Sunday, January 19, 2014

Melissa Beats Karl - Party Time!

I officially killed Karl (that's what I named my stupid cancer) at the end of November.  I spent the month of December recuperating from chemo and radiation, and by early January I was feeling much more like the person I was before stupid Karl decided to pick on me.

So last night we had a "Melissa is Cancer Free!" party to celebrate the end of my treatment and for killing Karl.  We had some snow come through the city, but luckily most people were still able to make it out and we had a great night!

I finally got the confidence to wear my wig, so I went from this:

To this:

Here are some pictures from the night (the quality isn't great on some of these - cell phone pics in a dark bar…):

Getting photo bombed

Bri, Sarah, me 

Some of my all-time favorite people:
Jenny, Bri, Sarah, me
Sarah and me 
Love these two Erins!
My husband likes to photo bomb
Erin, me, Alyssa 
Jama, Alyssa, Erin, me, Lindsey, Holly
Thanks again to all those who braved the snow and made it out to celebrate.  I have the best friends :)



  1. Congrats Melissa, I have never had cancer. Just one of those people trying to self diagnose using web material. I have tiny (node compared to the one you had) pain full lymphnodes. Seems to have subsided using antibiotics.

    This blog is helping so many people!
    Do you have an Instagram?

    1. Thanks for the kind words Keillen :) I'm glad to hear your lymph nodes have responded to antibiotics - that's a good sign! I technically have an Instagram, but I never post anything, haha!
      Take care, I wish you good health!