Gratitude For All Your Kind Words

by | May 9, 2022 | 203 comments

Lisa and I are in the air as I write this. On an Alaska flight to Seattle from Los Angeles, after spending this week with Keith and Leanne and our granddaughters, Hazel and Georgia.

I’m glad I listened to Joe’s advice and shared what’s going on with my health to our audience. I hesitated, because I don’t like to burden anyone, and because I enjoy living as normal, every possible minute. In fact, that’s a strategy. Podcasting and making Maple Syrup during chemo and radiation gave me a mission. Behind the scenes I had so much help, Lisa held everything together… and in the Sugar House Hank and Rich, David and Brian, and some wonderful neighbors made my job easy. For the podcast… Zip, Ed, and Spike did the heavy lifting and were so flexible when we had to juggle the recording times. Some of it was difficult, but thanks to you it was all good and worth it.

And I guess I’m realizing that including our radio family, listeners and friends is giving me energy and strength to be positive for what’s ahead. And that’s actually a scientifically valid strategy – staying positive can boost your immune system.

The outpouring of support here means a lot, even though I can’t keep up and respond to all. From colleagues like Dori, BJ, and Ron and Don… going back to wonderful friends I worked with decades ago… to so many listeners with great memories and words of optimism, and prayer… I couldn’t feel luckier.

Since we’re all family… here’s the schedule. I have my surgery Tuesday May 10th at Virginia Mason. Lisa will post something here that night, and you might hear from Zip, Ed, and Spike too.

Thank you for wishing me well. I’ll be back here as soon as I’m up to it, reading and enjoying every word posted.

203 Comments

  1. John

    Keep healing, good sir, and know that we’re all pulling for you.

    Uh, but in a manly way.

    Strike that, that sounds worse.

    You know that earnest humor is the best way to heal, and one reaps what one sows. So I figure you’ve got about another three centuries, so we’ll hear you soon.

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  2. Scott Smith

    Looking forward to many years listening to The Devil’s Advocate once you’re ready to resume. Fight on, you’re clearly surrounded by love.

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  3. Edson Darer

    Hope everything went well for you. Stay positive and Strong!!

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  4. Lisa Paulson

    I actually thought of you and Lisa lastnight when I cut open a tube of hair conditioner…I knew there was still some in there! I thought of the story you told on the air that Lisa would cut open the tube of toothpaste to get it all out! True or not it worked!

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  5. Sharon Vail

    ❤️🤗❤️

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  6. Tari Brown

    Prayers and love to you. 🙏❤️

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  7. Andrew Miller

    Hi Bob! Long time listener first time poster. Should I quack like a duck. Hehe.

    I am so happy that your procedure went well and that you are in recovery and I hope it’s quick and painless.

    I have been listening to you for many decades since 1989. Initially when i was in the Canadian Navy working on ship out of Victoria. Then when i was back on the east coast i would listen to you online streams and now your podcast. I have always enjoyed your approach to engaging your incredibly creative team of colleagues and challenging the audience to think critically and see all sides of everything.

    Looking forward to more podcasts and updates.

    Cheers! Andrew Miller.

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  8. Julian Wheeler

    Thank you for sharing, Andrew. Bob, fellow cancer warrior, you are in my prayers. If there is anything I can do — share a donation link, send in some dinners, cut Andrew’s hair — just let me know. 🙂

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  9. Ron Wilde

    Just noted your surgery was TODAY. (sorry, I sent a message about getting some of your syrup… yeah… whenever you’re up to it). You have my prayers! More power to you.

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  10. Katie Cartwright

    Hi Bob! Nothing but the best vibes being sent your way! Katie Cartwright

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  11. Michael Hofmann

    Can’t wait until the podcast continues.
    Stay strong.

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  12. Suzanne Ruth

    I hope for nothing but the best for you and Lisa. ♥️

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  13. Edson Darer

    Best of everything to you and your Family Bob. It was always a pleasure listening to you and the gang. Stay well and Live Long!

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  14. Lisa Pontrella

    Bob, sending positive thoughts your way. You are a treasure. ❤

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  15. Janet Wainwright

    Wishing you all the best on this big day. Forever a fan ❤️ Janet Wainwright

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  16. Nora Strothman

    Bob, if positive prayers, thoughts, energy, and whatever else, can help you heal, then you will heal. Speaking for myself, I can tell you that your soothing voice and wonderful approach to life always helped me start my day with a good attitude. I suspect there are many thousands, just like me, who are also sending their most positive healing love your way.

