Dr. Bobs Adventure

We've created this blog for several reasons. First is to keep family and friends(including Bobs' pts.)informed of Bobs' condition while he undergoes treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia(AML) at HUP. You may also write to Bob by posting a comment, which I'll print for him to read. Please feel free to pass this blog site on to anyone you think may want to join us.Instructions to blog are listed under day 12, and bobs' address etc are under day 14. Click on April Archives to find both.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

trip to cmmc

after althe hard work on friday, mondaynat cmmc didi not go well. the fax for the blood and platlets did not go thru and they had to refax mon morning. this meant that although we got there at 0800 hrs, there were no blood products; the arrived at 1320hrs. so mo and i went out to breakfast[which i always like to do] and went home till they called us. we finally left the hospitalat 1700 hrs, and i missed ny deck time.
today was a beautiful day nand i got some deck time .we are hoping for a quiet week. ifeel good so far the neck zinger has not been bad today. love bob

10 Comments:

Blogger KMcLay said...

Dr Bob-

Man, ain't it always the little things that foul you up. It's a good thing you had your Plan B breakfast strategery ready for action. I love to go to breakfast too - still wondering what is served at the PMS diner...Glad to hear that you got to finally snatch some quality deck time, too. It was a beautiful day today. Fresh and Crisp. So glad you were able to partake of it.

Have you been putting heat on your zinger? I spent the afternoon shuffling an electric heating pad around my head and neck and it seemed to help.

Hmm Have you thought about calling in the services of a Swedish Massage Therapist? Just sayin'.

;-> yuk-yuk.

Thinking of you guys - K

May 23, 2006 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

forecast is for good deck days in the next few days including mem day weekend which never is nice. wear your sunscreen! think you might have to switch from jamison to margaritas, salsa and chips.

May 23, 2006 9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pain to wait for the lab- at least you got a good breakfast out of it!! Nothing beats that ;)
We're thinking of you over here!
The Booth Family

May 24, 2006 9:35 AM  
Anonymous SantaC said...

From here it looks like the beautiful days have started so enjoy the deck. The weekend sounds like it will be great but I sometimes think they say that just to get everyone down the shore. My two Sams are going fishing Saturday, maybe we can bring you some sea bass. Love you both

May 24, 2006 12:42 PM  
Blogger Eileen said...

Hello Dr. Bob and Mo--

Had to do some caughting up on you guys--glad to read that things seem to be holding steady!

It really blows my mind that in this modern day of medicine, all the computers, fax machines, latest and greatest technology, etc. it should be so difficult to get a couple of units of blood products!!! Remember the old MASH episodes, where Hawkeye, BJ, Radar, and the others would be donating their blood directly to the patients? Next time you need something, let me know, and I'll come to your house and we can run a line from my arm to your port! Then afterwards we can all go out for breakfast at the PMS diner.

Stay strong and enjoy the great weather. And Happy Memorial Day to all--my son Chris will be marching in the Green Lane parade on Monday if any of you can make it. He'll be carrying the big bass drum.

<3 Eileen

May 24, 2006 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr Bob,

Sorry you haven't heard from us before. We have enjoyed Mo's progress reports. We're sooooo glad that you are home, we know how great that is from John's stay when you saved his life!

We want to know when they will let you go fishing? John's still waiting for lessons. Blueberry pancakes are on the breakfast menu there.

We miss you at the office. As great as all the other Docs are, they are not you!

Hope you got deck time today, what a fabulous day!

Know that both you and Mo are in our prayers all the time.

Big J and C

May 24, 2006 4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dr. Mazzola,
Too bad about the mix-up at the hospital. At least you got to go out to breakfast. I am sure you are out on your deck today. Enjoy. Linda V.

May 24, 2006 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey mo and bob,
here i am down at penn. joe was here just now and got me on line to post to you. you sound wonderful. can i join you for breakfast? i can't complain. since moday's arrival i've eaten threee meals out. you will be glad to know thw they served salisbury steak today with peas and pearl onions and rice. NOT MY CUP OF TEA THOUGH!!!! i discovered a beautiful little park on the penn campus next to the med school. there is a pond with lots of turtles and ducks and fish. beautiful gardens too. i sat out there this am came in for noon meds and vs and went back out to read this afternoon. it will be my new hiding spot.sorry your neck zinger is stillacting up. the jamesons will be the best medicine. i'm thrilled you are getting out a little. maybe next weekif my counts hold (and yours) we can go to ravenna.the following week i am having my stemcells harvested so i will literally be tied up.we will get to see each other some way. keep up the good work mo and bob. if you keep losing weight i would start taking meals at the pms diner! Meg you wonderful girl. thanks for being such a big help to mo and bo. kh i loved your dream. mdf your house always sounds like a riot. and eileen i can just picture chris in the parade with the big drum and an even bigger grin on his face. well lots of love to you both. will talk to you tomorrow. dt

May 24, 2006 7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: Rhonda Hessler

Can you post your recipe for the chocolate cake you mentioned. thanks

May 24, 2006 9:28 PM  
Blogger KMcLay said...

Hey Dr Bob and Mo-

Good morning you two. Hope you were able to get in some more quality deck time yesterday - it was another beautiful day, wasn't it?

Not looking as promising this morning, darn it. It's supposed to be nice this weekend though. (I think?)

Hope that your Memorial Day is a beautiful one with lots of quality deck time and some nice fresh sea bass from santac and her two Sams.

I'll be thinking of you and sending you lots of love and good vibes from the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Lake Milton American Legion. (Parade! 21 Gun Salute! Free Hot Dogs! Free Draft Beer!)

Know from this blog that you served our country in the Air Force Bob, so I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your service and have a great weekend. :->

Cheers - K

May 25, 2006 7:33 AM  

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