A blog about us…and journey with Melanoma

Be Brave

Hey everyone!

Just letting you know we are doing well, but Mike hasn’t had his scans yet – we are procrastinating. He celebrated his 3 years of NED back in August. His diagnosis finally seems like it was ages ago and we have days where we forget about cancer. It is so nice.  Mike has is referral for a PET/CT, but we have stalled due to the scanxiety..it is such a horrible thing.

In August, I lost a lovely frienBe Brave Blue Birdd, Shari Van Heusen, to melanoma.   She had battled it for a long time.  This is a woman who came to visit me in Palo Alto a day or two after she had brain surgery at Stanford…and she brought ME a gift that day!  It is a little ceramic bird that has “be brave” written on the side.  I look at that bird every day and think of her.  It reminds me that we all need to be brave, no matter what we face.  Fear is the enemy.  And fear is why we procrastinate.   So this is a reminder to my husband and to myself: We need to face our fears and be brave.

We will keep you posted!

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4 responses

  1. Thank you Em and Michael for your website and support. We are 1 year after our MM diagnosis and found comfort in your story. Here’s to one more “clean” scan for us all!!

    November 14, 2012 at 2:27 am

  2. Not always easy to be brave. Sometimes want to ignore the fact that we are dealing with Melanoma. Yet, all scans are important and we must not ignore them. Pulling for you as you go for yet another scan. My husband is going through the radiation then onto Chemo. Stage 4c. Our support goes to you as you have your scan and may it be clean!! :)

    November 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    • Yes Jeanne – SUPER easy to say…not so easily done. He will definitely get scans soon but we are trying to plan them carefully. Last time we ended up waiting an entire weekend for the news and it was hard. Sending you all my best that your husband does well with radiation – what chemo is he on? How long has he been stage 4?

      November 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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