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.

Key West

Key West

Monday, May 14, 2012

Prayers For Steve


July 17th Update

Steve got the call yesterday that it was time to come home. He fought like hell so he could spend a couple more months’ among his friends and family. I was so inspired by him. Whenever I pull out my black Livestrong "Fight Like Hell" t-shirt and put it on I will think of him. RIP Steve. You have inspired so many.


For me to call Steve a friend is a bit of a stretch.   We know each other only as we cross paths on various melanoma sites and though mutual friends.   His latest post is below and I ask for your prayers for him and his family tonight, especially his young children.  I consider myself a man of faith but have to be honest in saying at times like this I don’t know what to pray for.   It sounds like he has another brain tumor and he may be in the last stages of his battle.   I am holding out hope for a miracle.  Melanoma is a horrible, fast spreading, deadly disease.  Use some common sense while outside this summer the stay out of the human sized rotisseries known as tanning beds. 

Steve’s latest post.

im sorry. but im done fightng,m thism isnt a life anymore. thanklyoui to all my friends that stuck by me especially my m0m aand dad. my sister and best nest friend bryan and my girl tami who has stuck by me noo mater what. i my arm is just about dead now i have a huge tumor in that po[ped up almost over night and had the worst seizure i have ever had, so i sai all i have to. Thank you for the love and suppoort. i love you all. too hard to write anymore. th ngs are just bettin g worse by thr hour. please get your skin checked :'( p,lease you dont want to die like this. ill give my phone to tami and she can update, i dont want to thin k abouit any more. I love you all