Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So it's Wednesday and I'm through the first week of my home therapy. It's gone fairly well I would say. Monday night went well and the symptoms were not as bad. So it seems to just get better the more I take it. I can definitely feel the fatigue setting in now but I'm still able to do my everyday things; it just takes a little more out of me than before. I was able to go to a Support Group for Melanoma patients last night. This is so exciting for me as I have never had the opportunity to meet anyone else with this disease. I was surprised to hear that this is the only Melanoma Support Group around and last night was it's very first night. It seems to me that it is time to shed some light on Malignant Metastatic Melanoma so that no one has to live alone with their disease. I can't even explain what this means to me - to speak to others going through this right now. I was able to meet the person whom I spoke to on the phone when I was making the decision whether or not to take the Interferon. She is an amazing lady! This group is full of kindness and support and I already look forward to the next one. It was so awesome to meet others who know what rigors are!

So I just finished reading the Twilight series and loved it! Nothing like being swept away in a fantasy world of vampires and werewolves to get your mind off of things. I had almost decided that maybe it would be OK to be bitten by a vampire and made immortal but then I thought better not. I wouldn't want to be bloodthirsting after my own children! So now I've moved on to The Secret, a book about being positive in your life and what this brings you. I'm not sure if I buy in to the fact that we attract everything that happens in our lives - both good and bad. I would say that I am a very positive person and never wanted to be in a car accident or diagnosed with cancer. It's how you deal with these situations that matters. It's if you can still be happy with your new changed life. I can't wait to get deeper into this book. So as you can see I've been doing lots of reading with all this extra time. If you've read a good book recently and loved it, let me know!

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone coming to the social next weekend. We have received tremendous support from family, friends and our community! Everyone has worked really hard to bring this together. It's going to be a fun night - a celebration of life!!!

1 comment:

  1. I am on the second reading of the twilight series... LOVE IT, and so happy to hear you are reading The Secret. Every time I read your posts and your positivity pours through the words, I think "she's living The Secret". I agree with the Law of Attraction feelings you have, but yes, it's how you deal with what comes to you. I didn't ask to blow a disk through my spinal cord either, but changing my way of thinking about it sure helped in my recovery... Happy Reading Natalie!! Love you!!