Every Wednesday I fly to Virginia for injections which hopefully act as a sort of cancer vaccine. Well, last Sunday I found a small lump beneath my skin on my back. It's located very close to where my previous surgeries have been. On Wednesday I brought it to the attention of my dream team of doctor's and researchers who thought we should probably do a needle biopsy just to rule out anything we'd need to worry about. A half an hour later we found out that we're entering round three. There were melanoma cells in the tissue.
We flew home that night and the last few days have been pretty chaotic. I had an MRI and CT scan yesterday. Tomorrow we'll be driving down to Virginia so that I can have a PET scan Monday. Hopefully all of these tests will show that this is a small, isolated node and that this thing hasn't gone nuts and decided to travel elsewhere. I should be able to have surgery Tuesday morning, get back into my normal treatment routine and head back home mid-week. I had scans just over a month ago and nothing showed up, so we were pretty shocked by this but we're also very hopeful that we've once again caught this early and will be able to get back to normal quickly.
We'll be closed Sun-Wed while we figure this all out. Feel free to email me anytime. I have every intention of keeping things as close to "business as usual" as possible. My hope is that this won't impact any orders, but should I take an extra day to get back to you please don't think I'm ignoring you. All orders we've already taken are going to ship on time ... no need to panic. We've made all necessary arrangements to ensure that!
Thanks for every one's support throughout this entire ordeal! It's meant a lot to both Dade and I. We're trying not to stress out about this because in the end, there isn't much we can do about it and worrying certainly doesn't help. I've kept busy this morning getting some new images online of a few straight off the press invite orders (you didn't think I'd leave you without eye candy did you?) I'll be updating the blog as we get more info. Now go make an appointment with your dermatologist!
new square damask letterpress insert cards
gold and petal thermographed Mantilla invitations
magenta and cocoa thermographed Charleston invitations with chartreuse envelopes