I have kept a personal journal regarding my Dx, journey, struggles, thoughts, feelings and always contemplated sharing. I believe now may be that time. I am forever grateful to those … Continue Reading Uncharted Waters
I quickly learned the seriousness and how aggressive and ruthless my disease, ocular melanoma, was after diagnosis. Knowing this for 4.5 years I celebrated each clean scan so much. I … Continue Reading So much HOPE, So much SORROW
5 years ago, I woke up and my gut told me something was wrong. I drove myself to the ER and Paul soon joined me. I was diagnosed with a … Continue Reading Still alive – celebration time!
As hard as I try, I still can’t properly manage the rollcoaster emotions most days as it is so hard to process gratitude yet sadness and fear in one thought. … Continue Reading Luck, prayers, thanks!
The decision seemed quite easy on what do once metastatic disease appeared in my liver. Luckily there are currently many options but deciding the best is looking at the number … Continue Reading Battle mode activated – I’ve been embolized.
The day, week, really the whole month after finding out I officially have mets (metastasis) to my liver has been nothing short of an emotional roller coaster. Overnight, I went … Continue Reading Battle plan set, gearing up.￼
After finding out I have confirmed metastatic melanoma in my liver – a night full of support, love and HOPE was more than a girl could ask for and just … Continue Reading A night full of HOPE.
I heard the news I prayed would never come but with my disease I knew it was always a matter of when NOT if. Knowing your possible future is scary … Continue Reading CONFIRMED
It’s been a while since I wrote here – unfortunately, I may be back on more to share updates as the roller coaster begins again. What I prayed would just … Continue Reading Villain eye, radioactive, lesions
I am writing today to thank you for your support to the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) and being on my journey. May is coming to an end, the end of … Continue Reading Melanoma awareness month thank you and Denver MRF Gala update
I naturally like to talk, I like to share my opinion BUT over the past few years and more recently even this month I have been humbled more than ever. … Continue Reading Humble & Kind – Thank you Boss.Queen
Tonight, Paul and I were supposed to co-chair the Melanoma Research Foundation annual gala in Denver. This is an amazing event that celebrates leaders in the medical field, recognizes courageous … Continue Reading Tonight is postponed!
Today I went to the ENT with my 6-year-old. My poor guy has had strep several times this school year on top of other symptoms that would lead me to … Continue Reading The ENT
The kids and their friends love playing hide and seek at our house, but it’s become so competitive that we have had to outlined rules. I guess I shouldn’t be … Continue Reading Hide & Seek
My six year old and I were doing our good nights and he asked when I would get my real eye back and see again. I explained, I will NEVER. … Continue Reading Never & Forever
I would consider myself a positive person but my quarterly scans change me. I am irritable, sensitive, and struggle to be at peace with everything in my life. In the … Continue Reading My Aura made me sick
Two years ago, I fell to the floor unable to physically pick myself up, unable to stop my tears from pouring down my face and unable to stop my heart from … Continue Reading 2 Years & Advocacy