Monday, April 19, 2010

life

Life always loves the throw us some curve balls to keep us on our toes. Today I found out that i have skin cancer on my nose. Thank goodness we caught it early enough to where it didn't go internal, but in two weeks I am going to have to go in and get surgery. They wanted to do it right away but i am taking multi vitamins and they want to wait till they are out of my system. So in two weeks my mom is going to fly out here and take care of me while I sit around looking like Frankenstein. I guess they have to cut open my cheek and side of my nose, then keep digging it out till there is no evidence of skin cancer remaining and do some sort of skin graph. I was scared at first, I have to miss work, and I am so afraid of what my face is going to look like once its all done. But luckily they can take it out, that is a positive! I am so thankful for medicine and the technology that can get me cancer free :). But I was feeling pretty down on my way home from the doctor... i just kept thinking of what kind of scar it will leave and just throwing myself a pity party :) but i came home this...

I don't know how he knew how bad I needed this today, he was taking a final so could not be with me at the doctors, but Chase had my favorite candy, flowers and the nicest card laying out on the table when I got home. He honestly just made all my fears go away.. and I Know everything will be ok :)

16 comments:

BreAnna said...

Oh Dana I am so sorry, this is so similar to what Grandma Davis had. Genetics are rough some times. We will be praying for you, and luckily in today's world you probably wont have much of a scare at all, but I know that doesn't help, you still have to think about the surgery for a few weeks. Yuck. I'm so so sorry. love you,
Bre

chelsea and nick said...

I know your mom will be around but if you need anything at all (before or after she is here) please let us know! We aren't THAT far away :) I miss you.. haven't seen you in far too long... I hate that you have to go through this, good luck with the surgery!

AaReAn said...

i know what that is like my dear.

http://jergs.blogspot.com/2008/12/not-happy-camper.html

don't worry it will all be okay! :-) I'll be thinking of you!

janica said...

oh wow, i'm sorry! Good luck with the surgery and everything!!

The last Unicorn said...

You will be as pretty as ever after the surgery and cancer free!!! I wish I could be there. You will be in our prayers and call me anytime you want to throw a pity party. Think of it as a good way to relax for a week and watch you favorite movies :)
That was so sweet of Chase. When I first saw the candy I thought it said sympathy... which would have been perfect! But it was perfect anyway.

Lindsey Pinegar said...

How scary Dana! Good luck with the surgery, I'm sure everything is going to turn out great. How nice that your Mom is coming, isn't it funny that no matter how old you are your Mom can still make everything better? I'll be thinking lots about everything and keeping good thoughts!

Nat's blog said...

dana im so sorry to hear this! :( I hope everything goes well. Im so glad you caught it early. Please let me know if you need anything. And I agree with "the last unicorn" comment....think of it as a week to stay at home and watch all your favorite shows. I know you will be as beautiful as ever even after the surgery...plus you will be healthy and thats what really matters, love you!

Jen and Rob said...

Dana,they couldn't mess up your beautiful face if they tried. I've always mentioned to Rob how stunning you are. You are the sweetest to meet in person too!! I can only imagine the difficulty your going through. Keep your chin up. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Candace and Brian said...

What a great guy you have. Sorry you are having to go through surgery. I too am grateful though that through an operation you will still be beautiful and cancer free. I'll keep you in my prayers!

Nancy said...

Dana, I'm so sorry to hear this! I know it must be scary, but what a blessing that they caught it early. Remember a few years ago, Grandma D had to have skin cancer removed from her nose? She wore a round band aid for a while and had a "sore" there for a little while, but now you can't even tell AND she's cancer free! I'm glad your mom is coming, there's nothing better than having your mom there to take care of you. (Although I know you are in excellent hands with Chase!) Please know that we love you and that you'll be in our prayers!! Love you!

Jason and Kelly said...

ugh Dana this is scary! i love you sister. good luck with the surgery.

Tasha said...

That is scary. I am glad that they are able to take it out though. It makes me want to go check out a thing I have on the top of my head. How did you know to have it looked at? Chase is so sweet to leave those things for you. What a good husband!

Burns Family said...

hey cute girl...I am so sorry to hear about your skin cancer :( sorry you are so down and scared. I'm glad the Dr. will be able to get all the cancer out and I hope and pray that everything will go as good as possible and better :) I am praying for you and let me know if you need anything or anyone to talk to. Love you and good luck!!!

the bollards.... said...

Dana, I'm so sorry! I can't even imagine what you must be going through. I miss you and wish I could be there for you. I am heading out to Utah next week for women's conference, if your up for it, I would LOVE to see you! I miss my Dana. XOXO

Brooke and Mando said...

I Love you DANA! You're beautiful, always. Miss you!

Alyse Bitty Hair said...

DANA -

Hey girl. I ran across your cute blog and I saw this post. I just wanted you to know I'll be thinking about you and I'll be praying for you! Good luck with everything.

XOXO,

Bitty