New! With update 03-17-2019

As of September 15, 2015, I am officially retired and living on social security. Please return to the home page and donate toward my retirement fund. Any donation would be much appreciated.
I was instructed to stop working by my doctor because of my medical condition. I have what is called Myleodysplasia Syndrome. It is a condition of the bone marrow where the bone marrow stops making blood. I was diagnosed on May 15, but continued to work as long as I could. In the meantime, I have received numerous blood transfusions to keep up my blood level. I had a stem cell transplant in late November 2015 at the City Of Hope Hospital. Afterwards, I was hospitalized for 3 months. After release from the hospital, I recovered at home in isolation. 2 months later I contracted graft vs. host disease…a result of my transplant rejecting my intestinal tract. I was again hospitalized for an additional 4 months. After I was released from the hospital, my weight was down to 175 lbs. I started my exercise regimen which I continue to this day. Since the doctor gave me 6 months off work, I decided to have other thing done that I was putting off. I was fitted with hearing aids, I had the cataracts removed from both eyes, and had my left knee totally replaced. I am nearing 100% recovered. I plan to go back to work as soon as the doctor releases me.

UPDATE: Bob died in February of this year. I am attempting to remove all references to Bob’s phone.I will update this site as necessary mostly to maintain most of the existing information.  Thanks for your patience, Ray Hebert.