Nuke it

Chemo bag. Carries all 8 day’s worth of chemo for round 2.

I am officially on round 2 of chemo! I guess they heard what a good time I was having and decided to nip that in the bud! Also, since I have my doctor back, he’s upped the dose of chemo to where he wants it, which is good. He says when this round is over he is hoping that the tumor will be very soft and broken down. I am also starting radiation this week, so we’re really throwing a lot at this thing which I’m excited about now, but talk to me in 9 days! Haha. Hopefully it will be about like last time and I won’t have anything too serious dragging me down, but we’ll see! We just do what we can and leave the rest up to God. Why worry about the inevitable? This round of chemo is done as an outpatient, so the bag you see to your left is my new best friend. If you are wondering what that is like, just check out this old commercial.
I think it sums up the relationship pretty well!

Tomorrow we officially change our residence to The Bristol! The Hope Lodge has been great, and I have enjoyed meeting the people I have met here. It is nice being around people who are going through similar circumstances and can talk about things that tend to cause a normal conversation to hit a brick wall. Like a discussion of White Blood Cell Counts, or Stem Cell Infusions usually goes just about that far when discussing it with anyone outside these doors, but here they create long and engaging discussions. It is a great place, and as I have said before, I will definitely be supporting the American Cancer Society from now on. They have some amazing programs!

And what a blessing this timing has been. When they called us and told us that they had a room through the 30th, we had no idea where our apartment would be or if we would even have one. Now, 4 weeks later, Tuesday happens to be the day that our cable and internet are being installed and the only thing we are waiting on is the new couch. What another of the many blessings throughout this process. The amount of things that have worked out perfectly, to the day, during all of this, have been mind blowing. Keep the prayers coming, because God’s passing them on back down!

Here is another picture I took the other day. It is the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge down near Chinatown. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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7 Responses to Nuke it

  1. angela says:

    Oh great. I didn’t even have to watch that commercial and now I’ll be singing the song all day. Thanks a lot, ROB! BTW, who gets their son a “boy doll”?

  2. Peggy Redfern says:

    Glad to read your update. That spot was pretty funny.

    It does seem like everything’s been falling into place, I’m so glad.

    Rock on, round 2!!

    Love, Peggy

  3. janie redfearn morris says:

    Rob. SO glad that you are doing so well, considering! Love the “My Buddy” comparison. I couldn’t believe that Roslyn had the torn retina! From all that she was telling me, it sounded like something that she didn’t want to put off. What a blessing that she got it taken care of today and IN TIME!!!!
    Hope that you are tolerating the continued chemo today and these following days, and our continued prayers are with you as you embark on the radiation therapy as well tomorrow. We are SO proud of you and your incredible attitude. GOD bless. Love you. Janie

    • Rob says:

      Thanks Janie! We are just taking everything a day at a time. But seriously, what a blessing that they could get her eye taken care of like that! We definitely learned our lesson not to mess around with that stuff! I hope you are doing well, and tell Marcus, Cole and Eden I said hello!

  4. Rebecca Bean says:


    There is no doubt in my mind that God has HUGE plans for you!! :) I’ll be praying round two of the chemo and the radiation works its magic on your tumor as He continues to watch over you and your family. :)

    I find it amazing how God finds ways of bringing His people together in their time of need, even by using a computer. My family and I will continue to pray for your speedy recovery. Your strong faith and attitude continue to inspire so many of us that you’ve never even met.

    Take care and keep fighting.

    Rebecca :)

    • Rob says:

      Thanks Rebecca!
      God always has a plan. Even if we don’t see it at the time. I have no idea what it is, but I have complete faith that there is a reason for all of this, and that is a peaceful feeling! I hope that this finds you and your family doing well!


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