Thread: The Road Goes On Forever ..... dedicated to a Brother

harvey - 1/9/2007 at 12:28 PM

Now that the multiple post threads have had their plugs pulled, I thought it appropriate to set up this link to Bobo's original thread until he can think of a suitably witty, Sang bashing reposte and start up another one

Still thinking of you Bob ..... hope you're doing ok

Link to original thread .....

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=4677


Libby - 1/9/2007 at 12:50 PM




PhotoDude - 1/9/2007 at 01:22 PM

Don't hold your breath waiting for Bobo to be witty.

Heh heh.


leftyblues - 1/9/2007 at 02:09 PM

right on...prayers and vibes to brother Bobo..


WharfRat - 1/9/2007 at 02:13 PM

Rock on Brother Bob!!!


BigSixPeachHead - 1/9/2007 at 02:15 PM

Prayers and love to Bob....today and everyday !!


Benjamin - 1/9/2007 at 02:41 PM

Thanks for rescuing the BoBo thread!

More prayers and love to Bob coming from Virginia too....


Jeanne - 1/9/2007 at 02:44 PM

A Bobo facelift! All that bumping must've taken a toll.....


Healing vibes and P&L continue to flow for Bob!


fast43 - 1/9/2007 at 03:56 PM

quote:
A Bobo facelift! All that bumping must've taken a toll.....


Healing vibes and P&L continue to flow for Bob!


It would take a forklift for that face


Johnny - 1/9/2007 at 04:03 PM

Definitely want to send some warm thoughts and healing vibes to Bob. Thinking about lefty's Mom too. lefty, like we discussed last night, they are the true heroes among us.


Sang - 1/9/2007 at 04:04 PM

Who's Bobo?


origapch - 1/9/2007 at 04:07 PM

Bob and family are in our thoughts and prayers today and every day...........


LinnieXX - 1/9/2007 at 04:09 PM

many thanks to bobo for allowing us to help him with his struggle in whatever way we can, and advocating awarness for his condition.

peace and love,
Linnie


Sandman - 1/9/2007 at 05:10 PM

Hang in there, Bob. My thoughts are with you and your family.


RedRider - 1/9/2007 at 05:30 PM

Bobo, where did you go? You didn't let Sang run you off did you?


Sang - 1/9/2007 at 07:18 PM

You can all thank me by sending me your best shows..........


DougMacKenzie - 1/10/2007 at 01:21 AM

Who started this abomination?


harvey - 1/11/2007 at 08:53 AM

Thursday Bobo bump ..... just in case cRoKy minces by


Jeanne - 1/11/2007 at 02:22 PM

Bump de bump!!!


musichick3 - 1/11/2007 at 03:27 PM

Continued healing vibes to Bobo


RedRider - 1/12/2007 at 07:15 PM

Love to Bobo & his ladies bump....


bluefox - 1/14/2007 at 08:41 PM

Doing the Sunday Bobo bump...

Thinking of you today...and each day...


harvey - 1/15/2007 at 01:38 PM

They call it stormy monday Bobo bump


Bobo - 1/15/2007 at 04:15 PM

First of all, Thank You Harvey for "resurrecting" this thread. Second, thanks to all of you in this community - the love and support I've received during this 4 year ordeal has been unbelievable!

I'll update you as best I can - In late May, I learned that the Cancer had spread further into my Lymph Nodes and into the bone of my right hip as well. As you might imagine, the Bone Cancer is very painful - I now "walk" with a cane. The spread of the disease further into my lymph nodes was (and is) of even greater concern as it was affecting the function of my kidneys. Several surgical procedures were tried to alleviate this problem. The second one, while "successful," simply caused my body to virtually shut down - I think it had just had enough which explains my lengthy absence.

Through good care, and more Chemo (ugh), my condition has stabilized which my Doc assures me is good news - I can't help but wishing, however, that he could tell me that the Cancer was gone......................

That's it for now - Thanks to each and every one of you once again for your concern, support and love - it helps more than you might ever imagine.


RedRider - 1/15/2007 at 04:25 PM

So the support bra helped then Bobo?


Bobo - 1/15/2007 at 04:39 PM

Nah - I gave it to Phil Mickelson..........


DougMacKenzie - 1/15/2007 at 05:17 PM

Maybe now you will be up to sending me your very best shows - glad to see 'ya brother.


PhotoDude - 1/15/2007 at 05:21 PM

Sneaky guy came in and posted while I was working.

Then slipped out again.

Rock on Bobo!


DougMacKenzie - 1/15/2007 at 05:31 PM

quote:
Sneaky guy came in and posted while I was working.

Then slipped out again.

Rock on Bobo!

He must be awfully quick.


Libby - 1/15/2007 at 06:22 PM

It's great to see you gracing these pages, Bob. May love, strength, blessings and healing continue, my friend.

p&l...


harvey - 1/17/2007 at 01:45 PM



Boy ... you sure have changed while you were away


Sang - 1/17/2007 at 01:53 PM

No, that's the same gay outfit he was wearing before.....


PhotoDude - 1/17/2007 at 02:04 PM

Looks like he's wearing tinfoil.


harvey - 1/17/2007 at 02:47 PM

Probably borrowed it from Monkey Man ... don't think he's wearing pants either


Goliath - 1/17/2007 at 08:27 PM

Big P&L for Bobo....call me sometime...

EAPFP


fast43 - 1/17/2007 at 08:28 PM

quote:
Big P&L for Bobo....call me sometime...

EAPFP


He calls you stuff all the time


Goliath - 1/17/2007 at 08:30 PM

Oh, a wise guy, eh?


harvey - 1/19/2007 at 12:12 AM

quote:
quote:
Big P&L for Bobo....call me sometime...

