Thursday, March 31, 2016

Day One Six One. The Tumor Watch (Update)

Here's an update.

March is coming to an end and I am losing my ability to type on a keyboard. I can still talk. My speech is intact and I am always happy to take a phone call at (703) 264-8950. I am suffering no discomfort and am in great spirits. I am enjoying the time connecting with friends and family, and most of all taking advantage of the occasional free lunch or milkshake.

In October, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor known as a Glioblastoma Multiforme.

This type of tumor is always fatal. Life expectancy generally runs from three to fifteen months.

I had brain surgery December 2 and completed radiation and chemo February 25. As of this week, I am on a second round of chemo; one that requires taking pills for one full week each month.

Other than losing the ability to type on a keyboard, I've experienced no discomfort, pain, or side effects.

My most popular book is "AIR POWER ABANDONED," the story of the F-22 Raptor, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, General T. Michael Moseley, and Gates's firing of the Air Force leadership.

My first murder mystery, "CRIME SCENE: FAIRFAX COUNTY" was published January. Both books can be gotten for Kindle, in print from Amazon, or,  preferably directly from me. Price per book when ordered from me is $22. All proceeds are donated to the Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, a 501(c )(3) charity.

I'm still mostly me. The tumor affects my ability to type and my speech. My speech is fully understandable and I'm urging friends to call at (703) 264-8950.

I can still think, read, converse, and be taken out to lunch.


(703) 264-8950

Robert F. Dorr
3411 Valewood Drive
Oakton VA 22124


  1. Thinking of you, Robert. You are a marketer extraordinaire!

  2. Thank you, Bob. You face the future with grace and courage. My best. You can bet that, if I were in VA, I would take you to lunch. Frank

  3. so very sorry Robert. I lost my granddaughter, Cassie Defrank who was 20 years old, of this horrible monster. She passed on October 11th @ 7 am , 2015. you can add me to your facebook if you would like to. God Bless you