Friday, January 9, 2009

Entry 1

I was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer on Monday, Jan. 5. Kay suggested we do a blog otherwise she'll run thru her monthly cell phone minutes in about three days.

First, there has been an incredible outpouring of support. It sounds cliche but it really, truly, is a great thing. To go through this alone would be much more difficult. So, it's a We process.

Met the main doctor, Dr. Myron of the Kansas City Cancer Center, on Wed. He's solid. We're good there. He ordered three tests, which will take 10 days to complete. My appointment was at 1:15 pm and I got there just as Kay came out of Dr Myron's office with Mama, who has been battling cancer over a year. We all love Mama so much. She was clear and straight to the point when she said her cancer is untreatable. Her parting words to Dr. Myron were "take care of my son-in-law". She is always thinking of others. A great inspiration. We'll make postings about Mama to let you know her status (she'll probably insist on making her own, knowing her!).


  1. Ohhh mannn...a great ability to relax is at the lake. I wonder what it is with water and fish that helps us just let go...? Interesting. Don't understand it but appreciate it. Wish it was a bit warmer for ya'll. I'll call Lezak and have him work on that...XXOO...MJ

  2. Thinking of you, Jayme. I have something coming your way. Keep strong, my sweet and my love is with you and Kay (kidos too]. Miss you! Janet (Colorado).

  3. Dear Jayme and Kay, Sending lot's of love and prayers your way. Much love, Bob and Jan

  4. Love you, Dad. You are my hero and you are going to beat this.