Mothering Thru Melanoma

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

And the monster returns with a vegence! April 11, 2013

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Well, my one year post-Interferon PET did not yield the positive results we were hoping for.  My melanoma has now spread to my lungs.  Stage IV!  Wow!  How incredibly unbelievable to hear those words out loud.

I am recovering from a wedge resection on my right lobe and prepping to begin Interleukin-2 in May.  The next few weeks will be spent with my boys having fun and making memories.  I am going to try to chronicle my journey with IL-2 but who knows what sort of condition I will be in.  I will do my best!

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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?

 

What a week! July 17, 2011

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Bubba was sick all week with a really nasty cold and a fever that wouldn’t break. He was waking up every 20/30 mins every night so sleep was not good for either of us. Fortunately, he is doing much better. Still congested but doing well.

I had the beginnings of a UTI which has gone from uncomfie to downright painful. I am trying to hold on til Tuesday when I have my monthly oncology visit. I had no clue that when you have melanoma, UTI’s can be a sign of a spread if normal treatment does not work. Really hoping that it’s just because the interferon is messing with my immune system and not a spread. Tuesday can’t come soon enough.

Other than that, we’ve had a pretty good start to the summer. Lots of fun…camp and keyboard club for Buggy and school two days a week for Bubba just to keep the routine. Bubba is now sleeping in a big boy bed and occasionally using the potty! He’s getting so big! Excited to see whatthe rest of the summer has in store.