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Author: Subject: The Road Goes On Forever....as does the LOVE for some fella named Bobo

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 06:37 AM
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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 07:43 AM
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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.


What's a "firend"?

That what your but does after too much mexican food?

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 08:27 AM
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Uh, perhaps Denise deserves some flowers?


Flowers are nice but nothing says "I Love You" more............. than a brand new Vacuum Cleaner.

You're in deep trouble my firend.


At least I'm not in Jail............

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 09:48 AM
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After the Cyber-Knife disappointment, I've hesitated about posting regarding other promising avenues.


I prolly should have gone with my 1st instinct. From my perspective, there are 2 lessons in this post. First, always seek a 2nd, and if necessary a 3rd and 4th opinion. Second, do not rely on your primary Doctor for answers as they may or not be accurate.

A week ago Tuesday, I was told that I had 2 small lesions in my Liver. As my Doctor is a Medical Oncologist (Chemo"Therapy" Doc), guess what he recommended?? Wishing to spare myself the agony if possible, we checked into other treatments and found 2, both with minimal side effects. The first was Radiowave Ablation Therapy - in a nutshell, it "cooks" your tumor. The 2nd was Stereotactic Body Therapy, which is a highly accurate form of Radiation Therapy that "hits" the tumor only sparing the nearby organs.

In the meantime, I sent a disc of my CT-Scan to to the Doctor who performed my original Surgery. It is not an overstatement to say that the man is world renowned. I send him my CT-Scans religiously and he always calls me with his "take." For free, no less. I like him a lot!

My Surgeon told me that in addition to the 2 tumors, there were many other smaller lesions - "too many to count" was the quote. Thus, I am no longer a candidate for these 2 treatments.

I now face 2 rather stark choices:

1.) Continue down the Chemo"Therapy" route. I have no doubt that it will extend my life but at what cost to the quality of the time I have left???

2.) Stop all treatments and let nature take its course.

In both cases, the result will be the same - I'm going to die. I will most likely choose to continue chemo"Therapy" as the survival instinct is very strong as is the fear of Death. Yet, it is telling that I am also strongly considering option # 2. I sure as hell wish that Monty Hall were here and Door #3 was an option.

I have thanked you all here many times for your love and support. Cancer is a very lonely disease. All of my family lives in California. My father passed away in April and he was always a great source of support. My mother was as well. Unfortunately, she is in the mid-stage of dementia. I have 2 sisters - my younger one?? I think I have it marked on an old Calendar somewhere - the last time she called was maybe 5 years ago. My older one is on the "every other month" program. Tough to take which is one reason why your support here has been so uplifting to me.

Thank You & God Bless.

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 09:53 AM
Thank You!! And God Bless!!!

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 11:19 AM
{{{BobO}}}

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 11:24 AM
God Bless you and your family, Bob.


 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 11:31 AM
God Bless You Bob. We are all here for you brother..

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 03:09 PM
Thanks for the thanks, Bob!

Sometimes I wonder how and why we all found this place, although the last few years I've just taken it for granted that there's a cyber (and real) place where all the folks fit together so well...shouldn't be taking anything for granted though, right?

hang in there Bob!

 
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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 06:31 PM
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God Bless You Bob. We are all here for you brother..



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God Bless you and your family, Bob.



Did Bobo sneeze?


Hang in there, Bob. Enjoy your weekend.


funny

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 06:49 PM
Hey Bob ... we are all still here with you my friend

But watch out for that chemo ... might turn you into a Sang

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 06:56 PM
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But watch out for that chemo ... might turn you into a Sang


Through all of this misery, I can at least be grateful that there is only one Sang!

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 07:58 PM
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Did Bobo sneeze?


Hang in there, Bob. Enjoy your weekend.


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He does have his moments.

 

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  posted on 6/9/2007 at 09:48 PM
A big hug for Bobo this evening....you rock!

 

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  posted on 6/10/2007 at 10:43 AM
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Bobo....you rock!


While I deeply appreciate the sentiment, the truth is that I feel more like roll...................ing over.

 

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  posted on 6/10/2007 at 11:00 AM
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Bobo....you rock!


While I deeply appreciate the sentiment, the truth is that I feel more like roll...................ing over.


Been to another cocktail party ? What is that party schedule anyways?

