Sunday, June 25, 2006

I actually have a fan of the blog. Carolyn from MN sent me an email to see if I get weekends off from updating the blog. I was very flattered! So I am updating early today and we will dedicate today to Carolyn, Eric, Carter, and the boys (Weston and Walker) as I call them.

Saturday was really a fun day minus some new side effects. Man, I am SO lucky on side effects I hate to even bring it up. Basically, I have a "rash" that is on my chest, upper back, underarms, and "hide from the sun" areas. It does not really itch or anything, just looks bad. The people at Duke told me that this could happen, and I had really only had a blotchy face until today. I will send them an email on Monday, and maybe they can do something about it. Any way, I went golfing today with Jim Cooper, Matt Hand, and Daniel Cain, my brother. We did our golfing at Colonial Golf Club in Thomasville. Daniel is a member there. First of all, I have to give him props, he paid for my golf. Everyone that knows me knows I HATE to have people pay for my stuff so he was very sneaky to do that. I bugged him several times but he refused. (I will just get him down to my club soon for a payback!) I shot a 91 and played ok. I hit the driver GREAT but putting did me in. I had several opportunities to score well and just did not do it. His course was awesome and of course Jim and Matt were funny. We had a good time.

I had to hurry back because some of the boys from Hendersonville were coming to town and I thought it best not to leave them unattended in our town. Scott Lee, Chip Lee, Lee Bradley, and Tina Bradley came in around 4:00 pm. It amazed me that none of them had ever seen Addi in person. We cooked out and talked about high school, etc. My mom and Bill came over as well as Walker and Candace. It was funny to see everyone just chatting and interacting again. Something like this should not have to bring everyone together. If you have not see your pals in awhile, CALL THEM AND SET SOMETHING UP. We told a lot of stories to my mom that she did not know the "full" extent of. She laughed a lot and it was fun. We now truly have no secrets! We had steaks, squash surprise, fresh fruit, salad, fresh corn on the cob, fresh watermelon, and rolls. It was really good. I did not have steak, I had free range chicken, but it was still good.

After that we watched the UNC Tarheels roll in the college world series. Isaiah Smith came over since he went to high school with all of us and chatted. We even talked by phone to John Twitty, another HHS friend. We basically just chatted the night away.

Sunday morning we got up and had breakfast. Most of the time, I eat oats and poached eggs, with turkey bacon. Same this morning. Chip Lee, Scott Lee, Phil Graham, and I played my club today. Same as yesterday, shot a 91. On the front I played terrible and shot a 50. On the back, the hardest of the nines to me, I played a lot better and went 5 over for a 41 with a double. All and all, I CAN NOT PUTT! Still did not matter, I had a great time. We decided to meet Addi and Christi for lunch at the club. We all had a good time. When we got back to my house, Chip and Scott had to go. It was really good seeing them. I took a shower and just hung out with Addi and Christi. As I type this, I am getting ready to go over to Bill and mom's for dinner with the family. We are having salmon which is awesome! I have been eating good, that is for sure.

One other thing has been real nice. Scott Williams called me today to go to a Pops in the Park deal in Charlotte. Everyone has been really nice to make sure I am getting out, etc. I have a lot fo people that care about me and it really helps in pushing forward even though you have something horrible in the back of your head. I am really positive about being positive. I have never felt better in my life. I have slight cough, blotchy face, a rash, and that is it. I fell fine. I hope that whatever comes my way, it knows that there is a fight that is going to happen. I will not go down looking if it scome to that. Personally, I think I have a 50/50 shot whether the doctors think that or not. Thanks for reading....


Anonymous said...

Hi Bo. Greetings from Tallahassee. This is my third attempt to post a message to you. Am I technologically challenged or what???

Please know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers since I learned of your battle with BAC. Your positive attitude is an inspiration to all of us. Keep it up. You will beat this.

I talked with Chip after he left your home today. He couldn't stop ranting and raving about your precious daughter. I know she is a daddy's girl.

Please let us know if Chip or I can do anything for you or your family. Please know we love you.

Love, Kathy Lee

Kay said...

Hi Bo,
I have posted a note in the past but have no idea if I did it correctly. Wow, what a schedule you keep. Golf and eating and Addi and Christi, family and friends. What could be better. YOU give my days a lift! How about that. I think it is suppsed to work in reverse. :-) You gave us all good advice on getting to see our friends. I just visited in OR with one I had not seen in 38 years. Very important and sooo fun. Well, just wanted to say "hi" and keep doing all that you are doing. You truly inspire us all.
Lots of love,

Anonymous said...


As you know, there is a large group of your peers that have worked with you for many years, and all who know you, love you dearly. In fact, last night a few of us were together for dinner...(you and Bill were missed), and one told a story about you that proves your point about the fact that you are not one that allows others to pay! The story went like this.....a carrier who was courting you....invited you out to try and get your business, took you to dinner and before they could figure it had secretly taken the check and paid it. This proves what we already know about are a very honorable man. We want you to know that we are all thinking and praying for you all the time. Remember that the Lord is with you everyday! This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it!
We love you Bo!

Anonymous said...

I will never forget how God used you to introduce me to FIG, and then to have Brian call me as a follow up. Getting acquainted with Brian, you, Bill and the rest of the guys (and girls) at FIG has definitely been one of the highlights of my professional life - and I really mean that. In my book, you guys are the greatest!
I ask about you every time I talk to Brian. I just want you to know that I have been praying for you and your sweet family ever since he told me about your cancer.
When you get a chance, please read Proverbs 3:5-6 (my favorite scripture); Romans 8:28 and Phillipians 4:13. I have found these verses to be some of the most uplifting words in all of the Bible. I believe they will be an encouragement to you as well.
Keep that great positive attitude, Bo - you have every reason to! It's pretty clear that you are one guy who is very much loved by your friends, family, and co-workers - but most importantly, by God! Don't ever forget that. Cling to Him, and He will see you through this. Besides... Phil. 4:13!
Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your family. I love you in Jesus!
Eddie Lane
Kingsport, TN