Mothering Thru Melanoma

My walk through the scary world of cancer while caring for my family.

Has it been a year already? January 30, 2013

Filed under: Life — mamabeaumo @ 2:40 pm

Wow, hard to believe a little over a year ago I gave myself my last Interferon shot!  I do not miss those days whatsoever!!

The past year has been one of letting my body get itself back into working order. My skin is still super sensitive but I seem to have been blessed with some fabulous immuno waves (my version of chemo curls) that are just absolutely out of control.  It is amazing the changes that take place during and after treatment.

Unfortunately, I cannot quite blame treatment for the wonderful hot flashes that are waking me every few nights and leaving me laying in a sweaty mess!!  Yuck!! So not a nice feeling.  I wish I could say for certain that this is just another way of my body reclaiming its healing abilities but I tend to think I have just hit that age where the “change” is fast approaching. Let’s face it,  I was of “advanced maternal age” upon Buggy’s arrival on Earth and I certainly ain’t getting any younger! LOL

I have a CT Scan coming up in a little over a week to follow up on a lump that has mysteriously appeared on my right lung (discovered during my one year PET Scan).  I am hoping that this is just scar tissue caused by the on-going bronchitis I have had since beginning treatment.  The nice thing about having to go to Boston for a short scan is that the family can come and we’ll spend the day at the Museum of Science!


Just keeps getting better! April 19, 2012

Every day further from Interferon, the better it is.  My hair and skin are definitely showing improvement.  I still have some autoimmune issues but not nearly as bad as before.  I have much more energy to play with the boys and get stuff done.

Buggy is on school vacation this week and has been hanging out with Dad.  Bubba just got over walking pneumonia and has returned to daycare.

We are very involved in many different causes right now. I think I need to be careful about overbooking myself. LOL  Today is National High Five Day and Buggy collected 55+ high fives on my college campus to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

On Monday, April 23rd, I will be a Giver for World Book Night! I am so excited about this as it is always a thrill to get people into reading!!  Reading opens worlds and doors and everyone should know that joy!!

In May, it appears I definitely overbooked myself!!  We have two walks going on… The 3rd Annual Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope Piggy Trot to raise awareness and money for melanoma research and The Great Strides Walk in memory of my good friend’s niece, Bethany.  Both of these events are taking place on Sunday, May 20th.  I have not quite figured out how to manage both but we’ll take it as it comes.  It seems that I have nominated myself to take part in every charitable event possible this year!!  Not a bad thing, right?