As the title says this blog is one man’s effort to make sense out of his journey fighting melanoma. I have enjoyed reading some of my fellow melanoma warriors’ blogs and thought it might be an interesting way to share what this journey has been like for me. If you find this interesting great, if not that’s great also. Selfishly this is more about me getting this out and moving on from being a cancer patient to being a cancer survivor.

Let’s clear up a few things. Yes, I know how to use spell check and no I don’t always use it. I majored in accounting, not english. I have always been a below average writer, which is why I find the therapeutic value of doing this surprising. I think for this blog to make any sense you pretty much have to go to the archive and start from the beginning which is titled “Life Is Good”

I am not a doctor or medial professional of any type. My blog is not endorsed by any medical professional or facility mentioned in it. Every decision I have made about my care was done after careful consultation with my medical team. Decisions I have made were right for me but should not in any instance be considered right for anybody else. I don't recommend taking medical advice from an accountant.


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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dear 16 Year Old Me



This video is difficult to watch but if you take 5 minutes out of your life and forward this on to the young people in your life it could be a lifesaver.    I want to highlight a few points for those who don’t have time to watch it.  Chelsea thanks for posting this on your blog, I hadn't seen it.  Very Powerful.
·         Over one million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year, outnumbering the total number of other cancers combined
·         Most common cancer killer of young women,  more common than breast cancer in ages 29-34
·         More than one person dies each hour from melanoma
·         Advanced melanoma has no effective treatment
·         Avoid tanning salons: 15 minutes is equal to a whole day’s exposure at the beach