 

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  posted on 6/10/2007 at 06:59 PM
Dear Bob,

This last round of news is very disheartening (like I have to tell you). It appears the curtain is rising for the final act. When I read so many of the other threads on this board, when I watch and listen to people going about their daily lives, I constantly find myself thinking of you and then thinking that such a large part of what people spend their time on and think is important is a total waste. I feel frustrated that we so often take our time here and each other for granted, and that we can deal with each other in such hurtful and callous ways, over such trivial and meaningless **** . I want to thank you so much for sharing your experiences on this road with us, and I for one have been deeply moved to live each day as if it were my last. To engage each person I meet or talk to as if it were the last time I would ever see another human being. to tell my wife and kids on a daily basis how important they are to me, and to show it as well with how I spend my time. At least now maybe you can start dealing with the future with a new clarity. One thing I do know; the road does go on forever. I'm your friend all the way.

Maybe I'll die in the hammock
Swinging in my front yard
Or maybe I'll die in the gutter
Freezing, with a busted up guitar
And maybe I'll die on the ocean
Cruising on the salt breeze
Or maybe the wind will blow me
Slow me,
Never to reach the sea
Maybe I will, maybe I won't
It doesn't matter to me
I know the road that I must travel
To arrive at the threshold free
And who knows?
When I die, I might hit the wall
SPLAT!
And fade to nothingness
Or
I might
Explode into light
Racing like a comet through the sky
Ripping my way
Through this thin disguise
Shedding these tears born
Of dreams and lies
Instant eternity on
The waters of paradise

[Edited on 6/13/2007 by DougMacKenzie]

 

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  posted on 6/10/2007 at 10:14 PM
Great post, Doug!

Bob,

I don't have to tell you what you mean to me. You have always been such an inspiration and a dear, treasured friend! You're a true warrior and one of the bravest men I've ever known.

I'm a bit emotional at the moment, but you know my heart is with you, Denise and Cami. My prayers will not cease.

Talk very soon!

Love,
Lib

 

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  posted on 6/10/2007 at 10:30 PM
bobo, praying for you and your family..

 

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  posted on 6/11/2007 at 12:09 AM
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I now face 2 rather stark choices:

1.) Continue down the Chemo"Therapy" route. I have no doubt that it will extend my life but at what cost to the quality of the time I have left???

2.) Stop all treatments and let nature take its course.

In both cases, the result will be the same - I'm going to die. I will most likely choose to continue Chemo"Therapy" as the survival instinct is very strong as is the fear of Death. Yet, it is telling that I am also strongly considering option # 2. I sure as hell wish that Monty Hall were here and Door #3 was an option.


I have edited my original post for 1 reason. I like to think I have a pretty good sense of humor. It has helped me get through this. You want to joke with me?? Be my guest, but please, not in this Thread, OK?

 

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OK, I'll kill the cocktail party talk Bobo but I really was interested in the chemo... I knew you had the one treatment... but are you going back every Friday or what?

Love & Prayers to The O'Briens & Dodds each and every very precious day.

 

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I have not yet decided what I am going to do. This latest setback changes the options that I have and decisions that we as a Family have to make. While it is my gut feeling that none of the options will be any good, it takes time, thought & prayer to decide.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2007 at 02:42 AM
Doug,

Thank You so much for the post - beautiful.

This one was one of my favorite songs long before this ever happened and still is. I find it to be simple, beautiful and poignant..............................unfortunately, a little too close to home these days.

"I'm a cork on the Ocean.
Floating over the raging sea.
How deep is the ocean?
How deep is the ocean?
I've lost my way - Hey Hey Hey

I'm a rock in a landslide.
Rolling over the mountainside.
How deep is the valley?
How deep is the valley?
It kills my soul - Hey Hey Hey

I'm a leaf on a windy day.
Pretty soon, I'll be blown away.
How long will the wind blow?
How long will the wind blow?
Until I die Until I die

These things I'll be until I die."

Brian Wilson & The Beach Boys


[Edited on 6/11/2007 by Bobo]

 

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  posted on 6/11/2007 at 04:35 AM
Love to you and your family, Bob!

 

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  posted on 6/11/2007 at 07:21 AM
One day closer to Pixberg.

Thinking of Bobo.

 

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