Monday, July 2, 2012

And I'm Off To See the Wizard!

During my weekly yoga session tonight, my instructor whispered a few words I needed to hear:
Everything is going  to be OK.

I have to head to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this week for my 3 month scans, follow-up with the Wizard, and visit to the chemo suite for treatment. Like always, the 3 months of freedom flew by. I can only hope that this trip is as peaceful as the last visit. I would like to have they type of appointment that my oncologist refers to as a "Healthy Baby Visit."  It's quick, it's painless, and it brings good news to all. 

Instead of making this trip fully medical, we are adding an extra day to our trip so that we can fully enjoy 4th of July in the big city. I've never been in NYC for the fireworks so it should be a great adventure. Mr. Spots is actually joining me on this trip which I am really looking forward to. I think I relax a bit more with him next to me. 

If you have a free moment and wish to send some warm thoughts my way, I definitely would appreciate it. I know what the statistics say, and I know the likelihood that something ugly will pop up, but I am going to ignore those statistics. I am going to hope, wish, and pray, and then I'm going to try to put it in the back of my mind for the first portion of this trip. I need to have some fun with my loved ones before this appointment. I will, until Thursday, treat this as a vacation then it's time to be a patient for a few days.

Like my yoga instructor said, and like Mr. Bob Marley--fellow melanoma warrior--sings, "Everything is gonna be all right."


Not So Newlyweds said...

Wishing you all the best!! Everything is going to be wonderful!

Kisma said...

Here is to a wonderful holiday visit in the big city and sending good thoughts your way for great results!

Melissa S. said...

I really hope everything goes/went well at your appointment! I have been reading your blog today and you are amazing. My dad, in March, was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma (3 tumors were in his brain, and 1 is currently on his right fibula and is 5x6 and inoperable). He is having his 4th and final Yervoy treatment (chemo) on the 16th. So far we have seen no signs of it working on him, but his oncologist says it can take up to 4 wks after the last infusion to see results. It is always great to find blogs that are so inspiring like yours. Thank you for being so open with your story, and being a great advocate for sun safety. You are a true inspiration. Thank you. I write a blog through blogger just about my life and dealing with my dad's experiences. You can read up on it if you'd like to hear more about his journey. Thank you, again, for being so wonderful. I hope your appointment went well and I will be sending prayers your way!
Love, Melissa