Welcome to To the Moon and Back, a shared diary of one couple’s journey with melanoma. This diary will show both perspectives of the journey, Rich’s perspective as the husband/patient and Lynn’s perspective as the wife/caregiver. We hope that what we share will be of interest to other couples who have embarked on similar unplanned journeys, whether it be melanoma, other cancers, or any serious illness.
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Monthly Archives: April 2019
This week started with a fall. I was carrying some things into my shed last weekend. On the third and final trip, I slipped on the ramp coming out of the shed and fell hard on my butt. It’s my … Continue reading
Let me just get it out of the way right now. I’m not happy with my care team today. In addition to having melanoma, and diabetes, and lately colitis, I’ve started having another issue. As you might recall from my … Continue reading
I never liked rollercoasters yet I went on them many times and each time I tried to like them. Maybe it was for the adventure or maybe to show myself they really were as fun as people I knew had … Continue reading
As expected, it looks like I do have colitis and I am getting kicked off of Nivolumab treatment. The image on the left here represents my somewhat mixed thoughts. On the one hand, I feel like I have had my … Continue reading
This post is more of a rant than anything else. I just need to get some stuff out and by writing it I’m hoping I will help get it off my chest. Also, if anyone else, who feels similar, happens … Continue reading