Updated posted by Justin Vicory 19 hours ago
Thank you everyone for the support I have...
Thank you everyone for the support I have received. It means more than words can express!
Newest Blog Post at www.300Salads.com...
On Friday I had a revelation… and a shower. They may have happened at the same time, but I think the pulling of about 40 staples from my arm jolted my mind into my mind set. Now, I have been continually gaining an appreciation for life on a daily basis for years now. My appreciation for my wife is unparalleled in every day life and I would be hard pressed to find a man who appreciates his wife the way I do mine. However, this is just a microcosm. My wife is far from the only thing I appreciate on such a large scale, but sometimes you forget these things until the happiness of having staples removed from your arm warms your body and soul as it did for me. Why you may ask? Simple. Try 18 days without a shower in modern society and tell me you didn’t take parts or all of your life for granted daily. (Read more at www.300salads.com)
Updated posted by Justin Vicory 12 days ago
Eight Crazed Days Update: I had my first doctors...
Eight Crazed Days Update:
I had my first doctors appointment since the surgery yesterday. Since the surgery (even a little before) it has become apparent that the treatment I am on, the BRAF and MEK inhibitors, have given me very good results. Every noticeable tumor I could feel on the surface of my skin has reduced dramatically. Even my oncologist smiled at the results, an occurrence on par with a Yeti sighting. We do not know if they will work forever but for today they are. My hemoglobin was improved, even higher than following the blood transfusions I needed while in the hospital. My liver and kidneys are functioning like champs, even with the onslaught of pills I have been dumping into my body. My MRI came back clean! No signs of melaNOma in my head AND I still have a brain.
Read more at: http://300salads.com/2014/02/26/eight-crazed-days/
The photo is not my actual X-rays, but I can say they look eerily similar. I never would have imagined the destruction that melanoma could do to the bone structure. We believe I have had a tumor there for a long time actually which is why my arm has been hurting me for years, even while I played hockey through the pain. Amazing!
Thank you to everyone that has supported us financially in their own ways. Every amount helps more than you know. I am humbled by your support and our family is so thankful for the assistance in this time of need.
Updated posted by Justin Vicory 1 month ago
Sadness is something that I have come to terms...
Sadness is something that I have come to terms with, although I am far from overwhelmed with it. Frustration is my biggest foe. When in any type of battle you look for small victories along the way. They can break rays of hope through terribly cloudy days. Small victories seem to be hard to come by lately with my Melanoma (maybe I should start writing that as melaNOma?). I was told recently that my medication was having no effect on my melaNOma. As a result we should be switching medications in the next week or two. After 12 weeks of treatment it seems all I have gained are a lot of tumors on my body. I can see and feel more every day, and the ones that have been there a little while now are getting bigger.
Read More at: http://300salads.com/2014/02/07/melanoma-tears/
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Wow. What a lovely video. I have to admit it made me cry. Just because I love you all so much and know how much you are blessed as a family. Every smile all the laughter. God is good.
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