New Year, New Outlook

View from my hospital bed
View from my hospital bed

My latest surgery was December 21st. The winter solstice. Even though it may seem superstitious, I believe that every day beyond my surgery day will have a little more light. The darkest day is behind me, and things will only get brighter.

So as I’m healing over New Years and into 2016, I have to make the most of everyday. Everyday is a blessing.

And I’d like to share that with every person who melanoma has touched. We can’t let such a terrible disease bring us down! We are more than a diagnosis. We are human. And we need each other in our time of need.

I am here for you, and I’d like this blog to bring us together. Every person with melanoma. Every survivor. Every family member. We can all be here for each other.

So, with January 1st having just past, I have made my New Years resolution. To kick cancer’s butt!!

 

2 thoughts on “New Year, New Outlook

  • January 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm
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    I am so with you on all of this!!!! Thank you for doing this – I already feel empowered reading your blog! Newly diagnosed 3 weeks ago – you had sent me an email from melanom.org and I so appreciated it. Now I had The MRI and Pet Scan – there is a how spot on my left ovary – the opposite side of my melanoma – Had a CT Scan and tonight an ultrasound. Surgeon suggested all the nodes be removed and Im meeting with 2 oncologists this Tuesday. Thank you again for sharing your story – I saw your stocking!!! Its better than I thought!

    XOXO Renate

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  • January 30, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    Thanks, Renate! I’m glad you find this blog empowering – that’s my goal! Having cancer sucks, but we can all help each other get through our darkest times. You are never alone in this battle! Good luck with your oncology appointments – let me know how they go!

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