Patrick Swayze Hanging Tough
updated 06/09/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/09/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
An even better 52nd-birthday gift than the new diamond pendant for Lisa? Her husband's positive reaction to his ongoing chemotherapy. "I am continuing treatment at Stanford [University Medical Center], and the great news is I continue to respond well," says Swayze, 55, who has gained back about 10 lbs. Adds Gordon: "He's very optimistic. He said, 'Let the people know I'm not one foot in the grave. I'm feeling well and doing good.'"