I haven't done a "Bob Report" in a long time. Things have pretty much been status quo, until now. This photo shows what we feel like; we're looking down a long tunnel and we think it will all work out, when we get to the end.
Here's snippets of emails that I've sent to friends:
1. Bob's having a new problem that we're trying to get diagnosed. He has a pain on the lower left side of his chest, it hurts to breath, and the pain radiates around to his back. Not fun. An X-ray showed nothing, and yesterday he had an MRI. We'll get to the bottom of it, but everything takes time.
2. We still don't have an answer for Bob, but we're getting close. First an x-ray showed nothing. Then he had a ct-scan and it showed a mass that his doctor said was about the size of a softball or grapefruit, located where the stomach, lungs and all kinds of good stuff come together, on the left side of his lower chest. She sent him to a surgeon.
We went to the surgeon today and he said he's pretty sure it's cancer and and the mass is larger than we thought and tangled around a lot of things. He thought is was in the stomach, and that Bob's case was too complex for his surgical group and a local hospital and referred us to an oncological surgeon at a University hospital. We faxed the necessary reports to the oncological surgeon and are waiting for a call back with an appointment.
So that's where we stand, right now. We're optimistic, I can't think of another way to be. We have a lot of living to do, so we'll get thru this, too.
3. Bob has an appt. with the oncological surgeon at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda, on 9/11, in the afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,