Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Miss Melanoma Loves El Jefe

If I may be so cheesy, I'd like to open the blog today with a quote I read.

"I'm learning little by little that we are the one who decide what our lives will be. Things happen to us. We cannont stop that. But our reaction to these things is the thing that really matters. " -unknown

On that note, ok, I admit it, I suck. It's been like 2 weeks with no blog, and I've been slacking on the pick-up. All I can say is, the chemo has been pretty wild getting used to again- that rash I had in the beginning came back in full force, and the only thing that really helped was Benadryl. So, after taking about 6 a day for a week, I"m finally pretty okay again, and by pretty okay, I mean than my speech isn't too slurred, I can keep my eyes open, and I have stopped drooling on myself.

Anyway, enough of that. All else on the cancer front is good. And, in case you all don't know, May is Melanoma Awareness month. Yeah! Now you're aware. And in your awareness, I encourage you to pass on this site information to anyone you think could use it (or even if you think they can't) and be sure and keep that epidermis covered out there.

On this front, I'm working on some activism, and getting as much publicity out there about melanoma as I can. Only 3 months of chemo left (as of today) and since after that I'll be going back to work, I want to use this time very wisely. I'm hoping that means some difference in the way people view skin cancer (at the very least) and cancer patients just in general. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them to me. Sarcasm and synicism also welcome.

On the same note, if you know me, or even if you don't, I'd like to inform you about an upcoming social event in honor of diminishing cancer forever. It's the "No More F%#@ing Chemo Party" we'll be holding in August in Dallas, and it should be a good time for all. My favorite drinks will be served, along with some fine entertainment and a beer pong table.
I think that's it for now, folks. The plan is to tape my chemo injection tonight, but the camcorder has been on the fritz, so we'll see how it goes. Otherwise, don't forget to mark your calendars, and keep your eye on the prize.
See ya soon.

-MM

1 comment:

Greg Stevens said...

Were you like this before chemo?

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