The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content within the patient forum is user-generated and has not been reviewed by medical professionals. Other sections of the Melanoma Research Foundation website include information that has been reviewed by medical professionals as appropriate. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with your doctor or other qualified medical professional.

Well, that went like clockwork!

Forums General Melanoma Community Well, that went like clockwork!

  • Post
    NicOz
    Participant

      Love, love and adore my neurosurgeon. Was in hospital for 24 hours, from peri-op to discharge. That beautiful man removed a tumour (unfortunately it had to be done via a new hole in the head, but it's all good) and managed to stabilise my head without a single pin hole :) yay for me! It was termed a "mini-craniotomy". Sounds insignificant… and I like that :D

      Love, love and adore my neurosurgeon. Was in hospital for 24 hours, from peri-op to discharge. That beautiful man removed a tumour (unfortunately it had to be done via a new hole in the head, but it's all good) and managed to stabilise my head without a single pin hole :) yay for me! It was termed a "mini-craniotomy". Sounds insignificant… and I like that :D

      Of course, it's the worst haircut I've ever had, but eyebrows remained even, so one can't complain too loudly, eh? They sliced the temporalis muscle to get in there, and I HATE that, but it's ok. Getting less sore every day. Most importantly, it seems I am right to roll for G's dance recital in a couple of weeks :D

      I had a mixed bag of results this time around. I have had a couple decrease in size, but have a few (3?) new mets, one of which is close to the thalamus and will be back to have SRS on that fairly soon so I'm told. It's causing a little bit of left sided weakness and numbness, but is surely do-able at the moment. Physio told me it is a little weaker than the right side, but still very strong, so that's ok.

      They are still pushing full steam ahead to treat me, and as long as they're doing that, I am one very happy camper!

      Life is good

      xxx

      Loading spinner
    Viewing 15 reply threads
    • Replies
        Fen
        Participant

           

          Nic, you are amazing, inspirational and downright funny.  Here's hoping for a quick recovery.

          Fen

          Loading spinner
          Fen
          Participant

             

            Nic, you are amazing, inspirational and downright funny.  Here's hoping for a quick recovery.

            Fen

            Loading spinner
            debbieVA
            Participant

              NIC~!  

              Glad to hear your eyebrows are even!  NOW….on to the dance recital!  Continue to heal….you are an inspirational Melanoma Slayer!  Keep up the good work!

              Debbie Stage 4 NED

              Loading spinner
              debbieVA
              Participant

                NIC~!  

                Glad to hear your eyebrows are even!  NOW….on to the dance recital!  Continue to heal….you are an inspirational Melanoma Slayer!  Keep up the good work!

                Debbie Stage 4 NED

                Loading spinner
                washoegal
                Participant

                  You are the best!  Wish you could post pictures of the dance recital, we could all use some normalcy. 

                  Loading spinner
                  washoegal
                  Participant

                    You are the best!  Wish you could post pictures of the dance recital, we could all use some normalcy. 

                    Loading spinner
                    Bonnie Lea
                    Participant

                      love that you kept your eyebrows this time around.  They come in handy when questioning anyone about anything.  Keep on doing what you are doing  (great leaps)  and sure hope the recital brings you and your dear dotter, and (us???) JOY

                      Loading spinner
                      Bonnie Lea
                      Participant

                        love that you kept your eyebrows this time around.  They come in handy when questioning anyone about anything.  Keep on doing what you are doing  (great leaps)  and sure hope the recital brings you and your dear dotter, and (us???) JOY

                        Loading spinner
                        JerryfromFauq
                        Participant

                          Braggart!  Eyebrows still even, suppose the corners of your mouth are still even too?   The horse kick/fall on, left both of mine a mess!  Keep on rollomg Darling!

                          Loading spinner
                            NicOz
                            Participant

                              Oh I'm looking stunning, sweets! :) I am a walking goddess (ROFL!- well, that's bullshit, but so be it!) But I did manage a haircut today, and my stitches look a little less "dark and mysterious" now. Animals are dangerous creatures, Jer. Less annoying than people, but dangerous nonetheless…

                              Off for SRS on the 29th and ever so much looking forward to another halo application… but the life of an angel is fraught with trials and tribulations *SNORT*  Sitting up here, having a beer (or 3) and contemplating setting the cat amongst the pigeons.

