Monthly Archives: February 2011

Faithfulness.

Monday night.  Happy Birthday, Jim!  It was leap year, the year Jim was born.  2012 is a leap year — it has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days that are contained in an ordinary year. An extra day … Continue reading

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God is good.

Friday night.  Rob is doing well — even though he’s in pain, he keeps a positive outlook. The pain management group is working with him, trying to get the various meds and dosages worked out.  After the surgery, pain meds … Continue reading

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Surgery report.

Thursday afternoon.  5:10 pm.  Rob’s surgery was successful, and it is over!  Dr. Rapp started surgery around 11:30 – 11:45 (I am estimating) and he came out to talk with us around 2:20.  Some of what he said:  the margins … Continue reading

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Surgery time.

Wednesday night.  Earlier this evening, Rob received the call from the hospital — he is to arrive at 8 am.  His surgery should start around 9:30 or so.  Rob is calm tonight and seems ready.  We have been talking about … Continue reading

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What’s what.

Wednesday.  Today is the day before Rob’s surgery.  Amputation, above-the-knee, is the plan.  Rob does not speak about being nervous, and he does not seem nervous.  Maybe he’s not nervous, but I certainly believe I would be.  It’s probably important … Continue reading

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Grateful heart.

Monday night.  Shall I say it again?  How fast the time seems to be flying by….. before we know it, Thursday will be here. How wonderful it is to have an apartment full:  Ashley is here, and Lee Anne and … Continue reading

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It’s Greek to me.

Friday.  This week has flown by — strange how that can happen. When you are hoping for the days to pass along leisurely, slowly enough so that you can savor every moment, it speeds up. Yesterday, Rob went for pre-surgery … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes.

Wednesday night.  The past few days have been full.  Sunday Jim and I went to church and heard a wonderful sermon and beautiful music.  It fed my soul.  After church we walked over to Times Square to see what looked … Continue reading

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Ice water, anyone?

Saturday afternoon.  Rob received a good report on the results from his blood draw on Thursday.  So, with his rising counts, he’s rebounding from the chemo which was 2 & 1/2 weeks ago.  His appointment on Monday with the orthopedic … Continue reading

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Daily life.

Wednesday night.  My motto:  it’s important to not rush too far ahead in our minds, assuming we know a future which we cannot yet see clearly.  Just another way to say:  we must continue to take one day at a … Continue reading

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Scans and plans.

Monday night.  “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank Today Rob, Jim, and I headed down to NYUCC for Rob’s blood work, as well as to meet with … Continue reading

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A busy day.

Friday night.  Happy New Year!  Year of the Rabbit starts on 2/3/2011.  2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, which is also known by its formal name of Xin Mao. Today has been such a cold day here in NY, but … Continue reading

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A special day.

Wednesday night.  Happy Birthday, precious Lee Anne!!! Rob had blood work done today — his white blood cell counts have plummeted, an expected result of last week’s chemo.  What this means is that it’s important to keep a close eye … Continue reading

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An inside day.

Tuesday night.  Today has been a quiet but good day — spent on the 19th floor looking out at the sleety and overcast day from our apartment windows.  Rob didn’t have to go in today for any medical stuff, so … Continue reading

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