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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Monday, April 29, 2013

Aim At Melanoma Walk-Portland

On May 11th  I will be participating in an event to raise money for AIM At Melanoma .   Please consider making a donation to this great organization that has been so helpful to me during this difficult time.  AIM has been a tremendous resource for me and has been a great source of information on melanoma.  When I was first diagnosed it was far and away the most helpful resource I found.  I have used their call or e-mail a nurse program.  I use them to keep up to date on the latest treatments and trials for melanoma.   When I wanted to get involved in trying to help get legislation passed in Missouri to try and limit access to tanning beds for minors they encouraged me and helped me prepare to testify before both the House and Senate in Jefferson City.  Recently when I moved half way across the country I didn't have to worry about finding a new Dr.   Aim has a database of melanoma specialists and I am now receiving the best healthcare possible.  AIM also provided a forum for me to connect with other people battling this disease which has been so helpful to me.   Thank you all for your support and I really look forward to meeting some of you on May 11th in Portland.

Paul Hummel's Fundraising Page

I had to add this picture I took this last weekend.  I really do love living in the Northwest.