EAPFP


He calls you stuff all the time


No ... he calls "stuff you" all the time


Jeanne - 1/19/2007 at 03:59 PM

So good to see Bobo on the screen again. Keeping the P&L heading your way!


harvey - 1/20/2007 at 09:30 AM

quote:
So good to see Bobo on the screen again. Keeping the P&L heading your way!


Are they bringing back those Hammer Horror movies?


RedRider - 1/24/2007 at 04:47 AM

Love & strength to Bobo who seems to have resumed his Friday cocktail ritual of getting the party started early....


DougMacKenzie - 1/24/2007 at 10:40 AM

Another Bobo thread? What have we done to deserve this?


Bobo - 1/24/2007 at 02:40 PM

quote:
Another Bobo thread? What have we done to deserve this?


Revenge for you starting a Weather Thread..........


Libby - 1/24/2007 at 04:14 PM

quote:
quote:
Another Bobo thread? What have we done to deserve this?


Revenge for you starting a Weather Thread..........


I blame Sang!....but, EAS!


Bobo - 1/26/2007 at 06:52 PM

Art Linkletter once observed that, "Kids say the darndest things." Last night I was helping my daughter Cami with her homework. Out of the clear blue, she asked me if I believed in God. I said that I did. She then asked me if I thought that God answered our prayers. I told her that, in one way or another, I believe so. When I asked her why she was asking me this, she said, "It's just so hard to believe in someone that you can't see or touch and who doesn't talk to you. And he never answers my prayers." I told her that I understood - that Faith was such a hard thing and that, of all people, God would understand when we were weak or doubtful. I then asked her if there was something in particular she was praying for. She looked at me and said, "I have been asking God for 4 years now to cure you, but you're still sick."

As you can imagine, I was floored! The only thing I could think to tell her was that, yes, I was still sick but I was still alive and that what she had told me made me feel so good and, if possible, made me love her even more - and that maybe that was God's way of answering her prayer.


musichick3 - 1/26/2007 at 07:09 PM

Oh wow....

If someone doesn't believe in a spiritual presence after reading the exchange between you and your daughter, then I can't imagine what would. I'm really touched by your post, Bobo. Thank you for sharing that with us.


Jeanne - 1/26/2007 at 08:24 PM




BigDaveOnBass - 1/26/2007 at 08:46 PM

quote:
Art Linkletter once observed that, "Kids say the darndest things." Last night I was helping my daughter Cami with her homework. Out of the clear blue, she asked me if I believed in God. I said that I did. She then asked me if I thought that God answered our prayers. I told her that, in one way or another, I believe so. When I asked her why she was asking me this, she said, "It's just so hard to believe in someone that you can't see or touch and who doesn't talk to you. And he never answers my prayers." I told her that I understood - that Faith was such a hard thing and that, of all people, God would understand when we were weak or doubtful. I then asked her if there was something in particular she was praying for. She looked at me and said, "I have been asking God for 4 years now to cure you, but you're still sick."

As you can imagine, I was floored! The only thing I could think to tell her was that, yes, I was still sick but I was still alive and that what she had told me made me feel so good and, if possible, made me love her even more - and that maybe that was God's way of answering her prayer.
Thank you Bob. I was blessed by that.

People can you feel it? Love is EVERYWHERE!


lolasdeb - 1/26/2007 at 08:54 PM

quote:
Art Linkletter once observed that, "Kids say the darndest things."
They certainly do, BoBo (or is that BOBO, or Bobo...) Thanks you for sharing this moment - it's precious. I'm relatively new here so went back to Harvey's original post to kind of orient myself so that I could better understand your post and I'm touched by the struggle you've been having in your life and the courage you've shown in this battle. I'm adding you to my list, making Cami's prayer mine, too, and hoping God answers us both. Health and comfort to you and your family, Bobo.


DougMacKenzie - 1/26/2007 at 11:08 PM

quote:
Art Linkletter once observed that, "Kids say the darndest things." Last night I was helping my daughter Cami with her homework. Out of the clear blue, she asked me if I believed in God. I said that I did. She then asked me if I thought that God answered our prayers. I told her that, in one way or another, I believe so. When I asked her why she was asking me this, she said, "It's just so hard to believe in someone that you can't see or touch and who doesn't talk to you. And he never answers my prayers." I told her that I understood - that Faith was such a hard thing and that, of all people, God would understand when we were weak or doubtful. I then asked her if there was something in particular she was praying for. She looked at me and said, "I have been asking God for 4 years now to cure you, but you're still sick."

As you can imagine, I was floored! The only thing I could think to tell her was that, yes, I was still sick but I was still alive and that what she had told me made me feel so good and, if possible, made me love her even more - and that maybe that was God's way of answering her prayer.

SurferDude, you rock. Thanks so much for sharing your journey with all of us. Keeping you and yours in our prayers, longing for that day when the Lord will wipe away all our tears and suffering.


piacere - 1/27/2007 at 05:54 PM

this, my brother Dug, is true.

God sometimes gives us the answer we don't want to hear or we sometimes don't see.

sometimes He says yes.

sometimes He says no, for His reason.

sometimes He says "Wait".

that was real nice, Bobo. That post was a blessing.


DougMacKenzie - 1/29/2007 at 01:09 AM

Sunday evening going back to work on Monday brother Bobo bump.


RedRider - 1/30/2007 at 03:34 AM

A big hug for Cami.....her prayers ARE working... everyday that you live and breath Bobo keeps hope & miracles alive for all of us.


RedRider - 2/2/2007 at 04:41 PM

Bobo, if it's cocktail Friday today... another shot for that beautiful and very special girl of yours buddy!


Libby - 2/2/2007 at 06:40 PM

You'll like this one, Bobo! My jokes are sooooooo much better than coot's!



Here goes:

A very loud, unattractive, mean woman walked into Wal-Mart with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance.

The Wal-Mart Greeter says "Good morning, and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?"

