Mitch, I don't know you from Adam but I have had a torrid time with this fucking disease. Including the fact it took a good drummer friend of mine earlier this year (and my mum when she was 41 and I 21).I know by the forum rules that this probably has no place here on DW, but I thought I'd give it a shot.
On July 18 I was informed that I have metastasized melanoma cancer in my liver, spleen, and vertebrae. Needless to say, I don't feel much like playing much right now. I just wanted to share what will be the beginning of a new journey for me.
After a Pet Scan next week, I will begin a series or treatments involving immunotherapy. From what little I know about it yet, the results appear to be good.
If allowed, I will keep those interested with occasional updates.
Edit: Sorry for the downer info.