On May 26, Bruce and Rose celebrated their 36th anniversary at a restaurant in Dallas. This week, they were grateful for word of a positive report; doctors had just told him to take a month off from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. His hair was gone, but his spirits were high. The tears were now out of gratitude.
“My blood work is good, but it’s still wait and see,” Lietzke said. “They [his doctors] still believe there still may be cancer cells up there. That’s the nature of this kind of cancer.”
Lietzke’s next MRI is July 25, a week after his 66th birthday. “Golly, he does sound pretty good,” Rogers said. “The only thing I can tell is he doesn’t have any hair any more, but he sounds fantastic. I’m encouraged.”