Category Archives: Cancer

Cancer – A (hopefully forever) Retrospect

It has been 2 1/2 months since my surgery. It’s been 4 months since I was diagnosed. 4 months is a long time to feel sorry for yourself. This school year started off promising. My fourth year at my current … Continue reading

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Scars

Hello from the other side! We checked-in at 6:00am to the Mays Clinic, which is Md Anderson’s primary outpatient surgery clinic across the street.  There were a handful of other people there checking in as well. A bubbly cheerful middle-aged … Continue reading

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Patience for good or bad

The new report didn’t say much more than the first one. It’s still probably melanoma. They don’t know how big it is because of the original shallow shave biopsy. I’m going to have a hole cut out of my leg. … Continue reading

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It’s been two weeks today.

I was talking to my band students today about attitude. I was about to tell them that having just one student with a negative attitude is like a cancer, affecting the rest of the group. I had to stop myself … Continue reading

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Whatcha know?

So, whatcha know? Cuz I don’t know anything yet. No news is good news, right?? Or, the pathologists at MD Anderson just happen to be very busy people and they haven’t gotten to it yet. Or they have a question … Continue reading

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Tired of wondering

“So how did it go?”. . . We got into Houston around 10:15pm. Crashed hard and slept fast and woke up at 6:00am so that I could say hi to some family before they left for school/work. We decided to … Continue reading

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An Appointment with My Future

Monday went by in a flash, so that means it’s time to pack my bag and get ready to go to Houston tomorrow. At first, I was hopeful that I might be able to leave at 2:00pm, when my planning … Continue reading

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So Many Big Words

I have been reading and reading and reading today. Reading beautiful messages encouragement on Facebook that have made me cry. Reading blogs from others that have experienced what I am going through. Reading medical information until my eyes glaze over. … Continue reading

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I have melanoma.

I suppose this blog is going to go in a different direction for a while. I was needing inspiration for posting, but this is not really what I had in mind. Go with what you’re given, I guess. So here … Continue reading

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