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, December 06, 2011

December 6, 2011

Dear family and friends,
Wow! It's been so long since I posted, I forgot my password and had to reset it. I'm coming on to let you all know that Bob is going into HUP tomorrow for surgery. On his routine annual CT scan, a cancerous tumor was discovered in his lung. It is small and per his PET scan and MRI, there is no metastasis. So, this is a stage 1a cancer. Bob will have a lung resection and they will also do a bronchoscopy, prior to the operation to double-check the lymph nodes. We are told that if everything is clean, the surgery will be a cure and he will not need chemo or radiation. We expect him to be in for 4-5 days. So, once again, I will use the blog to keep everyone apprised of his condition.
Bob is his usual, pragmatic self and says "it is what it is and we will get through it together one day at a time". Maybe trite, but true, and certainly it has worked for us so far. I'm trying to be strong and take my cues from him. Truth be told, I think Bobs' calm demeanor(yes he can be calm-stop laughing!!) is helping me stay calm too.
So even though this is a hard pill to swallow, we were blessed that he's been having these CT's and the tumor was found quite early.
Now, I'm off to get Bob a bag to pack. Thank the good Lord that we aren't going to take up residence this time. Bob's only taking some paperbacks, as he was told not to bring any electronic equipment this time around. So his favorite new toy, the Kindle will stay at home.
We have to be at HUP tomorrow at 6am, as Bob is his surgeons' only case of the day. Right now all I know is that we will be in Silverstein. More details to follow.
Thank you for all your love support and prayers in the past. I've said it before, but it bears repeating, since that is what got us through and gave us a miracle. Please remember us again, especially Bob, early tomorrow am.
Love and thanks,
Bob and Mo



Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. am sending prayers and great thoughts your way right now!! and i will be checking daily to see how well he is progressing!! Take Care to all of you!! love , mdf

December 06, 2011 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, Mary Day!! Can you believe we're blogging??? Can't help but think of Deb and wish she were here to write too. Hope all's well w/ the Foleys!
Love, Mo

December 06, 2011 2:34 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Thinking of you guys...hoping and praying this surgery tomorrow is the cure and that you can get out of HUP quickly. Lots of love, Jessie

December 06, 2011 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nack said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow Bob! Get through this, get healthy again and lets go fishing!!! It is amazing how a beautiful trout takes away bad spirits.

December 06, 2011 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Kris said...

Praying for you both, Mo and Bob. Will be checking in tomorrow to see how everything went.

Hey mdf and Jessie...{waves}

December 07, 2011 12:43 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

Love, prayers, blessings and good vibes coming your way. Love Mussie

December 07, 2011 1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope all is well in the OR/PACU at the moment...thinking of both of you :) Brenda

December 07, 2011 3:00 PM  
Anonymous Carolyn and Jim said...

Prayers have been coming your way all day!

December 07, 2011 5:29 PM  

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