So last Friday was a very bittersweet day. Buddy of mine who plays bass and was very active in the scene with benefit shows passed away at age 50, cancer. The Friday before I’d had a surgery for melanoma excision , and 2 other moles that were “atypical” were excised as well, plus removal of 2 satellite lymph nodes and one other in the same region, these were lit up by the nuclear med test. anyhow, last Friday after a crappy day, at 7:30 PM my surgical oncologist calls and I fear the worst because we’ve got a follow up scheduled for the next week (today actually). as it turns out, the margins on all the excisions are cancer free (inner part had melanoma on the one) and the lymph nodes are all clear. I’m cancer free! Have to get follow ups every 3 months then every 6 for a couple years, it’s considered A1 remission they say. definitely making some life changes and getting back in shape as soon as this huge wound on my back heals. Nurses at the hospital all asked how we caught it so early, told them my wife checks all my moles every couple months and takes pictures to compare. Get your moles checked!!!!!