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I have a blog

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.

bob

30 Responses to “I have a blog”

  1. Jane Hudson Says:

    Bob –

    I am so impressed by your blog. However, I am so techni-challenged that I am struggling with how to submit a comment. Here goes and we’ll see if it even posts ……somewhere!

    Glad to hear that chemo #2 is over but sorry that you are fatigued. I can imagine worse effects so perhaps a little sleep is OK!

    Enjoy your chair, your big TV, Sue’s cooking, and the snow that is coming to STL! No reason to go anywhere.

    Jane

  2. Debbie M Says:

    Good move. We WILL still email but now we can check for updates without constantly bugging you…provided you post them! What would we do without our techie children?

  3. Annette & Paul Says:

    Bob,
    This is my first time to enter a blog -very exciting! Hopefully my entry will get to you, if not at least I tried.
    Glad to hear round 2 is over, sorry you’re not feeling well. Be sure to get plenty of rest (comfy chair) enjoy some entertainment (big TV) drink plenty of liquids (it’s great to be king mug) and don’t forget to eat (Oreo’s -they’ve got to have some health benefit!)
    If you, Sue, Kelly, or Ryan need anything, anytime, please let us know how we can help. You have all our love, prayers and support always.
    Love,
    Annette & Paul

  4. Sheryl S Says:

    I’ll still be calling and bugging you, but it will be interesting to read your comments here.
    I want to know what Jane was doing on the computer at 6:37 a.m.
    Hope you had a good night’s sleep.

  5. Sharon Fritz Says:

    This is a great idea. Glad Kelly and Ryan are so technical. As far as me I join the others in hoping this goes. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

    We are getting ready for snow late today. They say four inches for Lee’s Summit.

    Love you

  6. GEORGE GANT Says:

    THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!
    DO YOU WANT ME TO BLOG MY JOKES AND THINGS I SEND YOU —— NOT.
    IT IS NICE TO HAVE ANOTHER PLACE TO BUG YOU.
    TELL US ABOUT YOUR POKER SKILLS?????
    TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ON THE CHEMO
    GEORGE

  7. Deborah and Patrick Says:

    Just think, you have brought all your friends into the new technology age!!
    We “bloggers” all appreciate it very much…

    Sorry the chemo sucks….and it sounds like everyone has made the best recommendations for rest and relaxation.

    Hope you feel stronger everyday. We will be in St. Louis next weekend for a wedding….maybe if you feel up to it we can stop by and give you big get well hugs!

    Luv ya!
    Deborah

  8. Jerry & Helen Moonier Says:

    We want to join the rest in wishing you the very best. Hope it works out that somewhere along the way you can make a trip to Sarasota cause we need someone to take care of our pool!!!

    Jerry & Helen

  9. Jane Hudson Says:

    Now that Sue has instructed me on the do’s and don’ts of the blog, I know that I can respond to Sheryl’s question about my 6:37 a.m. comment. Well, I like mornings and the laptop is here on the kitchen table in the condo — so it’s turn on the coffee and turn on the computer — and the day starts! I saw Bob’s email about his blog and read it and one thing led to another!

  10. Sharon Fritz Says:

    Bobby

    Funny Boy. I can offer you a trip to Lee’s Summit on your off wks of chemo? 6 inches of snow, 4 inches of ice under that and loving friends, thats Dave and I. Sounds like an offer you can’t refuse.
    Was yesterday any better? Are you still so fatigued?

    Love you

  11. Debbie and Ralph Says:

    Great way to communicate. Ralph and I really do want to keep up with your progress. Still miss the both of you, best neighbors we ever had. Told Ralph about the money,,, he’ll see what he can do. So what a way to spend a winter, snow and cold. Remember Dallas, not much better here I am afraid. We’re freezing.
    Hopefully your good days will out number the bad ones. You are in our prayers daily.

