Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Day 16 - Bad news day - Blogtoberfest

A bad news day indeed.
The results from my skin sample came back and 
I've been diagnosed with Melanoma.
Definitely not the news I wanted to hear
although I don't think it's fully hit me yet.
I go back tomorrow to have a surgical procedure 
to hopefully remove all the cancer cells.
I guess we then wait to find out those results.
The doctor will tell me more tomorrow. 
Wish me luck!

We also saw the doctor for Aaron's back pain.
He is getting an X-ray tomorrow.

My sketch today is of a seagull.

#16 or 75 pen/ink sketches

Pencil-free sketch in A6 Moleskine sketchbook
 using ZIG Millennium and Micron pens.

Here's a pic of Cody and Jack 
catching some morning rays in my bedroom.

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road...unless you fail to make the turn."
-Author Unknown

~ Love, light and peace ~


Hwee said...

Oh no, Serena! Keeping you in my thoughts and sending you positive energy. The image you've chosen, the seagull, reminds me of a book called "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" which you might find interesting to read.

Jane said...

So sorry to hear your results. Hope the surgery and subsequent treatment will be successful

Anonymous said...

Just a stepping stone in your journey. You will handle it with all the love and empowerment that you do all things that come your way that you are wanting to change. Be that which you KNOW you are. Much love and blessings to you and your son Aaron as you make your way into the light.
I am always jealous of dogs and cats when I see them enjoying a warm patch of sunlight on the floor. Makes me want to curl up next to them and bath in that rich light.

Julie said...

The methods of removing skin cancers are so much better these days...just to ease your mind somewhat, a member of my family has had 5 melanomas removed from his back 20 years ago, and has done great, with no further occurrences. I know that doesn't really ease your worrying right now, but I just wanted to share his story with you. I am so sorry you are having to go through all of this. I will be praying for you and Aaron.

Kate I said...

Serena I'm so sorry to hear this....you know that I'm holding you in my heart and sending love and prayers. My mother had melanoma on her arm many, many years ago which was successfully removed and she went on to live another 45 years and died at 89 from completely unrelated issues. Huge hugs to you dear friend. Love and healing hugs to Aaron too.

Christine said...

I hope they have caught it early, all the best! Nice seagull.

Janet said...

Definitely not good news! But hopefully it's been caught early and the surgery will be successful. I'll keep you in my thoughts and send lots of positive energy your way.

Shashi Nayagam said...

So sorry for the bad news but praying that it has been caught in time and you will be healed completely.

Jennifer Rose said...

:( :( you can't catch a break :( really hope aaron's back is OK and that you get some good health news soon

Tracy said...

Lots of hugs and prayers for Well-Being for you and Aaron. You've got a lot of people rootin' for ya. *mwah*

DJan said...

I am thinking of you today, and wishing all the best with the removal of ALL those bad cells. I'm following you without commenting, but this one I couldn't stay away. Blessings, Serena.

Everydaythings said...

OMGosh no! wishing you all the best for the docs visit... hope all goes well . . . I just cant believe all the health stuff youve had to put up with lately! ((( hugs!))) krissie

Unknown said...

beautiful drawing, and my heart goes out to you, Serena! :( It seems like you have been going through so much lately. My prayers are with you!

renate said...

Oh, Serena, that is bad news indeed :( I wish you all the best there is!

Felicity Grace said...

So sorry to hear this, on top of all you have been dealing with. Best wishes for successful treatment and making it a dim and distant memory!

Rita said...

So sorry to hear that. My dad has had so many spots of skin cancer removed he has lost track of the number. I guess it's from when he was in the navy and running around shirtless on deck in the Philippines for years. They are all from the waist up where he was dark, dark tan. They didn't know about that being a problem back in the 40s. I hope it goes smoothly and quickly, like my dad's have. And I hope Aaron's x-rays go okay, too.
Love and hugs, my friend!