Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016
Celebrating Christmas at Grandmor & Grandpa Bob's

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The latest news

Still trying to blog more than I have in the past couple months. Last week was a busy one. I have begun seeing 2 new doctors, a neurologist and a neurourologist, to see if there is something more that can be done for this neuropathy in my feet and calves as well as some other related medical issues I have been experiencing. That has resulted in a number of additional medical tests which take a lot of time, especially since Terri and I have to travel downtown for the tests. The good news is that I am still leading a fairly normal life even though there has been little change in the neuropathy. The neurologist overseeing my EMG test last Wednesday found the results interesting ( a term I have found I don't like to hear in medical testing) because he had rarely if ever seen a case like mine in which the feeling ends abruptly below my knee rather than ending more gradually. He will discuss with my neurologist to see what, if anything, can be done. The key words here are if anything as there are many cases of neuropathy that cannot be treated and do not recover. Please continue to pray that this is not the case. In the meantime I continue with physical therapy to compensate for the neuropathy and do fairly well in getting around with and without my cane. Terri and I try to get away to Michigan most weekends to enjoy the beautiful fall color and cooler weather. It's great to be able to get away and decompress. The best news remains that, as far as the cancer, I am in complete remission. The other great news is that Terri and I will be babysitting for Anna next week while her mom Katie, our daughter-in-law, will be at a conference in the Chicago area. Andrew will be down for a few days and Elizabeth will come over to help out so we are looking to having lots of fun.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Perfect Day (cont.)

Our team just before the run

Terri and I on a beautiful morning!

Ready to go

Elizabeth and I before the race

We're off!

When the going gets tough, the tough call Bob!
Marty, Terri, and I on our way

My brothers and I taking our one and only break
Closer and closer to the end!

I did it! Cheers from Elizabeth and Sister Sue!

A  kiss from my angel!

Celebrating my success! Andrew, Elizabeth, me, Terri, and Mike. We missed Anna and Katie, but they walked the weekend before with Andrew in MN!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Perfect Day

I did it!  I walked the entire 5K of the MMRF Race for Research on an absolutely beautiful fall day in Chicago.

We did it!  With over 40 team members in 2 cities and the hard work of Terri, Elizabeth, and Andrew we were able to raise over $11,000 to go towards research in finding a cure for multiple myeloma. Thanks to all of you who took part in the race/walk and/or contributed to our cause.

Enjoy the video as I crossed the finish line below.  More to come.