we should continue with that theme. My proposal is to come up with all the advantages of losing one’s hair and specifically for Bob who has always been rather hair challenged. I’ll go first. .

Last night at dinner I told him that I was going to post a before chemo and an after chemo picture of him and see if anyone could tell the difference. My advantage for his hair loss would be NO ONE WILL NOTICE!!

Bobby, I love you but I didn’t marry you for your hair!

Are you getting my idea now? I know there are lots of better comments out there just waiting to be written, so let’s have them.

Status Report

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

I don’t want this to be a dark and dreary blog, but I do want you to know what went on in the last couple of weeks.  Some of you have already heard this and some haven;t so…

I got another CT scan last Thursday 1-11.  The point of this was to see what had happened since the 12-23 scan.  My Dr. said I should try and decide if I wanted quality or quantity since I hadn’t shown any symptoms of the cancer except for a little pain in my stomach area.  I had a couple of days to decide before my first chemo treatement.  I pretty much decided on going for quality.  Sue and I deceded to go to Florida as planned and not worry too much until I became symptomatic.  The gamble was a couple of months lost at the end but a couple of better months now.  The bottom line is maybe seeing Christmas, or maybe only Holloween.  I never much liked the winter anyway….

 The news we got after the second CT was bad.  The tumors in my pancreous had grown a little, but the tumors in my liver had more than doubled in size in some cases, and there were quite a few more.  So much for Florida.  There was no doubt the chemo had to start immediately.  The big problem is going to be my liver.  If we can’t slow this down a little and my liver decides to shut down, well……….

Those are the facts.  Now that that is said I want to say this.  I am greatful for all your thoughts, prayers, concrns, etc.  Most of you have known me a long time.  I have the best wife, daughter, relatives, and friends anyone could ask for.  As you also know, I have had it pretty good, OK REALLY GOOD.  I wish things were different concerning this, but they are not.  My life has been terrific.   Don’t think I am giving up, nothing could be farther from the truth.  I will fight this the whole way with all of your help.  With that in mind I just thought of something.

 You all have said if there was anything you could do just ask.  There are quite a few things I haven’t done yet and I don’t want to blow through all our money so how abourt this.  Each of your financial situations is different so what I thought is you could figure out what would be the max each of you could afford to send me each month, add 10%, and send it to me so I could enjoy myself to the fullest.  Just kidding.

 Love you all,  keep in touch.


I have a blog

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Thanks to Kelly and Ryan, and with the suggestion of Debbie Mentgen et al, I now have a blog.  My plan is to use this to keep people updated on my condition and progress.  I figured that those that care can check this out whenever they want and not wait for e-mails.  Feel free to comment as long as you don’t mind people seeing what you wrote.  Also, e-mail to Sue and I are always welcome as well.

A quick post and I’m out of here. 

Had my second chemo treatement today and it seems to be taking a bigger toll on me that last Fridays.  I am pretty whipped right now and will be calling it a night soon. 

 Love you all.  Thanks for all your support and thoughts.