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Status Report

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.


10 Responses to “Status Report”

  1. Hans Says:

    That sounds complicated. If you just asked everyone to tithe it might be easier.

    Seriously (as if you want any more “seriously”s), I’m glad to see you are coping openly and with so much support. Regardless of what doctors and your body throw your way, you can still have amazing quality with the help of loved ones.

  2. Jane Hudson Says:

    I’m going to leave this subject to Chuck. When he gets back on-line, I’m sure he will have something profound to say about sending you money!!!!

  3. Ryan Says:

    I don’t want to blow through all our money

    Then it wasn’t really wise to enter into this website hosting arrangement; we’re expensive. I’ll take that extra 10% you’re skimming to put towards your service contract, and I’ll send the goons by to pick up the balance each month.

  4. Bob Says:

    Send me a bill……

  5. Will Says:

    I’m afraid ‘ol Bob has been paying a little too much attention to “Judge Judy” and not enough to Sue. I hate to be a bearer of tails but, here’s another little incident that came up recently.

    When Bob & Sue went to the doctor the other day, Sue decided to see what she could do about a little “issue” she and Bob had been having for years.

    Sue pulled the doctor to the side and said, “Doctor, I haven’t had sex for years now and I was wondering how I can increase my husband’s sex drive.”

    The doctor smiled and said, “Have you tried to give him Viagra?”
    Sue frowned. “Doctor, I can’t even get him to take aspirin when he has a headache,” she claimed.

    “Well,” the doctor continued, “Let me suggest something. Crush the Viagra into a powder. When you are giving him coffee, stir it into the coffee and serve it. He won’t notice a thing.”

    Sue was delighted. After Bob’s treatment they left.

    When they returned for the next check up, the doctor asked her if his idea worked, “How did it go?”

    Sue shook her head saying, “Terrible, doctor, terrible.”

    “It didn’t work?”

    “Yes,” Sue said, “It worked. I did as you said and he got up and ripped his clothes off right then and there and we made mad love on the table. It was the best sex that I’d had in 25 years.”

    “Then what is the problem, ma’am?”

    “Well,” said Sue, “I can’t ever show my face in McDonald’s again!”

    Boy, Bob, talk about a Big Mac attack!

  6. Bob Says:

    Cute Will………..

  7. Greg Thomas Says:

    Bob we shared a lot of things in high school and shorthly thereafter as memory serves. We shared blond hair ( we both had some then ), similiar clothing ( remember those coats? ), jobs ( Micky-Dees and Reeb’s…remember the night you and Tom went out of town with the night deposit under the seat? ), cars ( your 57 Chevy 210 Blue Sedan and my ‘faster’ Bel Air Hardtop ), amd of course, girls ( ME and MJ… I was first on both! ) but Bob we never shared cash! Greg

  8. Bonnie Luttbeg Says:

    I can’t believe I am actually doing this because I am very, very internet ignorant. Am so sorry to hear your news, Hank has been on the top of our prayer list but I’m sure he won’t mind sharing it with you, he also has had some hair lost, maybe the two of you could have a race of some sort.

  9. Bob Says:

    Thanks Bonnie. Hank and I could have a race, but that wouldn’t be fair. I have too big of a head start on him. One of my ***hole buddies asked me how I would be able to tell if I lost any hair. Easy. I counted them before I started my chemo………

  10. Greg Thomas Says:

    I went to visit ‘Skip’ at ‘work’ at Ameristar Tuesday. I now support the increase in the minimum wage.

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