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  17. Danielle Gilcrease

    My dad has passed away, but I have fond memories of riding around with him listening to you/Bob. Playing the who’s this game and getting schooled by my dad. Obviously, I was only a child! I can hold my own on some radio trivia now! I cried the day you retired from the air, it was like losing another part of my dad. Sending you positive energy and healing.

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  18. Cassie S

    Your positive attitude will serve you well. Thinking good thoughts today!

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  19. David Grow

    We miss you Bob but take care of it and kick cancers ass ! We will be praying!

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  20. Leslie

    We are all supporting you on the journey, Bob. May today’s surgery have a positive outcome! Love and light. Leslie

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  21. johnknowshow

    … Toss That Cancer, Speedy Recovery …

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  22. Jill Hatcher

    V.M. has the best care. Sending love & prayers! 💓🙏🏼💓

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  23. Joan WeisbergBeyerlein

    Miss you on the radio.
    Sending positive thoughts
    Joan

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  24. Kellie Rogers

    Sending love and healing energy. You’ve got this!

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  25. Edlemmer

    Sorry to hear you’re deal with C. Been there myself.
    Will miss hearing on the podcast. Even when you’re irritating, I enjoy your show and frequently learn something too.
    Peace and take care.

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  26. Robert Johns

    Just a quick note to wish you all the best Bob!

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  27. Kari Collier

    Holding you in the light, Bob!!!!! Holding the energy for you to be in group #3 so you get many more trips around the sun. I am not a podcast listener, but faithfully listened and loved all the years you were on the radio in Seattle. Thank you for sharing what’s going on – you’re absolutely right that we are your extended family and will be sending all the positive energy we can in your direction!

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  28. Kris

    Wishing you a positive outcome and healing ahead ❤️🙏🏻

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  29. Amy Ackerson

    You got this!

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  30. Pam Nelsen

    Sending nothing but good vibes today for both you and Lisa! VM is an amazing place❤️ You guys got this!

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  31. Rob

    Positive wishes for you all today!

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  32. Anna Emerson

    We’re with all of you in spirit! (Hang in there, Lisa. We’ve got your back, too.)

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  33. Timothy Walter

    Hey Bob, best wishes. Loved all the years listening to you and all on your crew! Still can’t forget all the twisted tunes everything I hear a song. My father passed a couple years ago from fucking cancer. My heart goes out to your family through all this. Hang in there Bob!

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  34. Terri Hoff

    Faith over Fear Bob. Faith over Fear.❤️

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  35. Mary Stephen

    Sure miss you on Seattle radio!
    Wishing & praying for the best outcome & quick healing for you Bob. Mary ❤️

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  36. Ralph

    Best wishes, brother

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  37. Wayne

    Hey Bob… I’ll put some “healing vibes” into my next meditation for you. You’re in the best hands on the planet at VM, so I’m sure you’ll be just fine! 👍

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  38. Heidi Leonard

    Dear Bob and Lisa,
    Prayers going up for you and your family. God is in control and he will lead the way.
    Heidi and Marty

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  39. Sherianne Caldwell

    Prayers arise…guide the surgeon’s hands.

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  40. Steve

    Bob, May you receive the best outcome possible, with a healthy and happy recovery!

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  41. Sheleigh Murphy

    Get well Bob!!! Thinking of you today!

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  42. Cathy Shaw Tagert

    Thinking of you and your surgeons today Bob. Love you!

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  43. Gary

    You got this. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  44. Linda

    Sending positive thoughts for a successful surgery!

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  45. Gary

    Hang in there Bob positive thoughts and prayers coming your way!!!

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  46. Don Davis

    All the best for you Bob!

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  47. Mark Ritter

    Hoping your surgery is a huge success.

