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 Dr. Rosen, both of which were accomplished.  There are details to be ironed out as the week progresses, but it looks as though Rob’s surgery will be scheduled for sometime within the next two weeks.  After a few weeks of healing, there will be a couple of more rounds of chemo — that seems to be the plan.

Rob is facing these days with courage.  I’m so proud of his straightforward approach, his realism, his acceptance of what lies ahead.  He knows that the goal is to remove the tumor completely, thereby providing the best chance of having no local recurrence — this likely involves amputation.  According to the PET scan done last week, the cancer still does not appear to have spread — thank you, Lord!

Anne Frank’s quote signifies what being optimistic is all about — realizing that each day counts, each person matters, and blessings abound.  Moving forward with enthusiasm, not fretting over things that can’t be changed, and getting on with what exciting and good times lie ahead — these are all things that we are focused on around here.  And I, for one, am excited to see how my brave Rob will be (as Anne said) improving the world!

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3 Responses to Scans and plans.

  1. Jane Brown says:

    Roslyn, Praying for you all during these tough days and decisions! You know it is truly amazing to witness courage and strength thru our own children. You and Jim have provided the strong firm foundation on which Rob is grounded. A living testimony to all of you! Love you and prayers are daily lifted from down here in Texas!

  2. peggy Redfern says:

    I am amazed and proud of Rob’s courage and straightforward attitude.
    I’m proud of your entire family. You’ve taken the high road from day one!

  3. janie redfearn morris says:

    Hi Sister. SO proud of you. It is and has been such a strange journey for you all. I wish that they could do the through the knee surgery for Rob. Who knows?! Maybe when they get in there, it might still be possible. Main thing is to, like you say, get the margins that will be the absolute best for Rob and his survival. You and Jim take care of those retinas now!!!!! How weird is that?! Love you all. GOD bless and all our prayers. Janie

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