Monday, February 26, 2007

No longer a pair

Robbie had his surgery this afternoon and all went well. The procedure itself only took about an hour and the incision and healing process are just as if he had a hernia operation. It was supposed to be outpatient but he was having some pretty bad nausea afterwards so they decided to admit him overnight. The pathology report will be back in about a week. Until then, early markers indicate that the cancer probably hasn't spread but the doctor did talk like some sort of follow-up treatment would probably be necessary. He wouldn't commit to anything until the lab report comes back though - oh, and until they do a CAT scan.

For those that haven't heard, the really wonderful news is that Robbie qualified for a cancer trust that is going to pay for all of his expenses, retroactive to his first visit to the doctor back in January. Knowing the extremely high cure rate for testicular cancer, Robbie's biggest concern through all of this was how he was going to pay for it with no insurance and right before his wedding. Thankfully, that is no longer an issue.

This is my first post from Jon's NEW new laptop. The first one he got for his birthday a few weeks ago died an ugly, brutal death after a short fall off the bed last week. This one is an HP Pavilion dv6000 - it came with Vista and Office 2007 which is bizarro. Plus, it conveniently has a webcam built right in.


Okay, maybe that's not such a good thing after all. I would like to point out that the book you can just see there in the left of the picture is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. That's all I'm going to say about that, except that I'm really proud of Jon.

P.S. He just finished the book and said, "okay, where's the second one?"

3 comments:

Rachel I. said...

WOW!!! My jaw is on the floor. Harry Potter??!! And he's not even in the hospital. I'm shocked, just shocked. And a little bit smug.

Sars said...

Clever title for the post. I'm so glad things are looking better for Robbie. As for Jon, hopefully his attitude will rub off on David and he will read them, too.

Jon's brother said...

yeah...I echo Rachel's comments...you must have some type of supernatural power over Jon...either that, or he's going to marry you or something.

:-)

good news about your brother by the way...