The ugly woman stopped yelling long enough to say, "Hell no they ain't! Oldest one's 9 and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid?


"I'm neither blind nor stupid", replied the greeter. "I just couldn't believe you got laid twice."


RedRider - 2/3/2007 at 03:28 PM

ROFLAO..................................................................


rosshmusic - 2/6/2007 at 02:02 PM

good vibes out to bobo...

...and on another note... here is some possible good news:

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19325874.700-cheap-safe-drug-k ills-most-cancers.html

quote:

Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers


New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or would like to donate towards a fund for such trials, please visit the site set up by the University of Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Board. We will also follow events closely and will report any progress as it happens.

IT SOUNDS almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their "immortality". The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.

Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several weeks.

DCA attacks a unique feature of cancer cells: the fact that they make their energy throughout the main body of the cell, rather than in distinct organelles called mitochondria. This process, called glycolysis, is inefficient and uses up vast amounts of sugar. Until now it had been assumed that cancer cells used glycolysis because their mitochondria were irreparably damaged. However, Michelakis's experiments prove this is not the case, because DCA reawakened the mitochondria in cancer cells. The cells then withered and died (Cancer Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2006.10.020).

Michelakis suggests that the switch to glycolysis as an energy source occurs when cells in the middle of an abnormal but benign lump don't get enough oxygen for their mitochondria to work properly (see Diagram). In order to survive, they switch off their mitochondria and start producing energy through glycolysis.

Crucially, though, mitochondria do another job in cells: they activate apoptosis, the process by which abnormal cells self-destruct. When cells switch mitochondria off, they become "immortal", outliving other cells in the tumour and so becoming dominant. Once reawakened by DCA, mitochondria reactivate apoptosis and order the abnormal cells to die.
“Once reawakened by DCA, mitochondria order the abnormal cancer cells in a tumour to die”

"The results are intriguing because they point to a critical role that mitochondria play: they impart a unique trait to cancer cells that can be exploited for cancer therapy," says Dario Altieri, director of the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center in Worcester.

The phenomenon might also explain how secondary cancers form. Glycolysis generates lactic acid, which can break down the collagen matrix holding cells together. This means abnormal cells can be released and float to other parts of the body, where they seed new tumours.

DCA can cause pain, numbness and gait disturbances in some patients, but this may be a price worth paying if it turns out to be effective against all cancers. The next step is to run clinical trials of DCA in people with cancer. These may have to be funded by charities, universities and governments: pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to pay because they can't make money on unpatented medicines. The pay-off is that if DCA does work, it will be easy to manufacture and dirt cheap.

Paul Clarke, a cancer cell biologist at the University of Dundee in the UK, says the findings challenge the current assumption that mutations, not metabolism, spark off cancers. "The question is: which comes first?" he says.
From issue 2587 of New Scientist magazine, 20 January 2007, page 13


WharfRat - 2/6/2007 at 02:06 PM

P & L out to Brother Bob...


RedRider - 2/6/2007 at 04:18 PM

You made me cry Ross. Thank you! Maybe Cami's prayers have been working overtime....


harvey - 2/6/2007 at 08:09 PM

Yo Bobo


rainy - 2/7/2007 at 01:05 PM

Where do I begin.... I can't believe I've been a member since 2005 and have never visited the TRGOF thread .. Bobo.... I'm embarrassed and ashamed.... but I'm full of love and hope for you, Bobo as I read through the entire thread and into the new one... I'm so emotional right now as I wipe away the tears...it has been a roller coaster ride with the ups and downs just a struggle of good days versing bad ones...if only we could magically see into our futures and take away all the pain and sadness what a difference it would be , but then again.... I think that is what makes us so strong, is " The " not knowing ... it gives us unbelievable amounts of strength when we think there is nothing left to give...

Bobo reading what your daughter Cami asked you about God..was just so touching, I could barely finish it... May God Bless you and your family.... May he shine a light down on you and bathe in that light.... I wish and hope all the best for you....

You are so loved by all members on the ABB site..I recognize everyone ..... who has been there right from the beginning of this health nightmare, to lend a hand and a word of encouragement along the way... I may be late in coming onto your thread... But I am here as well to send you support of the strongest kind to you... from this day forward Bobo you are in thoughts , prayers everyday....

We will all walk the path you on... I hope I have as much strength and courage and humor as you have...

My love to you and family

rainy


harvey - 2/11/2007 at 12:20 AM

Nicely put Rainy ... you pretty much summed up all of our thoughts there

Still thinking of you big guy ... hope your weekend is going well


DougMacKenzie - 2/11/2007 at 02:29 AM

Hey Surfboy, here it is February and I still haven't received your best shows. And don't try using some "illness" as an excuse. Hope all is well brother.


fast43 - 2/11/2007 at 05:14 AM

quote:
Hey Surfboy, here it is February and I still haven't received your best shows. And don't try using some "illness" as an excuse. Hope all is well brother.


I don't know if you really want his "best" shows. The last "really good" show he sent was an effin Barry Manilow show


fast43 - 2/11/2007 at 05:15 AM

But he might be starting to get those 2008 Dickey Betts shows


fast43 - 2/11/2007 at 05:22 AM


WharfRat - 2/11/2007 at 05:25 AM

I think I saw that poster in the post office




P&L as always Brother Bobo


PhotoRon286 - 2/11/2007 at 01:22 PM

Strange looking people Bobo bump.


rosshmusic - 2/15/2007 at 09:25 PM

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16975360/

quote:
Lab disaster may lead to new cancer drug
Compound attacks cells that have learned to evade existing treatments

WASHINGTON - Her carefully cultured cells were dead and Katherine Schaefer was annoyed, but just a few minutes later, the researcher realized she had stumbled onto a potential new cancer treatment.

Schaefer and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York believe they have discovered a new way to attack tumors that have learned how to evade existing drugs.

