Monday, December 19, 2011

YIKES! Well, turns our those lesions are NOT SWEETS, but WARTS...

     After the results of my biopsy came back it turns out those lesions are WARTS that are developing on my face and neck.  Seems as though as more people take this medication (Zelboraf) and the longer they are on it more cases of side effects makes sense.  Don't let anyone fool you, there isn't a miracle chemo with limited side effects.  In order to destroy Cancer, it obviously has to be be pretty strong.  Don't get me wrong, this isn't BIO-chemo but it's sure isn't a walk in the park either.  I'm learning how to be a cat and conserve energy when I can.  I'm tired most of the time.  Truth is they don't know and until you are on it, they don't know how individuals biochemical make-ups will respond until you are....

But, WARTS?  I have WARTS?  LOVELY...Don't I feel pretty...LOL

     I have a pretty big week counting down to the holidays.  I'm at MDA for MRI's, PET Scans, CT's, LABS, and dr. appt. all week.  It always is a time of eagerness, anticipation, and a bit of anxiety so let's rally together and pray for some good news.  I guess I'll take WARTS if the melanoma is going away but really neither would be ideal let's face it. I am supposed to continue with my creme and antibiotics until I see dermatology on Jan. 5th again and potentially they will freeze them off.  I just want to be able to feel pretty again, wear a little makeup, and not always feel greasy with so much creme on my face always.  Why on earth do they have to be on my face....ugh, but i guess it is what it is.....

Go Away Melanoma, Go Away WARTS.....Santa, can you please help me out...So many pills down the hatch.  I do feel like something is working, let's all say a prayer that I am right.  What a Christmas present that would be for our family!

Thank you all for your wonderful support of our family.  I sent out over 100+ Christmas joke and it still doesn't even skim the surface of all the generosity and thankfulness we have received across the country and abroad.  I will scan and post our Christmas Card when I get a chance as it's impossible to  reach everyone.

love ya!


  1. Jen, you ARE beautiful, warts and all! Hang in there - and Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  2. Jen, I only know you through a college roommate, but my prayers for you are personal. I ask God for your healing.