  12. Amy Says:

    Hi Bob,
    Just been thinking about your a lot lately. Hope that the chemo isn’t completely draining you. Mom said that you all talked some in the chemo lab. I bet it is nice to see a friendly face.
    Anyways, just sending a prayer up for you and the family. Hope that you can relax some today and be comforted knowing all these lovely people are thinking happy thoughts for you.
    Love and hugs,
    *Amy Laughlin*

  13. Jen Says:

    Uncle Bob! reading this is much more fun than working! and i think you are way more high-tech than me… you even know how to work the Wii ;)
    I hope you are enjoying the snow.

    much love from dc,

    Jen

  14. Andrew Shaw Says:

    Hey there uncle Bob…..and all -

    Not really sure what to say here…….and I’ve already tried this once
    and got an error…..I guess it was a mistake to move so far away from
    Kelly and Ryan….the only two that could help my tech-retarded amish back side….Its also a bit harder doing this on a damn cell phone…Anyway, you’re the best..you’ll do it…All us Californians are behind you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayer…Plus you’re brother is dating an ex-nun…what more could you hope for…I mean face it…..we need the help with the prayers……do you even have practice praying for anything but cards….and two bad football teams????
    Anyway, lots of love to all…..

    Andrew.

  15. Bob Says:

    Thanks Drew. I know I have a lot of support, and that helps. As far as the football teams and cards go, well….
    Keep in touch.

    b

  16. Greg Thomas Says:

    Bob we shared a lot in high school and shortly thereafter. We shared blond hair ( we both had some THEN! ), clothing ( remember those coats? ), the Grand Theater ( remember me puking at the back of the bus on the way home and watching it run down the floorboard when the bus braked? ), jobs ( micky-Dees and Reeb’s..remember when you and Tom went out of town with the night deposit under the seat? ), cars ( your 57 Chevy Blue 210 Sedan and my ‘faster’ Bel-Air Hardtop ), and, of course, girls ( ME and MJ..I was first with both ), and the antics of ’skank’ Capplinger but Bob we never shared cash! Greg

  17. Bob Says:

    You are right on most counts, but your 57 powerglide was no where near as fast as mine.

  18. Joyce (Jane's sister) Says:

    Hi Bob & Sue!
    After reading Sue’s blog about hair loss or the lack of any noticeable hair loss, I couldn’t resist adding my two cents. Just think of the shampoo savings and the saved time in the shower which converts to water savings. Also, what a good excuse to shop for a new hat or new hats. Ah, but maybe that is a girl thing!

    Thanks for sharing with us. This blog is a cool thing. –Joyce

  19. Mary Anne Fletcher Says:

    Skippy,
    I am very glad that Sue sent her email yesterday so that we can stay up to date on your progress. And thank goodness for our techno children…I have no idea what I am doing and hope that you get this!
    Now, let’s get down to basics. First of all, Brent and I are on a fixed income…what is 10% of nothing?! So, no, we will not be sending you money to support your poker habit!
    Sue is so right about your hair…you were always so proud of what was never there! I recall telling you one time that it was getting very white and you insisted it was bleached from the sun…whatever.
    There will be good days and bad days ahead…hope today was a good one.
    You know that we are thinking about you…we will put you on the top of the prayer list.
    Mary Anne

  20. Steve Loecher Says:

    Bob, A voice from the past! This is Steve Loecher. I sent you an email about a year ago( I took it off an email from Greg Thomas ). Don’t think you recognized it. It was just the usual BS email. I wanted you to know, My thoughts and prayers are with you, (yeh even an old BBA man believes.) I know the doctors are good but, If I still had my 65′ 442, I’d take you for a ride and scare that stuff out of you! We all know what Greg and I did to that old 442. The explosion almost knocked “G” man over. Yes I still drive that way ( maybe not quite ). I had to install seatbelts in my cars just to stay behind the wheel. Skippyhawk does’nt sound strange to a guy who’s nickname in high school was” Pecker”. I remember you as a ladies man. Can’t imagine you without that blond hair. Hope you do well through all this. It looks as if you have a great famly and friends. Hey, I’d be glad to sent 10% of whats left here, but it would be a negative number. HA!

  21. Bob Says:

    Nice hearing from you , Steve. remembering some of those rides with you is enough to scare most things out of me now.

    For those of you reading this that may think the nickname was referring to me, which sounds possible, it was his. It rhymes with his last name, Loecher.

    I haven’t had much hair for quite a while, and it has been even longer since it was blond…….

