Wear your sunscreen, kids (Read 1546 times)


Needs more cowbell!

     

    MTA: Zoomy said lube-up.

     

    I am the great Cornholio...I need TP for my bunghole!

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      Nice catch Zoom, but does Did know about this Derek guy?  

      E.J.
      Greater Lowell Road Runners
      Cry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!

      May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.

        Everything go o.k.?

        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


        Needs more cowbell!

          Everything go o.k.?

           

          So far...today was just a sort of prep visit.  Next Thursday is the actual day that they will see if the cancer cells stayed local or spread.  He'll have to come in here later to explain this better, but it sounds like they are going to do something with radioactive dye and then see if any lymph nodes are involved (using a geiger counter, which is sort of creepy and cool at the same time--he's hoping he ends up with super powers, heh).  If so, then they'll remove any affected nodes.  Hopefully it won't come down to that, though.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


          Needs more cowbell!

            Nice catch Zoom, but does Did know about this Derek guy?  

             

            Shhhh... 

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

               

              So far...today was just a sort of prep visit.  Next Thursday is the actual day that they will see if the cancer cells stayed local or spread.  He'll have to come in here later to explain this better, but it sounds like they are going to do something with radioactive dye and then see if any lymph nodes are involved (using a geiger counter, which is sort of creepy and cool at the same time--he's hoping he ends up with super powers, heh).  If so, then they'll remove any affected nodes.  Hopefully it won't come down to that, though.

               Well, the good thing is that, at the worst, they'll remove any affected nodes and that will be that. Would be happy to know how things went, even if by PM.

               

              "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


              Needs more cowbell!

                 Well, the good thing is that, at the worst, they'll remove any affected nodes and that will be that. Would be happy to know how things went, even if by PM.

                 

                 

                Yep!  I will keep you guys posted.  I think it's important for people to see that skin cancer isn't always about cutting a small spot of skin, and being done.  I think that's a misconception that a lot of people have.  They are concerned about the risk of small scars when the visible remains of lesion removal aren't what we should be concerned about.

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                Needs more cowbell!

                  The big guy posted a blog entry with the details about his upcoming procedures.  Methinks the sweet smell of Coppertone Sport products will be our favorite fragrance for the next 50+ years.


                  MTA: he has no clue what's up with the random highlighted words...

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                  Feeling the growl again

                     

                    So far...today was just a sort of prep visit.  Next Thursday is the actual day that they will see if the cancer cells stayed local or spread.  He'll have to come in here later to explain this better, but it sounds like they are going to do something with radioactive dye and then see if any lymph nodes are involved (using a geiger counter, which is sort of creepy and cool at the same time--he's hoping he ends up with super powers, heh).  If so, then they'll remove any affected nodes.  Hopefully it won't come down to that, though.

                     

                    It's called a sentinel lymph node biopsy.  They inject a radioactive dye into the area of the tumor.  This dye will then drain to whatever lymph node drains that area (this is not reliably predictible without following the dye).  Then they use the Geiger counter to identify the node and remove it for biopsy.

                    If the node is negative, you are done.  If it is positive, they will often go back and sample nearby nodes to determine the extent of the spread.

                    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                     

                      Hey Zoom -- my dad just had this done, with the radioactive dye following excision of a spot that came back melanoma.  They took out the communicating lymph node, and another one nearby for good measure.  Both came back nice and clean.  The procedure was without complication, although he did have an overnight stay afterwards.  Not sure if that's always done, but my dad is about to turn 70, so that may make a difference. 

                       

                      Hey, at least you're the one who gets the credit.  My dad?  It was a lady at his gym who told him he should have the spot seen.  Not my mom.  Not his best friend the dermatologist.  A random stranger at his gym. 


                      Needs more cowbell!

                         

                        It's called a sentinel lymph node biopsy.  They inject a radioactive dye into the area of the tumor.  This dye will then drain to whatever lymph node drains that area (this is not reliably predictible without following the dye).  Then they use the Geiger counter to identify the node and remove it for biopsy.

                        If the node is negative, you are done.  If it is positive, they will often go back and sample nearby nodes to determine the extent of the spread.

                         

                        Yep, that's exactly what he described in greater detail when he got home.  Kinda wild.  I'm kinda bummed that he won't glow like Mr. Burns.

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                        Needs more cowbell!

                          A random stranger at his gym. 

                           

                          Thank heavens for strangers with a perceptive eye! 

                          I shoot pretty things! ~

                          '14 Goals:

                          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                            This thread reminds me of this:


                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              This thread reminds me of this:


                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

                               

                              I totally forgot about that thing--I didn't realize Baz Luhrmann did the video...I LOVE his films.  Interesting...I have followed much of the advice in that poem without consciously thinking about it.  I was 24 when that was written.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                                 

                                I totally forgot about that thing--I didn't realize Baz Luhrmann did the video...I LOVE his films.  Interesting...I have followed much of the advice in that poem without consciously thinking about it.  I was 24 when that was written.

                                 

                                I wish I would have heard this in my graduation.  I might actually remember it, as opposed to my real graduation speech.