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: May 2019
I was contacted recently by a science journalist who was doing a story on new research that is being funded to study the incidence of type 1 diabetes as a side effect of checkpoint inhibitors (immunotherapy drugs such as Opdivo). … Continue reading
Last Friday, I had my annual eye exam with my ophthalmologist. The results were that my vision hasn’t changed much since my last exam (I don’t need a new prescription), my cataracts are about the same (I should think about … Continue reading
Oh my gosh, I cannot believe what a difference a day makes. Rich had his scans last Monday and on Tuesday we found out that he doesn’t have any active cancer. The last thing that the doctor said was “have … Continue reading
I had my scans on May 6th and learned the results on May 7th. The results were quite good, almost as good as we could have hoped for. The MRI scan on my brain showed nothing new, only some necrosis … Continue reading
The adventure of yesterday’s PET scan is behind us. It was a wild ride but I was able to have the scan and the MRI yesterday. I was more nervous worrying that the scan might have to be postponed than … Continue reading