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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lucky #7

Well today I underwent my seventh surgery since this journey started back in September 2010 and I am hoping it is my lucky number. When half the people at the local surgery center know your name it’s not a good sign. This was a follow up to my surgery a couple of weeks ago. As bothered as I am about the surgery I am much more bothered that the medical bills from two additional surgeries these last three weeks will prevent me from making the trip to Charlotte to walk with my molemates at the AIM event there this weekend. I know overall my problems are small and I am blessed but I was really looking forward to meeting everybody. Maybe next year.