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.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Blood Drive

Hi everybody,

Just a quick post to let you all know that we're signing people up for the blood drive. The appointments will be every 15 minutes starting at 11am, so 11, 11:15, 11:30 etc. up till 4:45pm. We can fit up to 4 people in each time slot. You can call, blog or e-mail me. Our home phone is 215-855-9246 and e-mail address is mobobmaz@msn.com, and I will send them to Bonnie or you can phone her directly at 215-872-6861. But at first I think you should contact me so Bon is not inundated. Again, if you have any questions regarding eligibility, you can call 1-800-give-life or 215-451-4363 and a Red Cross rep will answer your questions.
The posters went up this week and they're at CMMC, the Montgomery Surgi-center(where I work, well occasionally anyway), Bobs' Tri-Valley office, the CCP office(cardiologists in Lansdale), and the Sandwich Mill in Kulpsville, and I wanted to thank all those establishments for allowing us to do that. The posters turned out great by the way. I also wanted to remind all the donors(especially the women) to try and beef up your iron intake the week before so you're not turned down b/c of anemia, so eat red meat, leafy green veggies, and raisins. It's also a good idea to drink a lot the day before to make sure you're well hydrated(and no I don't mean Cosmos or Jamesons)!!!

That's all for now on the blood drive. Bob's doing okay. He starts his 4th round of chemo Monday, so he'll be finished w/ that on 3/13, but counts should be back up by the 31st. We are really looking forward to seeing lots of friends and family at Bonnies, and I just can't thank her enough for bringing this altogether so beautifully. Oh and Debbie did have her gallbladder out on Wednesday and was able to have it by laparoscope, so if all the planets are aligned we should all be together on the 31st.

Our usual love and thanks to you all for the constant support and well wishes. Enjoy the rest of your week-end.

All our love,
Bob and Mo


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mo , this is a great thing you and bonnie are doing.. wish i was there to help... hope you have a great turn out.. love,,mdf

March 04, 2007 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doctor Mazzola,
I was very delighted to see you Monday a week ago, I just viewed your blog tonight for the first time .....I was so impressed how my hero is doing! I miss seeing you very much, and I am so delighted in how well you are doing ......I would'nt exspect anything less considering your high standards of expertise and skill. Thoughts and prayers...always....Angela C.

March 04, 2007 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mo and Bob,
Just a quick hello and a big thank you to Mo and Bon Bon for pulling this blood drive together. It means so much to me that people will be giving back to the ARC. I wish you the best as you start round #4. You are a trooper and are doing so well with all of this especially with Mo at your side. Positive vibes for a good BMBx. the end of March. If we can ever be healthy at the same time i still would like to do dinner. Hope these fevers fade soon. Lots of love to you both.
love deb

March 06, 2007 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

Interesting to know.

November 11, 2008 8:55 PM  

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