"Our soul must perform two duties. The one is that we must reverently wonder and be surprised. The other is that we must gently let go and let be." Julian of Norwich

...Cancer teaches both!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another Birthday!!

On October 4, 1957, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, under the sign of "the scales", I came into this world.  The eyes of the world were on the "October Sky" and the launch of the Soviet Sputnik.  Truly, I am a child of the "space age"!


For more "random birthday details" check out these posts from 2007...

Birthdays figure prominantly on the cancer journey.  They are times to take stock and celebrate life.  I had a life-saving liver resection done on my birthday in 2004!  What a treat that was!   On my birthday in 2007 I received the news that I was NED (No Evidence of Disease) after a recurrence, "radiofrequency ablation", and 4 months of chemo.  It was definitely a day to celebrate.  And now, in 2009, I find myself with another set-back and in the midst of radiation treatment!  This is the 6th birthday I have celebrated since being diagnosed in August 2004. 


So this year the girls have decided to throw a party for me.  YEAH.  We'll gather at our local "watering hole" on English Bay to enjoy the evening sunset in the company of some good friends and some good cheer.   CANCER BE DAMNED!

Yes, we're going to a party, party!  Rob; in Vancouver

"And, in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make."
The Beatles


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Rob. I wish we could all stop by and see you at the Sylvia! Have a wonderful day with your girls.
Kathy, Beau and Sarah

Anonymous said...

Hi Rob and Happy Birthday.
We (CIB) will be thinking of you on Tuesday.

Mad Meter Maid said...

Happy Birthday Rob

I to would love to join you but alas it's to far. Have fun.


Daria said...

Happy Birthday Rob! Hope you have a great time ... Cancer be damned!