Tests in mice suggest the compound helps break down the cell walls of tumors, almost like destroying a tumor cell’s “skeleton”.
Story continues below ↓ advertisement

The researchers will test the new compound for safety and hope they can develop it to treat cancers such as colon cancer, esophageal cancer, liver and skin cancers.

“I was using these cancer cells as models of the normal intestine,” Schaefer said in a telephone interview.

Normal human cells are difficult to grow and study in the lab, because they tend to die. But cancer cells live much longer and are harder to kill, so scientists often use them.

Schaefer was looking for drugs to treat the inflammation seen in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both of which cause pain and diarrhea.

She was testing a compound called a PPAR-gamma modulator. It would never normally have been thought of as a cancer drug, or in fact a drug of any kind.

“I made a calculation error and used a lot more than I should have. And my cells died,” Schaefer said.

A colleague overheard her complaining. “The co-author on my paper said,’ Did I hear you say you killed some cancer?’ I said ‘Oh’, and took a closer look.”

They ran several tests and found the compound killed ”pretty much every epithelial tumor cell lines we have seen,” Schaefer said. Epithelial cells line organs such as the colon, and also make up skin.

It also killed colon tumors in mice without making the mice sick, they reported in the journal International Cancer Research.

Targets cells
The compound works in much the same way as the taxane drugs, including Taxol, which were originally derived from Pacific yew trees.

“It targets part of the cell cytoskeleton called tubulin,” Schaefer said. Tubulin is used to build microtubules, which in turn make up the cell’s structure.

Destroying it kills the cell, but cancer cells eventually evolve mechanisms to pump out the drugs that do this, a problem called resistance.

“Resistance to anti-tubulin therapies is a huge problem in many cancers. We see this as another way to get to the tubulin,” Schaefer said.

The PPAR-gamma compound does this in a different way from the taxanes, which might mean it could overcome the resistance that tumor cells often develop to chemotherapy.

“Most of the drugs like Taxol affect the ability of tubulin to forms into microtubules. This doesn’t do that -- it causes the tubulin itself to disappear. We do not know why.”

Schaefer’s team plans more safety tests in mice. As the compound is already patented, her team will probably have to design something slightly different to be able to patent it as a new drug.

Taxol, developed by U.S. National Cancer Institute researchers and manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1993, had annual sales of $1.6 billion at its peak in 2000.


DougMacKenzie - 2/18/2007 at 12:55 AM

Pre-President's Day Bobo bump.


rainy - 2/20/2007 at 12:42 AM

A love ^ for Bobo .....


RedRider - 2/22/2007 at 01:37 PM

Hey Bobo! Love & prayers to you and yours.....


Bobo - 2/22/2007 at 08:19 PM

I typically don't do this but today I would ask you for your prayers and good vibes. I have not been feeling well and my Doctor is concerned that the Chemo is not working. So, he is bumping up my tests - I have both a Bone (to see how the Cancer in my hip is "doing") Scan and a CT-Scan (to check on my lymph nodes). I'll get the results on Monday.

Throughout this whole thing, I have tried not to worry, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared. This community's positive vibes mean a great deal to me so thanks in advance.


TerriB - 2/22/2007 at 08:22 PM

Love and positive vibes sent your way, Bob.

If our vibes mean alot to you, you mean even more to us.

Please let us know your results if you want to share.


BigSixPeachHead - 2/22/2007 at 08:24 PM

Much love, prayers and positively good vibes headed your way Bobo.

We love you and we are all here if you need us....((bobo))

Karen, Lynn and family


Benjamin - 2/22/2007 at 08:45 PM

I heard a call for help, here we are.

Prayers and vibes coming your way Bob...


Wayne - 2/22/2007 at 09:52 PM

Bob,

Prayers and good vibes for you and your family. I hope you get positive results from the tests.

Wayne


lolasdeb - 2/22/2007 at 10:11 PM

Bobo - positive vibes and prayers going out to you and your family. Looking torward good news next Monday.


WharfRat - 2/23/2007 at 01:33 PM

Prayers out to you as always Bro..


PhotoRon286 - 2/23/2007 at 01:36 PM

I'll be thinking of you.

So there.


RedRider - 2/23/2007 at 02:28 PM

You got it Bobo, always. Will be holding you close in my thoughts all weekend. Think of Bobo...prayer! Bobo...prayer!


johnwott - 2/23/2007 at 05:09 PM

God be with you, Bob


oldcoot - 2/23/2007 at 05:32 PM

Thinking of you every day Bobo. Always do.

I'll pray all weekend for good news on Monday. Be strong.


Libby - 2/24/2007 at 01:45 AM

There isn't a day goes by that I don't think about you often, Bob. Prayers humbly continue here.

May God bless you with health and long life, dear brother. *smile*


PhotoRon286 - 2/24/2007 at 09:22 PM

Between hockey games Bobo Bump.


PeterNelson - 2/24/2007 at 10:52 PM

Wow, Bob, that Bobofest collage is something! Bill, I'm guessing you put it together--nice! Next time could you do a black-and-white one, because all those shirts are hurting my eyes!*

Bob, I hope your weekend and week go well. May God bless you and your family.



* Business note to self: Look into developing and marketing tie-dyed flamingo shirts.


RedRider - 2/25/2007 at 03:31 AM

Making it a prayer filled weekend. Special healing prayers for Bobo, Lisa & Tyler around the clock....


harvey - 2/25/2007 at 07:57 PM

Positive vibes from over the pond ... hoping for good news tomorrow Bob


DougMacKenzie - 2/25/2007 at 11:16 PM

Thinking about Bobo and praying for the best bump.


RedRider - 2/26/2007 at 12:28 PM

Keeping positive thoughts & vibes going for you today Bobo....


