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, October 16, 2007

HUP visit

yesterday dr. l arano my friend and former partner took me to hup; because mo was in scranton taking care of her mother and father. the trip went very smoothly we were in and out in 1 hour. the news was good; the engraftment analysis was 96 % graft. this is very good. the doctors are pleased. their next goal is to wean me off the steroids which will take another 2 mos., then the can reduce the cyclosporin which is the cause of the shakes. mo's mother is in the hospital with symptomatic atrial fibrillation, so mo is taking care of her father and watching her mother. hopefully her mother will be discharged soon and mo can set them up at home. mo will be back for lite the night on saturday. she wanted me to remind every one to read the previous blogs and make their contributions as outlined in the blog. see you saturday. bob


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great news about the graft!!! Hoooray!
Always in our thoughts,
Sarah and the Booth family

October 16, 2007 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Bob..great to hear the news...tell Dr. Arano I said hey and good luck to mo taking care of her parents...she is such an angel, love brenda

October 16, 2007 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! Mussie

October 18, 2007 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news. Hope all is well with Mo's parents. Will stop by on Saturday. Not able to walk, but will visit for a bit.

love, hugs, and prayers as always for you Bob and also Mo's parents.

October 18, 2007 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Santa said...

Great news and can't wait to see you and Mo on Saturday. One step at a time is always the hard way but it is all good and it is working. Keep up the good work. Bless you both

October 19, 2007 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. Good luck tomorrow.. i will be thinking about you out here.. i hope the shakes have calmed down..sounds like great news though from your latest visit to HUP! Mo.. i hope things are better with your mother also.. mdf

October 19, 2007 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear the good news on the graft. Linda Vince

October 21, 2007 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came out and/or donated to our Light The Night Walk. It was so much fun seeing everyone and catching up! Let's do it again in 2008 !!!

Uncle Bob,
Let me know if you need anything now that Reens up in Scranton again. I'll give you a call tomorrow night.


October 22, 2007 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special November Light The Night Fundraising Challenge

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October 28, 2007 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found your blog in a rather round about way, but I am so glad I did. Since my husband was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004, I have become a complete medical junkie. I can't get enough info, and it will take me a while to digest all that I have learned from reading your blogs, especially about the SCT.

I volunteered at Light The Night this year, and was already aware of The Mazztek Team because I had read in The Reporter about the wonderful support group the two of you have. My team, The Great Britains, raised over $2,000, and it was all a very uplifting experience for me.

My husband and I were in the Woodburner Store in Hatfield and Linda Claus, who we knew from the days when she was a nurse at the Lansdale Medical Group, gave me your blog address. We were discussing my husband's medical condition, and I told her that I go online often in an attempt to be as informed as I can be.

He went through the induction and consolidation treatments at Abington Hospital at the end of 2005, and the AML is still in remission. However, he is still dealing with other issues such as a high white cell count, and has never really recovered his strength as a result of a huge weight loss.

I went to the L&L Society's very informative meeting in June in Philadelphia, and sat in on a lectue by Drs. Luger and Perl and was very impressed with them both. Michelle is a friend of a friend. By the way The Arano's live down the street from us!

I was very impressed by how well and with such humor you and Mo are handling this challenge, and I know it will all be worth it in the end. You and Deb sound like wonderful people, and I wish you both a complete and speedy recovery. Good luck!
Carolyn Hangey

November 03, 2007 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been lobbying Congress for months working to increase funding for both the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, as well as cancer programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We've just received word that Congress has listened and will vote TOMORROW on a bill that would provide a:

3.1% increase for the National Institutes of Health
2.7% increase for the National Cancer Institute
5 % increase for CDC's Cancer Prevention and Control programs
If passed, this would mark the first increase in funding in years! Put simply, the more money that goes to these institutions, the more money that is invested in the fight against cancer.

There are 10.5 million cancer survivors living in the U.S. today and Congress needs to hear from every one who has been affected by cancer. Please, make YOUR voice heard by sending a letter and amplify it by sending this message onto your friends, family and co-workers.

November 05, 2007 4:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Mazzola, I hope you are feeling well and I hope you and your family have a nice Thanksgiving. -Linda Vince

November 21, 2007 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Bob and Mo,

I am sending wishes for a happy thanksgiving for you and your families. Thinking and praying for you both everyday.


November 21, 2007 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Thinking of you always.
Donna D.

November 26, 2007 12:33 AM  

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