Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Good News



Here's a picture of my cousin, Dick, and me.



Verva and I met with Dr. Ajani yesterday (and three or four other people) and he shared the results of the cat scan from Friday.

The cancer on my liver has been significantly reduced as has the cancer on my lymph glands. The tumor is slow to respond to treatment and has slightly increased in size. The doctor is not worried about this. Verva has asked the doctor for more information.

Had we not seen significant improvement I would not have been allowed to continue in the clinical trail. As it is I’m good for two more months.

Verva and I are very pleased with these results – we believe the combination of chemo, positive attitude and the prayers and support of our family and friends will continue to whip the cancer.

On Sunday and Monday my cousin Dick and his wife Judy visited us from Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Dick is one year older than me and we spent a lot of time together when we were kids. It was great to see them. We toured the area and learned to play 4 handed cribbage. I believe the guys and the gals tied over the course of several games.

Chemo last night got started late and ended late – we got home about 11:30. Dick and Judy took off about 8:30 a.m. heading for Vicksburg, Miss. I’m going to have a quiet day.

One day at a time – piece of cake.

8 comments:

JEFF said...
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JEFF said...

BOB,

THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT.

ATTITUDE & PRAYER IS KEY, AND YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PULLING FOR YOU.

YOU'VE BECOME AN INCREDIBLY POPULAR GUY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

THIS IS DEFINITELY CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!!!!

JEFF

Matt said...

Such good news! You are both a great inspiration to your friends, family, and congregation (who are also friends and family)! Your ministry of courage is changing lives....

Matt (your humble minister) :-)

gaye said...

Hey Bob,
It's great to have tangible good news, isn't it? I am thrilled! It's also wonderful that you are FEELING much better!

Much love to you both!
gaye

rindy said...

what great news for you, your family and all of us who love you! i guess by now peter or "phil" as i called him numerous times on monday! mikkelson - even though the spelling is not the same as phil's sounds the same and i guess i had phil on my mind - so, i'm whistling and screaming to "phil" to come out to the truck to see what he was to deliver to you....and the weird thing is - he came?!! does he answer to anything that starts with "p" or was he just being polite to an old lady - either way...what a guy!

hope your "yesterday, today and tomorrow" is something your yard will love - i love them - they smell amazing and i love how the flowers change colors with each day....and most, i love that they say what i want to - i was your friend yesterday, am today and will be tomorrow....

i'd be lying if i didn't say that i have been losing sleep waiting to hear the results - i worry more about your medical journey than my own!

glad you had a great trip to california! you deserve it! love to you all......rindy......

Anonymous said...

Definitely good news, Bob. Glad you had a good trip.

Dennis

Anonymous said...

Bob and Verva,

What a great news to hear. Happy to hear it.

Mike and Van, Hoang

Leslye said...

Great to hear the good news! Hugs to you both!