The title of this blog was inspired by former Carolina Panther player and coach, Sam Mills. After diagnosed with cancer, he was quoted as saying to his team, “When I found out I had cancer, there were two things I could do: quit, or keep pounding. I’m a fighter. I keep pounding.”
Rob continues to Keep Pounding, despite some complications! Today is day 38 post stem cell transplant.
His strength to keep pounding, even on the weak days, continues to amaze and inspire me.
Rob is still primarily on a liquids diet, consisting of high protein Ensures, Gatorade, Sprite and water. However, he has been able to eat some baked potatoes, a little ice cream, and some cooked carrots. He has lost a lot of weight, but he continues to Keep Pounding!
While walking a short distance, he is sometimes steady on his feet, and sometimes very unsteady, but he continues to Keep Pounding!
His blood pressure is still too low and his pulse is still too high, but he continues to Keep Pounding!
As our transplant coordinator says (paraphrased) –
Don’t look at far you’ve have to go, instead look at how far you’ve come!
We are able to do just that with your love, strength and prayers! This is how we Keep Pounding!
Thank you for being there, Keep Pounding Rob team!!