PhotoRon286 - 2/26/2007 at 01:17 PM

Hoping for good news.


rosshmusic - 2/26/2007 at 02:05 PM

still have plenty of prayers and good vibes going out to you my brother...


LinnieXX - 2/26/2007 at 06:07 PM

never a shortage of prayers for you Bob......keep up the good fight brother....


lolasdeb - 2/26/2007 at 06:28 PM

Thinking of Bobo and family today and hoping for good news today on the test results!


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2007 at 02:13 AM

I miss Bobo bump.


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 03:21 AM

quote:
I've never heard of "Bobo bump". What is that?


It's one of those "Dirty Dancing" moves.


BigSixPeachHead - 2/27/2007 at 03:01 PM

Peace & Love to Bobo....any news ?? Praying for the best....


Jeanne - 2/27/2007 at 03:15 PM

(((((Bobo)))))


BigDaveOnBass - 2/27/2007 at 03:25 PM

((((((((((((((((((((Love to Bob))))))))))))))))))))


PhotoRon286 - 2/27/2007 at 10:54 PM

No news from Bobo today.



I don't like it when he keeps us in suspense.

Hope all is well.


DougMacKenzie - 2/27/2007 at 11:14 PM

quote:
I've never heard of "Bobo bump". What is that?

A nasty little pest that penicillin won't cure.


Sang - 2/28/2007 at 01:51 AM

quote:
No news from Bobo today.



I don't like it when he keeps us in suspense.

Hope all is well.



The guy is a bit of a drama queen ...... especially on Thursdays.....


fast43 - 2/28/2007 at 01:54 AM

quote:
quote:
No news from Bobo today.



I don't like it when he keeps us in suspense.

Hope all is well.



The guy is a bit of a drama queen ...... especially on Thursdays.....


you would know about queens


Sang - 2/28/2007 at 03:08 AM

They were pretty good in their time - Bohemian Rhapsody is still cool....


PhotoRon286 - 2/28/2007 at 04:05 AM

quote:
They were pretty good in their time - Bohemian Rhapsody is still cool....


Sang is no Freddie Mercury.














Except on Halloween.


Sang - 2/28/2007 at 02:48 PM

You have me confused with Wharfy.......


WharfRat - 2/28/2007 at 02:49 PM

Do not



Seriously.. hoping for some good news from Bobo soon


oldcoot - 2/28/2007 at 03:03 PM

quote:
No news from Bobo today.



I don't like it when he keeps us in suspense.

Hope all is well.


Going to give him a call today. Will let everyone know if I can reach him.

Hoping for positive news.


RedRider - 2/28/2007 at 08:44 PM

Hark! It's Bobo.....


Jeanne - 3/2/2007 at 02:28 PM

P&L be-bump for Bobo!


Sang - 3/2/2007 at 02:44 PM

Pickles and Lesbians?


Bobo - 3/2/2007 at 08:45 PM

I'm sorry to be so slow with this, but here's the poop..........

The news was not as bad as I had feared nor was it as good as I had hoped. All of the tumors (Lymph Nodes & Hip Bones) have grown "slightly." Somehow, that is not very comforting. I am being told I should undergo Radiation on my hip to ease the pain. I believe that I will follow that recommendation as such treatment is generally successful and the side effects, in this instance, would be minimal.

For the rest, I'm being told that I should continue my current ChemoTherapy Treatment. I am less sure about that as its effectiveness has seemed to dwindle with time. Further, my ability to handle the treatments is dwindling as well.

I have a big decision to make - should I continue down the road I'm on or make a major change in treatment plans? Currently, I feel that I am slowly dying - and my "quality" of life is deteriorating. If I change treatments, I would have to quit working and go to either The Cancer Treatment Center of America or the City of Hope. Both offer more comprehensive (mind, body & soul) treatment.

A real "upper" on a Friday, huh? My apologies along with my gratitude to this marvelous community.


hoochiecoochiegirl - 3/2/2007 at 08:48 PM

quote:
I'm sorry to be so slow with this, but here's the poop..........

The news was not as bad as I had feared nor was it as good as I had hoped. All of the tumors (Lymph Nodes & Hip Bones) have grown "slightly." Somehow, that is not very comforting. I am being told I should undergo Radiation on my hip to ease the pain. I believe that I will follow that recommendation as such treatment is generally successful and the side effects, in this instance, would be minimal.

For the rest, I'm being told that I should continue my current ChemoTherapy Treatment. I am less sure about that as its effectiveness has seemed to dwindle with time. Further, my ability to handle the treatments is dwindling as well.

I have a big decision to make - should I continue down the road I'm on or make a major change in treatment plans? Currently, I feel that I am slowly dying - and my "quality" of life is deteriorating. If I change treatments, I would have to quit working and go to either The Cancer Treatment Center of America or the City of Hope. Both offer more comprehensive (mind, body & soul) treatment.

A real "upper" on a Friday, huh? My apologies along with my gratitude to this marvelous community.


Hearing from you is never a "downer". Love you brother!!! I think I would try for the mind, body and soul treatment . . . it can't hurt to try something different. But you are the one who ultimately has to make that decision. Godspeed in whichever journey you choose. You and your family are always in my prayers. Love ya, Stacy.


LinnieXX - 3/2/2007 at 08:50 PM



Bob, hang in there, thank you for sharing the news.


i've heard wonderful things about the Cancer Treatment Centers.


rosshmusic - 3/2/2007 at 08:50 PM

Brotherly vibes out to you Bob... prayers and well wishes always...


TerriB - 3/2/2007 at 08:51 PM

No apologies needed, Bob.

Thanks for the update. We were all hoping for better as well.

Tough decisions ahead for you, ones I hope I never have to make for myself or a loved one. I'm sure you, Denise and Cami will decide what's best for all of you.

Sending more healing vibes your way, Bob.


