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!

 

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.

 

Pump and Dump…sooo sad! October 30, 2010

I had my scans today…4 altogether: pelvis, abdomen, chest and head. I had to drink two bottles of mochaccino flavored yuckiness and then had the contrast dye. Such fun!

Tonight was the first time I had to pump and dump and boy is it hard to watch that liquid gold go down the drain. 😦 Bubba is doing ok but I think tonight is gonna be real hard for him.

On the bright side, they have changed the breastfeeding policy from 48 hours to only 24 hours so tomorrow night I should be able to return to nursing my sweet boy to sleep. Now we just sit and wait and hope the scans come back clear. Then we count down to the 17th and my surgery and hope that my sentinel node biopsy comes back clean too!