Goooooooooooooo ‘Merica

You Made It!
You’re reading my very first update on!  Some people have asked if I’m done updating.  Most definitely not.  You will still get updates on my health and treatment.  It will just be happening on this site instead of Caringbridge.  This site is based on WordPress, which gives me more control over content.  It’s easier to post and easier to add pictures and videos.

An Early 4th
Lindsey works tomorrow.  Back in the day before kids, she would work on the 4th and then I’d join her downtown to watch the fireworks.  Since having kids, that tradition has ceased.  It might have picked back up this year, but there ain’t no way I’d be able to make it up that late.  I think Grandma Jane and Grandpa Bruce might take the kids downtown to join Mommy for some fireworks.  I’ll just have to wait til next year to continue the tradition.  We did have a little fireworks show of our own.  Nothing too big.  It started with a $1.00 box of sparklers, which is all we had.  After the kids enjoyed that, Daddy ran out and got a few more fireworks to enjoy.  By the way, matches and lighters are for sissies.  Real men use blow torches to light fireworks.

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Communion Cups
So a little while back, inspired by half filled Peridex cups at IUH, I wrote about my communion habits.  I’m somewhat pleased to announce that IUH has fixed the issue.  While I would have preferred they fill the cups up all the way, IUH fixed the problem in a very IUH way.  They simply started using cups half the size of the other ones.  So instead of a 30mL cup with 15mL of Peridex in it, they now give you a 15mL cup with 12-15mL in it (yes I measured).  Not sure why they still short me sometimes with 12mL, but I guess the issue of half full cups is fixed.  I just wish I had been more specific in how it should be solved.  Don’t worry Creek, no need to cut the communion cups in half.  I’ll just deal.

Pavlov’s Toddlers
We order a lot of stuff from Amazon.  To the point that I usually forget what is in the boxes that arrive.  When a box is delivered, the driver typically rings the doorbell.  The kids have a very predictable reaction when the doorbell rings.  They run to the door and look for a box.  So it was with much confusion that Sydney went to the door at 10:30 at night after the doorbell rang.  “Where is the box mommy?”  Now, you should know there are some bored teenagers in our neighborhood who ring doorbells and run away.  Usually they do it much later at night, but they must have had other commitments because they were out early on this particular night.  As Lindsey explained to Sydney that some boys rang our doorbell and ran away, she got a quizzical look on her face.  “Those boys made bad choices mommy!”  Yes they did Syd, yes they did.

And the Powerball Numbers Are:
So the results from Monday are finally in and they are impressive.  I’ve gone into some sort of blood cell producing overdrive, which is fine with me.  My hemoglobin and whites aren’t in the normal range yet, and I’m definitely still feeling that. However, my platelets are higher than they’ve been since July of 2013.  It probably doesn’t mean anything, but I’ll still ask about it on Wednesday.

6/26/2015: WBC- 0.9, Hemoglobin 7.2, Platelets 112
6/29/2015: WBC- 1.7, Hemoglobin 9.4, Platelets 203

A Duck Dynasty Prayer
Father God, thank you for all that I take for granted.  Thank you for quality healthcare.  Thank you for all the help we have received.  Thank you for disability insurance.  Thank you for health insurance.  There are so many little things that make my survival possible.  Help me to remember how blessed I am to be able to have the support structure that I do.  Thank you for my freedom.  Thank you for another day.

10 thoughts on “Goooooooooooooo ‘Merica

  1. Love the new site Rob.. and yes lighters are for sissys. Im glad to see that you are at least able to go out for awile to enjoy the simple things, like blowing things up. As always you and your family are in my prayers. Stay Strong you got this.

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  2. Ok. I can switch it up with you. I’ll have to get oriented to this new space.

    Wow on those numbers! That’s kinda bazaar actually?!😳 I’ll be interested to hear the answer to why or how. My medical mind is intrigued! I’m glad you are home. I’m glad you are able to enjoy time and days with your family.

    Prayers. Robstrong!!!

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  3. A blow torch, really?? Well, I suppose a blow torch uses less energy than striking all those matches 🙂 What a blessing to see you being able to enjoy some special moments with the kids – thanks for sharing!!!


  4. Gonna repeat my post that is on Facebook. Your Grandmother Culross was born July 4, 1927. She would be 88!

    Good memories as a child that your Dad and Mom would come to our house every 4th. But your grandmother would never come out for fireworks.

    Oh, and when I was really young, the entire LuBrano clan gathered at out house. Us kids favorite thing to do was light smoke bombs under Uncle Joe’s chair!

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  5. I enjoy your new site since it’s easier for you, AND because I love the pix! Best fireworks are yard fireworks! Remember when you used to light them for Michelle and me? Praying for a good weekend for you and your family and for good blood count info and remission. Love you always! Mom

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  6. Great post Rob! So for your technologically challenged sister, it was a bit of an ordeal for me to set it up so I would receive an email when you post
    :-). You obviously got all of the technology- oriented savyness between the two of us!


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