                              [I'm finding it more difficult daily to bite my tongue with a multitude of things. I don't think I have the whole "community spirit" thing happening. We shall see how I feel after I have my tea :P

                              Always good to hear from you. It was rather mean to scare people like that. Tsk tsk!

                              I'm not loving this place lately. I don't think this place is conducive to honesty… keeping the natives calm seems to be the primary goal. I miss the old days. Perhaps I should simply step away again? *ponders*

                              I get sick of visiting here and feeling that I can't say what I think. Sucks some of the fun out of life, don't you know? But you never know… one more beer and I may let my 1.5- 2cm hair down!]

                              xxx

                              Loading spinner
                              NicOz
                              Participant

                                Oh I'm looking stunning, sweets! :) I am a walking goddess (ROFL!- well, that's bullshit, but so be it!) But I did manage a haircut today, and my stitches look a little less "dark and mysterious" now. Animals are dangerous creatures, Jer. Less annoying than people, but dangerous nonetheless…

                                Off for SRS on the 29th and ever so much looking forward to another halo application… but the life of an angel is fraught with trials and tribulations *SNORT*  Sitting up here, having a beer (or 3) and contemplating setting the cat amongst the pigeons.

                                [I'm finding it more difficult daily to bite my tongue with a multitude of things. I don't think I have the whole "community spirit" thing happening. We shall see how I feel after I have my tea :P

                                Always good to hear from you. It was rather mean to scare people like that. Tsk tsk!

                                I'm not loving this place lately. I don't think this place is conducive to honesty… keeping the natives calm seems to be the primary goal. I miss the old days. Perhaps I should simply step away again? *ponders*

                                I get sick of visiting here and feeling that I can't say what I think. Sucks some of the fun out of life, don't you know? But you never know… one more beer and I may let my 1.5- 2cm hair down!]

                                xxx

                                Loading spinner
                              JerryfromFauq
                              Participant

                                Braggart!  Eyebrows still even, suppose the corners of your mouth are still even too?   The horse kick/fall on, left both of mine a mess!  Keep on rollomg Darling!

                                Loading spinner
                                MaryD
                                Participant

                                  Well you made quick work of that little "project" and seem to be back up and running in no time!  And you're keeping your sense of humor at the same time!

                                  It's wonderful to see you bouncing back and gearing up for that dance recital!    Sending good thoughts for success with the SRS and continued excellent recovery.

                                  Best wishes,

                                  Mary

                                  Loading spinner
                                  MaryD
                                  Participant

                                    Well you made quick work of that little "project" and seem to be back up and running in no time!  And you're keeping your sense of humor at the same time!

                                    It's wonderful to see you bouncing back and gearing up for that dance recital!    Sending good thoughts for success with the SRS and continued excellent recovery.

                                    Best wishes,

                                    Mary

                                    Loading spinner
                                    Jerry from Cape Cod
                                    Participant

                                      Hey Nic,

                                      Don't go "away" There are problems here, but lets see if they sort out… if not we can always find someplace else to hang.  Your posts were among the first I read when I landed here and I look forward to reading them for years to come.

                                      Jerry from Cape Cod

                                      Loading spinner
                                      Jerry from Cape Cod
                                      Participant

                                        Hey Nic,

                                        Don't go "away" There are problems here, but lets see if they sort out… if not we can always find someplace else to hang.  Your posts were among the first I read when I landed here and I look forward to reading them for years to come.

                                        Jerry from Cape Cod

                                        Loading spinner
                                        KRob
                                        Participant

                                          Nic,

                                          I've followed your posts and have always admired the grace by which you handle every hurdle you've been given. May strength and peace be your constant companions as you battle on!

                                          karen

                                          Loading spinner
                                          KRob
                                          Participant

                                            Nic,

                                            I've followed your posts and have always admired the grace by which you handle every hurdle you've been given. May strength and peace be your constant companions as you battle on!

                                            karen

                                            Loading spinner
                                        Viewing 15 reply threads
                                        • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
                                        About the MRF Patient Forum

                                        The MRF Patient Forum is the oldest and largest online community of people affected by melanoma. It is designed to provide peer support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends. There is no better place to discuss different parts of your journey with this cancer and find the friends and support resources to make that journey more bearable.

                                        The information on the forum is open and accessible to everyone. To add a new topic or to post a reply, you must be a registered user. Please note that you will be able to post both topics and replies anonymously even though you are logged in. All posts must abide by MRF posting policies.