Welcome to Bob's CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.
Bob and Marie decided in early 2020 to move out of the home they had lived in for 33 years. As they were getting ready for the move, packing and moving boxes around, Bob thought he had strained something in his hip. He proceeded to have a number of tests, including an MRI, a CT scan and a full body bone scan, until the conclusion was made that there was something going on that needed surgical intervention. Per his doctor (Dr. Edward Cheng at the University of MN) this was urgent and needed to be done now, regardless of the current situation with COVID-19.
Bob had his surgery on Friday, April 10th and it was discovered that he had a tumor inside of his hip bone, which had left him with an "egg shell" of a bone. The surgeon removed as much of the tumor as he could and then injected an acrylic cement to stabilize his hip bone. They also changed out the bearing on his artificial hip that he received 11 years ago. He recovered in the hospital for a few days and was able to go home on Sunday, April 12th.
Bob has been diagnosed with Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that typically occurs in the bone marrow. He could possibly need chemotherapy, radiation, stem cell transplants or a bone marrow transplant. He will be seeing an oncologist soon to formulate a plan for his treatment.
Bob's family will use this page to provide updates to all the people that care about him. He is a man of faith and believes that God has a plan for him. Every single prayer that is said is appreciated! Please feel free to leave Bob messages here. We will make sure he receives them!