Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Round One - To the Fighter in the Pajamas
It's 4:20am and they ended the IL2 at midnight so I'm starting to feel sort of human again. My blood platelette count took a dive so they cancelled the last Interferon shot, meaning that round one is over and I'm still standing. The chemo effects will continues to work on the cancer for another week, and on me as well, but we know who'll get the worst end of that. The past five days have been amongst the hardest challenges of my life, I cannot believe this is standard treatment for cancer patients. The thought of thousands and thousands of other parents, or children, out there going through the same thing I just did fills me with a great deal of sadness but also more determination to do something about it when I kick this. Pat, the leader of zMotion, told me about a new event with Livestrong in October and I've circled that date on every calendar I have as my target return back to a normal life and taking the battle to melanoma. I'm just starting to catch up on all the e-mails of support - they mean the world to me. Sorry to be so scattered, just wanted to let you all know as soon as I could that the bell has rung on round one.