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  48. Beth Clemens

    You are a Lion, you always have been and your amazing wife is right there by your side. You know the mountains we climb metaphorically are always way more difficult than the ones we do physically because they are created by our own mind. This is one where you allow others to carry you to the summit. The ones with the skills to vanquish the invader. Trust in the love and care around you. You have earned the sincere thoughts and prayers from your family and I am honored to be one of your radio family and would not be where I am without you and Lisa. Kick Cancers Ass Today I will be cheering you on from Puyallup…if you need anything please let me know

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    • Trish Nielsen

      Beautifully said Beth. We are all pulling for you Bob and sending love and support.

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  49. Cheryl

    Bob
    Sending you 🙏🙏’s and speedy recovery thoughts. Thank you for letting us know what is going on.
    Keep us posted
    Big hugs ..

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    • Karen Feser

      Sending you lots of 🙏🏻prayers, ❤️love & light ☀️ to get through this challenging time.

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  50. Jeff

    I am lucky enough to have been a listener of yours since shortly after you arrived in Seattle and have followed you from station to station, and podcast to podcast, ever since. Thank you!! You have been a constant source of laughter over the course of many changes in my life. And you have a huge family of people from Seattle to the East Coast, and far beyond, that are sending happy thoughts to you and your family. You have been there for all of us and have made us feel like part of your family and now it is our turn to help give you strength. Here’s to kicking its ass and a speedy recovery. Looking forward to the next podcast real soon! 🙂

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  51. Sue Parker

    You’re in my thoughts.

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  52. James Imhoff

    Keeping you in my thoughts Bob! You’re in one of the top notch places in the world to be battling this despicable disease. Hoping you have a smooth recovery after surgery and keep those positive thoughts flowing!

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  53. Amy Ulen

    Sending you and your entire medical team strength and clarity as you fight the good fight!

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  54. shari lowe

    Keeping you close in our thoughts as you step into this next phase of your fight. I’m glad to know you are receiving world class cancer care in Seattle, and hope you are picking up on all the positive vibes coming your way. Look forward to hearing you again soon! ❤️

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  55. Erica

    Sending you some healing & positive energy & wishing you a speedy recovery after surgery. You’re an inspiration to so many. The sheer volume of love from your fans, colleagues, friends & family surely cannot be ignored. We’re pulling for you. 🤍

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  56. Heidi Burmeister

    Sending you lots of healing love & light, Bob! You got this… your family & friends got this… your worldwide fans got this too. We are all here cheering you on & loving you through every inch of your absolute recovery. ❤️

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  57. Nick Nelson

    Good vibes over to you bob! We know it will be a successful surgery ! My Wife used to work at VM and they are wonderful at what they do! You are in good hands. We are praying for you to be fully recovered and look forward to hearing you on the podcast to tell us the story very soon.

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  58. Denise Rouleau

    Keeping you in my thoughts as you navigate these new waters. You have the amazing medical experts at VM on your side — combined with your positive attitude and love from so many! A trifecta of sorts. Wishing you the best tomorrow. We will all be keeping you in our thoughts. 🙏🏻

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  59. Phil Honeywell

    Hey Bob… You are in great hands and surrounded by wonderful people. Good luck and we’ll be thinking of you out here on the Palouse.

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  60. Bruce Thomson

    You got this Bob. Looking forward to getting the podcast back on schedule. Thinking about you.

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  61. Bonnie Carsey

    Good luck wishing you all the best You and yours will be in my prayers

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  62. Stu Thompson

    Long time listener first time caller. Wishing for the very best for you.

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    • Bob Rivers

      👍🍁❤️

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  63. Jennie Jenks

    I will be sending all positivity for the best outcome for your surgery, and my heart is full of warmth and love for you and your family. You got this, Bob. 💕

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    • Bob Rivers

      👍🍁❤️

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  64. Chris Galinis

    You got this Bob. My buddy Splash Martin and I were backstage guests on your morning show on KZOK a million years ago. We were both Horizon pilots at the time (now both at the big sister airline Alaska now) and you and your crew were so awesome. I relished chatting with you about radio and your unfortunate run in with the barefoot bandit. Praying for a speedy recovery for you.

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    • Bob Rivers

      Thanks.

      So cool to hear you’re captains now Chris. I’ve probably flown with you, we’ve got a ton of Alaska miles. 😉

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  65. Heather Halliday

    I have NO doubt you will walk this journey with such grace and humility. There are so many rooting for you! I can’t wait to get the updates… along with the highs AND the lows… we’ll be here rooting for you and your family!!! I for one will be keeping you in my thoughts, especially as I pour your AMAZING syrup on my waffles. Take Care!

