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!