Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III wtr3

First post: Nov 3, 2016 Latest post: May 9, 2017
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It has been suggested to me by Joan and several friends that I set up on a Caring
Bridge Web Site on the internet (see next paragraph below) to make it easier
and more efficient for friends to check in on my progress and easily exchange
messages with me about my course of care for the Lung Cancer that is now, of
course, enjoying our focused attention. After learning that I have lung cancer
on Saturday morning Oct. 8, in the ER at St. E. Hospital here locally, phone
calls to Doctor friends resulted in my getting test results and consults (in
the following week of Oct. 9-15): including CT, PET scan, biopsies of the tumor
in my right lung and of proximate top lymph node and am MRI of my brain (still
have one!) and appointments with Thoracic Surgeon (Dr. Calhoun) and Oncologist
(Dr. Doug Flora) at St. Elizabeth Hospital locally … and as a result of calls
to contacts by our good friend, Bob Sathe, we received a call from M D Anderson
in Houston where Joan and I met with the Doctors there the following week on
Oct. 27 resulting in our deciding to have Chemotherapy performed here at St. E
with three cycles beginning yesterday (5 hours) at St. E Hospital
locally using “cocktail” recipe authored by M D Anderson … am in my office
working today and feeling pretty well but am advised that I may not feel so
well tomorrow and Saturday when pre-op chemotherapy meds have worn off … it’s
my intent to Chair our ABA St. Comm. on American Judicial System meeting and
welcome everyone on this St. Comm. to Cincinnati but Bill Weisenberg is lined
up to Chair the meeting if I am physically unable to do so …. am then to go
back to MDA on Dec 14 & 15 for further testing and to have surgery
scheduled at MDA probably the last week of December or first week of January
(3-5 days in MDA Hospital) for removal of all or part of my right lung and
removal of several lymph nodes in the area of my right lung … to follow (after
several weeks of post-surgery rest) will be 6 weeks of Radiation at MDA … if all
goes as planned, it looks like this cancer treatment adventure will take us up
into mid to late February …. Of course, Joan is at my side and taking great
care of me every step of the way … am blessed with the prayers of so many, like
you, which are needed and very much appreciated as THE key to beating this
cancer ... am very much at peace and approaching this with my usual enthusiasm
and optimism … my cancer is Stage 3A, so I have a chance to beat it and intend
to do everything possible to accomplish that … of course, this is in God’s
loving hands and we will willingly accept whatever His Divine Providence
determines to be the best ultimate outcome … Upward and Onward!

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