We have been on spring break this week and by we, I mean my kids.
While my daughter has actually left the home to hang out with her friends, granting me time for three hours at most of her presence, the older one.. aka, my son, hasn’t left the house and has said very, very little to me except for… “may I drive the car on Thursday to follow up on some job leads I am hopeful of”. Which translates into my wonderful hubby will take me to work because no one drives his Jeep.
Yesterday, I had my three month check up.
(times sure flies when one is simply living)
For those that aren’t aware, I have battled skin cancer for 13 years this July. This past December, I had my third case of Melanoma Stage 1 treated and removed and happy to report I beat this monster yet again. Since my original diagnoses all those years ago, I have committed to my treatment plan which involves checks up with my dermatologist every THREE months. This involves getting naked and letting my doc examine me with a micro lens – ALL – OVER. Should she/we decided that something looks funny, it comes off which equates to what many refer to as a biopsy.
SUPER FUN- yeah..?
Nope! I can think of soooo many other fun things to do.
For instance, Laundry.
While I share my journey about skin cancer on my blog, it is only a part of my life on this blog.
Truly, my reasons for all of the above are shown below.
The three peeps and pup above are my life and I don’t want to miss a day or minute of life with them. So I fight, and I support.
The stories I want to share are the ones that involve my family, not my journey with a life threatening disease, because who wants to hear about that? I don’t!
I want to talk about motherhood and marriage, joke about my coffee verses my wine intake and how I managed to make it through another day and go to bed with a smile.
I listen to others who fight the same battle and all forms of cancer and other illnesses as well because we are not alone and we all need support. So before you dismiss it as just another sob story, remember, it could be your child, your spouse, dear friend, parent, or you.
Everyone needs someone to listen. No advice needed, just listen and a happy vibe sent their way.
That being said, take a peek at the post from a few days ago. Tiffany’s Toosh because I am helping a friend spread the word for a good cause!