Your continued support is amazing. You're all like family to me. You give me the strength to move on. Thurs. is the big day for my lung treatment. I'm slowly coming out of the fog but it's pretty hard. I'm doing it, but in small steps. The cards and the gifts have been wonderful. Thank you, really. I mean it.
I'm having treatment to my lungs starting next Thursday. It's called "Yervoy". It will treat the inoperable melanoma that cannot be surgically removed from my lungs. It is supposed to be successful. My son is typing for me because my hand is still numb. Thank you for all of your good wishes. I think of you all constantly, and it would be much harder to go through this without your continued support.
Well today is my 4th radiation and it's kicking my butt I can take it. All I crave is salt, McDonald's french fries, cold or not is all I need. It must be the steroids that I'm jacked up on..... Thank-you all for your thoughts and prayers.
This is the hardest post I hope to ever write...6 days ago I had a normal happy lovely life.Today I lie in a hospital bed waiting to be taken down to xray to begin radiation on my brain.
Last year I had a deep excision of melanoma taken off my right leg, tests came back for clear margins and clean lymph-nodes but somehow with the every 3 month check ups those cancerous cells managed to travel and set up shop in my brain and lungs, as if one place is not bad enough.
What started me on this adventure was the bad cold I was complaining about last month it had me coughing up blood...not a good thing for anyone. My Dr. sent me for a check x-ray and then a CAT scan that revealed nodules on my lungs. Once the bad new was delivered that it most likely melanoma I was sent directly to see an oncologist that specializes in Melanoma. A plan was made for testing, a brain MRI, anther chest and abdominal CAT scan, lung biopsy and a PET scan. Unfortunately symptoms of the ugly brain lesions rared up so quickly to give my a totally numb face, tingling in my right hand and foot and dizziness. So here I am at Baptist hospital in Nashville being pumped up with steroids and starting brain radiation today as well as having the lung biopsy today. To add insult to injury the places they need to biopsy are not in good spots and my lung may get punctured in the process. Is this crazy or what? I am still waiting to wake up from this horrible nightmare.
I was unsure If I should share this or not, but I have made such wonderful friends blogging and need all your positive energy's to help me through this. You all are such caring and wonderful people and I really need your prayers and positive thoughts.