About Robyn

Someone told me that cancer is like a roller coaster.  Truer words have never been spoken.  Someone else told me “you should write a blog”.  Apparently, I am moved by things people tell me.  So, because my hands have grown weary of multiple emails and texts with every twist on our journey, I am going to try to document things here.  We unwillingly boarded the roller coaster on August 3, 2011 – the day Dave was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic colon cancer.  There are lots of stories since that day.  Some of which I hope to tell here.

16 thoughts on “About Robyn

  1. Robyn, I know you and Dave have lots of fans, but Doug and I are among your biggest. Thanks for inviting us along for the ride. Lexy

  2. My friend Lori suggested I follow your Blog….just reading the most recent of entires has given me hope and encouragement. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer July 12, 2012….and I too have been told to start a blog….it has been crrazy since that date. I have not yet started Chemo….but will August 3…..I am doing some fertility preservation options first….

    I would love to chat and keep in touch.

    Jenna

    My blog is Jennahokiestrong@blogspot.com

  3. Robyn and Dave, This Blog is great! I needed just this so I could stop making up my own scenarios and getting myself all in a dither about how you all are doing. As expected, it sounds like you are doing great, and as always, you have made me laugh. My favorite was calling about the kids. You were right…stop calling…you don’t need to know every little indiscretion, after all. Glad you all had some fun this week, and I shall continue my visualization that a little demon who looks suspiciously like Grant did when he was little is running through Dave’s body, kicking butt and cleaning up those cancer cells.
    Love,
    Nanabelle

  4. Hi Robyn. Your Mom included me on a recent e-mailing telling us about your journey with Dave. I’m in your space now, hope you’re ok with that. Can’t tell you what I hope positive thoughts can do. You are all in ours now. Will look out for updates. Simon & Lisa

  5. Being technologically inept does sometimes have it’s advantages…. not being able to access your blog was NOT one of those advantages. Now, with your mom’s “step-by-step” instructions, I have now read all your entries and will continue to check in on your entries. DO NOT feel you have to respond to any of my replies. And THANK YOU for sharing your journey. So far you’ve made me laugh and cry. The “good” cry. I know I don’t have to say it, but you and Dave and the kids are in my nightly prayers and always on Sundays in church. I am such a fan of your wit, your writings, your humor. And I am so proud of you. Congrats on the new job. It does sound like a job made just for you. You will do wonderful things. I eagerly await more of your blog. Lots of xoxo’s. Peggy

  6. Robyn,

    My name is Randi and I worked with Dave at Falls Church. Please know that I think of and pray for you and your family everyday. Dave is my hero and I consider myself blessed to have met and know him. I work at West Po with Yanna and we comfort ourselves by reminiscing about our crazy “Church” memories! Take good care.

  7. Hi Robyn,
    I’m a follower of Laura’s blog and linked to your’s through her today. I am sending you and your family prayers for peace and comfort as you ride your roller coaster. I am sure I will not be the only one who connects to you through Laura today. You have just added an army of Hollywood Housewives to your world and we are all putting positive, loving thoughts out into the universe for you!
    Sincerely,
    Lisa Raigosa
    Valencia, CA

    • lisa, thanks for taking the time to both check out my blog and to post this supportive comment. i appreciate it so much and am very grateful for all positive, loving thoughts offered up into the universe. we can definitely use them. xo

  8. Robyn,
    I have been keeping up with you all through Dave’s Aunt Sandy. Dave’s cousin Bruce just hooked me up with your blog. Words can’t describe the emotions I felt as I read what you have written. Robyn, clearly you are a beautiful person both inside and out.
    Your insight, courage and the strength in which you have tackled this challenging journey is truly amazing! Dave is very lucky to have you by his side as you ride the cancer roller coaster! May you both always be blessed with a glimmer of sunshine even in the darkest of times. My prayers are with you all and I am sending lots of hugs! Debbie Kolb Magee

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