Hi everyone!

All 33 Proton Beams are now complete!!!  Hooray!!!  It’s been one heck of a journey and the Dr’s are pleased. Barb has been awesome throughout the entire journey as we all knew she would be!

Here are 15 things I learned from my medical journey that I would like to share with you! I’ve categorized them by Head, Hand & Heart.

HEAD- how I thought about things

  1. Positivity and humor accelerate the healing
  2. Look for the silver linings as they are in abundance and hidden in the smallest of places
  3. Keep your eye on the prize which is short term healing for long term health
  4. If adversity unexpectedly hits you, it’s better for you to define it versus letting it define you
  5. Go in with a positive headset and be resilient

HAND- how I did things

  1. Cut people slack as we don’t know the hidden burdens that people quietly carry
  2. Early detection is key and then moving with experienced Dr’s is an advantage
  3. Let others help you as it really helps them
  4. Don’t forget the power of sharing your story with others as both sides benefit
  5. Recognize when you get great service and thank them to reinforce it

HEART- how I felt of how I inspired others

  1. Enormously love your caregivers
  2. Be grateful every day and really value the power of prayer and meditation
  3. Life is precious and short so live every day to the fullest and take nothing for granted
  4. Appreciate what you have in life right now
  5. Hope for the best and mentally prepare yourself for any challenges

I hope at least one of these sheds some new light into the powerful lives your are living.

Thank you for your incredible support and to great days ahead!  Bob & Barb