Right Attitude

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

— Thomas Jefferson —

Do you have the right mental attitude?

Here is someone who does.

Weekly update from our friend Bob:

Hey Jay…Week 7 (10/5-10/11) update.

I finished up the first week of high-dose Cytarabine chemo treatments last Friday night. I am very grateful that I was able to complete these treatments at home on an outpatient basis vs. inpatient at The James.

This week is the first of two weeks of taking Midostaurin chemo pills twice daily for the mutation in the FLT3 gene.

I am still working remotely and getting plenty of exercise in each day. I can’t wait until I am able to run again. I miss it. Even with HD Chemo, I managed to get 45 miles in walking last week. My training to run a marathon doesn’t stop for Leukemia. It may slow down at times during treatment, but it doesn’t stop.

Thankfully the side effects have been very mild during this round compared to my inpatient treatments. My appetite has disappeared and I am starting to lose my ability to taste food once again but I know how to manage it and its temporary.

I wanted to mention that my wife continues to amaze me with her faith, love, and support. Our journey to fight Leukemia is just beginning.

I choose not to be sick today.

Thank you for your continued prayers.


Our attitude is a choice and makes all the difference.

Proverbs 17:22, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”




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