Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Posted by Anna

Friday October 19, 10:30 am our world changed forever. The doctors office called and asked where Bob was. I said away, but they kept asking. I finally asked them if it was about the results and the next thing I know I am talking to the doctor himself. He called Bob at the WMA conference and I found out the details a few hours later. That few hours was terrible. The day and a half until I saw Bob was terrible, though very good friends spent the night and next day with me.
It was SO good to see Bob that night!
We have been spending a lot of time together researching and making appointments, calling family and friends...
We are in a void - we know he has B-cell lymphoma, but we don't know what that means in terms of treatment. Tomorrow we will know.
Bob is being SO positive and optimistic. It is truly amazing.
Tomorrow we will know more.
We have spent so much time in limbo this year. It has been a truly challenging year of waiting and not knowing and false starts with 2 miscarriages and the house.
I am looking forward to knowing more tomorrow...
I know we can do this together. This year has already made us stronger and this will make us stronger yet.


The Other Jean said...

Dear Bob and Anna: We don't know each other, but I am part of your extended Family of Love -- I'm a cousin of Jean Olajos' (we were actually named after the same cousin of our mothers' -- which is why I call myself "The Other Jean".

Your reaction and response to your diagnosis and the challenges that face you are wonderful, brave, strong, and a tribute to the love that you two have within and around you. I am sending my prayers and love to add to that support in any way I can.

I had my own (much less lethal) bout with "the Big C" in 1995, and emerged cancer-free after a lumpectomy, radiation and brachytherapy, so I am praying that you too will have a success story and beat the crap out of this unfair adversary.

I hope it's ok for me to follow your blog -- ups and downs and all -- as you march ahead on this incredible journey.

Much love and great respect --
Jean Freeman in Regina

Jodie said...

You guys are a wonderful bundle of strength! You are on my mind constantly. Trying to think only positive thoughts!! I am only a phone call away. I will come at a drop of a hat. Please don't hesitate to call. I know I haven't been up there much but my calendar is much more available for change these months and look forward to getting up there and spending some time with you guys. Call me anytime... I will be there!