Jeanne - 3/2/2007 at 09:26 PM

quote:
I'm sorry to be so slow with this, but here's the poop..........

The news was not as bad as I had feared nor was it as good as I had hoped. All of the tumors (Lymph Nodes & Hip Bones) have grown "slightly." Somehow, that is not very comforting. I am being told I should undergo Radiation on my hip to ease the pain. I believe that I will follow that recommendation as such treatment is generally successful and the side effects, in this instance, would be minimal.

For the rest, I'm being told that I should continue my current ChemoTherapy Treatment. I am less sure about that as its effectiveness has seemed to dwindle with time. Further, my ability to handle the treatments is dwindling as well.

I have a big decision to make - should I continue down the road I'm on or make a major change in treatment plans? Currently, I feel that I am slowly dying - and my "quality" of life is deteriorating. If I change treatments, I would have to quit working and go to either The Cancer Treatment Center of America or the City of Hope. Both offer more comprehensive (mind, body & soul) treatment.

A real "upper" on a Friday, huh? My apologies along with my gratitude to this marvelous community.



Bob, big decisions for sure. But as you've shown in the past you will make the choices that are best for you and your family. And we will continue to line whichever path you choose with support and love. I wouldn't dare pretend to understand the feelings you're dealing with, but would hope that you follow your gut and find peace in your heart with your decisions.


DougMacKenzie - 3/2/2007 at 10:46 PM

What Otie said. Me and mine will be praying for you and yours brother.


bobkaufman - 3/2/2007 at 10:51 PM

Bob - wishing you the best and praying for you brother.


johnwott - 3/2/2007 at 11:24 PM

quote:
"Currently, I feel that I am slowly dying - and my "quality" of life is deteriorating.


Sounds like you need a change.

God bless and good luck with whatever you and your family decide.

Peace
John


PhotoRon286 - 3/3/2007 at 12:56 AM

Either way, the decision you'll make will be what's best for you and your loved ones.

Trust your instincts and go with that.

We'll be here in your corner always.

Offering all the support, love, prayers, voodoo magic, and monthly virgin sacrifices we can muster.


Take care Bob, I'll be thinking of you.


RedRider - 3/3/2007 at 04:32 AM

quote:
Offering all the support, love, prayers, voodoo magic, and monthly virgin sacrifices we can muster.



LOL! What more could you ask for brother Bobo? Seriously I echo Wott's sentiments and I believe you have previously mentioned that the job your at does tend to have that draining/ soul sucking affect on you. One battle at a time Bobo and you come first! All my best to you always....


leftyblues - 3/3/2007 at 03:24 PM

prayers and good vibes to Bobo and his family


BANANAMAN - 3/3/2007 at 04:02 PM

I had no idea that this topic was about Bobo or I would have chimed in a lot earlier. Having registered back in '02, I guess I'm a semi-old-timer on this site, even though I have neither the time nor desire to post 50 times a day; anyhow, Bobo was one of the first folks I got to know here via cyberspace (as well as one of the nicest). It was great to meet him back in Pittsburgh Summer '05, and here's wishing him nothing but the best and sending him sincere prayers and good wishes. I'll spare all the cliches (almost), but keep the faith Bro'- you can beat this.


PhotoRon286 - 3/3/2007 at 04:18 PM

We wish Sang would cut back to 50 posts per day.


Sang - 3/3/2007 at 04:32 PM

Pot/kettle


oldcoot - 3/4/2007 at 12:52 AM

So sorry I missed your call earlier today Bob.

I wasn't on site yesterday so I hadn't seen your post until a couple of minutes ago.

Love and prayers to you & yours.

Did you check into that one drug mentioned a few pages back by Ross?

There are "alternative" treatments, herbs etc.

The greatest medicine is courage and determination and I know you corner the market on those two. I've never met a more courageous person in my life.

I know you'll stay strong and myself and many others here will stand with you always.


WharfRat - 3/4/2007 at 12:55 AM

Bob, whatever decision you amd our family make will be the right one I am sure.

Keep The Faith bro..


Jacquie - 3/4/2007 at 01:00 PM

Love to you Bobo, Denise and Cami. You are always on the top of my prayer list.


rainy - 3/4/2007 at 11:10 PM

Bobo..... These are the toughest decisions you'll ever make in life... and frankly you need to go with your instincts and gut feelings.... There should be an easier way of doing this... but reviewing patient history and progress maybe, will help to determine which way to go... which ever way you decide...we are all walking beside you to give you strength when you need it and encouragement when you think there is none , we will be your shadow... My heart felt prayers are being sent to you , today and everyday

May you find peace in your decision...

love to you and family


harvey - 3/5/2007 at 10:53 PM

Wishing you all the very best my friend ... may your courage and fortitude remain at this difficult time ... prayers and positive vibes being sent your way as always ...




[Edited on 3/6/2007 by harvey]


Sang - 3/5/2007 at 11:19 PM

Looks like it's time for the coffee enema - do they have Starbucks or Caribou Coffeee in Picksburg?


lolasdeb - 3/5/2007 at 11:22 PM

Bobo - sending you love and wishes for all the strength you need to face the tough decisions which have been placed before you. As for courage and fortitude, I think you have displayed that and so much more. Your grace through these hard times and harder decisions humbles me. All I can offer is many, many prayers and I'm sending them to you and your family...hoping that you all find the strength you need in facing the hard decisions ahead of you and also remain comforted by the love you all share (and the knowledge that you have a whole other big family out here who are only to happy to lend a hand, a shoulder, an ear, whatever - just call us the Bobo Brigade). God Bless you and your family.


RedRider - 3/6/2007 at 04:20 AM

Love to the O' Brien Family as they tackle another hurdle....


Wayne - 3/7/2007 at 07:10 PM

Bob, you and your family are still in my prayers and always wishing the best for all of you. Stay strong my friend.