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    • Bob Rivers

      Sweet. Thank you Heather. ❤️🍁

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  66. John Garrett

    Bob. I am not sure you remember but we met during your time at KISW I believe. I was one of you backstage pass guests. I took a day off of my college studies to come visit. I remember you telling Joe and Spike that you thought it was awesome that I skipped school to be with you guys. I may have been a bit more shy and quite that maybe your show was looking for but I remember that time fondly. Funny story I remember looking through the binder of pictures of your win a girl Wednesday ladies. There were lots of nice and attractive women but I remember me being too shy to ever call in. Well fast forward 7 years I meet the fabulous woman, Jo Ann, through a friend and turns out she was one of your Win a Girl Wednesday participants. Small word. I followed you and your team through out the years and always enjoyed your take on life and news over the years. I was sad when you retired but elated when I found your podcast(s). It inspired me to reach out to Joe when I heard he was teaching to hopefully work out a visit to his school to see how his kids were doing podcasts and radio to see if I could do something like that at my school. Unfortunately COVID hit and that visit never happened maybe someday it might. Anyways the main reason is to give you a gift of hope. My wife (my Win a Girl Wednesday) and I have been together for almost 20+ years now and for 15 of those she has been fighting cancer. She has exceed the odds/expectancies through all her treatments and even hospice care she is on now. They gave her 5 days to a couple of weeks maybe month once we stopped treatment. However she is approaching the 1 month mark and still kicking. My message of hope for you is to hold on to those positive thoughts from friends, family, listeners, and yourself. Being positive, kind, & humble (ie letting others help and share in your journey) has a healing spirit that will take you far. Wish you and your family well and sending you positive thoughts and vibes. And I know I may never be asked but if there is anything I can do to help you through this journey don’t hesitate to ask.

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    • Bob Rivers

      Wow John. What a great letter, and inspiring.

      Jo Ann is lucky no one else won her. :-). You are the catch! My heart goes out to you for your kindness and generosity towards me while you are dealing with so much.

      Thanks for reaching out… I’m grateful to have someone as nice as you in my corner.

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  67. Jennifer Adach

    You’ve got this Bob! Kick that cancer’s ass!!

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    • Bob Rivers

      👍🍁

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  68. New York Vinnie

    Let your people love you and support you! You worry about getting better and soak in the support. It works!

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    • Bob Rivers

      So cool to hear from you Vinnie! ❤️🍁

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  69. Sharon Stone

    Sending hugs and prayers!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  70. Sharon

    Bob, you are a blessed person. You provided so much laughter, joy, and food for thought throughout the many years you were on Seattle radio, it will come back to you tenfold. Much success with your surgery and your recovery. You are loved. Glad you are having the surgery and recovery in Seattle, where the love for you in palpable.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  71. Greg MacArthur

    You got this, Bob!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  72. Tonya.newhouse@outlook.com

    Praying for you tonight Bob, I hope all goes well tomorrow❤️❤️

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  73. Joanne

    Cancer picked the wrong guy! Thinking positive thoughts for you and your family!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  74. Dave Logan

    Let yourself be loved. It worked for you on the radio and is good for all involved. Wishing you the best of luck.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  75. Lee

    You got this, Bob!!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  76. Candice Cain

    Prayers and positive thoughts, especially tomorrow, Bob.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  77. Laurel

    Bob- sending prayers and virtual hugs for you , Lisa, and all your care givers.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  78. Missi & Warren

    We are sending our best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hope all goes well.🙏

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  79. Brian

    Best of luck! We’re praying for you! 🙏

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  80. Rob

    Stay strong old boy! Take it on like everything you always have and whip its ass

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  81. Kristi

    Hey Bob.. I’ve listened to you on the morning show for many years & at times I have laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Morning radio just isn’t the same without you guys!!

    Thank you for deciding to open up.your life to all of us! You have quite the following here in Seattle & other places on this big blue globe & we are all rooting for you.

    Wishing you the very best Bob & a speedy recovery so you can get back to doing what you love.

    Sending prayers & strength for you, Lisa & your loving family!

