Monday, September 13, 2010


I like to celebrate. In fact, I'm going to be celebrating my birthday soon. And we'll be celebrating my youngest daughter's birthday - again - coming up here. I say again because we've had a small immediate family celebration and when they were on vacation, she celebrated again on her birthday. Unfortunately, she missed having a friend-party where here friend's celebrate with her. So we'll do that now. A month late.

I was hoping - like a bad mother - that she would forget so I wouldn't have to throw a party for her, but I just adore my small child and want her to stay out of that proverbial therapist's office, if you know what I mean. So let the planning begin! I think there will be miniature golfing involved and cake and presents.

My own birthday includes a visit to the Oncologist. It seems strange to me to see one now that I'm trying to make a mohill out of my mountain. But if ever there was cause for celebration, being cancer free sure is one of them.

As for yellow now, my favorite color, the celebration is over at Made, one of my new favorite places to spend my Internet time. Check things out over there when you get a chance.


Anonymous said...

Just my two cents on your molehill. (1) bottom line: your discolored skin patch was not cancerous; (2)you had it removed and (3) on top of that had extremely invasive surgery that determined you did not have cancer. I'd be a little pissed off that I went through all that and my initial skin patch wasn't even cancerous. I'd be questioning my Doctor's diagnostic competence and readiness to do an unnecessary test. Or at least in the future get a second opinion - because I find it hard to believe someone couldn't just analyze or do a test on your arm patch to determine it it was cancerous or not.

Anonymous said...

By an unnecessary test I meant an unnecessary surgery (i.e lymph node removal).

ckh said...

You've misunderstood...the first tumor that was removed WAS cancerous. They removed it and discovered that it hadn't spread further into my body.

Anonymous said...

Oh, never mind. But if she was 97%sure it hadn't spread why the invasive surgery? If left to the patient, sure, for peace of mind, you want to be 100% sure you're not one of the 3/100 that it has spread. But that's why she went to 7 years of medical school and has the M.D. stamped after her name to make that decision for you. I stand by that assessment.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Anonymous is just happy you're O.K. and someone else besides me reads this blog.