These first few posts will all be old emails I am posting for posterity and to allow people a “real time” introduction to this little saga, if they are interested.

Hi again friends,

So we’ve heard from the plastic surgeon and good news: we have an appointment scheduled. Less good news: it’s not until Tuesday at 9 AM and it’s only a surgical consultation. I guess I should have known those come before the actual surgery, but I am so anxious to get to the next step that I wasn’t thinking realistically.

Peter and I have been enjoying our day together, mostly doing nothing and reading up on cancer, melanoma, and pregnancy, in various combinations. If anyone is curious, there is a website called Hope for Two that is targeted towards women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy, and they are working on connecting me with another woman who had a similar diagnosis. They also sent me some nice resources I can forward on to anyone interested.

The good news is that the more I read, the more optimistic I feel (which usually is not the case when consulting Dr. Google). Of course, we can’t know actual outcomes until we know for sure how far it has spread and how deep it actually goes, but based on what it looked like to the naked eye, it looks like we will probably be OK.

Lots of love to you all!