    Kristi

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  82. Doug Hutton

    Bob, My strong healing thoughts are with you and your family. I look forward to many more years of your talent and wit.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  83. Kathy Ander

    Sending love, sending more prayers, you got this. Thank you to Lisa, Ed, Spike and Zip for keeping us posted. You mean so much to so many you don’t know.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  84. Margaret Hoffman

    Wishing you the very best tomorrow. Prayers for a successful surgery

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  85. Bruce Tretzen

    Wishing you the very best, Bob! Thank you for keeping me entertained on so many drives to the office while stuck in traffic on I-405, all those years! You have such a centered, compassionate, and calming voice of reason. The world definitely needs more people like you. I know you will get through this, so many people out here love you, Bob!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  86. Tonya Aiello

    Sending Love!! Happy Lisa will post so we can be in the know!!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  87. Paul

    Take care as best you can Bob. As Triumph would say “Fight the good fight” everyday!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  88. Gordon Macdougall

    Sending love, Bob, like all the love of people you’ve sent over the air all these years here!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  89. Hillary O.

    Sending healing thoughts your way, and I will pray for strength for you, Lisa, and your entire family. Thank you for sharing your news and allowing your listener community to join your support circle. You are very well loved, and knowing how many people are in your corner is a good thing!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  90. Crystal Ling

    Bob you have made me laugh until I had trouble breathing. I loved the show here in Seattle for years and was so sad when you left. I am sending prayers and positive energy for healing and butt kicking strength for whatever this dang thing is that’s grabbed you. Please know you have a huge group putting in orders with the Man upstairs running headquarters, for strength and healing. Take good care.
    Crystal L

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  91. Pedro the Destroyer

    Hang in there brother Bob. We get what we give and you have given so much that I have to believe that you will receive grace in return.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  92. Tammi

    You’ve got this! Sending good vibes.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  93. Rob "Gator" Kenddrick

    You got this Bob and Sandra D & I will be praying for a very quick and full recovery !

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  94. Jennifer Bastrom

    Sending positive vibes to you, Bob. You are in good hands.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  95. Faye Gollob

    Love you, Bob! You got this!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  96. Dave Branham

    I’ll be thinking of you and your family tomorrow with hope of very good news in the near future. Stay strong Bob.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  97. Brad

    Take care Bob and thanks for letting us all into your life now and over the years.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  98. Sam

    You got this Bob. Welcome back to your second home and the world’s best treatment center. Much love to you and your family. Beautiful grandchildren 💞

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  99. Jennifer

    You got this Bob! One step at a time. Just focus on the very next one to avoid getting overwhelmed

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  100. Heidi Bamer

    Sending you good vibes and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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    • Bob Rivers

      Thank you Heidi!

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  101. Donna Waelter

    Thinking of you and Lisa. Rooting for you,old friend.

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    • Bob Rivers

      So glad we connected in New England. Thank you Donna.

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  102. Steve

    You got this Bob! Looking forward to the next podcast as soon as you’re able! How about letting Spike make a new twisted tune?

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  103. Corey Beerup

    Best wishes, Bob…. I hope that everything goes perfectly for you. You have a village, all rooting for you, prayers sent.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  104. Molly Rieman

    Sending love, light and healing energy your way, Bob, and for strength and hope for you and your family. I enjoy my syrup weekly and think of you and Lisa every time I open it. We are all pulling for you 😊 💫💗

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  105. Don Bellmore

    Wishing you the best and speedy recovery Bob. Thanks for letting us in and keeping us informed. Some of us have been part of your life in a weird way for 20+ years and we love you.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  106. Arlen Sarkissian

    Dear Bob, as your long time Armenian American listener, I am sending you positive vibes and wish you a full and speedy recovery. You are back in Seattle, arguably one of the best cities when it comes to medical treatments.
    Good luck and can’t wait to have you back on the podcast!

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    • Bob Rivers

      Agreed. ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  107. Larry J Snyder

    You got this. PTL for advanced medical facilities like we have in the Emerald City. Sending you Peace and Strength. Perhaps this tune will help in the OR, provided the volume is high enough; https://youtu.be/LIzPbnIp2QM

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    • Bob Rivers

      Loud music is the best kind. ❤️🍁 Thank you Larry,

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  108. Todd Deebach

    Good luck on the stuff tomorrow. I’ve always really enjoyed and still do enjoy listening to your shows and podcast. But we’re all rooting for you

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you Todd.

