Thursday, June 2, 2011


BRONCHOSCOPY.....a worrisome word if you're about to undergo the procedure, but Mr. Bob is braver than ten of us put together.

I, however, went to bed last night with an irregular heartbeat and palpitations, awakening at 4 a.m. half an hour before the alarm was set to go off and using that 30 minutes to concentrate on the phrase, "Thou shall keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee."

I could have called on one of the many people who've offered to do anything imaginable to help, but I chose to tough it out alone, or so I thought, except that help appeared in many unexpected forms during the difficult waiting time.

 Nurses  have been taking their days off and expressing astonishment  to find Mr. Humphrey still on the scene when they return. We thought he might be released tomorrow but the appearance of a sudden fever this afternoon lessened that possibility.

I think he's having a pretty good time with his newfound friends. Of one thing, we're sure.........everybody loves Mr. Bob.  He's one of a kind! His fan club at the Manor can barely wait for his reappearance. If it wasn't such a geriatric group, I'd have fears about his being mobbed when he comes back. Even the residents that don't remember his name are inquiring after "the cameraman".


  1. It's great to see Mr Bob's smiling face, and great to see how much he is loved by everybody near him.
    I'd like to send him and you my admiration and my love

  2. Getting ready to take Ms. Susan to Anchorage airport for the long flight to Burbank. She will arrive to be supportive at 10:14 a.m. Friday morning. We will miss her here in AK although we know where she needs to be.
    our love and prayers come with her.

  3. Here I come..................

  4. Keep your spirits up, you two!

  5. Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour..
    My, but he does look a bit grumpy in the first photo ...but I don't believe it. Yes, we want Bob back - but, with all those people who love, we know when to share - like his fever, I mean NOT sharing that. Je t'aime all of youse guys and gals.

  6. We're with you, waiting with you. We love you both and want you at Manuel's table ASAP!
    Bill & SUSie

  7. We are sending you and Mr. Bob all our love this morning.
    Bob and Timi

  8. Ditto on all the other comments and I'm hoping and praying for a fast return for Mr Bob to his important cameraman post.

    I don't know if this is going to go 2x, but it didn't seem to post the first time.....sorry for the incompetance

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  10. my word of the day: PRAYER.

  11. may you BOTH find moments of peace and calm in your turbulent times


  12. Stuck waiting in the middle of a medical morass is like emotional decampment. You have to gather all your wisdom, sanity, self love and prayers into one compact bundle and carry it with you day and night. After exhaustively hiking in and out of hospitals, doctors' offices and clinics, you are warmly welcomed, into a great campfire circle of love with all those who love you. And Jane, your circle is truly enormous. Love to you and Mr. Bob, Robin

  13. Thank you for sharing, whatever the news, With love from you neighbor, Jeanne #409

  14. Hi Janie,
    We're glad the bronchoscopy procedure is over. No one could be more relieved than you and Bob I'm sure..........
    Hopefully the results are good and Bob can return to the Manor and get back to his 'Camera Man' duties shortly.

    Jim and Judy

  15. Keeping you in our thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted.


  16. The cameraman will come again...