Sunday, January 20, 2013

Life is a Journey...

In my YOUTH, I came from a family that never had much except closeness & love. Mom & Dad worked hard but never got paid much.  We always had a roof over our heads and food on the table.  After college, it was the baby years where I always had a job, but raising & educating kids gets very expensive. Those MIDDLE AGE years were very special watching my children grow into young adults.  Now I've reached the GOLDEN YEARS, a time when money should be no issue and where you have nothing to do and all day to do it.  A time where hobbies become your "job".  It's called the journey of life but for many life is not fair. Some earn more money, others suffer hardships(loss of a job or a soulmate) while others have their bodies fail.  It's only when you get "old" that you understand that YOUTH is wasted on the YOUNG.

On Monday I start a new journey...Radiation treatments(43) for prostate cancer.  My doctors believe it was discovered in the initial stages and hasn't spread.  Since I have long family history, I have been getting tested every year once I reached 50.  I have no symptoms so the only way the cancer was discovered is thru my PSA blood tests.  FOX 8 will be doing a story regarding the PSA testing, what the number means, who should get tested and what happens if you don't get treated.  Please be watching for it.  I'll keep you up on how I'm doing and I'm confident I'll have many years left ahead.   I'm planning on doing some trips and special events in the coming years since you don't know when tomorrow will never come. 

10 comments:

Bourbon St. Blues said...

Best wishes on a successful treatment. Know you are in good hands and things will go well.

My dad had prostate cancer and they caught it early as well. He had some sort of procedure done where they insert radioactive seeds in the cancerous area and they attack the cancerous area. He is doing well today and at 80 his cancer has not returned.

I realize everyone's treat is different but your treatment is to extend your life so you and your viewers who depend on weather reports can appreciate the years to come.

Hang in there and take care.




Robear said...

OOOMG!! i AM SORRY TO HEAR THIS, BOB... Will you still be with us here or on the air during those radiation treatments at all...? Godspeed, Bob.. We love you!

Melanie said...

My Dad had prostate cancer. He was in his late 60s, and his too was caught early. He opted for surgery and although it was a long recovery, he had 11-1/2 great years afterwards. Good luck to you, Bob... you can beat it.

Deacon Jimmy said...

Prayers coming your way Bob!

JHarrison said...

Hope all is well. My family and I enjoy the enthusiasm and commentary in which you deliver our weather forecasts. Our prayers are with you and yours. Thanks for your service to our country during your time with the USMC Reserves.

Earthsinger said...

Hang in there, you are a much loved member of our families. Bright Blessings Bob.

Vanessa Tabor said...

Bob, Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family I know after watching you for years that you wont give up this fight. I watch you everyday that you are working, you can alway's put a smile on My face and you have alway's kept us in the know of what's going on in our weather and I intend to continue watching you. May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you back to good Health!! In Jesus Sweet Name Amen God Bless from Vanessa Tabor, Kraemer, La.

Richard Taylor said...

Well, the bad news is you have prostate cancer. The good news is you did everything you were supposed to do and caught it before it caught you. I am a huge fan of yours...always have been. You have many people who count on you. I will pray for a full recovery. God bless you and your family!

Lestat said...

Sorry to hear of your Illness. The March issue of consumer reports as it's main story is an article on cancer tests and the results of getting them and not getting them. It might interest you as much of the article is about prostate cancer.
G.J. "French Market Homestead"....

Purdue Fan said...

Hang in there Bob and prayers are coming your way from a fellow former Hoosier.