When a Man Loves a Woman

        First day of combo aggressive treatment went well. My Rad Oncologist is the most modern as is her staff and equipment. The big Medical Center said, “They can do you just as well as we can.” At the first consultation my Doc and her Staff corrected that assertion. “We can do just a touch better, ’cause we know ya. You’re’re in the home of Earl Scruggs, and that gives us extra power. you won’t have quite as long as ride back to Harvey County from here, so you’ll get back to prescribed nap time quicker. Wait and see.”

         It started out with chemo of course, and then some very cool non drug induced (except chemo) laser light show.

         Then they put on my Bolo mask. “We’re gonna put on some music for you before we start. The song was “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Percy Sledge. “Do you have any questions?”

        “Okay, how did y’all know I played horns in a soul band  way back wwhen? That was one of me and Marfar’s theme songs when we met.”

        “You know a Snookers Molesby?”

        “Sure. Ace of the Harvey High Mad Hornet golf team. How do you know Snook?”

         “Doc when take a history, we take a history. We promised even more personal care than the Medical Center with equal high-tech.”

        I gave ’em a thumbs up. They hit all the co-ordinates. Spot on! More to follow somewhere around Monday.

Dr. B

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21 Comments on “When a Man Loves a Woman”

  1. guitar-ed and feathered friend Says:

    Been thinking about you and family today. Glad that you are on the way to better days with the treatment underway. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers every day. We are proud to call you “friend”. M and J

  2. Wendy Says:

    Glad to hear you’re in such good hands, Doc. Praying.

  3. jel Says:

    glad to hear it went good today! 🙂

    posted a picture for ya , on my place blog.


  4. Kathy Says:

    Thumbs up to a good first day, a good medical team, and good music.

  5. Carolyn Brooks Says:

    So glad today went well. With a song like that, it just had to be a good day! Keep zapping that ol’ tumor – brings you closer to getting this behind you and back to fully enjoying this great thing called life! Prayers continue…..

  6. drtombibey Says:


    Tired but couldn’t ask for a better kick off. Bless every one of you. Jel, will drop by the blog.


  7. Teresa LeMaster Says:

    Dr Stroup and I have you at the top of our prayer list!! Having Bible School this week at Grassy Pond, and have you on our prayer list there as well. That’s some powerful prayers that come from “The Pond” so you just count on gettin’ well!!! Isn’t it such a blessing to have a wonderful spouse, great friends and family, and a God that loves us so? Lots of love and prayers coming across Broad River to you, my friend.

  8. drtombibey Says:


    Bless ya. Next time the kids play the Pond I’m gonna be there to sing Jesus’ and y’all’s praises. Tell Charlie we ain’t played our last round of golf, but now I need even extra strokes. That cat is good.

    Dr. B

  9. Glad it went well Doc…keep that good attitude going…and don’t forget to call me and we will ‘do lunch’…when you’re ready!! “Elwood”

  10. Lisa Husted Says:

    It doesn’t have to be speed reading to write a beautiful post … take your time Doc and keep them coming!!
    Much Love

  11. Lindsay Says:

    Dr.Bobby. Good to hear that your first day has gone well. I have been keeping up through your posts. Can’t believe how much you are posting- oh nevermind, I can totally believe it!!!! You and the family are all in my prayers. Stay strong and faithful as you always told me to be. Look forward to hearing more.


  12. Martin Waddell Says:

    Percy Sledge as well as bluegrass? As they would say in Glasgow, pure quality, man! I’m sure that the treatment which you’re undergoing isn’t the most pleasant of experiences, but you’ve got so many good folk praying for you, so hang on in there.

    • drtombibey Says:


      Treatment is going well. I feel a little stronger. I have no give in me. Stay tuned. Thanks for your rprayers and concern, they mean a lot. But don’t be scared. I’m concerned and vigilent about Rx but I am not frightened.


  13. Dr. Bobby, I just found out about your illness at the gathering of people at our association who pray and study the Bible together. You are on our prayer list, friend. We will continue to hold you up to our Lord in prayer. I am grateful for your ministry in our community, and to me and my family now for many years. Just know you are appreciated by many and are prayed for!
    Alice Cullinan

    • drtombibey Says:

      Appreciate ya pal. All is gonna be OK. Concern but no fear here. Victory in Jesus and He’s said I still have more work to do on Earth before he calls me Home.
      Dr. B

  14. Martin Waddell Says:

    Should have told you that folk in our local churches here in Argyll – Kilbrandon Church and Kilchattan Church – will be remembering you in their prayers this coming Sunday. We’re doing a series of Sunday services thinking about the whole idea of worship, and this Sunday we’re focusing on the place of music and singing in worship. What better Sunday to include you in our prayers?

  15. Julie Fisher Says:

    Hey there Doc………..hubby and I just wanted you to know that we are still lifting you and your family up in prayer. Also, you were mentioned this past wed nite in our prayer service at church. In other words, as you already know, many folk are praying for you and we’re praying expecting great things to happen. We def serve an awesome Lord and Saviour! And you and I both know that if He brings us to it, He’ll bring us through it. And tell those other Docs that we are lifting them up in prayer as well. You see, they are taking care of someone who’s precious to us, and we have called on the Great Physician to guide their thoughts and actions as they continue to minister to you. Love ya Doc, and look forward to seeing you real soon. But for now, looking forward to reading your next blog. Until then, rest up and do whatever the other Docs say. And may God continue to bless you beyond measure.

    • drtombibey Says:

      Julie, Bless yout heart kid. Might make the Mucic Store Jam for one hour today if my daughter gets here in time. Keep the Faith. All will be well in God’s time.


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