Tuesday, May 03, 2005

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Be sure you go through the house and throw out all of last years sunscreen and get yourself a new batch for this summer. After all, spring cleaning should include more than just your house!


So I've been thinking about everything a lot lately (D'OH, no really?!?) and there is still one particular thing that really makes me angry.


All through this early diagnosis, I have felt fine. Great! Amazing, in fact. I have been running faster than last year, mile for mile. I have busted my butt and lost the 20 extra pounds I gained last year PLUS 10 more for good measure! And I had a very full and exciting triathlon season planned.

Now before you go and admonish me too much, let me also state that I am VERY THANKFUL that I don't feel sick. I know that this is a blessing and I know that feeling this good tells my Doctors that maybe they did get it all early enough and that the additional surgery and adjuvant therapy are simply some extra "insurance" against a later reoccurance.

Still, the frustration of knowing that I feel great now and in less than a month I might not feel so great is looming. I made myself a little note last night and put it on my mirror. The note says:

You WILL get through this and you WILL feel 100% better!
Just take it one day at a time for the next 365 days!


nancytoby said...

I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! Later, when you get really bored at home after your surgery, email me about how I can put photos up in my header! OUTSTANDING!

*jeanne* said...

You have a GREAT attitude and you are going to beat this!!!!

Flatman said...

Go Holly Go! I hope your surgery today goes swiftly and with a purpose! We are all waiting to hear the good reports!!!!

Hang in there!

Downhillnut said...

Great blog, great attitude! I'm thinking of you and hoping that your recovery goes smoothly.

I will think of you as I check the best-before dates on our sunscreens and wear my hats!

Wil said...

HI! Just found your blog and it's awesome!!! Recover quickly :)

Cathy said...

Holly--hope you are recovering well.