Thursday, May 31, 2007

Latest News

Visited the doctor today and here’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to have another endoscope exam to see what’s going on and maybe help me swallow better. Sometime soon after the endoscope exam I’ll start my new chemo, probably late next week. This protocol is also every two weeks like the last one. Initially we’re going for 8-weeks and a cat scan. If it works, I’ll do it for 8-more and another cat scan and so on. It will stop when the side effects become a problem or the treatment stops working.

Sorry the blog hasn’t been updated much. I had to go to emergency on Tuesday because I was running a fever and infections aren’t something they want me to fool around with. I still think everyone overreacts and I could have just gone to bed and been better in the morning but Verva made me go. She wants me to say that the doctor agrees with her about going to emergency (so here I did that) but I think bed would have been better. Instead, it was a 7 ½ hour trip to MDA with IV antibiotics and x-rays and stuff. Chemo has to wait until all sign of infection is over, too.

One day at a time - piece of cake


Dan Stangel said...


I'm driving to Seattle this weekend in advance of Dana's summer internship there, and checked your blog. I'm sorry to hear that treatment is not 100% yet, the endoscopes don't look very friendly either. I'm staying with Alison in Salt Lake City tonight, and she and Eric send their love. We're thinking of you.

Gimpy! said...

Y'know, there's something to be said for a good night's rest in one's own bed. That's all I'm sayin'! ;)

Diana Kelley said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I lost touch with you and just found out. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin said...

Dear Bob,

I just learned of your condition today and was deepenly saddened by the news. I really enjoyed working with you and gained a lot of respect for you when we worked together in the late 90's.

Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God grant you His everlasting peace.

Love, Kevin said...


Greetings to you and your family...haven't heard from you since I retired. Just know that we're praying for you and wishing you the best. I am so glad I met you at the T/As, you're such a gentle giant. Take care and God Bless You.

(Ms. Annie from the T/As in Baytown)