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  109. Byron Blank

    Thank you for the update. Wishing for you to have the best outcome for your surgery as possible.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  110. Kristy Schaaf

    All the best to you, Bob. You’ve got this.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  111. Shelli

    Bob-Thank you for sharing your news—it allows us to pray for you and your family and hold you close in our thoughts as you navigate this journey. Prayers of strength for you and Lisa tonight and tomorrow and all the days after, wisdom and compassion for your doctors and medical team. ❤️

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  112. Lori Krasnowsky

    Geez. I guess this is what happens when life takes over, and I don’t listen to your podcast for a few weeks. I didn’t realize you were battling Cancer. Sending you good juujuu, strength and fan-love to get through this. I’m a breast cancer survivor myself. Cancer simply sucks. In so many ways. Godspeed, my virtual friend!!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you Lori! And congrats to you.

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  113. Kevin Healey

    Keeping you in my thoughts, Bob. You got this.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  114. Steve Cormier

    Best wishes Bob. Keeping you in my thoughts. Corm

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    • Bob Rivers

      Thanks Steve…

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  115. Matt Hayes

    You’ve got this Bob! I’ve enjoyed decades of morning entertainment thanks to you and your crews and I look forward to many more podcasts to come

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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  116. Cathy Faulkner

    Will be sending all the healing vibes for a successful surgery and recovery

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    • Bob Rivers

      Especially cool coming from you, Cathy. Best to you and Nels.

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  117. Janine Harles

    Wishing you the best tomorrow! You’re strong and you’ve got this!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you Janine! 📸

      Reply
  118. Kody

    All the best to you, Bob.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  119. Dave Merkle

    Bob,
    I and I’m sure all of your listeners are pulling for you. You have every prayer and good thought I can send you. Get well soon and I look forward to your updates and future podcasts.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  120. Wendy Proud

    I hope all goes well for you tomorrow and beyond. Will send good juju and vibes your way.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  121. Karin Price

    You got this! We are all fighting with you!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  122. Françoise

    Get well soon Bob! Sending lots of happy and loving thoughts your way for a quick recovery. We miss you already. Take great care!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  123. Debbie

    Thanks for keeping us informed, wishing you all the best Bob! I am shocked you did all that mapleing during chemo and radiation! Now I’m going to relish every pancake even more! Hugs and prayers.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.
      

      Reply
  124. Janet

    Bob,
    Just a quick note to let you know you and your family will be in my thoughts tomorrow as you under go your surgery. I look forward to hearing your on the road to recovery and back doing the things you enjoy.
    Janet

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  125. Lisa M. Wilber

    Be well, take care of you. We will all miss you while you are focusing on healing.

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  126. Gregg Hersholt

    I’m glad you’re seeing such an outpouring of love and healing vibes, Bob. You have touched so many lives in such a positive way over the years… you deserve it. Add me to those in your corner.

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    • Bob Rivers

      Greg, much appreciated.

      Reply
  127. Katie

    Sending love and praying for you! ❤️

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  128. Dan

    Good luck tomorrow!

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    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply
  129. Donna Shattuck

    Bob – I’ve been trying to think of the right words to write since your last podcast and recent blog. How does one express that although you don’t know me from Adam, you have been a part of my life and like family for over 30 years? That your thoughts and logic are so similar to mine and how much strategy and opinions of yours I have taken into my own life? I am as concerned for you as I would be about any other family member. Please know I am sending you all my positive mojo, will be thinking about you tomorrow (as I have every day) and please, please realize how meaningful you truly are in so many peoples’ lives. As you always say, Be Well, my friend.

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    • Cathy Hitchman

      Perfect sentiment, shared by yet another unknown “Adam.”. All healing vibes to you, Bob!

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      • Bob Rivers

        ❤️🍁 Thank you.

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    • Bob Rivers

      So nice of you Donna. Thanks.

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  130. Yvonne

    Rock on. You are a master of entertainment. We can all wait. Go slow, enjoy what you got.

    Reply
    • Bob Rivers

      ❤️🍁 Thank you.

      Reply

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