Wayne Knight


DougMacKenzie - 3/8/2007 at 12:33 AM

quote:
- just call us the Bobo Brigade).

Let's not get carried away here. But you could go on and send me your best shows, for my cat you understand. Hang tough surfboy.


PeterNelson - 3/8/2007 at 12:35 AM

Man, this thing is really making you claw your way through! Bob, I'm sorry you feel a slow deterioration, but as long as you're keeping up your battling spirit, you're gaining victories. Of course, it'd be nice to have a decisive victory once and for all, so good luck--and God bless you--in your possible new course of action. I also hope you'll be finding a sense of peace with whatever treatment decision you and your family make, Bob, so you're feeling better even before the good official results come pouring in.


rainy - 3/8/2007 at 02:29 PM

sending healing and LOVE bump out to Bobo ^^


RedRider - 3/8/2007 at 04:22 PM

Bobo, I got a wedgie here with your name on it....


LinnieXX - 3/8/2007 at 04:34 PM

here is an idea for the wardrobe at the next Bobofest, Snag will look great in this!


BigDaveOnBass - 3/8/2007 at 04:40 PM

Linnie, YOU'D look great in that!!!


Sang - 3/8/2007 at 09:08 PM

It's not my color, really.......


DougMacKenzie - 3/8/2007 at 10:05 PM

Perfect place for the above post.


RedRider - 3/9/2007 at 04:47 AM

Bobo, that headress is you darlin!!!!!


leftyblues - 3/11/2007 at 09:32 PM

Sending good thoughts and prayers for Bobo and his family..


DougMacKenzie - 3/12/2007 at 04:07 PM

I thought I saw a Bobo!


curry - 3/13/2007 at 02:54 AM

;pbbrsdpv eps sorry fingers misplaced on keyboard \\


=-=

Love You, BoBo - always

xoxoxlxlxlxoxoxlxlxlxllxmzKFjoiee


harvey - 3/13/2007 at 01:36 PM

quote:
I thought I saw a Bobo!




RedRider - 3/14/2007 at 03:07 PM

Bobo, don't forget you are going to need a "support" bra with that attire! Luckily you have one....


harvey - 3/16/2007 at 08:37 AM



YIPPEE ..... IT'S FRIDAY


Sang - 3/17/2007 at 02:52 AM

Hoping my buddy is having a good weekend.......and Bobo too.......


RedRider - 3/19/2007 at 03:51 AM

BOBO! All things peachy & healing to you brother.....


EasyMichael - 3/19/2007 at 09:59 AM

Good morning, Bobo! Thinking of you and your family.


harvey - 3/19/2007 at 01:21 PM

YO BOBO


BigSixPeachHead - 3/20/2007 at 01:55 PM

Happy Beacon morning to you Bobo...hope all is well !!

(((bobo))


rainy - 3/20/2007 at 03:32 PM

A Bobo Love bump ^ hope your doing well Bobo


Jacquie - 3/20/2007 at 04:07 PM

Love and hugs to you, sweetie!!!


harvey - 3/20/2007 at 04:14 PM

Wow ..... look at all the lovely ladies around here ..... it must be Bobo the Babe magnet


PhotoRon286 - 3/22/2007 at 04:25 PM

Why is Bobo on page two?

BUMP.


origapch - 3/23/2007 at 12:36 PM

Hoping for a day of blue skys and lots of sunshine for you brother BOBO.........


oldcoot - 3/23/2007 at 03:31 PM

Keeping Bobo, as always, in my thoughts and prayers.


EasyMichael - 3/23/2007 at 04:13 PM

Thinking of you and your family, Bobo!


DougMacKenzie - 3/23/2007 at 09:59 PM

Still waiting on you to send me your very best shows. Slacker.


PhotoRon286 - 3/24/2007 at 12:22 AM

They are going to Nigeria.





Sucker.


rainy - 3/25/2007 at 02:22 PM

slipped over to pg 2... love bumpin it , back

I noticed Bobo was on site yesterday.... hope your feeling good Bobo... spring is here and the birds are singing.. I think they are singing to you.... Please let us know how things are ??

Thinking of you and sending my private thoughts of well wishes to you....


Bobo - 3/25/2007 at 02:52 PM

A couple of pieces of good news to report, and since I've been such a downer lately.......................

1.) The Radiation Treatments have reduced the pain in my hip substantially and I'm finally able to sleep.......................ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

2.) My Insurance will cover a consultation and possible treatment at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago. Once I've worked out the Logistics (and rid the area of Sang! ), it looks like I'll be taking a trip to the Windy City. Maybe I can stay with Eric Clapton

As always, your concern and good vibes are invaluable to me.


fast43 - 3/25/2007 at 02:57 PM

quote:
A couple of pieces of good news to report, and since I've been such a downer lately.......................

1.) The Radiation Treatments have reduced the pain in my hip substantially and I'm finally able to sleep.......................ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

2.) My Insurance will cover a consultation and possible treatment at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Chicago. Once I've worked out the Logistics (and rid the area of Sang! ), it looks like I'll be taking a trip to the Windy City. Maybe I can stay with Eric Clapton

As always, your concern and good vibes are invaluable to me.


Nice to hear some good news.

That must be SOME pain if one of coots jokes don't make you zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


You can always campout in Orland Park at Sangs Campground


TerriB - 3/25/2007 at 02:59 PM

Thanks for the update, Bob. Funny thing is, you are never a downer. Now if you quit busting on Sang, then I'd be worried

I'm glad you have some good news to report. That makes me smile.

Take care, my friend.


Sang - 3/25/2007 at 03:03 PM

Chicago???????????????????


Bobo - 3/25/2007 at 03:57 PM

quote:
Now if you quit busting on Sang, then I'd be worried


I'll be busting on Sang from the grave...............


rainy - 3/25/2007 at 03:59 PM

Positive energy results in positive ways.... glad you are resting more comfortably makes the day time hours not as stressful ..

