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  • Bob is back!

    Good morning, everyone!

    I just wanted to let you know that I'm back and in the comfort of my own home after around 10 days in Houston for surgery. As some of you know, I was recently diagnosed with cancer in my appendix. That offending organ was removed in early January, but there was residual cancer spreading to my colon and small bowels. Surgery last week removed 10cm of small bowel and my entire ascending colon, along with a chunk of liver and the abdominal lining on my right side.

    The good news is that pathology reported yesterday that there is no cancer present at the margins of the removed bits and pieces, and my lymph nodes were clear as well. They're 98% sure they got it all. From here, it's recovery from surgery and follow up testing in September.

    [queue fanfare!]

    I'm still not driving quite yet, or able to get back to work or the shop. That will likely be next week sometime. For those of you waiting on orders, thanks for your patience and understanding.

    Thanks to everyone who reached out to me and my family during this time. Your support meant a lot to all of us.


    Bob
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  • #2
    Great news then, hope you are on the mend!

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    • #3
      That's very good news, welcome home.
      For relaxation, may I recommend watching some of your Youtube build videos.
      Very soothing!
      Ray

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      • #4
        Slacker! Get back to work!

        David
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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        • #5
          Yeh; what he said! Good to see you on the mend Bob; enjoy every sandwich!

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          • #6
            Great News!

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            • #7
              Hey Bob,good to hear you`re up and well! I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery!
              Jörg

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              • #8
                Outstanding news! Glad things went smoothly and you're on the mend, Bob.

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                • #9
                  Bob, glad this season is in the past for you. Heal quickly!
                  If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                  • #10
                    Hey BOB that is GREAT NEWS!!!!! Relax and mend/heal. We can wait for you to return to work. Take care of yourself.
                    George

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                    • #11
                      Why have a six pack when a 24 is better?

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                      • #12
                        Hey Bob,

                        fantastic news, you are one of the pivot points for this hobby. Thank you for all you do and get better.

                        dave h

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