Tim90

Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

by Tim90

Positive thoughts on dealing with, managing and overcoming malignant melanoma. Real life experience, reactions, thoughts, and views, including how lifestyle and immunotherapy are a powerful combination in overcoming this illness.

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  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Focus on what matters and persevere

    Don’t waste time! I’m sure we’re not consciously doing that but there’s a lot of life lessons from the Stoic philosophy of the ancient Greeks that I think we can apply just as much to a life being lived with a serious illness as one that’s illness free. It’s useless to wish things in the world were different, some things we can’t change, and that...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Encouraging a Sense of Perspective to Help Living with Cancer

    One of the aspects of living with cancer is the sense of perspective it gives us. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. By that I mean it causes us to re-evaluate what we’re doing. To pause, reflect and check. We can call it the value of Acceptance and Letting Go . We need to let go of some things and to encourage others . Ideally it wouldn’t be cancer...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    What Now? Life Is What You Make It

    The last blog post I wrote made me think further about living wel l in the face of living with cancer, and transitioning into feeling positive intuitively. I was thinking that living with cancer is amongst other things a time of living with both reflections and actions . Looking backwards can be a little dangerous and frustrating, because that old...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    The Mind is a Powerful Thing

    Having cancer imposes a tough challenge on us and raises at least one big question. Can we take control of the situation and get on with our lives? That depends on many things, not the least of which is the severity of the illness of course. I can only speak from my experience, which is currently responding well to immunotherapy treatment for malignant...
  • Living with Melanoma - An Ongoing Journey

    Keep Going Keep Strong

    I'm a few months into my single drug immunotherapy treatment with Nivolumab and my most recent CT scan back in April showed further reduction in size of the growths I have. I'm told they've all reduced by a third from the previous CT scan, and that scan had shown some had reduced by a half, whilst the others had stabilised, compared to the one before...