  22. robert tremaine Says:

    Bobby, I just heard about your strugle. I sure hope your feeling better and God Bless you man. Hang tight and you will be out and playing golf soon.
    When I get up to Belleville I will look you up.
    Later
    Bob Tremaine’
    b

  23. GEORGE GANT Says:

    DEAR BOB,
    SUE REQUESTED ALL THE THINGS YOU COULD DO TO GET, KEEP OR JUST HAVE HAIR. AS YOU KNOW I CAN PROVIDE HAIR AS YOU NEED.
    SHALL I INCREASE TRIPS TO BARBER , PACKAGE AND SEND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE FOR LIVE BUSHING. WHICH IS ME GETTING MY HAIR CUT AND DIRECT GLUEING
    LOVE YOU BUDDY
    GEORGE

  24. Bob Says:

    Bobby T.
    Greg said he was going to let you and Terry know what was going on. Got a comment from Terry as well.

    Wow, long time.

    We left Flower Mound about 6 years ago. You were with AA at DAL and DFW weren’t you.

    Greg has my numbers. You get to the St. Louis area, let me know.

  25. robert tremaine Says:

    Bob, I will call you and Greg and I will drop by and see you. Yes I was with American Airlines. I’m now retired from AA and orking for Pulte Homes as Manager of Services. I left AA 3 yrs ago and moved back to Texas from Miami Florida.
    Also, get ready for this one. I have a 5yr old son named Brandon and he keeps me running.
    Anyway buddy, I will be seeing you in the next few weeks, ok.
    Your the man.
    Bob Tremaine

    PS: I have some grey hair to give you if you want it..LOL

  26. Karen Parsons (Spillman) Says:

    Hey Bob,
    I tried this the other day and I’m not on the site, so my technical skills at blogging are woefully lacking! I hope this one takes!
    As for the hair………at the movies they have some silly “papersack” people dancing and singing about movies. You can cut out strips of paper sacks and have Sue color them with black magic marker and paste them on. It looks pretty wierd on the papersack people, but on you I bet it would be great!!
    Will come by to say hi when I’m in St. Louis early summer to see my kids. I missed lunching with Sue my last trip so this time you can come too!! We’ll let you :-)
    Sure home this works

  27. Gene White Says:

    Hey Skippyhawk,
    Found out you have a blog from Bob Parks through WillyB. Been a while!
    By reading the blog you seem to be busy with things. I’m still in KC and doing well. Don’t get to see much of the ole D crew as most have moved away, retired etc. This blogging is pretty new to me also. You keep up the good fight, can’t be easy. Prayers are being said, I am sure. Sounds like you have a perfect support group with Sue and rest of family and friends. Remember the Camero you had when you were heading home to Lee’s Summit one nite and thought you were only doing 60, well that was the Tach and you were doing 6000 rpms, and god knows how fast im MPH. Oh yes the good ole days, you take care and I’ll drop by the blog from time to time. to check on you.

  28. Bob Says:

    Karen

    You other comment is there. You commented under “Back to Work”

    Mr. White

    How the hell are you. Yes, I do remember the time when I confused the tach and the speedometer. I think it was an alcohol related incident, but not sure. I wrote GM and told them I think they should fix the problem with the two instruments looking so similar on future Z28’s. It could cause serious problems. They said that that was “a handy piece of information to have.”
    Keep in touch.

    vr

  29. Adrian Reed Says:

    Blog, Smog, WTF? Have no idea what I’m doing but I’m giving it a shot. Linda and I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Sounds like your fighting the good fight which everyone knows you would do.
    What a support group… can’t say enough about the blog idea, and when you whip this we’ll all put our 10% together and throw one hell of a party.
    Hair???? Who gives a hoot, never did anything for Greg and now that his is disappearing he’s still hopeless. Never helped his poker game I know that!
    Get over to Ameristar when you can and whip their a**.
    We’ll monitor your activities and progress and talk to you soon.
    A

  30. GEORGE GANT Says:

    OK!!!! GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE . WE HAVE A NEW POKER ROOM AT THE DOG TRACK. DAYS ARE MONDAY AND THURSDAY. SO GET YOUR ASS DOWN HERE/ NO MORE EXCUSES.
    GEORGE

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