I'll be thinking about you Bobo.... it will be a great trip to Chicago with great results


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 04:34 PM

It's about damn time you gave us some upbeat news.



Good luck buddy.

Lots of luck on the Sang-free Chicago.


DougMacKenzie - 3/25/2007 at 09:31 PM

Good news brother. If you do go to Chicago, direct exposure to Sang just might get rid of the cancer all together.


Sang - 3/25/2007 at 11:06 PM

He better not expose himself around me.......


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 11:23 PM

quote:
He better not expose himself around me.......


Too tempting for you?


DougMacKenzie - 3/26/2007 at 12:57 AM

The thought of Bobo and Sang exposing themselves to each other.......I think I'm gonna be sick.


Sang - 3/26/2007 at 01:52 AM

You started it.........


Jeanne - 3/26/2007 at 03:08 PM

Glad the pain is easing up, Bob!

Also glad to see your insurance is doing the right thing about Chicago. They must've heard about your huge cult following and don't want to piss us off!


Jacquie - 3/26/2007 at 03:30 PM

Yeah, they really wouldn't want to piss us off! Smart, smart move! lol!! Love to you sweetie!


RedRider - 3/27/2007 at 02:28 PM

Glad your hip is quieting down enough to let you catch some zzzz's Bobo. Now about you & Sang.....


Sang - 3/27/2007 at 02:54 PM

It's Sang and you, not you and Sang. Just wanted to clear that up.


Jeanne - 3/28/2007 at 06:23 PM

This was in my paper this morning. I keep thinking one day there is going to be a major breakthrough. Today's as good a day as any - better even.

http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hscanc0328,0,1834859.story?coll=ny-le adhealthnews-headlines

The drug's maker prefers to call the treatment "an active cellular immunotherapy," which company officials say involves using a patient's immune system to control cancer that has migrated to bone and other sites.

Called Provenge, the therapy was developed by Dendreon Corp., in Seattle. It could prove to be an important addition to the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, doctors say, because so few medications exist to control the disease once it spreads.

Dr. E. Roy Berger, a prostate cancer specialist at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, said FDA advisory committee recommendations are not cast in stone, but the agency rarely votes against its expert panelists. He is involved in the therapy's clinical research, having brought 25 Long Island men into the study. Neither Berger nor his patients know who has received the genuine treatment and who got a placebo.

"I think this is a breakthrough," Berger said of the therapy, which is custom-made for each patient. Immune system cells are extracted from participants and sent to a laboratory in New Jersey, where they are "loaded" with a highly specific protein called prostatic acid phosphatase. The loaded cells are then reinfused into patients. Flowing through the bloodstream, these cells seek out the immune system components called T-cells and prompt them to become cancer killers.

"Once they're in the patient they turn on," Berger said of the laboratory-manipulated cells. "It's actually the T-cells that kill the cancer." T-cells are known as orchestrators of the body's immune response.

Dr. Simon Hall, director of the Dean Prostate Health and Research Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said Provenge differs from other cancer vaccines that have been studied. It centers on the body's dendritic cells, he said, which are the ones loaded with the activated protein in the laboratory. These cells are on a specific mission when they are returned to the body, Hall said.

"This is not a drug, it's a biologic agent," he added yesterday. "It has very limited toxicity. Half of patients get a chill and fever, a feeling as if they're about to get the flu. That's really the only major toxicity."

Richard Simpson of Patchogue said he has advanced prostate cancer, which has spread to his pelvis. His father also had prostate cancer and died of it. As a participant in the study, Simpson said he's certain he did not receive the placebo.

"One out of every three guys is on the placebo," Simpson said. "So I just thought . . . I would be on it." He said that after his three infusions, the total treatment, his cancer has completely stabilized.

"So far so good," he said.

____________________

Today's probably not a bad day for you menfolk to call the doctor to set up a check up. *smile*






curry - 3/29/2007 at 11:48 AM

Thinking of you Bobo, even though I never met ya! (another ancient babe )


Stephen - 3/29/2007 at 01:30 PM

Sending out into cyberspace, destination PA, a friendly hello to brother Bobo -- read your most recent post with gladness man -- thanks for the update. The Windy City trip I know will be a good one!


RedRider - 3/29/2007 at 02:57 PM

Jeanne, good news to hear for sure. I believe Cami is working overtime....

Hey Bobo! Don't forget no playing on Sang's lawn.


rainy - 3/29/2007 at 11:15 PM

Jeanne... thats great news to post here...Thanks

Thinking of you Mr. Bobo..... )))))))(((((((( healing vibes for Bobo


Bobo - 4/2/2007 at 07:50 PM

Thanks for the Article, Jeanne - Provenge may not be for me for lots of boring reasons, but I'll discuss it with my NEW DOCTOR next Monday.............


PhotoRon286 - 4/2/2007 at 08:38 PM

Ask your doctor if ________ is right for you.


DougMacKenzie - 4/2/2007 at 11:59 PM

quote:
Thanks for the Article, Jeanne - Provenge may not be for me for lots of boring reasons, but I'll discuss it with my NEW DOCTOR next Monday.............


Psychiatrist?


Bobo - 4/3/2007 at 04:48 PM

quote:
quote:
Thanks for the Article, Jeanne - Provenge may not be for me for lots of boring reasons, but I'll discuss it with my NEW DOCTOR next Monday.............


Psychiatrist?


Yours any good??


DougMacKenzie - 4/3/2007 at 09:54 PM

quote:
quote:
quote:
Thanks for the Article, Jeanne - Provenge may not be for me for lots of boring reasons, but I'll discuss it with my NEW DOCTOR next Monday.............


Psychiatrist?


Yours any good??

Obviously not. Try gina's.


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