So this brings you to the present and my status quo:
I have my second round of surgery set for Wednesday, May 4th.
Dr. Wagner will remove a large portion of my sentinel lymph nodes and place a "Mediport" catheter into my chest to make the Interferon IV infusions and blood work samples needed throughout the year easier on my poor arms. Sounds better than being a pincushion and having the veins in my arms collapse!
Another great thing - I can swim with this "Mediport" since it is completely under my skin!!
You can just call me "Robo-Holly" as of Wednesday.
I see my Oncologist a week after surgery to get started on the arrangement/planning to start the Interferon Therapy.
Let the battle begin in earnest!! I'm ready.
Message to Melanoma cells still in my body: You little freaky bastards pick the WRONG WOMAN! I am a freakin' triathlete and a soon to be IRONMAN! I have plans, and they sure as hell don't include you! You had better get the hell out of my lymph nodes and I hope you suffer and die when that Interferon hits my system! There is no room for you here!