Friday, May 30, 2008


I’d been to the Cancer Center to have blood drawn this morning and was sitting on the train on my way home from the City when my cell phone rang. My doctor announced herself.

“Oh dear,” I exclaimed. “Was I supposed to see you this morning? I wasn’t aware I had an appointment.”

“No, she said. I’m calling because ABC contacted me. They’re doing a piece on melanoma awareness and they want to interview a couple of my patients. They asked for someone who’d had melanoma on their foot and I thought of you immediately. People need to know that melanoma can show up in unusual places and they need to see more of cancer survivors.”

We talked about it for a few minutes and I agreed to the interview this coming Tuesday. I’ll let you all know when and where to find the broadcast.

My big decision at this point is whether or not to wear the wig. I’m leaning toward “not”. In fact, I went to my lab appointment in the City this morning without it!


SusieQ said...

Congratulations! That's great.

Laurie's interview was taped 2 weeks before the piece actually aired. As we waited I wondered if Group Health, a King 5 sponsor, was going to kill it. They're the ones Laurie beat for her own surgery. But it ran (without mention of Group Health)

Ceil said...

I thought I posted a comment on the other thread where you mentioned Laurie's interview, but I must not have pushed the right button; it's not there.

Anyway, I checked out her YouTube video and it's very cool! I wonder if mine will show up on YouTube too.

Anonymous said...

I vote for not wearing the wig!

--Barbara Peisch

SusieQ said...

Well, since I put Laurie's piece up on youtube.....

I taped it and then uploaded it for her. There have been a number of comments.

Oh, and I vote for no wig, too.