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Laura was diagnosed in February 2008 with inner ocular melanoma. She under went an eye enucleation and was doing well. In Match 2010 she went in for a check up and they found a spot on her liver. She underwent a procedure called chemo embolization and continued her routine check ups at the Mayo Clinic. In December 2010 the doctors found seven more spots on her liver which was treated with radio frequency ablation. She had a good check up in March 2011, and returned in June 2011 for another check up. This check up discovered seven more spots onthe liver. The spots were spread throughout the liver and the doctors felt that there could be evenmore so they decided it was time to do chemotherapy. Laura is considered a stage IV metastatic melanoma. She does chemotherapy once a week for three weeks and gets the fourth week off and also takes a pill three times a week. She is on a clinical trial and it is indefinite on how long she will be doing it depending on how it is working. She will be watched closely and scanned every 2 months to see how it is going. If it is not working they will move onto the next treatment plan. And so the journey begins.....
With it being over a week now with my best friend taking her last breath it has been the most difficult thing I have ever had/have to get through. Not a day goes by that I don't spend the morning and evening crying uncontrollably yelling and screaming why, why couldn't god have picked someone else, not the most amazing person in the world...... I know God has a plan for us and to hold on and keep the faith, but that is being tested more than ever right now.
The kids and I have been spending each day together doing fun stuff, as Dylan puts it, and on a little vacation right now just to get away. It is very hard to see and be around anything and everything that we did together. I know this will get easier, and keeping the faith will only help me get through it. I'd like to thank everyone that has reached out to our families, it is so greatly appreciated more than anyone would ever know.
My only request is to always kiss and hug your spouse good night, they are truly amazing people.