I am scared shitless.
I haven’t been blogging much lately. One part of this is that I am crazy busy, but the other part is being too scared to put pen to paper (or fingers to keys). There is something about writing, and further, publishing it on the blog and making it public to the thousands of people that read each blog post, that makes things real. It makes my fears real.
On the 22 September, I wrote a blog post ‘Good News and Bad News’ which marked the beginning of a stressful 3 months of scans. I have kept you somewhat updated on the Dear Melanoma Facebook page and Instagram page, but I have not kept you in the loop like I normally would. Read More
Last night I found out some amazing news, my dear friend Kathy was told she is NED (no evidence of disease) – she has had a complete response to Keytruda, the drug that I am on. I am so genuinely happy for Kathy, her husband Ant, and the rest of her family.
Let me tell you a little about Kathy and I. Lets just say we are mutual stalkers with a love for hairy men.
My first encounter with Kathy was at one of my first treatments of Keytruda. I was sitting with Serge having my treatment and I told him to look over to the other side of the room – I pointed out a young woman and a bearded man and said, ‘look Serge, she still has hair and she likes bearded men too!’ Kathy’s husband is pretty much the blonde version of Serge.
That was it. No contact was made – just an observation. Read More