My visit with Dr. Butler was a good one! I am heading back up in to the land of 10 MIU of Interferon, 3x a week from 5MIU. I am considering it an "Interferon Bootcamp, Part II" of sorts. While it is likely that my symptoms will be a little stronger - I'm emotionally pumped up to finish my treatment on a high note.
BRING IT ON!
Jim wondered if perhaps I was feeling some "guilt" for not suffering during treatment as much as other people I have met in my situation. I thought that was a pretty good observation and one that I had silently considered myself. I don't think it is guilt that is motivating me as much as a strong desire to do whatever I can to continue to live "melanoma-free".
At this point, as far as we can tell (we being me and my Drs) .. all evidence of Melanoma was removed from my body and I have "no evidence of disease". Dr. Butler did mention again yesterday, that Melanoma is completely unpredictable and it could come back tomorrow, 30 years from now or never. I told him I was shooting for "Never" and he said, "So am I, Holly."
I went to SPIN class last night and did about 40 minutes before my knee began to gently speak to me. I heard her gentle cries and immediately got off the bike and went in to gentle stretching mode. Healing .. Slowly but healing.
Providing we don't get completely SNOWED IN, I am heading to Columbia, MD on Sunday with Nancy to take a Swim Clinic. I can't beleive I am going to let someobdy watch me flounder through the pool and ask them to tell me how bad I am doing!! I guess that is how desperate I am to get better!