Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Grateful for Health

I can finally say with some confidence that I currently have no more melanomas on my body. This is always a good feeling, but one that’s hard to hang onto. My internist and my dermatologist both recommended visits to two more specialists before reaching that conclusion this time. It turns out that this most deadly form of cancer sometimes chooses to appear on the back of the eye or on the genital area, both out of common sight. So I had an ophthalmic exam today and a GYN exam yesterday. Both showed no evidence of melanoma.

The 3" incision on my leg is healing nicely. It’s uncovered and open to the air at this point. No more need for Neosporin or antibiotics. I even toyed with the idea of taking the stitches out myself next week since my visit to Dr. Braun conflicted with a class in which I was enrolled. Sue at his office quickly offered me a different appointment when I mentioned that idea.

I can say with all honesty that I am doing everything in my power to stay ahead of this recurring threat. So far I am winning – 4 for 4. I hope the odds stay in my favor because I really do love life and there is so much more music I want to play!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news! All the more reason to pursue your thoughts at the end of yesterday's entry. You must have great doctors!

5:50 PM  

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