A blog about us…and journey with Melanoma

Thankful for the Roller Coaster

Last week Mike got the news that his scans were once again clear, 18 mos after diagnosis. And once again it was PURE TORTURE waiting for the call from the doc – and PURE RELIEF when we got the news.  Our life would have changed so drastically if we had gotten bad news.  But instead we celebrated in Vegas this past weekend with 3 other couples. We had a blast!

Someone asked me if the clear scans meant Mike had beaten melanoma.   I would love to say yes…but we really don’t know the answer to that because melanoma is different than most cancers.  Many people with other cancers can say they are “cured” 5 years out.  But Melanoma often comes back unexpectedly –  5-20 years later.   I don’t think we will ever live without the fear that it will return – unless they find a drug for this horrible disease.

So for now, we will just continue to live our lives as normal as possible and enjoy every moment.  Life is a roller coaster ride – some parts are scary and some parts are fun…

Vegas Roller Coaster

The New York, New York Roller Coaster in Vegas

 

 

 

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3 responses

  1. Shirley Z

    Yeah! Wonderful News! Sounds like you had a great weekend in Vegas. Good for you. You guys deserve it.
    Here’s to a lifetime of great scans.

    Shirley Z

    February 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

  2. Congrats! 😀

    February 26, 2011 at 3:58 pm

  3. Erin Shaw

    yay! Congrats to you both. I’m thrilled to hear the good news. Hope all is well and that you enjoyed your time in Vegas.

    March 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm

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